Our History - Velcourt

Velcourt was founded by farmers, and we still consider ourselves farmers first. We view our hands-on experience to be just as important as our business acumen.

At Velcourt, we’re proud of our co-investment and co-creation approach and the fact that we treat our clients’ enterprises as if they were our own. We’ve created a pricing model that incentivises maximum returns for our clients and we take every opportunity to pass the benefits of our size and scale back to the farm. 

Our staff are our most valuable resource: rigorously selected, trained to the highest industry standards and characterised by their expertise, professionalism and progressive outlook. We place huge emphasis on their continuing development, supported by our internal Research and Development team. Whether in the UK or abroad, we work in partnership with you to deliver your goals. 

Mid 1970s

As large institutions acquired agricultural land, Velcourt saw an opportunity to form more farm management partnerships. 

1980's

As many institutional investors sought to exit agriculture, Velcourt acquired land and sought buyers who wanted management services provided. By the end of the decade, Velcourt directly managed over 7,500 hectares.

2000's Onwards

More expansion and increased influence for Velcourt. Our dairy operation increased significantly: by 2003, we were managing 3000 cows and advising on another 2400. Today, Velcourt directly manages over 90,000 hectares in the UK and overseas. .

1967

Velcourt is founded in the West Country by farmer Robin Malim and three associates. Their vision was to put their expertise to managing farming enterprises for landowners.

Late 1970s

Velcourt began to develop technical alliances abroad: the very beginning of our International services and our unique R&D department, both of which continue to the present day.

1990's

A period of expansion and innovation for Velcourt. We took on an ambitious Management Training Scheme, lots of trials work and our first dairy enterprise. By 1995, we managed over 20,000 hectares.

1967

Velcourt founded in the West Country by farmer Robin Malim and three associates. Their vision: to put their expertise to managing farming enterprises for landowners.

Mid 1970s

As large institutions acquired agricultural land, Velcourt saw an opportunity to form more farm management partnerships. 

Late 1970s

Late 1970s: Velcourt began to develop technical alliances abroad: the very beginning of our International services and our unique R&D department, both of which continue to the present day.

1980s

As many institutional investors sought to exit agriculture, Velcourt acquired land and sought buyers who wanted management services provided. By the end of the decade, Velcourt directly managed over 7,500 hectares.

1990s

1990s: A period of expansion and innovation for Velcourt. We took on an ambitious Management Training Scheme, lots of trials work and our first dairy enterprise. By 1995, we managed over 20,000 hectares.

2000s Onwards

2000 onwards: More expansion and increased influence for Velcourt. Our dairy operation increased significantly: by 2003, we were managing 3000 cows and advising on another 2400. Today, Velcourt directly manages over 90,000 hectares in the UK and overseas. .

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