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Farm & Rural Business Finance

From helping with budgets and forecasts to helping you secure finance for your farm or rural business expansion or diversification, our experts can help your business grow.

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Agriculture is in a period of transition. The effects of Brexit and a changing structure of subsidies and grants on top of the more familiar market fluctuations experienced by every farming business create challenges. Our Rural Agents all understand the pressures of running a business, and will help you identify new opportunities to progress your business, assisting in sourcing and preparing applications for finance.

We have worked with some forward-thinking businesses looking at ways to improve efficiencies within their current business and pursue new income streams, investing in land and buildings to expand or diversify the business.

Amongst some of the more interesting funding proposals we have been involved in the last year are the following:

  • Development of holiday accommodation across Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall
  • Purchase of land for a ‘wild camping’ venture
  • Conversion of former farm buildings for residential lettings
  • Purchase of an industrial investment portfolio
  • Investment in technology including robotic milkers and improved farm waste systems
  • Purchase of a public house
  • A proposed purchase of a diverse rural estate in Scotland

All our Rural Finance specialists are also qualified Chartered Surveyors and Valuers who understand farm businesses and property matters to provide a full wrap-around service for those considering a specific investment or just looking to explore their options. What is more, as a multi-disciplinary firm, we can draw on the extensive knowledge of our in-house valuers, surveyors, planners, and letting and managing agents to provide the advice and support you need for buying, selling, or managing your residential, rural and commercial property.

If you are contemplating a new enterprise or land purchase, or simply wish to review your current business finance, please contact us for an informal discussion.

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Meet the Farm Finance Team


Edward Dyke


Partner
Sturminster Newton

FRICS FAAV



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, AMC Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves
01258 474261
07787 128286
edyke@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Greg Ridout


Partner, Head of Agricultural Auctions
Frome Market, Yeovil

MRICS


Department: Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Rural and Agricultural, Agricultural Auctions, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, AMC, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations

01935 382909
07817 517467
gridout@symondsandsampson.co.uk

A-J Monro (Andrew)


Partner, Head of Professional Services
Wimborne

BSC(Hons) MRICS FAAV APAEWE

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Wimborne Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, AMC, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves



01202 882103
07867 555838
amonro@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Will Wallis


Partner, Auctioneer
Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agriculture, BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks


01305 236572
wwallis@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Patrick Woodford


Partner
Bridport, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Bridport Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Biodiversity Net Gain,  Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Estate Management, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves


01308 426922
pwoodford@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Edwards


Partner
Salisbury

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Salisbury Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01722 334323
07747 888385
jedwards@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Curnick-James


Senior Surveyor
Devizes

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Devizes Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, AMC, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Diversification, Expert Witness, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks



01380 710535
jcjames@symondsandsampson.co.uk