NURTURING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Improving your business sustainability will help you maintain long-term profitability. It will also enable you to support a thriving community by creating local jobs, developing regional supply chains and protecting the environment. Let us show you how.
ARC’s collective vision includes helping rural businesses to innovate and grow in a sustainable, profitable and ethical manner. For example, ARC specialists have provided advice and support for innovative farm diversification projects that have led to the fruitful development of a vineyard and a number of distilleries. By working with our clients, we added value to their businesses and helped them achieve sustainable growth.
Developing a long-term business or creating a start-up venture is challenging at the best of times. The recent impact of Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit trade deals have made strategic planning even harder. We understand how these issues can particularly affect succession planning within a family business.
The pandemic has also changed people’s relationship with the environment and increased their awareness of our global carbon footprint. Customers are increasingly demanding proof of sustainable practices and many businesses now know they need to reduce CO2 emissions and food miles to remain viable. We can help you manage those changes and develop a sustainable business, whether through farm environment planning, professional training and accreditation, or credible marketing messages.
HOW ARC CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY
As an ARC client, you will benefit from the strength of the networks that our experienced advisers have established over the years. Those connections give us valuable insights into the evolving business environment, particularly government policies. That enables us to anticipate how your farming, agricultural or rural business may need to respond.
Our consultants can work with you either one-to-one or as a team. Either way, they will use their expertise and specialisms to help you identify effective and sustainable options for your business. These may include:
- Succession planning – we can mentor or mediate meetings between family members to develop a long-term business plan or strategy that moves your business forward
- Human Resources reviews – we can mentor and support your employees to help them adapt to change
- Sustainable business strategies – we can help you set objectives and outcomes, ensure buy-in from your team, and develop an action plan for delivering your strategy
- Environmental audits – we can help you identify ways to reduce carbon emissions from your business. This will include reviewing assets, such as buildings, hedgerows and woodland, and identifying sources of help, such as grant aid to support change.