Planning for Profit: Level 2 (2 day event)

Past Event - booking closed

Thu, 11 November 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hetland Hall Hotel, near Carrutherstown, A75, Dumfries and Galloway


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Aimed at dairy farm owners and managers, AHDB Dairy invite you to a short course to build your confidence and develop your skills, enabling you to understand how your dairy business is performing and where to focus your efforts to drive profit and build a sustainable business. These will be delivered over 2 days and offered at two different levels.

Level 1: Attend this course if you are new to leading on the business decisions within the business or have the need to understand the financial structure of the business better in order to plan for the future. Book Level 1 here.

Level 2: Attend this course if you already have a good understanding of the financial structure of the business and are looking to future proof the current business to grow. 

Level 2

Dates: Thursday 11th November 2021 & Monday 15th November 2021

Time: 10:00 – 16:00; Lunch and refreshments provided

Venue: Hetland Hall Hotel, near Carrutherstown, A75, Dumfries DG1 4JX

Trainer: Tony Evans, Head of dairy and livestock consultancy team at Andersons Consulting

Day one

  • Reviewing previous performance – identify strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats
  • Baseline Budget before moving onwards
  • Measuring your Net Worth and understanding the values
  • Driving the finances of a better business
  • Identifying opportunities – more reward or just more work?!?!

Day two

  • Monitoring and adapting to change
  • Managing business growth
  • Running bigger or multiple units
  • Structure and communication
    • Reporting/accounting
    • Challenging
    • Adapting to change

We have run this course before, and attendees were very positive about the changes they were able to make because of using ideas from the sessions.

“This course cut straight to the nuts and bolts of understanding and controlling our business. Lots of very useful business planning tools that we regularly use.” - Chris and Rachel Knowles, Trink Dairy, Cornwall.

It is essential you commit to attending both days and bring your latest set of annual accounts (not to share with others but to use during the course as actual data for your business) and a note of your annual saleable milk volume in litres.


For more information or to book a place (max 2 places per business – we would encourage you to please bring your business partner) please contact:

Level 1: James Hague on or 07792 289386

Level 2: Doreen Anderson on or 07901 116454