Proseed Consulting Limited

Practical, honest and straightforward business advice for arable and diversified farming businesses

Proseed

Proseed Consulting – Rural Business Expertise

Proseed Consulting was set up in 2005 with the sole aim of providing high quality, relevant and practical advice to arable farming businesses, and allied sectors.

Roger Seed is the director and principal consultant, with a retained arable client base extending to over 11,000 hectares, stretching from the South Coast to the Scottish Borders. He holds BASIS and FACTS qualifications and is also a director of Trinity Grain Limited and Weald Granary – two of the largest independent grain storage and marketing co-operatives in Southern England. In addition to his consultancy work Roger is an active partner in the family farm based near Oxford, which focuses on 300 hectares of high quality cereal and pulse seed production.

Arable farm management
Arable farm management

Including advice on crop rotations, varietal selection, inputs purchasing, labour and machinery resourcing, grain storage and marketing

Budgeting and cash flow forecasting
Budgeting and cash flow forecasting

A range of business management tools to forecast, analyse and monitor financial performance, including preparation of forecasts to assist with bank discussions

Investment appraisal
Investment appraisal

Identifying whether and how to invest in larger capital projects, including land purchases, machinery and other assets

Contract farming agreements
Contract farming agreements

Drafting sustainable contract farming agreements for both landowner and contractor, together with subsequent monitoring, recording of meetings and preparation of final contract accounts

Strategy planning and business restructuring
Strategy planning and business restructuring

Whole farm appraisals to include time spent with owners and key stakeholders alongside preparation of budgeted scenarios to clearly identify business goals and strategic options, plus a clear path to maximise the chances of success

Grant applications
Grant applications

From preparing Expressions of Interest to writing business plans to support funding applications and assisting in claims for successful projects

Diversification projects
Diversification projects

Advice to identify diversification options, appraise alternatives, raise funding and help to implement new ventures

Benchmarking and performance monitoring
Benchmarking and performance monitoring

Comparing financial and technical performance with others of a similar type, identifying where performance exceeds the norm or where there is scope to improve