Old Mill enhance farming service

By Anita Jaynes on 24 October, 2014

Leading rural accountants Old Mill have appointed an agricultural finance specialist to enhance their offering to farming clients.

Mike Awre, who recently retired from his role as Regional Agricultural Manager for Lloyds Bank Agriculture, has joined the Melksham office as a Consultant.

Mike, who worked for Lloyds for 45 years, has spent the last 20 years focussing solely on the agricultural community. He will be able to help clients with all the financial aspects of their business; something that is becoming increasingly important with the recent downturn in farm prices and the uncertain outlook.

Mike, who has plenty of experience with what he calls ‘challenging proposals’, says he is looking forward to using his experience at Lloyds to help farmers build better relationships with their banks.

He said “I am a great believer in encouraging communication with the banks, and hope that in my new role I will be able to help businesses with this, whether they are looking at cash flow problems or the more positive plans for new projects and enterprises.”

Richard Haines, head of the Old Mill Melksham office says Mike’s wide ranging experience combined with the fact that he is already so well known and respected throughout the South West will be a huge asset.

“We are excited to have Mike joining our team. His quiet calm style of advice is well respected by the farmers he has dealt with in Wiltshire and North Somerset over the years, and he has so much experience that he will significantly enhance the offering we can offer to our clients.”

Pictured above: Mike Awre of Old Mill Accountants