Minshull Hall Jerseys
“Our dairy farm business had reached a crossroads where we were profitable, but we needed to expand our business in order to secure its future. Alan stepped up to the plate by giving us the confidence and expertise we needed to source the larger farm, produce in depth financial information for our bank and also have close liaison with the banks’ agribusiness partner. Alan always gives sound guidance when needed and is always ‘on your side’; he is an integral and valued part of our team”. MA & AH Platt – Minshull Hall Jerseys, Cheshire
Read more on pages 42-44 of the July 2013 edition of British Dairying’s online magazine about how the Mike & Alex Platt have more than doubled the area farmed and increased the size of their Jersey herd by 375%.
“As a family business we had already recognised that we needed to generate an alternative source of income. We had come up with the idea of producing our own ice cream, which would enable us to utilise our own milk. Having come up with the idea we were unsure how to go about implementing it. Alan provided us with some marketing advice, which reaffirmed our thoughts that there was an opportunity for farm made ice cream.
Alan then helped prepare a business plan which allowed us to acquire some grant funding and that enabled us to install the necessary equipment and facilities. Alan has continued to be available for us to bounce ideas off and help grow the product and the brand”. Ben & Gemma Beddoes – Dairy Dream Ice Cream www.dairydreams.co.uk