Established, Experienced and Dedicated

The Association of Licensed Trade Accountants (ALTA) was founded in April 2011.

We are an organisation, recognising Licensed Trade specialism and exist for the benefit of our members and their clients, whilst being independent from any Brewer or Pub Company. Having a truly independent advisory body for the licensed trade ensures that all of our members get the right level of support and benefit from advice that can quickly transform their business. Working together in synergy ensures every member gains from the experience needed to be successful in the licensed trade.

How does ALTA operate?

Which level of membership do I quality for?

FELLOW (ALTA-F)MEMBER (ALTA-M) : Accountants who are qualified and with 5 years proven experience and 50% sector clients.

ASSOCIATE (ALTA-A) : Gateway membership open to providers of services to the licensed trade.

SUPPLIER (ALTA-S) : - Preferred supplier status for the licensed trade.

CORPORATE: ALTA corporate membership offers industry professional status in recognition of their commitment to provide creditable services with due care and diligence to the licensed retail sector. ALTA corporate membership demonstrates continued professional development through sharing industry knowledge and best practice and offers invaluable networking opportunities.


Our objective is to give Licensees, Multiple Operators, Free Traders, Publicans, Pub Operating Companies and their Tenants the opportunity to access specialist, independent providers of accountancy and related services. Safe in the knowledge that members of the association have proven qualifications and levels of experience, we help ensure the successful running of pubs, clubs and licensed trade establishments.

We also aim to support local accountants who deliver services, and have a specialism of, working with the licensed trade industry and associated trades who operate within the licensed trade including but not limited to;

  • Finance Brokers
  • Trade Body Personnel
  • Pub Company Personnel
  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Insurance Providers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Stocktakers
  • Payroll Providers
  • Valuers
  • Surveyors
  • Solicitors

ALTA gives accountants the opportunity to share best practice with each other, swap ideas, opinions and thoughts and speak collectively on topical accountancy issues of interest. From a united body comes strength and this is echoed in the unique benefits ALTA members receive to become successful in the licensed trade.

For more information about ALTA membership packages please call 01905 622245 or email