Business Briefing Newsletter April 2018

Welcome to the April edition of the  Farm Consultancy Group  Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue subjects covered include an update from the Organic Market Report 2018, recruiting and retaining staff, grants, the Fresh Start initiative, the recent challenging spring weather and much more. Recruiting and Training Staff – William Waterfield (Andover) Retaining a motivated workforce is […]

Recruiting and Training Staff

Retaining a motivated workforce is critical for any business and is far from straight forward.  Too often we hear of issues that, with hindsight, could have been avoided.   There are a number of specific areas that employers can manage to help themselves. This starts before the recruitment process with the preparation of a detailed job […]

The Organic Milk Market Update

The recent Organic Market report reveals that sales of organic food increased by 6% in 2017.  This compares to an increase of 2.4% for food in general.  This is the sixth year of growth for the sector.  Dairy continues to be the leading segment with a number of strong brands attracting loyal support and leading […]

Grant Success Stories and Grant Updates

I have not been in my role at The Farm Consultancy Group for as many years as some of my ‘more experienced’ colleagues, however, over my 3 years I have never seen, (I’m sure my colleagues will agree) so many grants available at one time.  Whether this is BREXIT related or not, now is a […]