The Team

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Louise Cox

Louise Cox - Sales Manager

01935 85099307943 684215


Louise joined DBL in March 2021 initially to provide administration support to the sales team, and to manage the website, newsletter and social media platforms.  During this time Louise has gained a valuable amount of experience sourcing and pricing a vast array of commodities and products.  Louise has also been involved with the day to day accounts procedures, this has enabled her to gain a greater understanding of the business. In April 2023, Louise was appointed Sales Manager. 

A farmers daughter, Louise spent her early career working on the family dairy and arable farm in Dorset.  Whilst working on the farm she went on to gain Diploma’s in Agriculture and Farm Business Management.  A change in direction led to nearly twenty years working for a regional firm of auctioneers in their Farm Sales Department at Sedgemoor Auction Centre and latterly in their Antiques Saleroom in administration and customer facing roles.

Louise has knowledge in all aspects livestock farming, but has a particular interest in dairying. 


  • Sales, including sourcing and pricing products
  • Marketing; newsletter, website and social media
  • Customer & supplier relations


  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Farm Business Management
  • Diploma in Business and Administration
Sarah Boland

Sarah Boland - Accounts Administrator

Sarah joined DBL Buying Group in March 2024 as Accounts Administrator. 

She is fully AAT qualified with 20 year experience in busy finance teams. Sarah started out at Battens Solicitors and moved to focus on managing the family business when children came along.

Outside of work Sarah is a taxi service to her pre-teen girls, enjoys gardening and loves to travel.

Gerard Finnan

Gerard Finnan - Director

B.Agr Sc (Hons)
01935 85009307976 426420


Gerard has over thirty years experience as a farm business consultant.

He specialises in the provision of strategic farm business advice tailored to the business and individual’s goals and objectives. Gerard specialises in dairy and livestock management systems.


  • Business Appraisals & Financial Planning
  • Management Accounts & Cost Control
  • Facilitator of discussion groups
  • JV Farming Agreements
  • Group Commodity Buying
  • Specialist technical dairy and livestock advice regarding grassland and livestock and soils nutrition
  • Buying Group & Commodity Purchase administration


1989 B.Agr. Sc (Hons) Agriculture

2002  SFEDI Business Adviser

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper - Director

01935 85009307798 673665


Having been involved with farming since the late 80’s I am passionate about UK agriculture and providing a professional service to the rural community. 

My work mainly involves business management advise to dairy, beef and mixed farms helping the business achieve its objectives.


  • Business appraisals
  • Business plans
  • Budgeting
  • Rent tenders
  • Dairy herd management and nutrition
  • Soil and nutrient plans
  • Fertiliser planning
  • Forage and grazing management
  • Discussion group facilitation
  • Agricultural planning appraisals
  • Lean Farm Management



BSc(Hons) Agricultural Business Management

Member of BIAC

SFEDI accredited