Farming News - Top tips for farmers for building resilience ahead of Brexit

Top tips for farmers for building resilience ahead of Brexit

14 Oct 2019
Frontdesk / Finance

In the run up to October 31st (Brexit Day), Barclays Business Banking has published a report which champions some of the most innovative farmers across the UK, shining a spotlight on the farmers who have diversified to build resilience during this period of uncertainty.

The report, called Formidable Farmers, features Britain’s first commercial tea farm, Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall and Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre, Cumbria’s new tourist destination and other success stories. 

Please see here for the full report for more information.

The report also includes insights from farmers across the country on steps they’ve taken to build their businesses resilience, as compiled by Mark Suthern, National Head of Agriculture at Barclays Business Banking.

Their top five tips for successful diversification include:

  1. Know your market
  2. Build on your strengths
  3. Invest in new skills
  4. Collaborate with others
  5. Be prepared to change as needed