Rural business

Unique support for a unique sector

At PM+M, we take a keen and enthusiastic interest in rural businesses and know how important they are to the North West by first-hand experience. A number of our accounting team has family roots in rural business, so we understand the practicalities and unique challenges, as well as having a passionate, personal investment in helping you succeed.

We have worked with rural clients of all types for over 40 years, including: landed estates and trusts, agricultural and diversified farm businesses, all stages of the agricultural supply chain, food manufacturers and many other land based businesses. While we can’t predict weather conditions or the threat of disease, we can help you develop an in-depth business plan, so that you can be prepared.

In our Blackburn and Burnley based offices, our specialist departments of wealth management, tax planning, and accounting work together, so we can give you comprehensive advice on all areas of rural business management, including:

  • Budget and cash flow management
  • Funding - including grant applications
  • Diversification and business improvement
  • Maximising property assets
  • Farm business succession planning and mediation
  • Capital gains and inheritance tax planning
  • VAT planning
  • Tax relief on development & diversification
  • Fee protection insurance for HMRC enquiries

We can also help you with estate planning and trusts or running family businesses.

We know that every rural business is different and we enjoy getting to know our clients. Our accounting advisers take time to work with you and understand your financial goals, so that we can tailor our service to your requirements.

As members of the National Farmers Union (NFU), the Country Landowners Association (CLA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, we have the breadth of specialist knowledge to give personal advice specific to the needs of your rural business. Our participation in Praxity, a global alliance of independent accounting firms, also makes us well-placed to advise you on any global finance issues that may affect you.

We can give you our full support and all-encompassing financial services, which include: accounting, bookkeeping, administration, IT support, and payroll services. If you find all these time consuming tasks of running a business get in the way, through our Run My Business programme for rural businesses, you can outsource everything to us and we’ll take care of it for you hassle-free.

We’re always happy to discuss rural businesses and your needs. You can contact us for advice and to arrange a free introductory meeting at our Blackburn and Burnley offices or at a place of your convenience.