Finance for Agriculture is an FCA registered, Agricultural Finance Brokerage supporting UK farmers and rural businesses to access competitive finance
About Finance for Agriculture
Finance for Agriculture is genuinely independent, wholly impartial and offers straightforward honest advice, given freely and without obligation. With over 300 UK-based lenders we are committed to helping our farming and rural clients in any way we can.
One of the best ways we can do this is by ensuring a wide choice of lenders, creating as wide a range of potential options as possible for our clients and maximising the chances of successfully raising the money that you need.
Time and again we prove to our clients that we can secure funding where others fail and in the majority of cases our advice and support will save you significant amounts of money over the course of the loan.
The vast majority of specialist lenders in the current marketplace only accept qualified and packaged applications from Specialist Brokers who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority such as ourselves.
Meet the Team
Andrew Wattsford – Managing Broker
Andrew has over 30 years of business and financial experience with a career spanning sales, contract management and business consultancy where he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that is of real value to his clients.
Andrew started his career after studying Agricultural Merchanting at Brackenhurst Agricultural College, now part of Nottingham Trent University, with Farmway Ltd who are now part of Mole Valley Farmers. At Farmway Andrew was a regular visitor on farms and auction marts across Northumberland.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a Post Graduate in Management, a PRINCE2® Practitioner (Project Management) and SFEDI Accredited (Business Coaching).
Andrew has a wide range of interests and lives in Darlington with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, travel and spending time with his family.
Helena Wattsford – Manager
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Helena Wattsford is a qualified Teacher having gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is an Advanced English Skills Teacher. Before going into teaching Helena gained a B.A. in Business Administration specialising in International Business and worked for Procter and Gamble for several years before following the family calling and going into teaching.
Helena has a wide range of interests and lives in Darlington with her husband and sons. In her free time she enjoys meeting friends, shopping and spending time with her family.