Free advice sessions for farmers at Hereford office of Berrys

Published February 21st, 2017

Farmers in Herefordshire and bordering areas looking for help with a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application, a diversification project, financing or a planning issue are being offered an hour’s free advice at the Hereford office of Berrys.

During February and March chartered surveyors and advisers at Berrys will be available for an hour’s free confidential consultation at their office at Newchurch Farm, Kinnersley, Hereford.

“For five weeks from February 20 we will be tacking different issues and farmers are welcome to call us to make an appointment to discuss any queries they may have,” said Ben Corbett, Berrys’ partner at the Herefordshire office.

“This offer is only available at the Hereford office, with the Berrys’ panel of advisers offering confidential guidance on the best way to proceed if you are in need of business finance or consultancy advice,” he explained.

The range of topics will include, for example;

  • Basic Payment Scheme – staff can help farmers check their 2016 claim statement and advise on the changes for the 2017 application.
  • Farm building conversions and advice on whether or not a particular building will need full planning permission.
  • Diversification – farmers with a potential project can check with Berrys the likelihood of any planning application succeeding.
  • The panel will be offering impartial, professional advice on planning, agricultural business matters and valuations.

These advice sessions are available for a limited time on a first come, first served basis so claim your hour’s free advice by calling Berrys at the Hereford office on 01544 598080 or

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More about Ben Corbett

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01432 809831
Mobile: 07799 902948

Ben is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a registered valuer, he joined Berrys in October 2013. Previously he worked for a large farm management company and for Savills where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006.

Ben manages the Hereford office and the growing range of services that the office delivers. He specialises in valuations, rural property consultancy, and rural property and business advice including planning and development consultancy.