Why work with our breweries accountancy team?

We act for a large number of breweries of varying sizes – mainly in Yorkshire and the North East, but also in London and the South  – which is testament to the service we provide.

We have also recently been engaged by SIBA to assist them in preparing a financial benchmarking report for their members, which will be released shortly.


As well as standard accountancy services, examples of work we have carried out for breweries include:

  • SEIS claims for crowd funding investors
  • Capital allowances claims on brewery-specific improvements to leasehold premises
  • Assistance with obtaining grant funding
  • Assistance with finance raising (individual investors and bank debt), some using specific brewery finance specialists I know
  • Assistance with business plans and cash flow forecasts
  • Sales leads & business introductions (e.g. exporting with Department for International Trade)
  • Tax planning & VAT planning for purchase of pubs/bars/shops/on-line businesses and how they should be structured within the existing brewery business
  • Tax and corporate finance advice on the sale of a brewery

Whilst we obviously carry out these services for businesses in other sectors too, our sector-specific knowledge (as consumers and advisors) has been of real benefit to our clients.


Our team’s beer-related credentials include:

  • A Committee member of the York branch of CAMRA for 11 years (including 5 years as Chair)
  • One of the key organisers of the York Beer & Cider Festival – the largest outdoor beer festival north of Nottingham, which welcomes over 10,000 visitors every year
  • A full member of the British Guild of Beer Writers in recognition of Matt Grant’s part-time beer writing
  • Over 4,000 unique check-ins on Untappd!
  • Part of G+E’s Food & Drink team, we had our inaugural Food & Drink awards back in March – entries are now open for the 2019 awards
  • We have a large number of contacts and clients that operate in the sector – from engineers and equipment manufacturers to consultants, insurers and funders.


For more information contact Matthew Grant at hello@garbutt-elliott.co.uk – or fill out our contact form below:

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