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

July 2017 – Road to Shangrila

I had been thinking about entitling this article something along the lines of ‘Keep it simple’ but the more eagle eyed among you would no doubt have noticed a certain similarity to our article last month, in the title at least, and the message within the prose will be broadly similar too; although in this instance I’m applying that mantra so that you too will be able to follow the necessary steps to agri-environment enlightenment.

 Article by Alex Macdonald Open PDF

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

May 2017 – Slow learners

What would you do if you found a contractor instructed by a utility working on your land without prior agreement? Assume they have a statutory right to be there and let them carry on, or take issue and confront them? This sort of occurrence happens far too often.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

April 2017 – Battles on the village green

Those of us managing private rural estates will most likely have a small fi eld or patch of land in the village that is owned by the estate but also used by the local community, maybe due to a footpath that crosses it, or if it forms what is viewed by many as the ‘village green’.

 Article by Victoria Mitchell Open PDF

March 2017 – One eye on the detail

While we gaze thoughtfully in to the future anticipating the opportunities and pitfalls that Brexit might throw our way it would appear that those in government, and more particularly in Defra, are not doing the same. No surprise there I hear you say?

 Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF

Cover Crops Guide

Please click on the link below to open the NIAB Cover Crops Guide.

 Article by NIAB TAG Open PDF

Growth Programme – February 2017

Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, Andrea Leadsom announced that £120 million of funding will be made available to support farmers, grow businesses, and generate jobs in rural communities. This money is part of the Growth Programme distributed by the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

 Article by Anthony Weston Open PDF

Some have all the luck! – January 2017

Even if we didn’t say it out loud a few of us might have recently mused “I hope next year is going to be better than the last!”


 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

Bakers don’t grow wheat – January 2017

Only a few years ago producing grapes and making wine was reserved to a few, nonconforming and often well healed eccentrics!  But over the last decade there has been something of a revolution in the English wine sector. No longer is the ownership of a vineyard exclusive to those who mastered what, to some, appeared to be a dark art.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

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