Farm & agricultural diversification

Supporting farming and agricultural businesses with the diversification of their businesses and expansion into new markets. 

We advise farming and agricultural businesses looking to expand their operations into areas such agricultural contracting, renewable energy generation, food processing and the use of their land and resources for retail and leisure purposes.

We have an excellent track record working with agricultural landowners, tenant farmers, feedstock suppliers, rural retail and leisure operators, helping them to realise the full potential of their operations, with particular experience in:
Using land for renewable energy generation
Drawing on our experience in the clean energy and rural sectors, we are well equipped to advise on developing schemes that will complement or diversify your core business, whether the renewable energy is to be derived from a project that is based on wind, solar, biomass or anaerobic digestion technology.

Diversifying into retail 
We can bring our retail sector knowledge to support strategies for growth while managing risks. We have helped landowners set up farm shops, as well as funding, establishing or constructing concession stores, employment of staff, trademarks and brand protection, health and safety and food hygiene.

Diversifying into leisure and tourism 
We are experienced in helping farming and agricultural businesses to diversify into the tourism sector. We can advise you on holiday park operations in terms of planning and local authority licensing of caravan and mobile home sites. We can support in negotiating fishing and shooting rights as well as advising on other aspects of ongoing commercial relationships, including debt recovery and resolving disputes.

Diversifying into the food production and sale 
We have experience helping farming businesses to diversify into food production to maximise the potential offered by the increased popularity of artisanal products and the processing of raw products of agriculture into value-added consumer ready goods.
Our experience includes:

  • Advising a business on the expansion of its farm shop to a nationally recognised and award-winning “food hub” and retail outlet with on-site butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, restaurant and retail units.
  • Working on the design, build, property arrangements, maintenance, operation and offtake arrangements for several anaerobic digestion facilities, which are expected to produce 18 MW of energy with a capital value of £30m. Several the facilities are exporting biogas to the grid.
  • Advising a caravan site operator with approximately 600 pitches in its application for a 500-home development, including the rationalisation of caravan site licences.
  • Acting for a landowner in the grant of a lease of sporting rights on an Estate with a value of £750,000.


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