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“Dark Matter is the only rum distillery in Scotland. From initial concept in 2011 and small beginnings in 2015, the business has rapidly expanded. AAB helped us prepare our initial business plan and financial projections which helped us evaluate whether our initial concept was a viable business proposition.

Once the business was established, AAB helped us with all the set-up we required. AAB introduced us to a cost effective online bookkeeping platform, Xero, which I absolutely love. As a non-accountant, I find Xero very user friendly and I look after all my own bookkeeping on Xero including raising purchase orders to suppliers. AAB’s Xero team are always there to help me if I get stuck or to do the more complex accounting aspects. AAB can see how the business is performing as they have access to my accounts at all time and this has transformed the relationship I have with my advisors.

AAB also look after the small but increasing payroll for the business, prepare our year-end financial statements and deal with all our corporate tax reporting obligations. We chose AAB as they are flexible and have the expertise to look after us as we expand our product offering overseas which comes with complex tax implications.”

Jim Ewen, Managing Director, Dark Matter