Business consultant Mark appointed to Farming Connect’s Advisory Service

Published December 4th, 2018


A new adviser has been added to the AgriPlan Cymru Team for Business Planning under the Business Wales Farming Connect service.

Mark Lord, business consultant at Berrys, will be known to many in the agriculture sector as a former Lloyds Bank regional agricultural manager. He has a wealth of experience in managing farming clients with his specialism focusing on farm finance and how best to have this structured to meet the strategy of the business.

Mark is delighted to have been appointed to this role: “With change coming as we leave the EU and as the proposals in the Agriculture Bill start to take effect, farmers in Wales need to be reviewing their businesses to see how they will cope in the future,” he said.

Farmers in Wales wanting a business plan can benefit from 80 per cent of the cost being paid through Farming Connect, subject to a cap at 1500 euros equivalent (approx £1300).

For more information on how Mark can help and support your business please call him on 07384 250136 or email


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More about Mark Lord

Business Consultant
Tel: 01743 290634
Mobile: 07384 250136

Mark joined Berrys in 2017 having taken early retirement from Lloyds Bank after a 36 year career with more than two decades of experience within the Agricultural Sector.

Mark managed clients over a wide geographical area including Shropshire, North Wales, Cheshire and the northern parts of Herefordshire & Worcestershire. He has a wealth of experience gained from his time as Senior Agricultural Manager, managing clients operating in all the agricultural sectors and had responsibility for helping them with finance requests and business plans.

His role for Berrys involves the preparation of Business Plans for clients, appraising their business projects with full supporting analysis of their historic financial information and producing projected profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts. Plans can also include current technical and financial performance, past performance and comparative analysis against industry data, suggested improvements to the current system and alternative systems.

This allows the client to benefit not only from in-depth financial monitoring and forecasting, but also from the expertise of someone who knows how issues can be fixed, opportunities can be maximised and profit can be increased within agricultural businesses specifically.