The company, which sources the bulk of its product from Aberdeenshire, Speyside and the west coast of Scotland, saw turnover rise to £12 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared with £10.3m in 2011.
Although pre-tax profits dipped to £769,250, from just over £1m the year before, the decline was attributed by owner Simon Howie to the decision to write off an inter-group loan worth £400,000.
The businessman, who was named Ernst & Young's entrepreneur of the year in London this week, said profits would have been significantly higher but for the item.
He said: "We have sold more product, we have got a bit more cash and we have managed to hold our operating expenses at a similar level in 2012."
The Simon Howie Group includes businesses engaged in renewable energy, industrial property and laminates, in addition to butchery, farming and meat distribution.
Mr Howie said the growth of its meat business, Findony Limited, last year was gratifying in light of the rising price of raw materials.
He said: "We are really glad to have had the increase in sales because we are finding that meat prices are creeping up with the supermarkets taking a very aggressive approach to buying British. [That] has essentially meant there are more people searching for good quality cuts and animals in the supply chain, therefore we are having to pay a bit more for good product.
"It is making it a bit more challenging, but we have not got any other option than to go out and buy the right kind of product. We as a private brand are not into cutting any corners to try and keep the margin right."
Mr Howie noted the company had made distribution gains in 2012, including the University of Edinburgh. He highlighted its relationship with the bar and restaurant operator G1 Group, to which it supplies "tens of thousands of burgers" per week, in addition to "top-end fillet steaks" in select venues.
Other high-profile accounts include the five-star Gleneagles resort in Perthshire.
Findony's accounts for 2012 show the company employed an average of 102 staff, up from 94 in 2011. Overall staff costs were booked at £1.77m, compared with £1.69m the year before.
Mr Howie said trading so far this year was running ahead of 2012, with highlights to date including the launch of a new online service.
Writing in the accounts, he said the company had gained a "large portion" of the business previously held by the Hall's of Broxburn food processing plant, which was closed by Vion at the end of last year.
He expressed his hope that "sensible discussions around pricing and margins will ensure that economies of scale will indeed flow to the bottom line".
Asked about the impact of the recent horsemeat scandal, which broke after the company's year-end for 2012, Mr Howie said the affair had been handled responsibly by the supermarkets, as well as consumers and suppliers. He said it had brought a big boost to cattle and sheep farmers.
Mr Howie said: "There are no other huger [bigger] winners here, because everyone else is further down the chain.
"You only get one chance to add value to an animal's life and that is when it is born. If a calf at six months was previously worth £500, and is now worth £650, that is a lot of money if you are calving cows. Therefore anyone else who comes after that in the chain, the abattoir, the butcher, the supermarket and then the supermarket all have to pay more. But it is very good for primary producers."