A LEADING Cumbrian accountancy firm, Armstrong Watson, is flying the flag for British farming.

They have teamed up with Mitchell's Auction Mart at Cockermouth which will see the mart's restaurant and auction areas given a branding refresh.This new initiative ties in with the launch of Armstrong Watson’s new West Cumbria offices located just around the corner from the mart, which opened in October.

Armstrong Watson Agriculture Accounting Director, Jonathan York, said,"When all the 2020 regional summer agricultural shows and events were cancelled I was concerned that we would lose the opportunity to meet up with our clients and farming friends in a more social setting. I am a familiar face at Mitchells, with our office inside the mart, and having seen first-hand just how much farmers love to socialise with each other, it has always struck me how important this is. So when we saw an opportunity to support this initiative, I was really keen that we jumped at it, by providing a bright, welcoming environment for everyone attending and at the same time emphasising the firm’s support for British farming.”

Catherine Armstrong from Mitchells said:“The restaurant is a real social gathering for the local and regional farmers and COVID restrictions have really impacted. We want our mart customers to feel safe and we also want them to use the facilities at Mitchells when they are here. Having the backing from local business is key and we really appreciate the continued support Armstrong Watson offer us throughout the year. The Armstrong Watson signage really brightens the space and the ‘Flying the Flag for British Farming’ message is one we all stand behind.”

The Mitchell’s branding initiative is part of a wider ‘Flying the Flag for British Farming’ campaign by Armstrong Watson, which also includes billboard advertising located en-route to H&H Rosehill Mart, along Warwick Road in Carlisle.

Andrew Robinson, Head of Farming and Agriculture for Armstrong Watson said,“With Brexit changes just around the corner, and following on from what can only be described as an horrific year for the nation, we’re keen to shout loud and proud about our passion for the UK agricultural sector and our continued support for farming communities. What better way to demonstrate this than by ‘Flying the Flag for British Farming.’”