A new rural consultancy, Ceres Rural, is to offer independent advice to farmers and landowners across the south and east of England.
With a combination of partners, associate partners and graduates – many of whom are familiar faces – the business will deliver experience-led, bespoke service plans and projects suitable to clients’ requirements and means.
Established at a time of unprecedented change in the farming industry, the new partnership will cover an area spanning from Devon to Norfolk, bringing unrivalled knowledge and expertise across ten different specialisms.
With a network of offices in Saffron Walden, Oxford and Norwich, Ceres Rural plans to deliver the progressive solutions needed for the post-Brexit farming and rural landscape.
Whether client demand is for a single grant application or a complete business audit and realignment of strategy, the breadth of experience in the strong consultancy team will allow it to react and deliver.
As annual support payments are phased out and replaced with the Environmental Land Management Scheme, the short and long-term effects on farm profitability and business structure are being scrutinised and plans developed, says Ceres Rural partner Ed Hutley.
“This is a very exciting time,” he comments. “Not only for the team involved in the establishment of the business, but also for the rural community. Together, our focus will be rising to the challenges and making the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.
“Ceres Rural has the flexibility in governance and breadth in services to make an immediate and lasting impact in the industry, at a time when it is needed most.”
Delivering smart solutions to an ever-evolving industry is what Ceres Rural employees thrive on, he adds. “We take pride in our independence, which enables us to deliver unbiased and expert advice, so there will be a boost to businesses and the rural economy from day one.”
The specialisms covered by Ceres Rural include farm management, agronomy, business reviews and benchmarking, grant advice, health and safety consultancy, biodiversity offsetting and environmental management.
Ceres Rural has offices in Saffron Walden, Oxford and Norwich. Contact your nearest office for a no-obligation conversation or visit www.ceresrural.co.uk for more information.