June 2018 – Time for the younger generation to take up the challenge?

Last month Anthony Weston stated “from the year after next BPS will be cut or capped very significantly and from 2024/25 it will be gone.”  He then posed the question “What will you do about it?”

The many potential answers to this question will range from sitting on your hands and waiting to see what unfolds to packing up farming altogether.

 Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF

May 2018 – Poor, Poorer, Poorest; Rich, Richer, Richest

Just what is productivity anyway?

I have a love hate relationship with the Spring, I think a lot of people do. It’s exciting, it’s vibrant, it’s full of promise and new life, growth and renewal. It’s also been a long time coming, frustrating, already hinting at missed opportunities, not to mention exceedingly busy! 

 Article by Anthony Weston Open PDF

April 2018 – Energy Efficiency Regulations

As many of you will have seen in the press, new regulations are coming into force on 1st April 2018 that will make it illegal to let a private rented property to a new tenant if the energy performance certifi cate (EPC) has a rating of F or G.

 Article by Victoria Mitchell Open PDF

March 2018 – Love Thy Neighbour

As you stand on the ridge of Garden field and look South West across the Medway valley towards the Ashdown Forest with the sun rising over your shoulder you could be forgiven for thinking that all was right in the world.

 Article by Mark Weaver Open PDF

February 2018 – Marsh Wars – A new hope

I noticed quite recently that an email I received from a member of staff at Natural England gave their job title in the signature at the bottom as a member of the Field Unit; a group so secret that most Natural England advisers I have asked since reading about it do not even know of their existence.

 Article by Alex Macdonald Open PDF

CLM Winter 2017 Update

New BPS Greening rules 2018. Streamlined agri-environment support for farmers. LEADER Funding. Changes to permitted development. New rules for water.

 Article by CLM Open PDF

For Sale – New Buckhurst Farm, Mark Beech, Kent

New Buckhurst Farm, Mark Beech, Kent, TN8 5NR

A charming farm with stock buildings, arable land, grass land and woodland extending to approximately 70 ha (173 acres).

Please see full particulars here.  Guide Price £2,000,000

 Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017Read more

June 2017 – Keep it simple stupid

‘Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple’ Richard Branson.

The longer I spend running businesses, both for myself and for clients, unravelling complex family structures, mediating in family disputes, helping to improve the profi tability of small and medium sized businesses, the simpler I like things to be.

 Article by Mark Weaver Open PDF

A Swiss Army Knife of Services

We offer a variety of services to our clients, whether it is help with environmental grants or business management solutions. We are able to advise on a range of agricultural areas. Please see our ‘Swiss Army Knife of Services’ below. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, please visit our services page or feel free to contact us for further information.

 Article by Open PDF

Winning margins – June 2016

The tools used to predict future business trends and outcomes are entertainingly numerous and diverse and they are all based on one assumption or another.

Read the attached PDF to see our article in the South East Farmer

 Article by Mark Weaver Open PDF

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