EQ Expand Food & Drink Reach

Category: Food & Drink - Posted On: Mar 29 2019

EQ has a long tradition of supplying advisory services to the food and drink sector in Scotland and we view this as a key sector for the Scottish economy in future, with exports at an all-time high.

Our expertise in agriculture positions the firm at the start of the food chain but over the past 40 years, the firm has added further expertise in:

  • Food processing
  • Food production
  • Supply chain businesses
  • Microbreweries and distilleries
  • Food retailing

In our experience, businesses in the sector tend to be small or medium sized, mainly family owned. Advisory services in the area can vary but in our experience, the most valuable would include:

  • Widening share ownership
  • R&D tax credits for new product development and processing techniques
  • Business acquisition, disposal, succession and structuring
  • Remuneration planning and staff incentives
  • Property taxation

In order to further strengthen our position in the sector, EQ has joined Scotland Food & Drink, a key sector leader promoting the interests of Scotland and ensuring we continue to punch above our weight. We look forward to being an active participant, bringing to the table our own brand of informative, friendly and proactive advice to the other members.

Food & drink partner, David Morrison, commented, “This sector has always been hugely important to EQ and our membership of Scotland Food & Drink is a sign of our future commitment to the sector, particularly at a time when Brexit is causing so much concern among business leaders. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in”.

You can view our dedicated Food & Drink page here.

For more information, support or advice, please contact our EQ Food & Drink specialists via info@eqaccountants.co.uk or call one of our offices.