The recently launched Skills Investment Plan highlights the urgent need to develop leadership and management excellence in the Food and Drink sector. Industry research found that this was one of the most common and important issues identified by employers in terms of realising their growth ambitions.
There are many challenges associated with developing leadership and management skills in the business, not least cost and taking time out to focus on learning. However, the benefits of investment can be significant - in developing future leaders and producing change that results in tangible business improvements.
Building on the experience of a Food and Drink Fellowship pilot that was run from 2010-2012 by the University of Abertay Business School and Scottish Agricultural College, Scottish Enterprise in conjunction with partners including the Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy are now canvassing industry for feedback to ascertain demand for training that is specifically tailored to developing future leaders and managers in the Scottish food and drink sector.
You are invited to give your views by accessing a short online survey by clicking here
Industry participation and feedback is vital to ensure that any future provision really meets companies' requirements. The survey will be open until 31 July 2012. We encourage you to give 10 minutes of your time to this important research.
For further information, please contact Madeline Smith at EKOS on 0141 242 1994 or firstname.lastname@example.org