Advisory Services

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Sentry uses knowledge and information to improve decision making and develop insights that give strategic advantage in a changing world.

Our advisory service focuses our corporate resources to provide an integrated, consistent and comprehensive package that delivers reliability in every field. We provide advice and expertise in all areas of management including consultancy, land agency, bookkeeping and accountancy.

We tailor our services to suit the individual client so that we can be as flexible as possible to their needs.  For those with one-off ad-hoc requirements, any farming business can take advantage of the unrivalled scale and breadth of our practical experience with Advisory Services.

Using a unique blend of operational and financial data from our own farms and from associate members, Sentry is able to benchmark and compare enterprises from nearly 100,000 acres.

We also derive significant benefit in comparing individual business performance to a wider sample of businesses through percentile analysis. This allows management teams to quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of their business– both of which are important to acknowledge – through our Focus Reports.

Management and Strategic Business Planning

  • Benchmarking
  • Enterprise reporting
  • Full business reviews
  • Alternative income analysis
  • Collaboration connections
  • Diversification advice

Financial, Accounting and Business Planning Expertise

  • Budget preparation
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Payroll services
  • VAT

Land and Estate Management

  • Land Agency
  • Property management
  • Strategic estate management
  • Land and property valuation
  • Contract farming agreements/farm business tenancies
  • Digital mapping
  • Planning applications
  • Land sales and purchases
  • Compensation claims

Technical, Agri-environment and Compliance Advice

  • Consulting Agronomy
  • Cross Compliance
  • Agri-environmental schemes – CSS, ESA, ELS and HLS
  • Single Payment Scheme
  • Health and safety policies