Food & Drink
Food and drink businesses account for over 15% of the UK’s manufacturing output according to the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing and for 4% of total R&D spend and yet the needs of this sector are widely overlooked. The sector shares some of the concerns of the much more widely acclaimed pharmaceutical sector – safety and quality are key and in a competitive world innovation whether in products, processes or delivery are at the core of the success of many organisations. In fact with growing public interest in nutrition and “healthy” eating the differences between the sectors are becoming blurred and it is easy for a food producer to accidently find itself facing regulations that seem more suited for the medicinal field.
At Bonaccord we understand many of the issues facing the industry and enjoy working in this dynamic sector. We have advised companies in this sector across a wide range of matters including financing, corporate set up, employment and staff incentives, intellectual property strategies, trade secrets, branding, licensing, labelling, R & D collaborations, manufacturing and distribution. We also have experience of advising on public awareness campaigns, industry association activities and government lobbying. We are very proud that our awards include Food & Drink Law Firm of the Year in Scotland.
In addition to providing direct legal support we can also introduce clients to a range of associates with specialist sector expertise including patenting, product development, nutrition, labelling, import and export, and marketing and sales. You can meet some of the team here. Working independently or together we would be happy to discuss how we could help you take your business forward.