In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Experience Glasgow set out to formally establish a Regional Food Group for the city through Scotland Food & Drink and coordinate a simplified action plan that makes it easier for Glasgow’s sector to respond to Glasgow City Food Plan and Food Tourism Scotland 2030.
In a nutshell
We aim to:
- Bridge the gap between suppliers and buyers – providing opportunities to collaborate, share and do business;
- Raise the profile of the sector, including local producers/growers/manufacturers and hospitality businesses;
- Provide the support you need to grow your customer base through the development of authentic bookable food and drink experiences for locals and visitors;
- Help you to operate more sustainably and profitably;
- Add value – by identifying opportunities to reduce waste, energy and increase the profitability of your business.
Our National Priorities:
- Develop regional events to help bring local buyers and suppliers together;
- Build a collection of compelling food and drink stories that inspire tourism
- Develop innovative multi-regional and cross-industry bookable food tourism experiences;
- Host an annual forum for stakeholders in food tourism industry to celebrate success and foster collaboration.
Our Regional Priorities
- Create opportunities for new food, drink and hospitality businesses in the city and provide linkages with and between other Regional Food Groups;
- Support grassroots food and drink organisations, including actions arising from the Glasgow City Food Plan;
- Support and promote the Circular Economy agenda led by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce;
- Enable and support businesses to collaborate or to trade with one another to unlock the growth potential of food tourism.