Hutchinsons in collaboration deal with SWCC

National agronomy services provider Hutchinsons is to collaborate with South West Crop Care (SWCC), the long-established, privately-owned farm supply and crop consultancy business that has traded across Devon, Somerset and Dorset for the past 27 years. 

“This is a very exciting and positive development for the Hutchinsons business,” says company chairman David Hutchinson. “We already have a strong business based in the South West of England, with depots in Devizes in Wiltshire and Truro in Cornwall. This collaboration reflects our desire to develop our support for growers in Devon, Somerset and Dorset. We very much look forward to working closely with Ray Sweet and his Devon-based business, which complements us geographically, as well as with our technical expertise and product strengths.” 

SWCC director Ray Sweet adds: “We offer a full crop agronomy and agrochemicals service as well as supplying fertiliser and seed, based on our ethos of ‘turning knowledge into value for our customers’. We see this collaboration very much as taking a step forward in being able to secure the latest information, research advice and product supply for our customers, now and into the future.” 

So far in 2016, Hutchinsons has already acquired two independent agronomy businesses – Norman & Spicer in Northants and LW Vass (Agricultural) in Bedfordshire.