Sainsbury has picked one of the UK's most prominent fish companies to take part in a supplier development programme. Dawnfresh Seafoods is one of 10 companies which will take part in the programme which Sainsbury says was set up to give small to medium suppliers an opportunity to learn more about supplying a major multiple. McIntosh of Dyce, Grants Brothers and Wicken Fen Wholesome Foods are among the other food companies on the course. Sainsbury regional business manager for Scotland David Milburn said: "Each of the suppliers starting on the programme have been recognised by Sainsbury as having great potential for growth. "We want to build on our increasingly strong range of foods both in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and firmly believe these companies have the potential to enhance our offer to our customers." Rossfish owned Dawnfresh Seafoods is a major fresh and chilled fish supplier. A Sainsbury spokeswoman said: "We are not patronising anyone. Chief executives and sales directors will be attending the courses. "One of the companies taking part, Cream O'Galloway Dairy, only employs a dozen people. "The programme gives us the opportunity to tell suppliers what we want in one to one sessions." l Sainsbury is still conducting one-to-ones with all its suppliers about ex-factory gate pricing on ambient produce ­ negotiating reduced prices for collecting stock. {{NEWS }}