I am old enough and wise enough to remember that businesses, have to make a profit as well as feed people, care for the birds and the bees and ensure the planet will sustain future generations. A tall order but one which is endlessly fascinating and never dull.
Since graduating from Seale Hayne College of Agriculture, I have spent my career working within the agriculture sector. I have worked within Genus/Promar since 1990, initially as a consultant in South Wales then onto business development. During my time as a manager for Genus Milking Systems and overseeing the laboratory analysis service, I developed our […]
I’ve always had a passion for dairy cows, having spent my childhood on my family’s Parmigiano Reggiano dairy farm. It was those early experiences that spurred me to study for a graduate degree in Agricultural Science at Milano University. During my degree, I also had the opportunity to spend some time in Scotland where I […]
I thrive on helping my clients succeed. I use my varied knowledge to help clients focus and get the job done with a consistent organised approach, and make it an “up-beat” experience. I have worked as a consultant with Promar since 2007. As well as working directly with clients, I have managed Promar’s in-house training courses. I keep up to date with […]
I am a Principal Consultant for Promar based in the South East of England for nearly 30 years. Talking and listening to farmers, I help them to run their businesses and enable them to be more successful. I really enjoy the mixture of technical and financial work supporting farmers to grow and develop their business. I work with a number of mixed businesses with a variety of diversifications including […]
Having been brought up on a rural farm in Ireland, I have been involved with agriculture from a very young age. I’ve always had a particularly keen interest in dairy farming and have spent over 10 years learning and working in the industry. With a degree in Agricultural Management from RAU, I strive to be […]
I was reared on a dairy farm in south Warwickshire and formally educated in Agriculture at Harper Adams University College. However, my real education for my consultancy role has come from the hundreds (if not now thousands!) of dairy farmers I have had the privilege to meet and work with over the 30 + years of my career. My satisfaction comes from helping to find solutions to the challenges of modern farming systems in sustainable ways for the farming family, the cows and the environment.
I developed a passion for science in primary school. I attended a scientific high school and then gained an Animal Production degree in Padova. After graduation, I started working in a cheese factory and for a meat producer. From there, I reached out to ABS Italia and started as an RMS technician. After 5 years, […]
I joined Promar in July 2022 as an Associate Farm Business Consultant. I spent the first few years since graduating working for a local consultancy firm, primarily running the Maize Growers Association and Devon Grassland Society. I have a BSc in Agricultural Business Management from the University of Reading which has given me the business […]
“Garry Kidner is our Promar farm business consultant, he works alongside us, formulating rations, preparing budget forecasts and monitoring business performance. The FBA package is excellent for providing comparison to budget and to previous years as well as generating KPI’S for benchmarking. We regard his input as vital to our farming success.”
“Charlotte visits us once a month, to complete our VAT return for us. On this visit she ensures our accounts are up to date and accurate and prints out reports to help us to construct our forward cashflow plan. Charlotte also sends the information over to our Promar consultant Emma Thompson, who then uses the data to assist us with making management decisions, and to our accountant at the end of the year to build the base of our tax accounts. I would highly recommend Promar to anyone wanting to grow and develop their business.”
Jones HFE Agriculture
“Charlotte has been coming to us for the past 3 and a half years, she provides a highly efficient service, completing our VAT returns and year end accounts. After each monthly visit she sends the data over to our accountant so they are able to complete quarterly tax accounts. More recently Charlotte introduced us to Mark Roue who we now have as our consultant, helping us drive the business forward. Charlotte and Mark work closely together to ensure the visits are effective and that the relevant information is shared with each other.”
“We use Andrew as a sounding board for our business. He provides detailed financial assessments and projections for the business and this helps us to challenge and question our decision making at every opportunity. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew’s services to other farmers.”