Haines Watts Rural Business Appoint New Agricultural Consultant


February 08, 2017

South West farming experts, Haines Watts Rural Business LLP (HWRB), announce the new appointment of Sally Nicholls as an Agricultural Consultant. Sally who achieved a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Agricultural Management at the highly-respected Harper Adams University College, joins the expanding team from 1st February 2017.

HWRB provide a unique combination of agricultural and financial expertise to rural business across the South West. The firm offers both personal and business support to managers and owners to develop and put in place tailored farm strategies, annual plans and improvement projects together with technical advice. Sally will assist Mike Feneley, partner of HWRB with decision making in response to ever-changing agricultural market conditions and cover all aspects of farm business management.

A North-Devon girl living in the Holsworthy area, Sally has returned to her roots, having worked closely with John Edwards, partner Haines Watts many years ago, whilst the firm was trading as Sully & Co before a successful merger with the award-winning Haines Watts Group.

Mike Feneley – Partner HWRB said: “We are absolutely delighted that Sally is joining the firm. She’s well known and highly-respected in the local area with vast experience in agriculture and business management. It’s part of our mid-term strategy to bring in younger and experienced people at a senior level to continue looking after our valued farming clients and develop new relationships. Sally brings with her a wealth of skills including, expertise in beef and sheep farming; business management; grant applications, and subsidy advice.”

In her new role, Sally will be involved in all aspects of business management advice including business

benchmarking and farm management accounts, as well as farm business planning issues, Environmental Stewardship claims, NVZ compliance and risk payment advice and applications. She comments: “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an award-winning firm. I’m particularly looking forward to sitting down at the kitchen table with farming clients and doing what I do best, helping them grow their business based on an understanding of the challenges they face, offering sound advice and solutions, with the added value and support of the Haines Watts brand and expertise.”

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