Budding Farm Tenants Kick-off Wellies for New Training Course

  25 budding farm tenants have kicked off their wellies and taken part in a pioneering, new training course created by Anglia Rural Consultants (ARC).  The course helped prospective tenant farmers develop their business skills to help shape their farm tenancy applications, for Norfolk’s County Farm Estate. Norfolk County Council owns an estate of more…

Taking stock!

  Many businesses start their planning for the year ahead around now. I like to take stock of the past year as it slips away and we enter Autumn, to help me as I prepare for the year ahead. People who work on the land are very busy preparing for the year ahead and in…

Developing Your Tourist Site

  Site Development Assessment is an objective appraisal of a tourism development concept based on planning policy, the views of local tourism experts and market intelligence. The assessments are often used in planning applications to help support the business case for tourism development.  Examples of Site Development Assessments we’ve undertaken include evaluating:  The supply and…

Responding to Climate Change

  Soil censors, animal welfare tracking systems and blueberries may all have a vital role to play in challenging climate change. Climate change will have both a physical and social impact on our world.  That is a given.  But it is how our agricultural sector can respond to climate change, which is key. The world…

ARC’s New 2030 Vision

  We’re delighted to launch our new vision for the East of England Economy. ARCs Vision is to promote sustainable development across the East of England by helping agricultural and rural business clients increase productivity through harnessing natural assets, scientific knowledge and technology to maximize the opportunities the 21​st Century offers. ARC will support businesses…

History can Fund the Future

  Are you surrounded by a possible source of income which you hadn’t even realised? Heritage assets such as ancient buildings, or a site which played a key part in history, could attract public grant funding; and provide a valuable ongoing source of income. Perhaps you may have a barn or outbuildings that could be…

The Future of Agriculture – New Opportunities in the Rural Sector

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently published their November 2020 post Brexit Transition Plan.  The publication, The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 sets out policies to help farmers adapt and plan for the future in a post Brexit world.  Anglia Rural Consultants…

Financing your Business in 2018

  In 2018 finance issues continue to be an area of concern for businesses across all sectors. A recent survey by the Academy for Chief Executives showed that the top three issues facing small and medium sized enterprises in 2018 are: 1    Quality People – recruiting, retaining and developing 2    Managing Growth and…

Time to count your carbon?

  The UK has committed to becoming net zero by 2050. Many have been talking about sustainable solutions to the way we live but now it’s law.  Global temperatures continue to rise, with the very visible impacts of flood, disease and drought. Farmers are at the forefront of this impact, but they can be a…

Tailor-made Teamwork

  For businesses and organisations to continue grow and thrive, there is a need to work smarter and even more effectively to stay ahead. This is where ARC can bring on board a specialist, tailor-made team of ARC consultants with the knowledge, skills, talent and expertise to deliver what you need, effectively and cost-effectively. You…