Employee Owned company, Sentry Limited, are pleased to announce a £501K trading profit for the 2018 harvest. This comes despite a potentially difficult year, challenged by extreme weather conditions across significant areas of the company’s trading regions.
Managing Director Paul Christian commented, ‘The company is making good progress towards protecting ourselves and our Clients from threats associated with the period beyond Brexit by spreading risk, creating new income streams and adding value to existing businesses where we can, although we are cautious of the longer-term issues surrounding climate change. We are pleased with our 2019 harvest marketing strategy which emphasises the importance of having strong Supply Partner relationships.’
We have made significant investment over the last three years in technology. Providing more sustainable husbandry techniques and improving efficiency and performance.
Sentry are positive about the future of UK Agriculture which is at the core of company activities, are proud to be involved in various industry educational and charity projects and provide rewarding careers for their employees through proactive training and development processes.
Paul further commented ‘The Management Team are committed to reducing carbon emitted from our farming operations. We are improving our knowledge surrounding our soils and recognise that our ability to develop and improve soil health is key to successful farming. We fully intend to meet the NFU’s targets of carbon neutral before 2040 and will utilise the carbon reduction and measuring tools as they become mainstream and better understood’.