Food & Drink

Accountancy services for food and drinks businesses

At DRG Chartered Accountants, we work with many exciting, high growth food and beverage businesses. We aim to help them develop from early start ups to successful brands sold direct to the consumer or widely on the high street in retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Whole Foods and Boots.

Our services to the food and beverage sector, in addition to our core accountancy services, include:

  • Selecting the most appropriate cloud accounting package and supporting applications from the outset
  • Forecasting and reforecasting
  • Cash flow and working capital management including financing options for debtors, creditors and stock
  • Monthly reporting and KPIs
  • VAT returns
  • EIS & EMI
  • Funding rounds
  • Corporate finance advice

“DRG have been an absolute joy to work with and we would recommend them unreservedly to any other founders or small businesses setting out on a new adventure. Oli, Mike and the team there do a brilliant job of making intimidating and complex accounting matters easy to understand and they have become a trust and valued part of our business. They took the time to get to know our business and our requirements and we really appreciate that we can give them a call any time to deal with any challenges or opportunities that might come up. As founders the relationships we develop will be of paramount importance, we couldn’t be happier with the advice that DRG have provided so far and look forward to building our business with them in the future.”

Mike Gammell, Days Brewing

Just some of the Food and Drinks companies we work with:

“DRG have been an invaluable part of our journey so far. In addition to their high-quality outsourced finance service, Oli and Mike are always on hand to offer commercial and financial advice and support. We thoroughly enjoy working with them and highly recommend.”

Alex Wright and Jack Scott
Dash Water

“DRG have been invaluable to us in guiding us through our early stages as a business. They have supported us with all aspects ranging from fund-raising, tax advise through to implementing our ongoing accounting processes. The team is incredibly knowledgeable, meticulous and continually go above and beyond. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them and we very much intend to grow with them over the coming years.”

Matija Pisk
DRTY Drinks

“We've loved working with the DRG team. They're friendly, helpful and really know their stuff. You have to keep your house in order as a small business and DRG have been a huge help”

Jesse Wilson
Jubel Beer

“We have used DRG for a while now and they really have become part of our extended team. I feel a lot happier knowing everything is sorted in a professional and timely manner. Can Highly recommend.”

Harry Turpin
The Savourists

“This year has been a bit of a whirlwind for us at punchy, but I can safely say on behalf of our team that a highlight has been meeting and working with DRG. It is a big relief to have found an accountancy team that we can really trust, and even better – go for a few drinks with! Thank you for all the hard work you have done for us, we’re really excited to continue to work with you as we grow into a proper drinks company.”

Paddy Cavanagh-Butler
Punchy Drinks

“Donald Reid have been absolutely brilliant for Nice. Our relationship with them goes way beyond their excellent delivery of outsourced bookkeeping and payroll services, to the extent where it often feels like their team is part of our team. It's been so helpful for us to have a really reliable sounding board to discuss business critical decisions and we recommend them to most entrepreneurs we speak to.”

Jeremy May
Nice Drinks

“You listened to my requirements and provided great support, fast. Natalie hit the ground running after I briefed in the requirements. I would definitely recommend using your services to others, especially through Natalie as she was very proactive and her experienced showed.”

Bex Coxshall
Moju Drinks

If you would like to find out more about our range of accountancy services for the food and drinks sector, please do get in touch with either Oliver Burton or Michael Wood.

Donald Reid Group
18a King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1EF | T: 01628 760 000 | E:
Francis House, 11 Francis Street, London SW1P 1DE | T: 020 7108 6322 | E:

"My company has used DRG for a number of years. They are proactive and efficient with all aspects of their work. They keep on top of our tax and accounting requirements, and help with the development of our business strategy.

We view DRG as a key supplier and crucially a partner and would highly recommend the firm – in particular to other fast growing businesses."

David Folkman, Director

"I’ve worked with a number of accountants over the years and have never found another company who offers the same level of care, support and professionalism. They’re always on hand to offer advice and guidance, above and beyond the service that I pay for. I would recommend them wholeheartedly."

Joe Hill, Director

"Very supportive and friendly company from day one."

Outdoor Academy

"I have always worked as an employee so when I decided to set up my own business, I did not know where to start. DRG took the time to explain how working as a sole trader would be more beneficial to me setting up a limited company (which I had always thought was a requirement for running a business). They gave me practical advice on the records I need to keep as well as general guidance on setting up my business and helped me claim a large tax refund after my first year of trading."

Sole Trader

"I have been a client through a number of different ventures with DRG since 2007. They have proved the benefits of a local firm with Big 4 experience in providing sound business and tax advice by being accessible, having in-depth knowledge of my business and able to form good working relationships at different levels with me and my staff. We also enjoy the benefit of their excellent accountancy and payroll services. I couldn’t recommend them more highly."

Paul Dunn-Sims, Halcyon Home Care

"I have been extremely impressed with the service level and attention to my business."

Sherwood Event Services

"DRG provide excellent services to Extrinsica Global that enable us to focus on our priority – growing the business."

Extrinsica Global

"A professional service at a competitive rate. Perfect for small businesses."

Design & Technical Management

"We have used DRG since our incorporation. They have supported our development providing sound business advice on top of our accounting requirements.

They are proactive and helpful in responding to queries and I would recommend them to any prospective client."

Rob Farrow, Alchemy Fireworks Ltd

"Daniel and his team at DRG provide a friendly service and are always able to explain issues in clear terms."

Kensington Communication Consultants

"An excellent service, good advice – we would recommend."

Burnham Garage