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Utilities for Farmers

To help you manage costs, comply with regulations, adopt innovative technologies, and mitigate risks, Woldmarsh is here to help you secure the right utility needs for your set-up. Enhancing the sustainability and resilience of your operations and quite literally keeping your farm running. 
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Electricity

At Woldmarsh, we currently buy electricity for over 4,000 sites - from cold stores to hatcheries, and driers to domestic properties and even churches, caravan parks and golf clubs.

We have worked with our chosen electricity supplier for well over a decade, a collaboration which has resulted in an exceptional working relationship, the benefits of which we can pass on to you. Consistency of service and excellent price plans both come as standard for our members, delivered by a dedicated team with considerable experience working in the energy sector. Only by working with fixed-price contracts, and negotiations being carried out on an annual or bi-annual basis, we can make your budgeting easier. 

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Telecoms

To keep you connected, via your mobile phone, landline, or broadband (including fibre and wireless internet solutions) we search for the best packages to bring you a choice of networks and options.

From your office to the palm of your hand, whether you have dedicated office time or prefer to answer enquiries on the go. We work closely with a number of mobile phone network suppliers including Vodafone, O2 and EE, to bring our members various price plans that suit businesses of all shapes and sizes, with terms that can be adapted throughout the term of the contract.

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IT Support & Software

Digital technology is no longer optional; it is absolutely part of our everyday lives even in such a hands-on industry as agriculture. From IT support and repair to training, the Woldmarsh team can support your needs including help with virus removal, Wi-Fi signal boosting, software upgrades...

Our trusted suppliers can source hardware systems, including laptops, computer-based units and internet phone systems.

We also work with software providers to offer members a variety of packages including:

  • Accounts packages that conform to Government VAT regulations
  • Crop and livestock records
  • Business accounts
  • Cloud-based backup systems

We also work with software providers to offer members a variety of packages including:

  • Accounts packages that conform to Government VAT regulations
  • Crop and livestock records
  • Business accounts
  • Cloud-based backup systems
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Ask a Question

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    Passionate about service

    If you’ve got any questions about our processes, services or support or want to provide us with some feedback, we would love to hear from you.

      Frequently asked questions

      With 60+ years of working with farmers of all sizes across the UK, primary we know you and your business. A national farming group with a goal to keep you farming sustainably into the future by.
      I'm interested in joining - what do I do next?

      Our friendly team in Membership Services is ready and waiting to come and see you.

      Getting to know you and your business is always the first step for us, so let us visit you to talk about how you can join the 1000s of Woldmarsh members already saving time and money.

      Call 01507 602396, option 4 or email membership@woldmarsh.com to take the first step in becoming a stakeholder.

      How long does the application process take?

      As soon as we receive your documents, applications are processed This, on average, takes 2-3 weeks.

      What do I need to provide?

      Three is the magic number as they say, and that’s all we need from you - three things:

      1. Your completed application pack - including your signed membership agreement
      2. Your audited accounts for the last two years
      3. Your basic farm data
      Who will see my accounts?

      As soon as your audited accounts have been received, they are sent - unread - to our accountants, strictly for their eyes only, nobody else will see your books. If you prefer, you can send them directly to our accountants.

      Do I have to be nominated by an existing Woldmarsh member to join?

      Absolutely not. Anyone can join Woldmarsh as long as they can provide the required information.

      Can I speak to an existing member?

      Of course. We have a number of members who would be happy to talk to you about their experience with us. Just ask and we can put you in touch with somebody

      Do I have to buy everything I need through Woldmarsh?

      No, there is no upfront commitment to purchase when you choose to work with Woldmarsh. The higher the spend through your account, the lower the levy rate you are charged, the cost of being a member is therefore based on your turnover through the group.

      Can you offer payment terms?

      Working with a multitude of suppliers means we are often able to work collaboratively with them to offer payment options to members. If you are looking to manage your input payments, just ask. Our friendly team of experts is always here to help.

      Do you offer rebates on machinery and equipment?

      Of course. We have schemes in place with a number of suppliers who offer rebates to Woldmarsh members, with all rebates returned directly to you.

      What geographical area do you cover?

      We have members throughout the UK, although predominantly based in the east of England. Our office is based in Louth, Lincolnshire and from here we service all our members.

      How much does it cost to join?

      Woldmarsh doesn’t charge an annual acreage fee. There is a one-off joining fee of £250 + VAT and thereafter a minimum quarterly charge for the extensive service we offer which is outlined in our membership pack. This is, on average less than 1% of a member’s annual spend.

      Do members have responsibility for each others' bad debts?

      No. All our members contribute to the Woldmarsh Contingency Fund (£8/month for the first five years of membership, reducing to £4/month thereafter), in the event of a bad debt this fund would be used.

      How do I buy products and services through Woldmarsh?

      There are many ways you can buy products and services through Woldmarsh.

      • You can speak to a supplier directly and ask for an invoice to be booked to your Woldmarsh account.
      • Ask the office to arrange quotes for a product or service, you confirm which one you would like to proceed with and we place the order with the supplier.
      • Ask your agronomist to liaise directly with our Crop Inputs team and order chemicals, seed and fertiliser on your behalf.

      Our specialist teams will review product quality, supply availability and price to get the right deal for you. Every time.

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