Rural Accounting & Advisory Services

Discover tailored financial advice for farmers, landowners and rural business which provides solutions and technical expertise for businesses and individuals.

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of day-to-day accounting, from bookkeeping, accounts, tax compliance to complex business and tax planning and succession planning.

We understand rural businesses often face unique operational and financial challenges, including fluctuating cash flow, income streams, coupled complex tax rules and succession planning concerns. They require expert accounting, tax, and advisory services to navigate these challenges and future proof their businesses with sustainable investment and growth.

We understand the needs of our farming, landowning and rural clients and provide tailored solutions that meet their individual requirements.

Why us

Our experienced dynamic and proactive team of professionals specialise in farming and rural accounting and advisory services, boasting a deep understanding of the sector’s intricacies. With a track record of delivering tailored solutions, we ensure compliance, maximise tax efficiency, and support clients with long-term success.

We provide comprehensive financial solutions tailored to the specific needs of rural businesses and individuals, offering expert guidance and support every step of the way.



Accounting and Tax Planning & Compliance

Farming and Rural business are subject to specialist accounting and tax rules and reliefs; we can advise on complying with these whilst enabling our clients to minimise tax liabilities using the specialist reliefs.

Business Structure Advisory

We provide strategic guidance on expansion, diversification or downsizing enabling the business structure to be fit for the future, to take advantage of opportunities and managing risk.


Maximising income streams and, or succession planning may drive farming businesses to consider alternative use of land and property and we can help you navigate the tax and financial aspects of such changes.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)

The opportunity to generate an additional income from your farm property through BNG has a number of short and long term and financial and tax implications that should be considered before entering into such agreements. We specialise in this field.

Development Land

Whether you are considering a straight sale, an option agreement, collaboration, land pooling or promotion agreements, we can advise you on the tax planning options available to you.

Farm Sales

The sale of a field or whole farm may be subject to tax planning options to mitigate the tax cost on sale, so you may retain more of the sales proceeds, and we can help you consider planning options that may be suitable for you.

Tenancy Surrenders

We work with many tenant farmers and can help facilitate tax planning for tenancy surrenders.

Bookkeeping & Accounting

Maintain accurate financial records and management accounts to facilitate informed decision-making with financial and tax planning.

Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning

Secure the future of your rural business and business property and investment property and assets with specialist and personalised estate and capital taxes planning advice.

Succession Planning

Prepare for a secured retirement and business handover with tailored financial strategies and solutions for your families.

Financial Statements Preparation

Produce accurate financial statements compliant with regulatory standards and those which are specific to farmers and rural businesses.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Develop realistic budgets and forecasts, to support Cash Flow management and debt servicing so as to maintain liquidity and support business operations.

Debt Structures and Financial Analysis

Cashflow and Business operations are heavily integrated and ensuring debts are structured appropriately to ensure they do not add to operational challenges, we can review financial data to identify trends, opportunities, and risks.

Payroll Services

Efficient payroll processing, compliance, and reporting to ensure smooth operations.

GAAR and Anti Avoidance

We help clients achieve their tax planning objectives within the bounds of the law while minimising the risk of adverse tax consequences and penalties.

Rural Accounting & Advisory Team

Roy Jackson

Rural Partner

Roy has worked with our Agricultural clients for over 20 years and is committed to developing our team to enhance both client service and experience.

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Claire Smith

Rural Partner

Claire Smith joined WR Partners in August 2007, earning her ACA qualification and holding a degree in Accountancy. Claire has worked in various business sectors including rural, professional, and corporate services.

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Andrew Rawlings

Rural Director

Andrew has considerable experience in all areas of accounts and taxation, specialising in advising agricultural clients.

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Kathryn Rawlings

Rural Director

Kathryn joined the Rural team and studied towards and achieved her ACCA qualification and has continued to work with Agricultural clients ever since.

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Mike Atkin

Senior Client Manager

Mike is an accountant committed to helping family-owned farms and rural businesses. Mike is known for his practical approach, simplifying financial plans to make them understandable for his clients

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Cathrin Jane Roberts

Senior Client Manager

Cathrin Roberts joined WR Partners in 2006, starting her career as an experienced financial professional. With credentials including AAT, ACCA, and an ACCA practicing certificate, Cathrin brings a comprehensive skill set to her role.

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Lindy Pellow

Client Manager

Lindy Pellow’s journey with WR Partners began in 2010 when she joined the Graduate training scheme after completing her studies in Accounting and Finance Management at Aston University.

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Alexa Jayne Felton

Senior Client Manager

Alexa Felton’s journey with WR Partners began directly after her time at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in 2002. Specialising in the Agricultural sector, Alexa prepares annual accounts and self-assessment returns for a variety of entities.

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Stuart Jones

Senior Client Manager

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Lee Jones

Accounts Manager

Lee brings nearly a decade of experience, starting as an apprentice at WR Partners in June 2014. With a background in agriculture, he provides valuable insights in his role.

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Bethany Thomas

Client Manager

Bethany is a dedicated member of the Rural Services department and joined WR Partners in 2014. She has over 10 years of experience in accountancy, specialising in the agricultural sector.

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