CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 87802

A diverse and interesting character combined with a variety of experience and diversity. Works to a very high standard and an excellent communicator.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NDA, BSc

Type of farming wanted

Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

-

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Machinery mined. Operates to a very high standard of cleanliness both in machine presentation and work standards. Pride in doing a job is something I consider very important. I have operated combines and forage harvesters while working locally.

Efficient and safe with high standards of maintenance and repair.

Quick learner and team player. Respectful of equipment. Supportive of others.

Experienced in training and coaching others around machine operation.

Other livestock experience

Grew up around family friends dairy farms. Part owned a 25 cow suckler herd and still have 150 sheep of my own.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

N/A

Age

40

Marital status

Divorced. Accommodation useful but not high priority.

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Berkshire

First language

English, German

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Running. Run my own company. Walk my dogs and work them with my sheep.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

183cm 93kg. Fit and healthy. 2 working collies.

Relevant health problems

No

Farming background

Self Employed

June 2019 - Present

- I decided to start my own company focussing on integrating ex armed forces men and women into the agricultural and horticultural industry.

- Self employed on farms around the south of England. Harvest spent running a large grain store in Wiltshire. Winter months spent hedge cutting, cattle work and fencing

- I am a Yellow Wellies farm safety and mental health ambassador.

Technology Consultant, covering West Sussex and Hampshire

November 2018 - May 2019

- Build trust with customers ranging from farmers to golf courses and vegetable producers

- Consult customers on technology solutions ranging from mobile app farm management software to satellite imagery and agricultural machines such as combines, seed drills and sprayers

- Develop new training material and sales strategies with cost information and customer benefits leading to a trustworthy business solution

Business Development & Crop Procurement Manager, Andover, Hampshire

December 2017 - October 2018

- I migrated from a Biogas company to the owners of the 6.5Mw Bio Methane Plant

- I worked in crop contract growing and led the procurement of approximately 3000 ha of Wholecrop Hybrid Rye and Maize for Anaerobic Digestion

- One critical factor for successful procurement was relationship management with our farmer customers who grew on an area contract basis.

- During my time successfully increased our average growing area from average 100 to 250 acre blocks and reduced the distance to sites by 50% average route mileage.

- This led to considerable savings on transport and a more effective business

Field Operations Manager, Andover, Hampshire

May 2016 December 2017

- This job started off as seasonal but after 2 months I was asked to take on the responsibility for field operations and harvest planning

- In September 2016 I was given to task of managing 3500 acres of maize to harvest for Biogas Methane Production requiring me to liaise with 35-40 individual farmers growing crop on contract for AD

- This position was a big change of working environment for me but I developed my relationships with each farmer or supplier / partner and improved business operations considerably while increasing crop yields and improving farmer margins.

October 2015 May 2016: Relocating back to England from Germany

Agricultural Machinery Company

August 2005 - October 2015

- Worked in the UK Branch before moving to Germany to work in sales and marketing for 7 years.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 21/06/2024 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

South West

Type of job

Any

Where would you like to work?

Ideally located around the Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset border.

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