Well known businessman is new chairman of Food Forum

GRAMPIAN FOOD FORUM 2012 INNOVATION AWARDS AT THAINSTONE EXCHANGE IN INVERURIE.'PIC KAREN MURRAY
GRAMPIAN FOOD FORUM 2012 INNOVATION AWARDS AT THAINSTONE EXCHANGE IN INVERURIE.'PIC KAREN MURRAY

The managing director of a prominent local food business has become chairman of the Grampian Food Forum.

Mackie’s of Scotland MD, Mac Mackie, takes over from Grampian Oat Products managing director, Alan Meikle.

Mr Meikle stands down after more than six years in the role and will remain on the Forum’s Strategy Group as vice-chairman.

Grampian Food Forum was formed in 1993 to encourage north-east food and drink companies to learn from each other, share ideas and raise awareness of the key issues within the industry in Grampian. Forum activities are designed to support and complement the national industry strategy and the group is now part of the Scotland Food and Drink Forum Network, which covers the whole of Scotland.

Mr Mackie said: “The food and drink industry in Grampian is in good health with many well-run, innovative companies giving us huge potential for growth in the coming years. Grampian Food Forum will continue to offer support to all food companies in the area and hopefully continue to contribute to the growth of our industry.”

For further information or to join, email: grampianfoodforum@aberdeenshire.gov.uk