What we do
AIMS (the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers) is an association representing medium and small independent businesses in the slaughtering and further processing sector. Members of AIMS make up the major proportion of the medium and small sized slaughtering and processing sector in England & Wales.
Our members serve livestock farmers' whole range of needs and satisfy consumer requirements through the huge range of outlets being retail butchers, major retailers seeking local and regional product, local and national catering outlets, farm shops, schools, hospitals and the whole range of institutional outlets. Delivering exports also represents an extremely important part of the role of AIMS member plants.
Small and medium sized abattoirs deal with over 50% of the nation's animals including traditional, ethnic and other specialist market requirements.
Why is AIMS needed?
It is unusual for new associations to be needed but the independent sector had previously not had any true professional representation and given the rise in prominence of the sector it was felt the time was right to establish such a voice.
What are the objectives of AIMS?
To properly and effectively represent the independent sector to the UK Government and others so the businesses may thrive in the 21st century,