New ap­point­ment strength­ens sup­port

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - BUSINESS - BY KEITH FINDLAY

Scot­land Food & Drink (SFD) has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of an In­ver­ness-based busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager to help strengthen its sup­port for the High­lands and is­lands.

New re­cruit John Mur­ray is based in the High­land and Is­lands En­ter­prise (HIE) In­ver­ness of­fice.

Pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship SFD said he brought “a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence of Scot­land’s busi­ness land­scape”.

Mr Mur­ray has joined a team of four busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­agers cov­er­ing the whole of Scot­land.

He will work closely with ex­ist­ing and new mem­bers of SFD in the north to ad­vise and sup­port com­pa­nies look­ing to drive busi­ness growth.

The for­mer re­tailer said: “The re­gion has many fan­tas­tic food and drink busi­nesses.

“I’m de­lighted to be work­ing with Scot­land Food & Drink to bring my ex­pe­ri­ence in re­tail to this new role.”

Elaine Jamieson, head of food and drink at HIE, said: “Scot­land Food & Drink are in­creas­ing their com­mit­ment to busi­nesses in the High­lands and is­lands through the ap­point­ment. John will en­sure food and drink com­pa­nies of all sizes ac­cess the wide range of ben­e­fits pro­vided by the in­dus­try lead­er­ship group and will be key to tak­ing for­ward col­lab­o­ra­tive ini­tia­tives with HIE.

“The in­dus­try has set a bold vi­sion for growth and we wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with Scot­land Food and Drink on this ap­point­ment.”

Ap­pointed: John Mur­ray

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