Andrew Nicholas


Director / Senior Consultant

Information: Andrew has been a farm business consultant since graduating from Harper Adams Agricultural College in 1998. He originally worked for Throup Slater Consultants, before leaving to manage a dairy herd of 700 cows. He then joined Harvey Hughes in February 2011. He is a Farming Connect approved consultant, member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) and holds a Certificate of Leadership & Management in Lean Management.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Business Review & Planning
  • Financial Budgeting and Management Accounting
  • Business Rescue and Financial Restructuring Packages
  • Succession planning
  • Share farming and contract farming arrangements
  • Dairy Herd Management including herd management protocols for fertility, lameness and mastitis
  • Milk contract reviews and negotiations
  • Basic Payment Scheme & Sustainable Farming Incentive Scheme Applications
  • Grant applications
  • Environmental scheme applications including Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Applications
  • Diversification and new business start-up
  • NVZ & Cross Compliance including NVZ appeals