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Meet the Buyer: Brakes Scotland

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Brakes Scotland has operated across the country for the past 60 years from 4 sites; Inverness, Oban, Dundee and Newhouse. Brakes Scotland employ over 600 people and work with over 100 Scottish suppliers, serving 9,000 customers across the nation.

Interest in local sourcing is encouraging Brakes to ensure they have the right range for their customers in Scotland. This has led to them listing over 550 Scottish products which are featured in their latest brochure available to customers across Scotland.

With the current chef shortages the industry is facing in mind, Brakes Scotland are developing solutions for their customers that enable a high quality menu offer no matter the hour of the day or personnel in the kitchen. Benefits of the range include:

  • Consistency in taste and portion size
  • Enhanced flavour
  • Time saving
  • Cost saving
  • Flexibility to garnish and serve to suit the menu

In partnership with Scotland Food & Drink, Brakes Scotland are now offering Scottish food manufacturers the opportunity to present their ranges for two categories – meal solutions and soup.

Examples of the current range within Brakes in these categories below:

Interested businesses that meet the requirements must complete a registration form and successful applicants will be invited to a ‘meet the buyer’ at the Brakes Scotland development kitchens at the Newhouse depot on Monday 29th April.

If appropriate, any successful potential suppliers will be invited to showcase their products at the Brakes Scotland Showcase on Wednesday 15th May at the Glasgow Arches. 


Specifications and Criteria

Meal Solutions

  • A range of meals featuring popular Scottish dishes or ingredients
  • Can be sous-vide menu components or complete ready meals
  • Ranges can be fresh or frozen
  • Must be a ready to heat format – either pouches or microwaveable trays
  • Minimum shelf life of 14 days for fresh or 6 months for frozen
  • Main course options are the priority but desserts will also be considered
  • Products must be produced to the relevant food safety standard (SALSA minimum, BRC preferred but still subject to Brakes Technical approval)
  • Suppliers should be able to deliver to either the Newhouse, Dundee or Inverness depot

Scottish Soups

  • A range of popular Scottish soups popular for customers in Scotland
  • Ranges can be fresh or frozen
  • Packaging should be catering size (1L minimum)
  • Products must be produced to the relevant food safety standard (SALSA minimum, BRC preferred)
  • Suppliers should be able to deliver to either the Newhouse, Dundee or Inverness depot

How to Register

If you have a product that matches the category requirements and meets the criteria, then please register your interest here by completing the application form.

The registration process will be open until Wednesday 10th April

All applications will be reviewed, with successful suppliers invited to meet with Brakes Scotland

Please contact with any queries

Event details


Mon, Apr 29, 2019 | 1 day event


18 Edinburgh Rd Newhouse Motherwell


Scotland Food & Drink


0131 335 0940

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