the farm business consultants

Knowledge and experience

Andersons Midlands operates throughout the Midlands and southern England from offices at Leicester, Hereford and Salisbury. We provide business advice to a wide range of farmers, growers and those in food and agribusiness.

We pride ourselves on being independent, impartial and approachable.

We specialise

At Andersons Midlands we specialise in assisting our clients with key issues such as:

  • improving profitability
  • assessing capital investments
  • preparing financial forecasts for lenders
  • setting future business direction and making short and long term business plans
  • managing succession from one generation to the next

We also have considerable experience of Expert Witness work, training and recruitment.

How can we help you?

Our understanding and considerable experience of individual farm businesses enables us to provide advice to a wide range of clients involved in food and agribusiness, including farmer-controlled businesses, manufacturers, suppliers, food processors, retailers, charities, representative organisations and government, amongst others.

Our style is to work with, rather than for, our clients on a wide range of business issues, whether simply giving a second opinion on a specific matter or undertaking an in-depth business review. We aim to be measured by the results that we help our clients achieve.

All of our team have been involved in practical farming which, together with our extensive advisory experience, ensures that our advice fully considers both the practical as well as the economic implications.

We provide the full range of Andersons services and have specialist expertise in all areas of Agriculture and Horticulture as well as the wide range of alternative enterprises increasingly seen on the UK Farm.

Our team

Mike Houghton

Mike Houghton

...advises on dairy farming, food and added value...

01722 782 800
07836 707 096
Sebastian Graff-Baker

Sebastian Graff-Baker

... extensive experience of both crop and livestock systems ...

01664 821 931
07831 454 320
John Pelham

John Pelham

...particular experience in helping businesses address the issue of succession...

01544 327 746
07860 508 019
Lily Hiscock

Lily Hiscock

... practical knowledge of both conventional and organic dairy farming ...

01722 782 800
07854 811 464
Jo Walker

Jo Walker

... specialist in the preparation of management accounts ...

01664 821 933
Debbie North

Debbie North

... co-ordinates the team admin ...

01664 821 930
Caroline Pollard

Caroline Pollard

... contributes to the Andersons internal training programmes ...

01722 782 800

Our work

farmers and growers

Andersons Midlands provides the full range of Andersons services for farming businesses including:

  • Business appraisal and strategic planning
  • Investment planning and feasibility studies
  • Financial planning including budget and cashflow preparation
  • Enterprise costings and benchmarking
  • Management information
  • Farm business administration
  • Apps and software design
  • Contract and share farming agreements, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Diversification
  • CAP schemes and grant support
  • Tenancy matters, rent review and arbitration
  • Expert witness
  • Recruitment and training

food and agribusiness

Andersons Midlands provides the full range of Andersons services for food and agribusiness including:

  • Due diligence
  • Bespoke training and briefing
  • Appraisals and feasibility studies
  • Business strategy and succession planning
  • Market research – UK, EU and international
  • Business analysis and modelling
  • Benchmarking and international comparisons
  • Food chain development
  • Acquisitions and joint ventures
  • IT and software design
  • Recruitment and personnel development

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