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Business and

Admin Training

for the UK Agricultural Industry

-designed by farmers for farmers



David and Christine Thompson are tenant farmers managing a mixed farming system of 240has on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park.


Christine has worked within farm business administration for the majority of her working life and is an experienced trainer of the same.  After selling her successful farm administration business in 2014, she concentrated on the training element of the industry and has since developed and delivered courses and workshops for farm administrators, family farm businesses, rural support networks and associated agricultural companies.

All courses and workshops will enable attendees to update their admin and financial recording skills and knowledge base in preparation for the upcoming ATP and delinking of payments and are accredited by UK Rural Skills.

Call Christine for an informal chat about how ABT can help you and your business.




Preparing For Change - Workshop 

This workshop will enable attendees to update their skills and knowledge base to ensure a better understanding of their farm financial recording procedures. It will help prepare essential management information for the future as UK farming moves into the Agricultural Transition period.


It will also give attendees the opportunity to review their current systems in preparation for future HMRC regulatory requirements.

Various delivery formats available over either one full day or two half days.

Agricultural Bookkeeping & Management Accounts

Improve your confidence and knowledge of farm bookkeeping in readiness for moving into the Agricultural Transition Period and delinking of direct payments.  This UKRS accredited, two-day course will be held at the following venues this autumn and is aimed at members of farming families who undertake their own record keeping.



  • Industry update

  • Understanding Accounting Terminology

  • Financial Recording Software Systems

  • Detailed VAT Update

  • Understanding the Chart of Accounts

  • The "Quirks" of Farm Financial Recording

  • The Bank Reconciliation

  • Year End Checks

  • The Profit and Loss Account explained

  • Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • Business & Enterprise Margins

  • The Choice Is Yours!



  • Helmsley, North Yorkshire - Friday 20th and Sat 21st October

  • Yorkshire Dales: Sun 19th & Sun 26th Nov (Farmer Network Farming Ambition Group for 18-30yo)

  • Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire - Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 2024

  • Cumbria:  Feb '24 (Farmer Network Farming Ambition Group for 18-30yo)

Other courses are also being held for private rural support networks across the country.


COST: £325 plus VAT (funding available in some cases)

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