Agricultural Business Consultant - Associate
About the Firm
Brown&Co was formed in 1993 following a management buyout from Royal Life Estates. Since then the firm has grown substantially and today we are a leading provider of Agricultural Business Consultancy services to a broad, established and growing client base across the spectrum of private farming clients, together with institutional and corporate businesses. The incorporates agricultural consultancy, agency, valuation , planning and professional services delivery across the whole range of rural & agricultural businesses, rural, commercial and residential property and the environment.
From an increasing network of offices throughout East Anglia, the Midlands and the Yorkshire and Humber region, as well as overseas (Poland, Romania and the Caribbean), we combine a high level of specialist technical expertise with experience and local knowledge. Brown&Co has been delivering farm management and farm business advisory services to farmers and landowners for 30+ years across a growing client base both in the UK and overseas.
The firm has a real commitment to build strong, proactive, and long-term relationships with both corporate and private clients, for whom we strive to deliver the best results through retained, long term business relationships which are very much part of the clients management team. We value long term client relationships which span generations and deliver business value and growth to our client base.
Our well trained and enthusiastic staff are encouraged by the partners to play an active part in the firm's future development and success as indeed they have done through the 30 years of growth and development of the firm.
Overview of Role
An opportunity has arisen for a full time, experienced Agricultural Business Consultant working in the Norwich office. Ideal candidates will have experience in the farming and/or advisory sector and a relevant science or management degree level qualification, combined with a depth of agricultural sector experience.
The successful candidate will have a pivotal role working with a dynamic team supporting an established long term client base of farmers and producers through the agricultural sector changes ahead. To deliver this will require excellent team working abilities, a proven effectiveness in self-organisation and deadline delivery and strong interpersonal skills, alongside a business intellect focused on delivering the best outcomes and value for farming clients and landowners in the UK and further afield.
The role will enjoy the benefit of working for a long term established, varied client base with rewarding and challenging opportunities for additional value add and on farm project generation and delivery across the spectrum of business planning/budgeting, financial analysis and control, major project development and grant applications, together with the routine of BPS, CSS, SFI, etc. There will also be an opportunity for overseas work, working on International projects the firm is engaged with alongside the lead Brown&Co partner.
This role has plenty of scope for career development and promotion within Brown&Co, with the opportunity for potential partnership.
- Client facing
- Client relationship responsibility
- Value delivery to an established long term retained client base
- Work with a lead partner in the team
- Minimum of 3 years experience
- Varied farm / ag business analysis and practice or advisory experience
- Relevant Degree, or similar level education
- Norwich based
- 25 days holiday increasing to 28 after 3 years of service.
- Life Assurance of 4x basic salary
- Private Medical Cover (After 12 months of employment)
- Travel Insurance (After 12 months of employment)
- Recommend-A-Friend Scheme
- Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Holiday Buy Back Scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Car Allowance or Company Car