Seafood Business Improvement Programme

Are you an onshore seafood business looking for support to train and upskill you and your team? Seafood Scotland has been granted £100k funding to assist businesses which are looking to build, following the impact of the last two years.

Working with our programme partners – Skills Development Scotland and the National Transition Training Fund – you will receive a bespoke training plan to meet the needs of your business, your ambition and your team.

The funded training can be delivered in a variety of ways to suit your needs; from flexible, self-completed online modules to guided courses delivered virtually by expert tutors.

There are four key areas of training available:

1. Upskilling and multiskilling staff – training for employees and teams

  • Seafood-specific courses, including knife skills, fish quality assessment and fish frier and monger training
  • Business support, which covers product innovation, customer service and human resources
  • Marketing and development, including customer insight, digital and social media and web design

2. Business improvement and management development training.

  • Business planning, which includes elements such as strategy and leadership, financial planning and management and succession planning,
  • Support to move to new business models such as e-commerce, retailing and exporting

3. Career recruitment and retention toolkits for businesses

  • Helping you develop recruitment and retention policies for your business.

4. Process automation and business implications

  • Understanding what automation is and what it could do for your business
  • Auditing processing and manufacturing developments
  • Making businesses investor ready

5. Women in Seafood in Scotland

  • Return to work programmes
  • Mentors
  • Networking opportunities

To register for the Seafood Business Improvement Programme, or to find out more information, email

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