Asda heads sponsorship at Scotland Food & Drink event

Supermarket takes top sponsorship at inaugural event

Major supermarket chain Asda has been announced as the headline sponsor for Scotland Food & Drink’s inaugural Excellence Summit event.

MAJOR supermarket chain Asda has been named as the head sponsor for the Scotland Food & Drink’s inaugural Excellence Summit.

Set to take place at the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow on 9 October, the Excellence Summit marks a first-of-its-kind event for Scotland Food & Drink that will combine what was the firm’s industry conference with its Excellence Awards to create the Excellence Summit.

The event will offer all those who work in or are associated with the food and drink industry a full day and evening of networking opportunities, insights and celebrations of Scotland’s expansive food and drink sector.

Asda now looks to continue its support of the nation’s producers by headlining sponsorship of the event, following its headline sponsorship of the, previously stand-alone, Excellence Awards for over a decade now.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Polly Jones, head of Scottish corporate affairs at Asda, said: “We are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Scotland Food & Drink with the headline sponsorship for their first Excellence Summit.

“At Asda, we are proud to foster strong relationships with our Scottish suppliers and promote sustainable growth within the food and drink industry.

“This event provides an excellent platform for us to engage with innovative businesses, share insights and celebrate the exceptional products and practices that make Scotland’s food and drink sector truly world-class.”

Businesses still have time to enter the Excellence Awards for this year as well with entries officially closing on 19 June.

Iain Baxter, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “We are pleased to welcome Asda as the headline sponsor of this exciting new event which brings together Scottish food and drink businesses of all sizes to celebrate our sector and learn valuable and actionable insights to grow their businesses sustainably.

“Our industry plays a vital role in the Scottish economy and is a key contributor to our nation’s ambitious net zero targets.

“With Asda’s backing, we can continue to showcase the exceptional talent, innovation and sustainability efforts of our producers, while inspiring others to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future.”