The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) has said that it has boosted its provision for rural businesses in the south of England through the appointment of Amey Green to its new specialist support role.

Green has been appointed to support AMC’s network of regional agricultural managers (RAMs) and will join a team of nine RAMs and over 280 land agents.

As part of the team, Green will carry out the same work as the RAMs and the land agents by providing financial advice, funding and guidance to around 4,000 farming businesses across the south of England.

National sales director of AMC, Lee Baker, said Green will bring “considerable knowledge and experience” to her new role and will further complement the “existing strengths” of AMC’s team in south England.

“As British farming continues to navigate a period of considerable change, we recognise the need to constantly strive to improve and strengthen our capability and investing in our team is an important part of this.

Speaking on her appointment, Green said: “The south of England remains a key area of focus for AMC and I’m looking forward to helping rural businesses across the region to achieve their growth objectives, whatever their focus and ambitions for the future may be.

“2022 was a strong year for loan applications in the region and we’re continuing to build on this momentum in the early stages of the new year.”

Amey Green

Green has previously worked for Lloyds Bank’s commercial finance team since 2013 and will step into her new role at AMC effective immediately.

Amey Green

AMC said Green has worked closely with agricultural and land-based businesses, with experience in providing asset finance loans to help them invest in new farming machinery and equipment.

Green will work with AMC’s team of RAMs and the independent land agents who carry out the business’ loan application and valuation work across the region.

Her new remit will cover a “significant geographical region”, according to AMC, spanning the width of the south of England including the South West, South East, South Wales and the South Midlands.