Support for You – Business Planning

Published May 7th, 2020

There is much discussion at present around “return to normal” after lockdown restrictions are lifted.

As yet, none of us know the full extent or impacts on businesses from the lockdown we have been in since mid-March. However, as the wheel starts to turn again, there will be many opportunities to review where your business sits and what measures need to be taken to return things to how they were.

In times of uncertainty, taking stock of where your business is and taking time out to think through your future strategy and how you need to implement that has great benefit.

Most banks will be looking for their clients to provide a detailed Business Plan to support their proposals whether you have new ideas or are reshaping the existing enterprises.

At Berrys, our Business Consultants have a wealth of experience and knowledge to support you through this process. We also have two ex-Bank Managers as part of our team who can provide insight into the banks’ likely requirements. Our consultants are available to support you wherever you are located.

Preparing a plan is not the end of the process – it is just the beginning. To get the maximum benefit, you need to keep the plan as a “live” document, review and update it regularly and monitor ongoing progress against the initial goals you set.

To discuss, please contact Mark Lord in the first instance on 01743 290634 email, all initial conversations are without obligation and entirely confidential.

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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.