Farm Succession Planning

“The elephant on the farm” – It’s time to talk about the future of your farming business.

According to research carried out by Farmer’s Weekly, 60% of UK family farms do not have a succession plan in place.  
Succession doesn’t just happen; so don’t put it off.

We all put off discussions that can involve uncomfortable compromises, and the transition can be hard. Having conversations early can manage expectations, protect you, your farm and your business from emergencies and family fallouts, and give you peace of mind about moving on, winding down or releasing capital. 

Pulling the plaster off now is a great way to avoid expensive court cases, complicated probate rows, and the stress and poor effects on mental health that can risk familial relationships permanently.

Planning for the future is absolutely not saying you’re tired, retiring or less capable of carrying out the hard work you have been doing every day for decades. 

Succession planning is ESSENTIAL, no matter how you look at it, and our specialists can guide and mediate those tricky discussions. 

Don’t make family farm arguments the hill you die on.

We instigate and mediate conversations, and assist with the uncomfortable matters and compromises that other businesses don’t delve in to, in a confidential way.  

Our succession Expert, Becky Miles also delivers talks and Q&As on succession and how to move forward. 

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Types of succession planning

Family legacy 

Managing the delicate balance between supporting your next generation, maintaining your family legacy and ensuring that your business remains viable as you do. 

Business management handovers 

Ensuring business continuity through staff changes, altering priorities and moving on. Identifying those to fill the space and developing their skills appropriately to prepare them. 

Farm and business diversification  

Setting out future business goals, taking advantage of next generation’s strengths, and satisfying multiple succesors. 

Successful clients say

We’ve been working with Real Success since 2013. What began as some training workshops to help our leadership team is now a regular coaching and consulting service across broad areas of our business. We’ve introduced leadership and management skills and we have seen vast improvements in our recruitment policy, staff retention and associated costs. We’ve hugely improve our communication and cross functional abilities too. Real Success were integral to our farm being awarded the Farmers Weekly Dairy Farm of the Year in 2016 and I’m delighted that Real Success remain part of our team of consultants and with the impact their work has made to our bottom line.

Geoff SayersFarm Owner, The Carswell Group

We’ve been working with Real Success since 2013. What began as some training workshops to help our leadership team is now a regular coaching and consulting service across broad areas of our business. We’ve introduced leadership and management skills and we have seen vast improvements in our recruitment policy, staff retention and associated costs. We’ve hugely improve our communication and cross functional abilities too. Real Success were integral to our farm being awarded the Farmers Weekly Dairy Farm of the Year in 2016 and I’m delighted that Real Success remain part of our team of consultants and with the impact their work has made to our bottom line.

Geoff SayersFarm Owner, The Carswell Group

We’ve been working with Real Success since 2013. What began as some training workshops to help our leadership team is now a regular coaching and consulting service across broad areas of our business. We’ve introduced leadership and management skills and we have seen vast improvements in our recruitment policy, staff retention and associated costs. We’ve hugely improve our communication and cross functional abilities too. Real Success were integral to our farm being awarded the Farmers Weekly Dairy Farm of the Year in 2016 and I’m delighted that Real Success remain part of our team of consultants and with the impact their work has made to our bottom line.

Geoff SayersFarm Owner, The Carswell Group

We’ve been working with Real Success since 2013. What began as some training workshops to help our leadership team is now a regular coaching and consulting service across broad areas of our business. We’ve introduced leadership and management skills and we have seen vast improvements in our recruitment policy, staff retention and associated costs. We’ve hugely improve our communication and cross functional abilities too. Real Success were integral to our farm being awarded the Farmers Weekly Dairy Farm of the Year in 2016 and I’m delighted that Real Success remain part of our team of consultants and with the impact their work has made to our bottom line.

Geoff SayersFarm Owner, The Carswell Group

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