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Industry Interview: Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy

sfdsa_logoAs 2015 celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, a recent Scottish Government report shows industry sector growth of 20% in four years. Currently employing 360,000 people, Scotland’s Food and Drink industry is estimated to be worth over £16bn by 2017 and will clearly play a significant role in Scotland’s future economic success.

To ensure the industry achieves its ambitious target, Food and Drink employers must look at how to attract, retain and develop talent into what is becoming an increasingly competitive sector.

Providing services and support designed to influence Government policy, develop new training initiatives and promote best practice, the Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy (SFDSA) is one organisation focussed on skills development across the industry.

To find out more about the services they offer, where they fit into the supply chain and how Food and Drink organisations can benefit from their work, we spoke with Angie Foreman, Operations and Partnership Manager at SFDSA: Continue reading

West Lothian Economic Conference 2011

Map of ScotlandThis Tuesday, 15th November, saw the annual West Lothian Economic Conference 2011 take place at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston. Organised by the West Lothian Economic Partnership, a group of organisations who have an interest in the West Lothian economy and includes: West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, West Lothian College, Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and the Federation of Small Business.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Growing in West Lothian” and aimed to look at “West Lothian’s place in the current Scottish Economy and identify the growth opportunities for local firms to continue to drive the economic recovery in West Lothian” Continue reading