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monthly payment to cover all purchases from your regualr suppliers.
discounts for group members.
Who are W.A. Farm Supplies Ltd?
We are a non profit-making farmers’ buying
group which was founded in 1963 to serve local farmers and growers.
The Group is run by a Board of Directors and two part-time staff members:
Mrs Alison Wynn, Group Secretary and Mrs Monica Harding, Group Book-Keeper.
What do W.A. Farm Supplies do?
W.A.F.S. acts on behalf of farmers and growers
to secure preferential terms and discounts, giving Members a trading account
with some 200 suppliers. We act as
an administration office receiving invoices on behalf of our Members from all
the suppliers that they have used in the current month. Our Members can pay all their suppliers by issuing one cheque per month
to the Group Office, thus saving time and money.
What can I buy through W.A. Farm Supplies?
Members are issued with a list of
suppliers which gives contact details for suppliers offering commodities and
services as diverse as:-
repairs and servicing
feed, minerals and healthcare
chemicals, lime and seed
and electrical supplies
disposal and pest control
and office equipment
How do Members obtain goods?
All of our suppliers have an up to
date list of members. Members
approach suppliers direct to obtain goods or request services.
There are some exceptions to this such as fuel orders which are placed
through the Group Office, prices change daily and we will source the cheapest
for you. Commodities such as
fertiliser and concrete are also dealt with in the Group Office in order that we
can save our members time and money by obtaining quotes from our range of
suppliers. Members must give their
name to suppliers in order that invoices, when sent to the Group Office can be
allocated to the correct Member.
Who can join W.A. Farm Supplies?
Membership is limited to bona fide
farmers or growers or fully paid up members of the N.F.U.
How can I join?
Potential members should be proposed
by a current Board Member and seconded by a further Member.
Initial enquiries should be made to the Group Office.
What will it cost me?
When a new
Member joins the Group they pay a one-off membership fee of £10.
there is no annual subscription. We
than charge £10 per month for the first six months of trading, the remaining
months left of the financial year will be assessed on the first six months
trading. Thereafter members are
charged a monthly group charge to cover the office running costs, based on their
previous year’s turnover.
How do Members pay their accounts?
once received by the Group Office are processed monthly.
Members receive the original invoices, with no added commission charges
and all discounts passed directly on to the Member, together with an
accompanying statement. Accounts are
sent out on the 10th of the month or next working day and must be
settled by the 20th of the month.
What are the benefits of becoming a Member?
- Group discounts and preferential
- Discounts through bulk orders of
- Access to some 200 suppliers of
goods and services.
- Group Dairy Rations at
competitive rates, regularly analysed by an independent laboratory.
- An optional alliance with Crop
Advisors who source the cheapest suppliers of fertiliser, chemicals and
- A saving in time and money –
the Group will source cheapest quotes for its members.
- Only one monthly cheque required
to cover all purchases.
Where is the office based?
The Group Office is located at Wallett
Court, Southernden Road, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent.
How can I contact you?
Telephone: 01622 890835
and join us!
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