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Two new additions to our Agricultural Consultancy team 

Jack White (left) Peter Brown (right)

Today we are announcing the further strengthening of our highly successful Agricultural Services team with the appointment of two new experienced consultants.

Peter Brown and Jack White’s appointments expand our capabilities and range of services available to farming and rural businesses in the region.

Peter Brown, who will be based in our Holsworthy office, has a reputation for delivering expert advice to the South West’s agricultural industry earned over 21 years, including helping clients running family farms, agricultural colleges, eco businesses and rural estates.  

Jack White, based in our Axminster office, gained his honours degree in Agriculture, Land and Farm Management from Harper Adams University in 2008 and has been working in the agricultural industry ever since. 

Jack, whose experience includes direct farm management, nutrition and fertiliser recommendations (Fully FACTS qualified) and business consultancy across all farm enterprises, says: “My family has owned a dairy farm in Somerset for years, so you could say I was born into this lifestyle.

“My main focus is to help agricultural businesses plan for price volatility, which is a constant threat to clients’ cash flows. With my own background growing up on a working farm I can relate to what they’re experiencing and apply my expertise to help them plan for the future.”

Peter, who has also held roles including economist at Exeter University, senior bank manager in the North of England and treasurer for the National Federation of Young Farmers, said: “Where I like to help agricultural businesses is with their financial structures, looking for ever more efficient ways of operating and ultimately helping clients put plans in place to create growth.

“One of the main draws for me to join Thomas Westcott is its clear focus to help the region’s many agricultural businesses to receive the very best advice and flourish in what can be an extremely volatile industry,” he added.

We created our Agricultural Consultancy, which is overseen by partner Nick Smy, to complement our expert Agricultural tax team and accountancy team and to meet growing demand from the South West’s farming and rural communities for specialist advice.

With Peter and Jack’s appointment, which is in addition to consultant Sally Nicholls who joined us last year, we now have one of the most experienced and highly-qualified agricultural teams in the South West. 

Nick Smy says: “From budgeting and cash flow forecasts to compliance and access to grant funding opportunities, our Agricultural Consultancy service has everything to help farming and rural businesses stay competitive and profitable.” 

For more information on our Agricultural Consultancy service CLICK HERE