Farm Shops


With over independent 400 projects to date, we have extensive experience of consulting on the design and development of farm shops throughout the UK.

No matter what size the business is or could be, we know how to enhance an existing outlet, or how to go about developing a successful new-build. Our business planning services include site design, town planning, operational reviews across retail and catering areas.

Our initial consultation are detailed processes, enabling us to understand our clients personality, objectives and vision and our business planning advice is focused on financial, operational and town planning aspects, whilst ensuring our designs are also inspirational and meet the needs of the business and customer expectations.

With over 30 years experience, our business development services include full operational management advice, focusing on retail, catering and events. This service includes space planning, retail and catering merchandising, product ranging, budgeting and staff training.


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 said, “I am delighted to have been elected to the council and I am really looking forward to supporting the FRA and all its members. Having sat on an Association Board previously I am completely aware of the commitment needed and the trust and faith put upon me. I feel so lucky and proud to be part of such a fantastic association and industry.

“Here at Malcolm Scott Consultants we have more than thirty years’ experience in providing expert advice for business development and town planning. We are dedicated to giving our clients an end to end service to support them with their business development of any size through the UK and our client base is focused on independent owners.”

Andrew continued: “The Council acts on behalf of the Association and its members, establishing policies and managing all affairs and activities. Through the sharing of information and an ongoing commitment to supporting its members, the FRA helps farm retail enterprises achieve high standards throughout all aspects of their business. I’d encourage all new and existing farm shop owners to consider looking into the FRA.”

Rob Copley, Chairman the Farm Retail Association said: “From farm shops to farmers markets, and all suppliers and associates in between, the FRA is proud to champion this important industry. We’re delighted to welcome Andrew on board as a new council member. His industry experience and passion for independent retail is a welcome addition to the team, and we look forward to working together to further strengthen our network over the coming months”.

For further information about the Farm Retail Association, visit


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