The SAOS team members are experts on co-operative strategies, structures and management. They also identify and develop collaborative innovation opportunities for rural Scotland.
SAOS aims to research, develop and implement commercial innovation that provides increased competitiveness for Scottish farmers and food supply chains. They research, develop and launch new enterprises and services that are mutually owned or are owned by SAOS for the benefit of rural Scotland, which respond to needs and new opportunities.
Within their key areas of agricultural co-operation, food industry collaboration and local foods, they are available to assist co-ops and other organisations in a wide variety of ways.