Training

Food and drink sector training and skills development can be provided by a wide range of organisations, including Business Gateway, Scotland Food and Drink, Dumfries and Galloway Council and many more.  DG Food and Drink works with Dumfries and Galloway Council to identify training needs within our region, ensuring that the needs of the industry are well met by existing supporting services.  Contact us if you or your staff have a particular training or skills development requirement. 

Training opportunities are listed below.

Business Week will run from the 1st - 5th of October with the theme of Dumfries & Galloway Means Business.

Some highlights include:

Monday 1st

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Revised guidance has been published for businesses on how to improve protections for food and drink supply.
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If you've ever wondered about exporting but aren't sure where to start, this workshop is the perfect introduction. 

Food and drink is an exporting success story for Scotland, and food...

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WorldHost Principles of Customer Service Excellence is an industry recognised training programme aimed at those in customer facing industries, partiuclarly in the hospitality, retail and tourism...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council have announced the programme of events that comprise Business Week 2017 and there are a large number of events that are likely to be of interest to businesses in the...

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Monday 31st July, 2017 - 1:00pm

A number of businesses have recently expressed an interest in SALSA accreditation. Dumfries and Galloway Council are therefore organising an Introduction to SALSA workshop.

SALSA is a food-...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council and DG Food and Drink are committed to supporting the growth of our region’s food and drink industry, playing our part in Scotland’s vision to double turnover in the...

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Dumfries & Galloway College

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Monday 02nd October, 2017 (All day) to Saturday 07th October, 2017 (All day)

The dates for Business Week 2017 have now been confirmed. 

The annual celebration of local business and business support will take place at various venues across Dumfries & Galloway...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council's Growth Advisory Programme is now rolling out a series of workshops, all of which are aimed at helping you grow your business.

The workshops cover everything...

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Monday 03rd October, 2016 (All day) to Saturday 08th October, 2016 (All day)

Dumfries and Galloway's Business Week has a growth theme this year, and as well as our tasty food and drink event on the 4th October, there are many other events that are likely to appeal to...

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Tuesday 04th October, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Aka the best event of Dumfries & Galloway Business Week

Book your place ASAP as places are limited.

 

Title:   Taste Dumfries & Galloway

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Tuesday 23rd August, 2016 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

If you're already exporting or are considering doing so in the future, then the Scottish Enterprise Export Hub is an ideal way to gain knowledge and confidence about exporting. 

The Hub...

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CTS at Dumfries and Galloway College are offering the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene course at a special discounted price of £150 this summer. 

The course is available at both the...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council's Employment Total Access Point (http://www.dgtap.co.uk) has a wealth of information and support available to businesses who are...

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Response from Dumfries & Galloway Council:

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Monday 16th November, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday 22nd November, 2015 - 8:00pm

This week marks Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide celebration of innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.  

To mark the week Business Gateway are hosting some extra...

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Thank you to everyone who came along to Business Week events in October, and especially those who attended Musings on Food & Drink in Castle Douglas.  Business Week is a relatively new...

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Thursday 08th October, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

The Business Week event for the food and drink sector is now open for booking.

Taking place at Sulwath Brewery, Castle Douglas on Thursday 8th October from 1.30pm - 4pm, Musings on Food and...

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Monday 05th October, 2015 (All day) to Saturday 10th October, 2015 (All day)

Dumfries and Galloway Business Week will take place from Monday 5 October to Saturday 10 October 2015.

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Dumfries & Galloway’s events and festivals season started with a bang this weekend, with a tasty array of events and activities taking place across Dumfries & Galloway, many of them with a...

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Following the inspirational food & drink photography for social media workshops that took place earlier this month, David Moses, who led the workshops, has put together a summary of his top...

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Friday 24th April, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The dates for the Food & Drink Photography Workshops have now been confirmed and you are invited to book your place.

  • 10am-4pm on Monday 20th April 2015:  Easterbrook...
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Wednesday 25th March, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Access 6 is hositng a webinar on E-commerce for small to medium sized food and drink businesses. The webinar will help you determine whether trading online is right for your business, and then...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council and DG Food and Drink are organising a food and drink photography workshop this Spring.  This workshop is designed to help you use food and drink photography...

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Thursday 19th March, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Coeliac UK are hosting a training day in Kirkcudbright on 19th March to help catering and hospitality businesses develop the skills, knowledge and processes to safely meet the needs of people...

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The new EU consumer food legislation comes into force in December, and with it a requirement for food and drink businesses to clearly state potential allergenic ingredients. 

Dumfries...

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Tuesday 18th November, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Food & Drink Meets Digital.................

The 3rd of The Scotland Food & Drink Network Pixels & Pies events.  Taking place in Perth Concert Hall on 18th November this is a...

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Tuesday 11th November, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Dumfries and Galloway Council is offering free procurement training to businesses in Dumfries and Galloway on how to prepare a winning bid.   The evening training sessions are targeted...

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Monday 27th October, 2014 (All day) to Friday 31st October, 2014 (All day)

Dumfries and Galloway's first ever Business Week starts today, and it's positively filled with tasty training and networking opportunities.

Quite a few of the events have now sold out, but...

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Abertay University is inviting applications for a fully funded MProf Food & Drink Innovation (Packaging & Sustainability) which is available on a two year part time basis (one day per week...

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Monday 18th August, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

There are quite a few good workshops coming up soon from Business Gateway, but one of particular should be of interest to the many people within the food and drink sector who are self employed - '...

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Three new e-business workshops are being organised for the Autumn, designed to support businesses get more out of e-communications. 

Maximise your business to consumer social...

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Wednesday 06th August, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

More than 15 established and new start food businesses based across Dumfries and Galloway, from Langholm to the Machars, are looking forward to a successful future after taking part in a 10 month...

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Fancy a taster of university level learning from the comfort of your own home?  Futurelearn is a new way to access high quality learning, much of it relevant to business and enterprise,...

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Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Young Entrepreneur Project, in partnership with UWS, have announced a Summer School for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-30) at the Dumfries Campus of the University....

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Tuesday 20th May, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Dumfries and Galloway Council is offering free procurement training to businesses in the region.   The training is targeted at businesses active in Dumfries and Galloway that want to bid...

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Thursday 24th April, 2014 - 10:15am to 3:30pm

Full details now confirmed.

10.15am - 3.30pm at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, 24th April 2014.

Dumfries & Galloway Council’s ERDF funded South of Scotland Business Competitive...

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Thursday 27th February, 2014 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Taste our Best is the new VisitScotland Food and Drink Quality Assurance scheme designed to increase the use and promotion of Scottish produce.  VisitScotland, in partnership with Scotland...

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