SAC Consulting, SRUC and Queen Margaret University are collaborating again to deliver THRIVE 2024 – a programme for budding food & drink and rural entrepreneurs.  Innovative micro and SME businesses are key to growing Scotland’s food & drink industry and THRIVE helps to create resilient start-up food & drink businesses that, right from the start, have a long-term view.


The 2024 programme runs from September to November and comprises two fully interactive one-day workshops and six webinars.  Registration is now open (follow the Eventbrite link below) and will close on 23 August 2024.


Date Time Event
28/08/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar:

Investment & Funding Opportunities for Scottish Food & Drink Businesses

04/09/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar: Crafting Your Perfect Pitch
11/09/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar: Co-packing vs Self-manufacturing


21/09/2024 9:15am-4pm Day 1: Business Skills (online)
25/09/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar:

Sustainable Marketing Strategies

02/10/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar: Practical Packaging Solutions
09/10/2024 7pm-8:30pm Webinar:

Legislation for Food Manufacturing and Foodservice in Scotland

02/11/2024 9am-4pm Day 2: Product Development (in-person)
06/11/2024 6pm – 8pm Practice Pitching Session Drop-in
12/11/2024 7pm – 9pm Pitching Opportunity


More details of the full programme can be found here: THRIVE 2024 Full Programme.


To apply for the programme please follow the link to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thrive-2024