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We're thrilled to announce that Peter Roberts, a seasoned farming consultant, has joined our agribusiness team as an Associate Partner. Peter Roberts has been hired as an Associate Partner by Fisher German after a 14-year career in farm business consultancy and he joins as the firm looks to help farmers through a particularly challenging time for the sector.

Peter's primary focus will be on assisting farmers in the Midlands. As they adapt to new funding sources and navigate the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) phase-out, Peter will provide valuable guidance on farm management and business development.

Peter said: “I had wanted to join a bigger firm, and Fisher German has an excellent reputation all over the country, so it was a great opportunity for me.

“I have an extensive background in farm consultancy, focusing on assisting clients to develop their businesses with a strong focus on the financials, so I am well placed to advise farmers about the best ways to manage their businesses through the adoption of new environmental schemes, whilst continuing to balance food production and ensure profitability.

“Farming businesses are facing real challenges at the moment, with the reduction of BPS payments, extreme weather and commodity price volatility all combining to put severe pressure on profitability and cashflow, but there are also opportunities out there to develop new income streams and potentially restructure existing enterprises.

“I’m looking forward to assisting as many farmers as I can to navigate these challenges, as well as winning more work for Fisher German.”

Joining Peter in our agribusiness team at Market Harborough is Vicky Povey, as an agribusiness graduate.

The two join the firm as it looks to expand its agribusiness team at Market Harborough further in the near future.

Head of Agribusiness, David Kinnersley, said: “It’s great to have a highly experienced agribusiness professional like Peter joining the team alongside a talented graduate like Vicky.

“Our goal is to grow the agribusiness team significantly out of our Market Harborough office, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to take on more staff of varying experience in the future as we continue to assist farmers across the Midlands.”

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