James Brown - Partner, Agricultural Business Consultancy, BA (Hons)
James joined Brown&Co in 2008 having graduated from Harper Adams with a BA(Hons) in Business Management and Marketing. From a farming background James has significant practical on-farm experience. Now specialising in business appraisals, the setting up and monitoring of Contract Farming Agreements, Agricultural Legislation work covering Basic Payment Scheme regulation, Rural grants and Environmental Stewardship.
Becoming Partner in 2019 he leads the Agricultural Business Consultancy team in Banbury, James also works across the country with Banks and Investment Houses who require Due Diligence for Agricultural enterprises including the renewables sector with a focus on anaerobic digestion.
Offering strategic advice to livestock farmers involving a detailed business analysis, budget and cashflow production, liaising and negotiating with key stakeholders, scenario forecasting and ongoing business support to guide the delivery and implementation of strategic recommendations.
He has also undertaken international projects most notably a government project based in St Vincent & the Grenadines delivering property revaluation across all islands.