FARM FINANCE has been added to the services on offer from the H and H Group, via a collaboration with Mulberry Farming, a specialist division of brokerage firm, Mulberry Asset Finance.

H and H’s range of products and services includes livestock trading, rural insurance, land agency, property management and sales and lettings. By adding this form of asset finance, through their rural livestock centres and land and property offices across Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, the group is building further on its goal of providing a 'one-stop shop' provision for its customers and the rural community.

Mulberry Farming is a Cumbrian business that has established relationships with many of the leading farm finance companies in the UK, and all its staff are from farming backgrounds with an understanding of the diverse financial needs of the farmer – they 'talk farming language'.

H and H Group CEO Richard Rankin said: “This is a joint venture and through our land and property and livestock centres, we are providing a platform for our farmers and customers to access asset finance. Mulberry is already a trusted name with banks, accountancy practices and customers across the county. It is an established asset finance brokers company, authorised with the FCA, and it is their team who will obtain the finance for farmers.

“As a rural organisation, it is our aim to be able to advise on anything and everything within the rural sector and to support farmers’ livelihoods. I know that the team from Mulberry Farming are looking forward to meeting with customers at our marts over the forthcoming months and hopefully helping them secure the finance and cash flow they need.”

Mike Robinson of Mulberry Asset Finance added: “There is a natural synergy between H and H and ourselves, and it is a real privilege to be associated with the Group in this new venture. I know that H and H supports the agricultural industry in so many ways, but they don't directly offer asset finance to their customers.

"Going forward, my aim is to support and provide a great service to all farmers across Cumbria and the surrounding areas by helping them obtain the right type of asset finance for their needs.”

Two members of staff, Rebecca Braithwaite and Amelia Threfall, who are both well known in the agricultural community, will be working for H and H Farm Finance full time. As each are from farming families, and regularly attend livestock auctions and shows, they have a wealth of experience in all things farming and will provide customers with professional advice.