Consultants

Consultants

Strategic & Financial Advice For Farm Businesses

Key Features

  • Financial Budgeting & Strategic Advice
  • Benchmarking/ Analysis of Management Accounts
  • Contract Farming & Joint Venture Agreements
  • Dairy Consultancy Service & Nutrition
  • Cross Compliance & BPS Application Advice
  • Grant Funding Advice & Applications
  • Expert Witness/ Agricultural Evidence
  • Farm Reports For Planning Applications
Agricultural Consultancy

Consultants

Consultants

Simon Bennett

Managing Partner

BSc (Hons) Agriculture/ MBIAC

A farmer’s son growing up on an 800 acre dairy and arable farm in North Wiltshire, Simon joined AKC in 1999, leaving in 2002. Having spent time farming and working in accounts software he returned to AKC in 2006 and joined the partnership in 2008. Simon provides business advice to farmers in all sectors including financial budgeting, strategic plans and reviews along with Basic Payment/ Grant advice and diversification. In 2016, Simon became Managing Partner of AKC

Peter Ridout

Partner

BSc (Hons) Agriculture/ MBIAC

Peter joined AKC in 1973, having worked for the Milk Marketing Board costing service. Since then he has been providing accounting and consultancy services to a range of farming businesses. Peter is a senior partner within the business. A farmer’s son from Somerset, he has extensive knowledge of all main agricultural sectors. Peter is a former graduate of Harper Adams College, and also a past chairman of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants

Jenna Copp

Partner

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management/ MBIAC

After graduating from Reading University in 2007 Jenna joined AKC becoming a partner in 2017. Jenna provides business and financial advice, as well as being involved with Environmental schemes, Basic Payment and grant applications for a wide range of rural businesses. Jenna works with a variety of farming businesses and is well versed in dealing with stakeholders within both large estates and family farms

Lucy Mather

Consultant

BSc (Hons) Agriculture/ MBIAC

A Farmers daughter, Lucy joined AKC in 2011 having gained a degree in Agriculture at Newcastle University. Since then Lucy has been involved with grant schemes and subsidy payments along with budgeting and business appraisals. One of Lucy’s key skills is working with a wide range of financial and technical software packages

James Berry

Consultant

FdSc Agriculture with Land & Farm Management/ P. Agric (IAGM)/ FACTS

James moved to AKC in 2016. His background is in the dairy and livestock industries. James provides strategic and financial advice as well as providing a bespoke nutrition and dairy technical service. His key skills are business strategy, nutrition, financial budgeting and cross compliance. James is originally from a dairy farming background in the south west

Robert Loxton

Partner

Robert combines extensive practical farming experience with a qualification in accountancy to provide farm management and advice. He has been managing farms on behalf of private owners and farming companies for the past thirty years. Robert also runs his own 800 acre farming business in Oxfordshire.

Richard Tustian

Consultant

Richard has extensive farming experience having managed dairy, beef, arable and sheep farms in Kent, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire for over thirty years. He also took his degree at Reading University followed by a post-graduate Farm Business Diploma at Wye College. Richard now runs the family farm in Oxfordshire and is heavily involved in the local farming community. Richard was chairman of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants from 2005 to 2007.