The UK enjoys a worldwide reputation as the land of food and drink.

A leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in the sector, with a growing client base across the UK, we work with over 540 food and drink producers of all sizes including many of the country’s most successful privately-owned companies.

Our comprehensive knowledge of the food & drink industry means we can bring a fresh approach and a flair for innovation which will provide the support you need to recognise your business ambitions as your business grows.

Whether you’re seeking a review of your business strategy ad hoc business advice, or tax planning ideas, our team of food & drink accountants and advisers, led by Head of Food & Drink, Adam Hardie, have the answers to all your business queries. The team are seeing an increase demand for Digital Transformation, Outsourced Finance, and International Tax services.

We also have a dedicated fishing team led by our Head of Fishing, Alex Martin. Our specialist team has the sector expertise and local knowledge to help position your business for future growth and tackle your areas of financial concern.

Our network across the food & drink landscape and experience of delivering for clients at all stages of the production process means we have a complete understanding of the industry’s opportunities and challenges. That includes controlling raw material costs, working multiple retailers, supply chain management, labour challenges, export and access to funding.

Food & drink has consistently been one of the country’s best performing sectors in recent years, with the value of UK export figures amounting to £ 24.8bn last year. 

Food & Drink Industry Report 

Our Food & Drink Industry survey and report, is an annual analysis of the sector - one of the UK’s largest, most successful and most important sectors. The survey is open to businesses of all sizes from across the UK. This means that we have a survey which paints as accurate a picture as possible of the sector.

You can view further analysis and download the report, here.

If you would like to discuss anything in the report, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We'll work with you to understand your priorities and help you realise your ambitions for your business.

*Please note that the food and drink map is a registered trade mark of Johnston Carmichael LLP. ® 2018.


We work closely with the key food and drink membership bodies and platforms to ensure that we are constantly up to date with developments across the sector. This depth of knowledge also lets us keep our own clients informed and connected.

We also support several sector events, awards and start-up initiatives. Extending our support and knowledge far and wide is important to us as a Firm.

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