ANM Group post trading surplus of £787,000

Posted: April 4, 2024

Co-op’s turnover advances 15% to £10.2m

ANM Group, the leading producer-owned co-operative, has published its Annual Report for the year to 31st December 2023, posting a trading surplus of £787,000, making possible a 2.75% return on shares held by members. The Thainstone based business has reported an increase in turnover of 15%, to £10.2m from last year’s £8.78m.

The results have highlighted the extent of member and customer savings through the Group’s co-operative status, including a £753,000 saving on average industry commission rates for the leading livestock auctioneer.  The positive Annual Report also confirms a healthy further increase in total member investment in the Group of 14%, not least due to 95 additional trading members joining the Group during the year.

The Report follows the Group’s recent acquisition of the Glasgow-based auctioneer Sweeney Kincaid, extending ANM’s reach into the central belt and south of Scotland. That acquisition occurred after the 2023 financial year ended and is therefore noted as a post-balance sheet event.

The full annual report can be viewed on the members news section of the website here.

ANM Group Chairman, Mike Macaulay warmly welcomed the results, saying:

“This outcome builds significantly on previous years and is testament to the strong strategic focus of the Group whilst relentlessly serving the best interests of our members. 

“Our strength over the last 150 years has always been in working across the rural and farming community to deliver the service they need.  The board are both pleased with these results and are looking forward to the future.”

Grant Rogerson, Chief Executive of ANM Group added:

“This has been a strong year for the Group overall.  I am proud of my team’s hard work and effort to deliver an excellent set of results despite the challenges faced by every business, with costs increasing significantly across the board.

Our auction rings continue to lead regionally and nationally as the place to realise the best value.  With major strategic initiatives coming forward, like the examination of options for an enhanced agri-hub at Thainstone, as well as our recent acquisition, our co-operative structure and diversity is a powerful mechanism to deliver for the Group, our members, and our customers.

The Group’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th April 2023 at 2pm in the Thainstone Exchange, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. All members are welcome.