Member Showcase

Tom Carr MIAgrM

Tom is  Farm Manager on the Earl of Plymouth Estate where he looks after a 2000ha privately owned mixed farm encompassing arable, dairy, beef, sheep and pigs in south Shropshire. They currently grow a range of spring and winter crops and supply their farm shop with meat and milk.

How does Institute membership help you in your current role?

The institute keeps me up to date with the latest thinking in the field of farm management and allows me to help influence ...

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James Miles-Hobbs MIAgrM CEnv

James has been practicing as a farm business consultant for over 30 years, specialising in renewable energy helping farmers and landowners invest in their own renewable energy projects.

After time as an equity partner with Andersons (The Farm Business Consultants) and with Savills he started his own business in 2004.

Why did you join the Institute?

In joined the Institute in 2004 when I went on my own.  Having been used to working in large consultancy organisations where I have an internal network ...

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Aled Thomas CMIAgrM

A recently appointed Commended Member of the Institute, Aled comes from a beef and arable farm near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.  Both his parents were Police Detectives and bought the farm in the early 1990's for when they retire.  Stating with just 20 acres they now farm nearly 350 acres in total.

After school he spent a year working on the farm, before going to Harper Adams University. Recently he has joined a farming partnership on the home farm with his father and ...

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Jill Hewitt PFIAgrM

Jill runs her own successful business, Springtime Consultancy, specialising in project management, lobbying and communications.

Previously Chief Executive of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) for over 12 years, Jill is currently responsible for political lobbying, technical projects and communications at the NAAC, while also managing projects for major retailers, machinery manufacturers, specialist farming groups and writing for the farming press.

Jill grew up on a farm in Lincolnshire, has a degree in Agriculture and is passionate about all things farming. ...

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John Giles FIAgrM

A past Chair of the Institute, John is a Divisional Director with Promar International, the agrifood value chain consultancy business owned by Genus plc.  He has worked extensively on agri food marketing assignments throughout the UK and in some 60 other countries with clients including government agencies, trade and industry associations and leading UK and international food and drink companies.

He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading, Chair of the Organising Committee of the City Food Lecture (held ...

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Adrian Cannon PMIAgrM

Adrian is a Rural Partner of Tayler & Fletcher, a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors, Property Consultants and Auctioneers based in the North Cotswolds.  As rural partner he undertake a wide variety of work for clients including farm management, BPS, ES applications and farmland sales through to valuations and expert witness work.

How does Institute membership help you in your current role?

As a PAgric I believe that when working with clients Institute membership helps give me a rounded view of ...

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Andrew Blenkiron PFIAgrM

Andrew Blenkiron, a Fellow of the Institute, is Estate Director for the 4,400ha Euston Estate in Suffolk where he is responsible for the management and development of a rural business comprising 2600ha farmed in hand, 1200ha let farms, 600ha of woodland, as well as a significant involvement in renewables including 13MW of PV and a 2.5MW equivalent gas to grid AD plant.

How does Institute membership help you in your current role?

My current duties are many and varied including all aspects ...

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Dr. Alison Bailey FIAgrM

Alison Bailey is Professor of Farm Management and Head of the Department of Land Management and Systems at Lincoln University, New Zealand.  She is responsible for delivery of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of agricultural and horticultural related subjects, leading on research in farm management, and is a member of the University Farm Management Committee which includes dairy, hill sheep and beef, and cropping farms.

How does institute membership help you in your current role?

Membership was invaluable ...

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Robert Gazely PMIAgrM

Robert Gazely is Senior Associate Director in Strutt and Parker’s Farming Department and Head of farming in Essex and Kent, managing a team of six providing farm management on 20,000 acres, crop management on 28,000 acres and consultancy services on 55,000 acres.

How does institute membership help you in your current role?

In a number of ways.  Attendance at events and being involved as a member of Council creates opportunities for personal development and access to a wide network.  I was previously ...

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