From organic to industrial, cattle to grain, milking to market, from family to corporate from the hills to the lowlands, from silage to slaughter, from cropping to breeding. We’re with you.
As agriculture specialists, we understand the challenges that farming presents. We have a dedicated team of agricultural specialists, many of whom have an agricultural background.
We act for around 2,000 farming businesses and our clients like our no nonsense, straight talking approach.
They also like the fact that we have a detailed knowledge of agriculture and the unique challenges that working in farming presents. We know where to look for any available tax savings, and how farming businesses can plan for their financial futures in a tax effective way.
Our expertise and office locations make us the ideal partner to help dairy farmers meet the challenges of this ever changing environment.
Although not supported by European subsidies, our extensive knowledge of the cycles and volatility affecting the UK pig sector enable us to support pig farmers
Many producers have made capital investments in recent years to upgrade and expand their operations. Detailed forward planning can help minimise tax burdens and we’re here to help.
With significant up front investment required, we can help you to ensure projects are tax efficient, keeping money within the business. We understand this complex market and can help plan for fluctuating profits and investment requirements.
We’ve looked after many of our clients for generations and understand that Environmental Schemes, especially in the more marginal areas, are becoming increasingly important in underpinning the profitability of livestock businesses.
Dramatic volatility in the price of grain and arable crops coupled with ever rising input costs, making budgeting and planning for arable farms very difficult. With the increased volatility in world grain prices and the levels of capital machinery required, detailed forward planning is always essential to minimise future tax liabilities.
We have experience in advising clients on a number of wind, anaerobic digestion and water projects ranging in size from small community projects to large individual investments. We can help maximise tax relief, advise on investment, prepare business plans to help finance your projects and assess their viability, and advise on profitability; from the supply of feedstock to renewables projects.
Our work for those who have diversified into the Garden Centre market takes into account some key areas of accountancy and planning that can help save you money.
Douglas has been pro-active and given me advice on risks to my business. I value the personal contact that I have with the Accountant who is responsible for supervising my preparation of my annual accounts. Armstrong Watson is obviously a very professional business with a modern approach including regular circulation of its Agricultural publication, but it has also managed to retain its friendly approach.
Changing accountants is always a major decision and one not to be taken lightly. When our accountant announced his retirement in 2013 we were forced to make a move. As a Rural Estate, we were very keen to engage a firm who had both an understanding of and an interest in Agriculture. Peter Molyneux and his team came very highly recommended by our agricultural bank manager at the time. On the initial meeting with Peter, Keith and Andrew, we felt instantly at ease with them. Nostell Estate comprises of 3 farms along with residential and commercial lettings and on a day to day basis we deal predominately with Peter Molyneux or Keith Johnston. As our trust and respect has grown for Peter and Keith, they have become increasingly more involved with major projects, succession planning and general business advice. I now consider them an integral part of my team at Nostell Estate and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
The Lord St Oswald, Nostell Estate
Sharon comes to Penrith Auction Mart every month to complete our monthly management accounts. I find her very professional, and she works accurately at all times. Sharon has created a number of bespoke Sage reports on request for Penrith Auction Mart to improve the presentation of figures for internal purposes. We all find her most pleasant in her approach and we are pleased to be able to speak highly of her.
David T Crowden, Chairman, Penrith & District Farmers Mart LLP