Financial Support Services

In an unpredictable and rapidly changing society you need clear guidance and strategic business planning.

By accessing industry insight to manage risk and ensure informed decision making, our team of professionals go above and beyond a traditional accountancy service, to provide you with complete financial support.

Our team of specialist agricultural Bookkeepers offer you a complete Bookkeeping Package, compatible with Making Tax Digital (MTD), directly from your Business Premises, or from our Head Office in Claydon, Suffolk. 

As Members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers we have the knowledge of offer you a personalised service which includes:

  • Maintaining Ledgers
  • Reconciling your Bank Accounts
  • Submitting VAT Returns
  • Monitoring Cashflow Levels

Upskill your time and take the pain out of Payroll Administration by trusting our experienced team who can offer you a full confidential Payroll Bureau Facility, including:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Submission of all relevant returns including Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Issuing P45s, P60s and other required Documentation
  • Assistance with Auto Enrolment Maintenance and Compliance 

Our team of qualified agricultural Accountants understand every business is different and will work to understand the financial aspects of yours.

Your Management Accounts will be tailored to your business needs and will include detailed gross margins and multi-enterprise reporting, for internal or external use.

Business strength starts with a clear, strategic plan based on data you trust. Our team can prepare detailed budgets with integrated and fully reconciled cashflow forecasts.

You will also receive regular reports on actual cashflow movements against the forecast, to ensure full financial visibility.

Our Team

Rebecca Arkley
Rebecca Arkley
Finance Director
Sophie Fawcett
Sophie Fawcett
Farms Accountant
Robin Drain
Robin Drain
Purchase Ledger Administrator
Charlotte Chatfield
Charlotte Chatfield
Accounts Assistant
Charlotte Pyther
Charlotte Pyther
Accounts Assistant
Charlotte Stenhouse
Charlotte Stenhouse
Accounts Assistant & Payroll
Julie Garrod
Julie Garrod
Bookkeeper & Payroll
Debbie Crampton
Debbie Crampton
Bookkeeper & Pensions

Additional Services

In 2019 Sentry made the decision to grow seed potatoes. This aligned with our strategy to diversify our business, adding value where possible.

With large areas of virgin, unirrigated, fertile land we had the opportunity to produce high quality seed potatoes. This business continues to grow with customers across the East of England taking advantage of our chronologically and physiologically aged seed, giving them a head start over seed from further North.

In 2021, we formed a joint venture with neighbouring farmers to set up Eastern Seed Growers to build a new cold store and grading line. All seed will now be marketed under this new business.

Our focus is on growing the varieties in demand within the current market, this includes: Melody, Sagitta, Mozart, Lanorma, Panther, Challenger, Orchestra and Lady Claire amongst others.

We welcome you to visit our fields throughout the summer to have a look for yourself and ask any questions.

Please contact John Barrett on 07970 549036 for more information or to arrange a visit.

 

Sentry are proud to offer high quality Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas Trees, grown by our dedicated Farm Team in our two Leicestershire plantations. We are passionate about providing the very best trees and customer service. View our Leicestershire plantations here.

For many years we have offered trees direct to the general public through our Temple Christmas Trees farm-gate outlet, based at Blackbrook Farm, Shepshed, Leicestershire. A growing band of loyal customers come to us year after year to select their tree and enjoy the family Christmas experience. For regular Temple Tree updates, including information about our popular “Pick Your Own” days please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We also sell Christmas Trees in partnership with other Sentry Farm locations, who use our knowledge and experience to develop their own farm-gate sales. This can include advice on trees, accessories, equipment, and marketing.

We welcome enquiries from wholesale customers, farm shops and retail outlets. Initial enquiries should be to John Hall on 07970 549007 who will be happy to discuss your requirements. Or arrange a plantation visit where our friendly team can show you what we have to offer.

Here at Sentry, we offer opportunities to either hone your shooting skills or to entertain guests with a wide variety of clay shooting options.

On Tuesday evenings at Wood Farm Chatteris, we open up our on-farm clayground where we offer an exciting 50 bird sporting layout from 3pm until late. The sporting set-up is regularly updated and includes a range of targets to suit everyone’s needs. If you are interested in a game shooting experience, then we also offer a 2 to 4 man simulated flush or a 25 bird compact sporting layout. 

Our trap setups are designed to also be moved around the area on a trailer and elevated up into the trees, producing a full simulated game for those interested in this unique experience. This can be done on our farm or moved around the country to cater to your needs. 

As with all good game days, our simulated days move around the farm and are accompanied by refreshments – The perfect experience for both corporate and personal entertainment. 

Please contact Ed King on 07970 549048 to book your next simulated shoot day.

Road Reclamation has been one of our core Diversification Projects for many years here at Sentry. 

Our team of experienced operators are able to crush a variety of materials found in many farm tracks, this helps remove potholes and bind the aggregate back together. We then grade the surface, creating appropriate cambers in order to manage water removal from the track. 

Finally using hydraulic compactor plates, we consolidate the surface for longevity. We suggest subsequent consolidation with a vibrating roller once the materials have settled. We are able to offer this service across East Anglia and are always willing to offer you advice where needed.

Please contact Ed King on 07970 549048 for further information.