Food & Agribusiness

Bord Bia estimates that the value of food and drink exports from Ireland in 2018 was €12.11bn, making the food and agribusiness sector is one of the best performing industries in Ireland.

The sector is growing year on year, and the EU’s relationship with emerging territories ensures the opportunities are plentiful for Irish exporters.

We understand the complex international tax considerations and attractive grant supports that are available to many food and drink manufacturers and distributors, as they look to expand their footprint overseas.

Food & Agribusiness Challenges

We work closely with our clients on business planning to determine the best approach for growing their international presence through exports and expanding into different territories.

Our vast International tax experience, combined with the breadth of the HLB International network, make us your ideal partner for overseas expansion.

HLB Sheehan Quinn has extensive experience of working with Food and Agribusiness owners through the process of selling their company, and equally, we have advised clients through the process of purchasing.

Knowing when to invest or when to sell can be difficult. We help our clients in the Food and Drinks Industry understand the challenges and maximise their return on a transaction.

Ireland and the EU offer Food and Agribusinesses an attractive programme of support funding and grants schemes to drive their export ambitions.

We can assist you in accessing the relevant levels of funding available to your business.

Expansion / Exports

We work closely with our clients on business planning to determine the best approach for growing their international presence through exports and expanding into different territories.

Our vast International tax experience, combined with the breadth of the HLB International network, make us your ideal partner for overseas expansion.

Buying and Selling

HLB Sheehan Quinn has extensive experience of working with Food and Agribusiness owners through the process of selling their company, and equally, we have advised clients through the process of purchasing.

Knowing when to invest or when to sell can be difficult. We help our clients in the Food and Drinks Industry understand the challenges and maximise their return on a transaction.

Grants and Funding

Ireland and the EU offer Food and Agribusinesses an attractive programme of support funding and grants schemes to drive their export ambitions.

We can assist you in accessing the relevant levels of funding available to your business.

Our Experts

Mark Butler

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, Mark is a registered auditor in both Ireland and the UK. Mark is our Managing Partner and leads our consulting and business advisory services.

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Bruce Stanley

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Bruce has over 15 years' experience in practice.

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Maura Duffy

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Maura has over twenty-five years practice experience.

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Mark Butler

Managing Partner

A member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, Mark is a registered auditor in both Ireland and the UK.

Mark is our Managing Partner focusing on the implementation of the firm's growth objective and leads our consulting services.

Mark is the founder and chairman of HLB Ireland, a federation of the Irish member firms of HLB International, and also the Managing Partner of HLB Sheehan Quinn, focusing on the implementation of the firm’s growth objectives.

Mark is an expert in strategic business planning with over twenty years experience advising domestic and international businesses. He focuses on a number of sectors including veterinary practice, food, hotel & leisure and property investment.

Bruce Stanley

Tax Consulting Partner

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Bruce has over 15 years' experience in practice. Bruce has experience across all tax heads, specialising in corporate structuring and personal tax planning for entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses.

Bruce has a strong client focus providing bespoke commercial tax solutions to suit individual needs in areas such as business expansion, efficient cash extraction, employee incentivisation schemes and succession planning.

Bruce has presented on a variety of taxation matters both in Ireland and at European conferences on topics such as EU VAT case law, the Irish Holding Company regime, personal tax planning and tax efficient business investment.

Bruce has experience of advising across a broad range of sectors including Hotels and Leisure, Property Investment, Arts & Entertainment, Professional Services, Medical and Retail. With a keen interest in the arts and entertainment sector, Bruce serves as a board member of both Graphic Studio Dublin, Ireland's oldest fine art print studio and Rough Magic Theatre Company, Ireland’s leading independent theatre company.

Maura Duffy

Audit & Business Advisory Partner

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Maura has over twenty-five years practice experience.

Maura’s clients range from large corporates to private individuals, professionals, small and medium companies and groups across a number of sectors.

In addition, Maura acts as mentor to many indigenous enterprises for the management and development of their business focusing on company profitability and growth. Many of Maura’s clients have investments and business interests across a variety of sectors, which include professional services, retail, property investment, licensed trade, agriculture and private clients.

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