Stirling Tavener

Stirling Tavener is a senior consultant with Anson Advisory, providing virtual CFO (Chief Financial Officer) type services to businesses and agribusinesses, aiming to improve the profitability and management ease of client businesses. Often a more structured and corporate-type approach is sought by clients to develop and implement strategy, efficiency, profitability and business development to promote growth. By using an experienced professional to problem solve, trouble shoot and coach, business owners can up-skill quickly and cost effectively for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. The objective viewpoint an external professional can add to a business is priceless, as the lack of emotional attachment provides unbiased feedback to systematically improve operations. This external approach is great when assisting multiple owners of a business to determine fair and efficient decision making processes. Anson consultants can help setup suitable governance systems and processes to ensure the 'right approach' is taken for all owners. Other areas of specialty are; agricultural enterprises, grant writing, business development, business analysis and improved management reporting, business plans and cash flow projections to assist bank & government grant funding applications, negotiations for asset sales or purchases, land tenure and project management.

Top Reasons to Hire a Professional Agribusiness Financial Consultant

By Phoenix Jackson November 2021 Agribusiness is usually complex and labour intensive, therefore efficiencies should be sought by every possible means. This includes handling finances and making financial decisions.   “From policy shifts to competitive pressures and food safety issues, there is always some unpredictability in agricultural industries. With the help of a seasoned agricultural …

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Production sophistication & ‘new economies of scale’

By Stirling Tavener – March 2017 Agricultural production growth is dropping, terms of trade are increasing (meaning input costs are increasing faster than output growth). Producers need to be ‘smarter’ in how they manage their production systems. This involves adopting new smarter technologies, adapting to changing customer requirements and using external advisors who have skills …

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Australian rural properties well priced globally!

By Stirling Tavener – February 2017 The increasingly popular phrase ‘from mining boom to dining room’ is proving to be a self-fulfilling prophesy, although agricultural GDP is unlikely to ever reach the value of mining GDP. The contraction of the Australian mining industry has seen government focus shifting to the agricultural sector in the form …

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How do Australian agricultural property values compare globally?

Understanding values is important to everyone in agribusiness. Taking a long-term view of the performance of Australian farmland values is appropriate given the cyclical and often volatile weather and market conditions that characterise Australian farming. Farmland prices are a function of many variables including, but not limited to: rainfall, location, agricultural industry, productivity, land quality, …

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Notes from Agriworld Australia Conference, Sydney Olympic Park, 16-17th July 2015

The Agriworld conference is in its inaugural year and provided a forum for experts in their field to convey to agribusiness stakeholders the facts, figures, trends, export information and projections for global agribusiness for the next 35 years. To see the full program: http://www.agriworldaustralia.com.au/conference/Conference-Program/ There is a variety of information – find topics of interest …

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CSIRO global megatrends

I attended a seminar on Global megatrends recently and found this report to be very useful for thinking about your business strategically. What, where and how global trends will affect your business.   http://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Services/CSIRO-Futures/Futures-reports/Our-Future-World

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