supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Social Investment Scotland – Buy Social Academy
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is planning a number of product-based free workshops throughout the autumn in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Since running the last Asda Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy, SIS has been conscious that there are many more social enterprises and charities out there that are not ready, or interested in supplying the likes of Asda or Tesco but still see retail as their main route to market. To help support these types of organisations SIS has developed a number of workshops looking at wider trends as well as specific development across food and drink, hospitality and tourism, creative industries and retail.
Trends and Trend Spotting – Glasgow 14 November 2017
“What’s the next big thing?” is something all consumer businesses are desperate to know. What will be this year’s trend and how do you plan for it? This workshop is all about what’s next and how as a social business you can plan and understand how to develop your business to sell on trend. Learn from industry experts and understand what important trends are coming up for your customers. To book please click here.
Food and Drink – Glasgow 29 November 2017
Food and Drink is something Scotland is well known for and has seen a surge in artisan products. This workshop will provide insight into some of the challenges in getting products to market, developing a brand and how to attract and keep customers. Come and learn from some of Scotland’s trail blazers in this arena. To book please click here.
Hospitality and Tourism – Edinburgh 05 December 2017
Scotland is the Rough Guides best destination for landscapes, arts, festivals and food. How do social businesses access that market and what needs to be considered if your businesses is going to be part of the hospitality and tourism market? Come and learn from some of Scotland’s most successful businesses and experts in this immersive workshop. To book please click here.