Food and drink

Access to Markets 

What is it? 

Access to Markets is a business support service delivered by Scotland Food and Drink on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise.

It is aimed at helping food and drink companies access new routes to UK markets.

How do businesses benefit? 

The service offers a broad range of activities designed to provide relevant information, training and events and is available to any Scottish food and drink business with an aspiration to grow their sales in the UK.Access to Markets is focused on identifying and delivering commercial opportunities with retail and food service companies within the UK.  It also helps food and drink companies build their capabilities to enable them to capitalise on the opportunities available and develop sustainable business relationships.

The Access to Markets services include:

  • Meet the Buyer,
  • Buyer Briefings,
  • Supplier Development & New Supplier Programmes,
  • Skills Workshops,
  • Learning Journeys and
  • UK Trade and Consumer Exhibitions

What does it cost? 

There are different prices for each service.  Members of Scotland Food & Drink benefit from priority access and preferential discounted rates. 


For general enquiries about Access To Markets contact:

  • Stephanie Pritchard, Access to Markets Manager by email or call 0131 335 0948
  • Fiona Richmond, Foodservice Executive by email or call 0131 335 0947.

Visit Scotland Food & Drink's website for more information

Access to Markets is delivered in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise.

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