Our team appreciates the challenges business owners and stakeholders face in the sector of long production lead times,against the backdrop of investment security concerns, input and produce price volatility, environmental and welfare issues and customer behaviour that is influenced by the buyer behaviour of the major supermarkets.

Duncan Swift, Head of the Food Advisory Group, holds an MSc in Agricultural Business Management obtained from the Seale Hayne Faculty, University of Plymouth. This underpins the significant expertise he brings to the group which collectively has extensive on-farm and on-site experience in enterprises encompassing:


  • Business rescue and turnaround.
  • Features of Success diagnostics.
  • Buyer negotiation support.
  • Produce and customer contribution analytics.
  • Contingency planning.
  • Profit protection and retention strategies.
  • EU & UK corporate governance support.
  • Tax planning strategies.
  • Equity, asset-backed and other fund raising.
  • Trading option reviews.

Experience and credentials

  • Milk producer cooperative – financial and sale options review.
  • Manor Farm Ducks – going concern sale.
  • Dairywise – financial recovery which established leased milk quota trust status.
  • Top 5 UK arable concern – review and financial stabilisation to achieve a going-concern sale.
  • Milk producer joint venture – financial mediation and settlement.
  • Numerous agricultural, fixed charge chattel asset and Law of Property Act receiverships  relation to farms, crops & livestock.