The Wessex Office of The Farm Consultancy Group is based near Sherborne covering Dorset, Somerset, West Wilts and East Devon.
The office provides a range of business services and help to rural businesses, including technical dairy advice, soil and nutrient management advice, business appraisals, business planning, liaising with banks, accountants and other third parties and specialist discussion groups. The business also manages a local dairy farm.
Phil Cooper and Gerard Finnan run this business with the support of their team consisting of Sophie Cahill, (consultant), Ed Warren (consultant), Liz Tabor, (farm secretary), Rachel Reed (rural business administrator) and Karen King, (office manager).
The office runs a labour management business called Wessex Labour Services which sub contracts herdspeople to dairy farms in the Wessex region. It is licenced with the GLA to provide on farm labour to third parties. To save money, simplify your labour management and cut down on paperwork, contact Phil Cooper on 07798 673665.
The business also runs a buying group from the same address trading as David Bardgett Ltd. This purchase inputs for members at a discounted price due to being able to bulk buy. The business is run by Bridgette Winfield in the office and Andrew Jones, (nutritionist and farm advisor). Bridgette can be contacted on 01935 850993 and Andrew on 07717 442888.
What Our Clients think of us……
Thanks, this gives us plenty to talk and think about for our future. We both need to be tighter with our time management, we work well under pressure but time floats by when no goals are set. So setting our goals must be a priority and your time spent with us is a great help to start our discussions.
Many thanks Mr & Mrs M, Dorset.
I would just like to say thank you for yesterday. Everything was a bit highly strung with external issues outside of the farm and you managed to give some form of perspective. You seem to have become more of a counsellor for us of late (which you seem to be quite good at, I must add).
Thanks again. I appreciate it. Mr G, Somerset.
She is so helpful and polite, our big issue was solved with one small phone call to your office…… Mrs O.
As you know I was very apprehensive about a change in farm secretary as we have had such an excellent service previously, but Sophie is even better as she has a much better overall understanding of our business and has dealt with the bank manager on our behalf on a number of occasions in the past year including our annual review meeting. Thank you, Mr F.
Budgeting with Gerard’s help in the last eighteen years has given us the confidence in what we are aiming to achieve with our business. Only once has he under-budgeted in that time. Not bad in a volatile industry! Mr & Mrs O, Somerset.