All about Ian Potter Associates
In 1984 the dairy industry was turned upside down by the imposition of the milk quota regime. In 1986 Potato Quota became tradable and nine years later sheep quotas and then suckler cow quotas were introduced and single farm payment entitlements were introduced in 2005.
Over that time the name of Ian Potter Associates has consistently headed the field in providing the very best quota market intelligence, knowledge, expertise, customer service and the most transparent and up to date prices in the market place.
Initially specialising entirely in
agricultural quotas, Ian Potter Associates began life in 1986 and is now both
Quite simply, if you are in the market to buy, sell or lease quota or entitlements or simply want advice on trading or on the increasingly complex regulations, then you need to associate yourself with Ian Potter Associates.
Whatever your requirements, we will help you with the answers, help you to decide what is right for your business and find you the best available deal.
Ian Potter Associates offers farmers unparalleled access to up-to-the-minute trading information - either over the phone, by fax or electronically by E-mail, by the internet -www.ipaquotas.co.uk, or via its free weekly dairy news bulletin. This enables you to keep abreast of movements in prices and latest news and helps you gauge the best time to move into the market.
No deal is too large or too small and our speed of service and technical efficiency is unrivalled in the market place. A customer service analysis of 5,756 farmers indicated that 99.7% of farmers were very happy with the service we provided. The same percentage said they would recommend Ian Potter Associates to others. Some 98.4% of farmers thought that Ian Potter Associates sales staff had an excellent knowledge of the market.
Logistically, anyone wanting to buy or lease in quota or entitlements has their requirements quickly and efficiently matched against computer records of farmers who wish to sell or lease out. To assist in this, a private sales register is held which is continually updated to display all available trades. Potential purchasers are updated regularly on this information.
When the right deal has been sourced, agreed and signed, it is completed cost-effectively and openly, without any hidden information or costs. Those selling or leasing out the quota pay the commission. Details of both parties to the transaction are contained on each contract invoice to ensure transparency as are our fees.
With the sale and leasing of milk quota there is no requirements for written contracts. All contracts are concluded over a recorded telephone call which creates a legally binding contract.
All contracts are concluded by highly trained office staff, which cuts out the frequent delays reported when paperwork is issued through a third party. A member of the Ian Potter team will liaise with you throughout the transaction, ensuring smooth and trouble-free completion.
Payments from purchasers and lessees are placed in a designated Client Account which protects all parties concerned and ensures the seller or lessor receives payment immediately the transfer is approved and the transfer is registered in the name of the purchaser or lessee. In the unlikely event that the transfer does not take place the purchaser or lessee's money is protected and is immediately returned, together with interest. Details are contained in our Term of Business.
With the company's objective to keep everything as simple as possible – our terms of business are written by solicitors in easy-to-understand words, which fully comply with EU regulations at all times.
Away from the farm gate, it should also be remembered that both the quota and entitlement markets are at all times fast moving and continually under review by politicians and legislators. It is vital, therefore, that the broker you choose to handle your trades stays in constant touch with the dynamic environment that surrounds it.
To this end, much time and effort is spent by Ian Potter himself on
legislative and political matters relating to quota and entitlements- both
Therefore, next time you want to move into any of these markets, pick up the phone and give us a call, or e-mail us. There's no obligation, nothing to lose, and everything to gain. We look forward to hearing from you, and to you becoming fully associated with Ian Potter Associates.
Ian Potter Marketing Services Limited (t/a Ian Potter Associates)
Registration No: 7219456 Registered in England