Sascha Grierson

Dr

  • Ruthvenfield Rd, Inveralmond Ind. Est., SAC Consulting, Perth, Sandpiper House

    PH1 3EE Perth

    United Kingdom

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Joined SAC consulting in June 2020 as Senior Project Manager for the Scottish Farm Business Survey. Commissioned annually by the Scottish Government, it provides in-depth economic and environmental analysis of 420 farms in Scotland for national farm statistics essential for informing future rural policy.

The role requires engagement with Scottish Government managing change in the survey data gathering to fit with ongoing policy changes. Nationwide staff management during COVID pandemic setting targets and monitoring progress, overseeing technical project management and data handling, maintenance of data quality standards and optimising outputs for Scottish Government and survey co-operators.

Experienced in research design and interpretation, quantitative survey methodology, financial management of farming business, research and assessment of diversification opportunities and their delivery. Started Agritourism development on farm with farm tours, self-catering accommodation and events. Understands the changing rural policy environment within which rural businesses will operate in 2021 and beyond.

Consultancy

  • Organic food and farming methods, standards, licensing and marketplace
  • Scenario planning for business growth, diversification on farm, and incorporation of new products and enterprises, capital allocation and investment assessment
  • Agritourism business development
  • Red meat and poultry slaughter, butchery, waste management, HACCP principles and practice
  • Networked in independent local food system, including logistical and infrastructural challenges
  • Food premises design, Environmental Health, Food Standards Scotland requirements, and associated inspections standards and legislation
  • Poultry (meat and eggs) production with associated legislation

Previous employer

Farm diversifications delivered within JAC Grierson Ltd 2006-2020

  1. Feasibility study, project management, design, and delivery of on farm poultry rearing, slaughtering and processing enterprise. Integration into existing business systems, processes and logistics.
  2. Hugh Grierson organic farm burtchery brand overhaul 2006 / 2010 / 2015 & 2020 includes development and implementation of new websites, incorporation of social media and customer email campaigns.
  3. Funding win and planning design for organic laying hens: 6 x field operations 2004-2006
  4. Addition of Rare breed pork rearing and breeeding enterprise on farm 2010
  5. Project management, design and integration of on-farm red meat butchery production facility 2011
  6. Project management 42kW Solar PV system installation 2012 / 2013
  7. Ongoing monitoring of financial performance of ALL above enterprises 2007-current
  8. Agritourism development: farm tours, events and self-catering 2016-current