jonathan armitage
Partner, Head of Agribusiness

Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience and is the head of the agribusiness team offering management and consultancy services to a wide range of clients.

Jonathan’s experience includes the management of farming businesses on behalf of a wide range of clients from individuals and family farms to trusts or charities to farms managed on behalf of national or international investment funds. He is also involved in regular consultancy work and administration of Joint venture arrangements including a large number of contract farming arrangements.

He advises potential farmland purchasers on investment return expectations and appropriate business structures.

As a chartered surveyor, Jonathan has significant experience in the management of farming businesses in an estate setting and advises landlords and tenants on matters such as rent reviews, end of tenancy claims, ingoing valuations.

He has a specialism in national and European farming policy and is advisor to the firm’s clients on the single payment scheme and common agricultural policy reform.

Jonathan has been a member of the central association of agricultural valuers farming & environment committee assessing the implications of proposals for changes to subsidies and regulations for farming businesses.

  • Strategic farm management consultancy
  • Business planning and investment appraisals
  • Setting up and management of contract farming arrangements and joint ventures
  • European policy research and advice
  • Basic payment scheme and cross compliance
  • Environmental stewardship and RDPE grant schemes
  • Business structures
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