Food and drink

Scotland has a globally renowned reputation for the quality of its produce and hospitality and it is vitally important sector to Scotland’s economy. You only need to look at some of the figures below to see how important it is.

We understand that for many who set up, run and grow a food and drink business that it’s an all-embracing passion (a labour of love some would say) and it is this passion and commitment what drives them to achieve success.

We share this passion and have put together a specialist Food & Drink team of accountants, tax advisers and financial specialists with the drive and commitment you require. The team advise and help our clients with their business and personal – and family – financial, tax and business management requirements.

We have significant experience and wide expertise in the food & drink sector and advise a range of clients, including: farmers & growers, food & drink producers & processors, the hospitality industry (leisure destinations, restaurants, bistros and bars/cafes) and the small independent retailers, as well as the larger retail chains and franchises  in Scotland and the supply chain to the sector. food and drink scotland

Our services include:

Some facts & figures

  • 360,000 people are employed in the food & drink sector – with the GVA to the Scottish economy estimated to be c£99,0000 for each employee.
  • The overall turnover of the sector is just over £13bn in 2013 with growth of around £1bn per year being targeted over the next four years.
  • Food is exported to over 100 countries, with our most famous tipple, Scotch Whisky exported to over 200 countries. In fact, around 40 bottles are shipped overseas every second!
  • There are over 300 farm shops & deli-shops selling and promoting locally grown produce across Scotland.
  • More than ¼ of the UK’s barley is grown in Scotland and more than 1/3 of the UK’s soft fruit grown here.
  • £33m was spent by consumers last year at food & drink events in Scotland. Source: Scotland Food & Drink