Food and Drink

Food & Drink

We know we provide the right service and support to make a difference to your business performance

We have a thorough understanding of your sector, dealing with the key issues affecting the food and drink industry every day, such as increasing costs of raw materials, fuel and distribution.

Export growth can be the game-changer for companies of all sizes, pushing the focus away from the UK to more buoyant overseas markets such as the US and Asia. With export, the complexities of international taxes soon come into play.

Many food and drink businesses are smaller, family-owned entities and may need to consider growth funding or how to attract new management.

New sources of growth funding have evolved in food and drink;  business angel groups are taking an interest in the sector and funds such as Scottish Loan Fund and the Business Growth Fund.  

Fund raising can help you assess the options available – we help project manage the process. Many businesses can be innovative, and not so good at commercialisation. We help assess eligibility for tax relief on research and development including the new Patent Box regime.

We recognise the three principal drivers for industry as quality, health and provenance, all of which fully embrace any or all of these attributes – giving your business clear advantage. Our Food & Drink team of experts share a strong association with Scotland Food & Drink and in relevant farming and fishing sectors. Together with us we can make a significant impact on your business – we connect you with sharp minds to open up fresh possibilities.

We can help with:

  • Tax planning
  • VAT issues
  • R&D relief
  • Patent Box
  • Exit strategies
  • Corporate finance
  • Personal tax
  • Corporate tax
  • Wealth management
  • Employee benefits
  • Outsourcing
  • International tax services
  • Debt advisory
  • Business restructuring

Adam Hardie, Head of Food & Drink, and his team have particular expertise in understanding clients’ issues, unlocking routes to market and developing strategic plans for future development.

"It is important to consider any financial pitfalls but it is just as important to seek out areas for growth. This is what leads to our clients’ success. It is enormously rewarding watching their businesses grow.”

Adam Hardie, Business Development Partner & Head of Food & Drink

We put CSR high on our priority list, by working with the local community and raising much needed funds.

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