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Farm Retail Association Council

8 March 2021

Andrew Burton of Malcolm Scott Consultants has recently been elected to the Council of the Farm Retail Association (FRA), a national body which supports and celebrates farm retailers across the UK. Andrew has been involved with rural retail and catering businesses for over 20 years. Andrew said, “I am delighted to have been elected to […]


25 February 2021

Work is underway to enhance the offering at a Southend garden centre, with a 90-seat restaurant being constructed to complement the existing retail offer at Scott’s of Southend garden centre near Rochford. Once completed, the restaurant is also expected to create 12 new jobs. The business instructed business development and planning specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants […]


25 January 2021

In a world where sustainability and environmental responsibility are becoming must-meet requirements for discerning consumers, it is in all businesses interests to make sure their organisation ticks as many boxes as possible – and for farm shops it’s particularly important. 2020 may have brought an entirely new challenge to the farm shop sector, but the […]