Consultants

Consultants

Arable, Dairy, Livestock & Poultry - Strategic & Financial Advice For Farm Businesses

Services

  • Farm Budgeting

  • Grant Funding Applications

  • Basic Payment Scheme

  • Dairy Nutrition & Consultancy

  • Contract Farming/ Share Farming

  • Agricultural Planning/ Expert Witness Reports

Agriculture & Farm Consultancy
Agriculture, Farm & Dairy Consultancy

Progressive Management Advice

We work with a range of estates and family farms across a variety聽of enterprises. Based in Devizes the consultancy team provide聽strategic advice and聽financial聽budgeting, cross compliance and grant application assistance in addition to聽a specialist dairy consultancy service encompassing nutrition and聽technical advice across Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset & the south of England

Contact our consultancy team聽to discuss your business requirements and the range of services we offer

Consultants

Contact our team聽to discuss your business requirements and the聽range of services we offer to farms and agricultural businesses.

Contact Us

Consultants

Simon Bennett

Managing Partner

BSc (Hons) Agriculture/ MBIAC

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

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聽financial advice, as well as being聽involved with Environmental schemes, Basic Payment and grant applications for a wide range of rural businesses. Jenna works with a variety聽of聽farming businesses聽and is well versed in dealing with聽stakeholders within both large estates and family farms

Outside of work Jenna is a committee member of Wiltshire Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution charity and a partner in the family farming business

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.

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

Peter Ridout

Consultant

BSc (Hons) Agriculture/ MBIAC

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

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.

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