Boost for Scottish Food and Drink Exports

Boost for Scottish Food and Drink Exports

Manufactured goods in Scotland grew by 0.8 percent during the third quarter of 2012, mainly due to growth in the food and drink sector.

The National Statistics Publication for Scotland revealed that the biggest contribution was from alcohol exports, which experienced 9.2 percent growth from the previous quarter.

Smaller growth was also seen in food, tobacco and in the publishing and printing sector.

Scottish Finance Secretary, John Swinney, said: “The food and drink sector is performing extremely well and it is clear that many counties have developed a taste for Scottish goods. Our excellent natural larder guarantees some of the best produce in the world and this reputation for quality is paying dividends.”

He added: “By increasing exports we can help build sustainable economic growth for Scotland and the public sector is focused on working effectively with the business community to showcase the range of goods and services that Scotland has to offer.”

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.