Food & Drink

Food and drink is one of Scotland’s best performing industry sectors and the country’s largest manufacturing employer making it hugely important to the Scottish economy and therefore equally as important to us.  We have a dedicated team of specialists who have a wealth of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the sector, making us a natural partner for companies operating within food and drink.  We are proud to be a dedicated member of Scotland Food and Drink.

Equipped with specialist knowledge and an expansive service offering, we have successfully supported a breadth of businesses through every stage of their lifecycle. From start-ups to established companies, we have years of experience across our multi-disciplinary teams including the provision of audit and accounting services, tax planning, business planning, fundraising, cloud accounting solutions, mergers and acquisitions, consulting and payroll.

If you would like to discuss the changes facing the industry in more detail and your business’ growth ambitions, we would love to speak with you.

We are proud to be a dedicated member of Scotland Food and Drink.

Scotland Food Drink Member

The Food & Drink team, have recently published our first Thought Leadership piece ‘Switching the Menu’, which analyses how changes in the rise of ethical consumption in the food and drink industry has put a spotlight on what consumers are demanding from producers and manufacturers. We also discuss how these changes are affecting the sector and the potential opportunities that are emerging from it.
To read the full article, click here: Switching the Menu

Case Studies


Start-up of Spirits Distiller based in Scotland.

Entrepreneur behind the start-up had no previous experience of running a business.


A start-up coffee shop requiring a range of support services


International North American listed and based specialist foods producer acquired a privately owned UK business. Independent project management was required to plan, manage and formalise the integration of the two businesses over a fixed term period.

Key challenges were differing working styles and processes, culture and geography and shared / different international products and markets.


A leading food manufacturer in the UK, required AAB to review their end to end payroll process to ensure they were processing payments in the most tax effective and accurate way whilst reducing the burden on their team that currently process the payroll, in house, as part of their finance function.