Unlike many commercial finance brokers and lenders offering finance to farming and rural communities Wattsford Commercial Finance has a genuine understanding and interest in agriculture, the countryside and rural communities.
Our Principal, Andrew Wattsford, started his career in farming working as a student on a farm in the Scottish Borders before going to Agricultural College in Nottinghamshire to study Agricultural Merchanting. Andrew is a past YFC member and after graduating worked for an Agricultural Merchant in Northumberland.
Andrew’s background and interest in farming has given him a real understanding of the issues facing British farming and he continues to work closely with Rural Business Consultants and Farmer Networks to secure finance and wherever feasible rural funding such as rural grant and payment schemes.
- Livestock finance
Our livestock experience covers dairy, beef, sheep and poultry. Our facility can be used repeatedly for auction purchases, B&B, heifer replacement or even new infrastructure.
- Property renovation and repair
We provide loans to help renovate and repair property assets, which result in capital appreciation or income generation.
- Recovery and restructure
We understand the need to take control and rationally plan when financial pressure is acute. Our facility can provide a window to achieve this.
- Renewable energy
We have considerable experience in financing AD, hydro, solar and wind power, for construction or operation.
- Farm Diversification
We understand the need to create new revenue streams and support all types of business diversification, from holiday lets through to farm shops or new crops.
- Purchase of land
We help farmers move quickly to secure land and expand their business, as acreage may come available at any time and often at short notice.