Our specialist team offer a comprehensive farm management and consultancy service whether reviewing an existing farm business, considering an expansion or developing new enterprise. Likewise we can advise on grant funding, environmental schemes and employment issues.
Listed below is an example of the many services we offer:-
A thorough understanding of agricultural property legislation is essential to sound estate management, this expert knowledge allows innovative management at a time when the traditional principles of the farm tenancy are under great strain. We can represent both Landlord and Tenant.
Ensuring your farm is achieving optimun output and maximum profitablity through hands-on management involvment, setting of budgets, tracking of performance and key indicators and advising on outside pressures and influences.
Farm Business Reviews
Skilled analysis of existing enterprises and sound knowlege of the wider market place is essential in ensuring that our clients' farming businesses are ready to meet an ever changing and challenging agricultural climate.
Forestry and Woodlands
Woodland is an intrinsic part of any farm or estate, especially in the South East. A sound knowledge of forestry and amenity management is required, likewise an understanding of the markets, grants and regulation.
Whether ensuring full adherance to the myriad rules of Cross Compliance or maximising return from Entitlements, the proper managment of the Single Farm Payments is critical for any agricultural holding.
The Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic Entry Level Scheme (OELS) or Higher Level Scheme (HLS) can provide potential to support your farming enterprise and deliver environmental improvements. Expert advice is critical particularly, at the application stage.
Employment and Recruitment
The recruitment and retention of staff is central to any farming business. We can manage the process from start to finish including advising on annual appraisals and contracts of employment.
The demand for rural offices and workshops has proven to be remarkably recession proof, particularly for smaller schemes. We can advise you at the outset, from the planning permission and feasibility through to ensuring the longevity of the project.
We are practised in securing grant funding for a range of projects including holiday cottages, business space, leisure enterprises and community projects. The grants regime is always under review and application windows are often short.
Succession planning can be a sensitive and a thorny subject, it is often underrated, yet failure to plan for succession can prove costly to the farm business and the farming family. For more information please go to our publications page
We act for a wide range of estate and farm owners providing everything from day to day management to retained consultancy and one-off instructions. We endeavour to retain the same management team, ensuring continuity and a very high level of service.
Formal valuations are required for numerous reasons:- assessment for Capital Gains and or Inheritance Tax, matrimonial settlements, development appraisals and finance purposes. All formal valuations comply with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors rules.