Welcome to AIMS

AIMS is a trade association established in 2001 to represent small and medium sized abattoirs in the independent red meat sector. Starting with 50 founder members AIMS has grown to over 250 members in England and Wales. The scope of the Association now covers medium and small abattoirs, cutting plants, catering butchers and further processors in the red, white meat and game sectors.

Our objective is to emphasise the role of the independent sector in serving the farming and food industry with the whole range of consumer needs.

Our members deal with around half of the nation's animals at slaughter including traditional, ethnic and other specialist market requirements

We provide our members with a collective voice so they can be properly and effectively represented to the UK Government and others so their businesses may thrive in the 21st century.

In 2018 AIMS incorporated the National Association of Catering Butchers whose members transferred into AIMS.