Food and Drink

Food & Drink

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

Johnston Carmichael are Scotland’s leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisers in the food and drink industry with over 350 clients, both large and small, including some of Scotland’s most successful privately owned food and drink companies. We are also the largest firm of advisers in Scotland with 630 people across 11 offices.

Johnston Carmichael are very well connected and have a good understanding of the industry’s opportunities and challenges; the growth of export, controlling raw material costs, supply chain management, availability of funding, the power of branding and the increased demand for local produce.

As your business grows, and you face new challenges you may like the help and support of a firm who really understand your industry, and have the fresh perspective to bring new ideas to help you.

Contact Adam Hardie, Partner and Head of Food & drink.
0131 220 2203

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  • Summer Budget: A Food & Drink Focus

    Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Summer Budget on Wednesday 8th July. It was a Budget packed full of wide ranging tax changes. But how does it impact the Food & Drink industry in Scotland?

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  • Sharp Minds in Food and Drink

    Our team have a thorough understanding the Food & Drink sector in Scotland, dealing with the key issues affecting the industry every day, such as increasing costs of raw materials, fuel and distribution. To find out more about how our team can help you, download a copy of our Food & Drink brochure below.

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  • Johnston Carmichael Corporate Brochure

    Our business and your business combined opens a world of opportunity – it’s that sense of partnership that has defined us since 1936. For a full overview of our services and our sector expertise please download a copy of our Corporate brochure below.

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  • Walkers Shortbread

    "Enormous peace of mind in having them as our professional advisers." James Walker CBE, Walkers Shortbread

  • Baxters Food Group

    "A well resourced accountancy firm who offer many skills." Audrey Baxter, Chairman, Baxters Food Group

  • Stoats Porridge Bars

    "The input of Johnston Carmichael’s industry expertise has been crucial in our business decision making, I would highly recommend them to other food and drink businesses." Tony Stone, Managing Director Stoats Porridge ...

  • Stewart Brewing

    "Johnston Carmichael are invaluable in helping transform our strategic goals into reality." Steve Stewart, Director, Stewart Brewing

  • Kingsbarns Distillery

    "We have been delighted with their performance." James Robertson, Kingsbarns Distillery

  • Forsyths Limited

    "We would have no hesitation in recommending this progressive and professional company to any growing organisation." Richard Forsyth  Chairman


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

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