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James Dunn ADAS Technical Director for Business Management 07920 879 094 james.dunn@adas.co.uk

Farm Business Advice

With politics, technology and public perception changing at a rapid pace, the farming industry needs to adapt. RSK and its subsidiary ADAS, the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, engage with farmers to provide support in managing their businesses, taking into consideration the changes to the industry in recent years and the resultant challenges. We aim to make businesses fit for the future by recognising these challenges and applying our experience and expertise to convert them to opportunities.

Committed services

We offer nationwide coverage across all farming sectors, including the less integrated supply chains of beef and sheep and the fully integrated pig and poultry sectors. Clients value our committed, responsive services and trust that we will consistently provide them with high-quality expert advice tailored to their requirements. Our services help clients to develop a deep understanding of their business in terms of financial, people and strategic direction.

Improved safety

Managing a farming business, especially in a rapidly changing industry, is accompanied by many challenges. In the face of subsidy loss and a rapidly changing market place, RSK offers clients relief from financial constraints by providing funding options through its network of contacts. We support our clients in growth ventures through acquiring more assets and add value to outputs through diversification and building brands.

Wide breath of knowledge

Our business management consultants can provide an independent view of businesses, applying knowledge and experience of a wide range of farm situations to effect change and drive continual improvement for the client. With a wide breadth of knowledge across many sectors, we can provide services including strategic business planning, financial budgeting and data collection and access to research and development work within the wider RSK group of businesses. RSK can also offer a range of related services as part of an integrated solution, including environmental, land and waste management.

Unlocking development potential

In an everchanging industry, we understand the challenges and pressure our clients face. Our business management service provides tailored expert advice, helping clients turn challenges into opportunities for growth and development.

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Our Expertise

  • Financial services

    We support our clients in a wide range of financial services, including accounts analysis and benchmarking to identify areas of technical business improvement. We offer finance restructuring, where appropriate, and budgeting and cashflow monitoring to fulfil funding requirements. We also undertake financial data collection and analysis, including cost of production calculations.

  • Budget support

    Our expert team produces bespoke solutions to budgeting problems by providing software tools and skilled consultancy staff to prepare and monitor budgets. We have the skillset to set, manage and monitor financial budgets.

  • Business planning

    The impending end to Basic Payment Scheme subsidies is a concern for some clients, so we offer strategic business planning that allows clients the opportunity to review current practices and implement changes to replace those income streams. Our expertise also allows us to offer knowledge and access to other specialist advisors on succession planning and the tax implications of passing a business to the next generation. We focus on the importance of succession planning while aiming to give businesses direction and focus.