Partner and Head of Farm Business Consultancy
Joe Scarratt

Partner and Head of Farm Business Consultancy

Joe Scarratt

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures and Contract Farming
  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Farm and Rural Grant Applications
  • Farm Business Tenancies
  • Farm Business Administration
  • Farming Connect (FC) accredited

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2018 to date - Partner of The Andersons Centre, Head of Farm Consultancy
  • 2009 - 2018 – Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • Delivers business advice to a wide range of farming businesses, focusing on the arable and dairy sectors
  • Oversees the operation of a number of Contract Farming Agreements across all sectors
  • Approved deliverer under DEFRA’s Farming Advice Service delivering group advice to farmers and agricultural professionals
  • Approved deliverer under the Welsh Assembly’s Farming Connect Scheme, delivering advice to farmers across Wales
  • Undertakes commissioned research projects
  • 2005 - 2009 – Harper Adams University College. First Class BSc Hons Business Management with Marketing. The course focused upon the agri-food industry
  • 2000 to Present – Working in and developing the family farming business. The farm is predominantly arable with a small beef enterprise
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 204

07956 870263

Partner and Economist
Michael Haverty

Partner and Economist

Michael Haverty

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • Brexit and Agricultural Trade Analysis
  • Market Research and Competitor Analysis
  • Supply Chain Analysis and Business Modelling
  • Situation and Outlook Analysis
  • International Market Assessments
  • Customised Research and Consulting
  • Seminars, Briefings and Training

Qualifications and Experience

  • Joined Andersons in 2015
  • 15 years’ experience in leading analytical and consulting projects across numerous international markets within Europe, the Americas and Asia
  • Previously worked in marketing and policy-related roles with Syngenta, JFC Agri, Newcastle University and the European Commission
  • Delivered numerous reports and conference presentations concerning Brexit and the impact of tariff and non-tariff measures
  • Advanced French speaker
  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics & Management, Queen’s University Belfast; MSc International Agricultural & Food Marketing, Newcastle University

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Haverty, M. (2017) Impact of WTO Trading on the Northern Ireland Beef and Sheep Meat Industry, Report for the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association (NIMEA). The Anderson’s Centre, Melton Mowbray.
  • Haverty, M. (2016) What Brexit Means for the UK Agricultural Sector
  • Redman, G. and Haverty, M. (2016) Crop Area Trends in Scandinavia and the UK
  • Haverty, M. and Redman, G. (2015) Biostimulants in the UK
  • Haverty, M. and Gorton, M. (2006) Integrating Marketing Orientation and Competitive Benchmarking: A Methodological Framework and Application. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
  • Franks, J.R. and Haverty, M.J.P. (2005) Benchmarking Farm Enterprises. Journal of Farm Management.
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

+44 (0)1664 503 200

+44 (0)7900 907 902

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Partner
David Neill

Partner

David Neill

Areas of Expertise

  • Organisational Change
  • Strategy and Business plans
  • Capital Project Management

Qualifications and Experience

Having gained an HND in Agriculture with Business Studies, David began his consultancy career with The Milk Marketing Board in 1987, advising farmers in Devon and Somerset. He moved on to become a Senior Manager with Genus plc, responsible for the UK‘s largest farm consultancy at that time, and secured a Royal Warrant for services provided to the Royal Estate.

He joined The Andersons Centre LLP as a Partner in 1999, and has been Managing Partner since 2013. Over the years he has developed extensive experience of working in the Food and Higher Education sectors as an Interim Manager, winning The Queen’s Award for Export in 2006.

Before moving to his current role at NIAB in 2011, he was involved in a major capital and change management project at Aberystwyth University as Director of Operations.

David was instrumental in the acquisition by NIAB of East Malling Research in 2016, and in his role as Chief Operating Officer at NIAB continues to be responsible for the NIAB Estate which is undergoing a major redevelopment programme.

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Interim Chief Operating Officer – NIAB
  • Interim Managing Director NIAB EMR
  • Interim Operations Director IBERS - Aberystwyth University
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503200

07977 039373

Partner
Graham Redman

Partner

Graham Redman

Areas of Expertise

  • Farmer Supply Chain Relationships
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis
  • Research Projects and Commissioned Studies
  • Seminars, Briefing and Training

Qualifications and Experience

  • Partner of The Andersons Centre – 2010 to date
  • Research Economist in The Andersons Centre Research Team – 2004 to date
  • Editor of the John Nix Pocketbook – 2008 to date
  • MSc in Agricultural Management and Economics – Reading University (1992-1993)
  • BSc in Animal Science - Leeds University (1988-1991)
  • Economist for major agricultural merchant (Banks Cargill Agriculture) – 1998 to 2004
  • Farm business consultant for farm management advisors (Laurence Gould Partnership) Southern and Central England – 1993 to 1998
  • Dairy farming in Victoria, Australia – 1991 to 1992

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Editor of the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook
  • Contributor to the Professional Update agricultural briefing
  • Entrepreneurialism, the kiss of life for British Farmers? Oxford Farming Conference Report Jan 2016
  • The Best of British Farmers, what gives them the edge? Oxford Farming Conference Report Jan 2015
  • A Detailed Economic Assessment of Anaerobic Digestion and its Suitability to UK Farming and Waste Systems.
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 207

07968 762 390

Partner and Head of Business Research
Richard King MRICS

Partner and Head of Business Research

Richard King MRICS

Areas of Expertise

  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Agri-environment Schemes
  • Agricultural Literature and Farmer Meetings
  • Farmer Supply Chain Relationships
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis
  • Research Projects and Commissioned Studies
  • Seminars, Briefing and Training
  • Corporate Strategy Advice

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2009 – Present Day - Chairman of the CAAV Grants and Regulation Committee
  • 2000 – Present Day - Editor of the Agricultural Budgeting and Costings Book.
  • 1999 – Present Day - Elected Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • 1998 – Present Day - Farm Business Research Consultant at Andersons’ Head Office
  • 1997 – Present Day - Elected Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1995-1997 – Adkin Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents, Abingdon
  • 1991-1995 – BSc (Hons) in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Harper Adams College, Shropshire

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Editor of the Agricultural Budgeting and Costing Book
  • Editor of ABC Professional Update, Andersons Agribrief Service, and Andersons Outlook
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 208

07977 191 427

Senior Farm Business Consultant
George Cook

Senior Farm Business Consultant

George Cook

Areas of Expertise

  • Whole Business Strategic & Detail Planning; a Practical Approach
  • Problem Solving & Dispute Resolution
  • Soil Health & Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
  • Practical Approach to Agri Environmental Schemes
  • Rural Planning Appraisals
  • Joint Ventures & Business Tenancies

Qualifications and Experience

  • BASIS FACTS Qualified 2015
  • Soil Health & Management Masters Module 2012
  • 2000 to Present - Senior Consultant in The Andersons Centre team
  • 1993 to 2000 - Senior Consultant in Andersons’ Special Services Team
  • 1987 - Joined Andersons’ Melton Mowbray office as a Farm Business Consultant.
  • 1975-1987
  • Farming. Assistant manager on 2,500 acre beef and arable farm in Suffolk
  • Farmers assistant 550 cow dairy unit, Dorset
  • Managing Partner 320 acre rented family farm, Surrey

Selected Publications and Projects

  • BASIS Certificate in Conservation Management – June 2007
  • BASIS qualified “Soil and Water Management” December 2011
  • 1978 - Defra Cereal Seed Inspector
  • 1971-1975 - Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
  • HND in Agricultural Science
  • Diploma in Farm Management
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 217

07836 707 360

Senior Farm Business Consultant
David Thomas

Senior Farm Business Consultant

David Thomas

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Farm and Rural Grant Applications
  • Farm Consultancy
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis
  • Farming Connect (FC) accredited

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2001 ~ Present Day - Joined The Andersons Centre working as a Senior Business Consultant in Wales
  • 1995 to 2001 ~ National Manager of Farm Business Accounts for Promar International
  • 1987 to 1995 ~ Farm Business Consultant for Promar International working initially for 3 years in Somerset and Devon, followed by five years in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire
  • 1984 to 1987 ~ Sheep Specialist in Devon and Cornwall for the Meat and Livestock Commission
  • 1984 ~ Graduated with BSc degree in Agriculture
  • 1979 - 1983 - Educated at Harper Adams – HND in Agriculture
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01874 625 856

07850 224 524

Business Research Consultant
Caroline Ingamells MRICS

Business Research Consultant

Caroline Ingamells MRICS

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Regulation and Compliance
  • Farm Business Tenancies & Grazing Licenses
  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Agri-environment Schemes
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2008 – Present day - Farm Business Research Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • 1999 – 2005 - Farm Business Research Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • 1994 - 1999 – Shouler & Son, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Melton Mowbray
  • 1996 – Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1991 – 1994 – BSc (Honours ) in Rural Land Management, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
  • 1990 – 1991 – Working on a mixed farm in Lincolnshire (pre-college year)
Contact information
Farm Business Consultant
Kerry Jerman

Farm Business Consultant

Kerry Jerman

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Consultancy
  • Farming Connect (FC) accredited

Qualifications and Experience

  • December 2014 – BIAC Rural and Agricultural Consultants Foundation Course
  • August 2013 to Present Day – Farm Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • April 2013 – July 2013 - Lambing assistant and sheep worker for a local sheep and beef farmer
  • July 2012 – April 2013 - Assistant Dairy Herdsman on 450 cow herd near Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 2009 - 2012 – Aberystwyth University. 2:1 BSc Hons Agriculture with Business Studies. The course focused on the UK agricultural industry with business principles built in
  • 2006 to Present– Working in the family farming business. The farm is predominantly sheep along with a small suckler herd which sells offspring as forward stores
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07838 591 799

Farm Business Consultant
Jonathan Hughes

Farm Business Consultant

Jonathan Hughes

Areas of Expertise

  • Experience in most sectors of lowland agriculture including dairy, arable and beef
  • Farm business consultancy and budgeting
  • Business reviews and strategic planning
  • Grassland management
  • Practical knowledge of farm management

Qualifications and Experience

  • Started at the Andersons Centre in May 2017
  • BSc Agricultural Business Management (1st) University of Reading (2016 Graduate)
  • Placement year spent on a 1,400 cow dairy herd in New Zealand
  • Continued involvement in the family dairy business in Leicestershire

Selected Publications and Projects

  • University dissertation topic on drought control methods for pasture based dairy farming in the UK
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 222

07733 503 966

Senior Farm Business Consultant
Oliver Hall

Senior Farm Business Consultant

Oliver Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures, Contract Farming and Share Farming
  • Farm Business Management and budgeting
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Grassland management
  • Practical knowledge of farm management

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2017- Senior Farm business consultant, The Andersons Centre
  • 2014 –ILM- Lean Management In Dairy Farming
  • 2010 - Co founder of Evolution Farming – Multi Site Pasture based dairy business
  • 2009-2010 – Farm business consultant, The Andersons Centre
  • 2008- Family farming partnership, West Yorkshire
  • 2005-2008 – The Royal Agricultural College – Bsc (Hons) Agriculture
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07815 881 094

Farm Business Consultant
Edward Calcott

Farm Business Consultant

Edward Calcott

Areas of Expertise

  • Experience in most aspects of lowland agriculture including arable, beef, sheep, dairy and potatoes.
  • On-farm diversification.
  • Experience within the UK poultry sector, mainly broilers and turkeys. Some experience with commercial layers.
  • Practical knowledge of farm management.
  • Farm business administration.
  • BPS, grant applications and farm assurance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Joined at The Andersons Centre in January 2019
  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Farm Business Management (2:1) Harper Adams University (2016 Graduate)
  • Part of the winning team for the Institute of Agricultural Management Farm Planner competition whilst at Harper Adams.
  • Placement year was spent with a large UK integrated poultry company. Time was spent on various breeder farms; the hatchery; and commercial farms for broiler chickens and turkeys.
  • Part of the 2017-18 NFU Poultry Industry Program (PIP).
  • A continued involvement with the mixed farming family business in Staffordshire. The farm enterprises include combinable crops, sucker cows, sheep and some agricultural contracting.
Contact information
Senior Farm Business Consultant
Tony Evans

Senior Farm Business Consultant

Tony Evans

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures, Contract Farming and Share Farming
  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Business Administration
  • Farming Connect (FC) accredited

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2001 – 2018 Partner in The Andersons Centre
  • 1996 – Joined Andersons’ Melton Mowbray office and became a Partner in 1997
  • 1994-1996 - National Business Manager of Genus Management
  • 1991-1994 - Regional Consultant for South Wales, Genus Management
  • 1983-1991 - Senior Consultant in the South West, Genus Management
  • 1979-1983 - Educated at Harper Adams
Contact information
enquiries@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 211

07970 731 643

Business Administrator
Claire Eggleston

Business Administrator

Claire Eggleston

Areas of Expertise

  • TAC Consultancy Team: Admin Support
  • Tony Evans: PA
  • Vale Farmer’s Co-operative: Full Secretary/Administrator
Contact information
Agribusiness Analyst
Position Vacant

Agribusiness Analyst

Position Vacant

Areas of Expertise

  • Delivering information and research services to agribusiness clients including:
  • bulletins, books, presentations, seminars and comissioned research projects

Qualifications and Experience

  • The job would suit and agricultural or food economist, business analyst or anyone interested in agricultural & food economics and policy
Contact information

Please call Graham Redman 07968 762390

Farm Business Consultant
Position Vacant

Farm Business Consultant

Position Vacant

Areas of Expertise

  • The position involves working closely with farmers to help achieve their business objectives

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years mimimum post graduate experience or currently working within farm management
  • Outstanding numeracy skills, natural business acumen
Contact information

Please call Joe Scarratt 07956 870263