Kite provides business services to the entire food supply chain.
Recognised as a specialist in the UK dairy industry, we also work with livestock and arable businesses, serving market sectors including farming, the agricultural supply trade, food processors, retailers and public sector organisations.In addition, we are recognised for our pioneering environmental work, particularly on the carbon footprint of primary production. We also operate a sister company, Advance Sourcing, which works to secure the best deals on agricultural inputs for our clients.
We are proud of our knowledge-base and our relationships, which are unique in fostering communication and understanding across the entire chain from farm to retailer. Read what some of our clients have said about us here. A summary of our key services is provided in this section but for more information please contact us.
Kite’s consultants work with some of the most progressive farmers in the UK and Europe, helping them to utilise their assets more effectively to achieve their business goals and stay ahead of the competition.
Our technical services include;
Dairy herd management
Nutrition and feeding
Effective milk marketing
Milk Monitor dairy costings
Health Monitor to benchmark key areas of cow health
Technical benchmarking using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Dairy cow breeding and genetic advice
Greenhouse gas reduction programmes
Forage and soil management
Building and systems design
Biogas generation on farm
Every business needs a clear understanding of its financial performance and a clear idea of where it’s heading.
We work with many businesses to provide strategic business management consultancy, including:
Staff management and training
Business benchmarking using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Partnership changes and succession planning
Volatility and risk management
Alternative diversification schemes
Kite Consulting is recognised and respected within the agricultural industry and has built strong relationships with some of the key players in food processing and retail.
We conduct a range of services including:
Industry modelling, comment and promotion
Best practice groups
Policy and market analysis
Developing pricing strategies that align supply and demand
Establishing supply groups
Business management advice including assistance with marketing, investments, financing and strategy
Business restructuring and turnaround management
Grant funding applications
New product development
Staff training and development
Due diligence and the evaluation of new investments
Kite undertakes substantial projects with many major food retailers, including:
Technical advice for retailer supplier groups
Market analysis and review
Supply chain development
Best practice groups
Services to public sector organisations.
Through our work with large numbers of farmers we are well placed to work with Government bodies at local, regional and national level, as well as other public sector organisations delivering:
Evaluation of alternative policies
Impact studies and modelling
The provision of impartial advice and business reviews to rural businesses
Sign-posting rural businesses to sources of funding and advice
Farming Connect - Cyswllt Ffermio
Kite Consulting is a main contractor to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Farming Connect programme, an integrated Wales-wide service for farming businesses.
This programme provides fully funded and subsidised business and technical advisory services to farming businesses across Wales, helping them to improve profitability and identify business opportunities.
For more information about this project please visit the Farming Connect website by clicking here
If you would like to discuss how Kite can help you with public sector projects please contact Neil Blackburn or Ros Hughes
Kite Consulting has the experience to make the complicated process of delivering a successful wind turbine project simple.
Many farms have the opportunity to generate a new revenue stream for their business, whilst simultaneously reducing their energy costs and carbon footprint, by installing a wind turbine.
Investing in renewable energy can help to protect your business from increasing energy costs and also generate income from the Government’s ‘feed in tariff’ scheme, while also avoiding the cost of the climate change levy.
We understand the farming industry and will provide technical advice about the suitability of a wind turbine system to ensure that it will meet both the present and the future requirements of your farm.
There are four main elements to the delivery, construction and commissioning of a successful small wind turbine installation – wind speed, grid connection, planning permission and finance.
Our team can assist you with each stage of this process.
The first step is to carry out an initial assessment to ensure there is sufficient wind speed and an appropriate site for the erection of a suitable turbine. If a suitable site is available we can then provide a more detailed assessment of the site and establish the size and suitability of a wind turbine for your circumstances.
Working with our partners we can provide a facility to take your project through the planning process. The planning specialists will prepare your planning application for you and deal with any issues that may arise.
We can also provide a budgeted and costed business plan and quotation for the installation of a turbine on your site to assist with sourcing finance. We will then work alongside you and the turbine installer through the construction and commissioning process.
Kite will work with you through each stage of the process to ensure a feasible and well-planned project is delivered on budget and on time, with a long term maintenance and servicing programme for the appropriate wind turbine.
For more information on wind turbines please contact Paul Fox on 01902 851007.