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Straw for power re-energises farm finances

Published: 27 March 2017

With an eye to the long-term, John and Lucy Burrows secured funding to invest in machinery and secure their profitability.

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From a seedling to a major business

Published: 16 January 2017

The Blake family has been getting things right for nearly 35 years – transforming a small nursery plot into the blossoming year-round St Peter’s Garden Centre. AMC has supported them throughout the journey.

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Turning floods into power thanks to flexible finance

Published: 16 January 2017

Spotting the opportunities within our challenging market is a vital strategy for many farmers and agricultural businesses. One Worcestershire farming estate, for example, turned frequent flooding to their advantage by building a hydroelectric scheme that powers a council-run leisure centre.

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Family builds dream log cabin business

Published: 16 January 2017

Rejected by High Street banks, a family found support from AMC to develop its holiday letting business. Soon after completing their first country log cabin, John Morris and his adult children, Hele and George, watched their venue shoot to the top of the popularity tables on a busy UK holiday search site.

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Diversifying income opens new doors

Published: 21 November 2016

Not every farmer is born into the business, and the challenges for newcomers can be daunting. The Morgan family, however, have proved that being flexible, working hard and knowing when and how to seek outside help can lead to success.

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Yorkshire estate invests in rental property upgrades to safeguard future income

Published: 26 May 2016

George Winn-Darley has instigated an extensive programme of property renovations to ensure his Yorkshire estate’s rental properties comply with the impending Energy Performance Certificate regulations.

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Farm shop and rural retailer expands with AMC’s support

Published: 26 May 2016

Garsons of Esher in Surrey are vulnerable to huge trading volatilities and the effects of adverse weather. Reliable financial support and having the correct economic tools in place are therefore key to their ability to ride out periods of poor trading.

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Ecology, environment and production costs are the key focus on Somerset dairy farm

Published: 26 May 2016

Andrew and Emma Maltby, have used a series of AMC loans to build and expand their Somerset dairy farm. Andrew’s ongoing focus is to maintain a tight control on production costs and to maximise the farm’s environmental and ecological earning potential.

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Standing still isn’t an option for Cereals co-host

Published: 26 May 2016

Coming from a non-agricultural background, first generation farmer, Robert Law, started his career in 1981 as a manager on the farm he now owns.

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Robotic dairy farm adopts new farming policy

Published: 23 October 2015

Dorset-based Alan Perrett has invested to help mitigate the effects of rising input costs and falling milk prices.

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Commercial lets and livery stables put farm assets to maximum use

Published: 23 October 2015

Hampshire-based Tom and Alison Coleman borrowed to improve the asset value and earning potential of the property they already owned.

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Award-winning dairy produce bolsters Scottish family farm

Published: 23 October 2015

Central-Scotland based Robert and Katy Rodger invested in the conversion of an old calf barn into a café, as well as diversifying into ice-cream, yoghurt and cheese production.

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Support enables egg farm to expand

Published: 23 October 2015

Sussex-based Mark and Sam Beckett have invested in an expansion and cost-savings policy to help tackle market-place volatility.

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Tenancy purchased-trend boosted by low interest rates

Published: 22 May 2015

Kevin Guy, who specialises in the valuation of rural properties for George F White, discusses the rise in numbers of tenant farmers purchasing their farm.

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Continuing support helps build sizeable dairy operation

Published: 22 May 2015

Herefordshire-based Fred and Rosemary Simcock’s dairy production has constantly invested and expanded over the past 27 years with the continual support of AMC.

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Flexible loan provides efficient purchasing power for diversified arable business

Published: 22 May 2015

Hertfordshire-based AT Bone and Sons have reduced their reliance on overdraft facilities and improved their purchasing power with a Flexible Facility.

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Cash flow worries eased during family farming expansion

Published: 22 May 2015

The Kent-based Gormley family has invested into expanding its cow numbers and setting itself up for long-term milk produce, despite price volatilities.

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