Partner
David Neill

Partner

David Neill

Areas of Expertise

  • Organisational Change
  • Strategy and Business plans
  • Capital Project Management

Qualifications and Experience

Having gained an HND in Agriculture with Business Studies, David began his consultancy career with The Milk Marketing Board in 1987, advising farmers in Devon and Somerset. He moved on to become a Senior Manager with Genus plc, responsible for the UK‘s largest farm consultancy at that time, and secured a Royal Warrant for services provided to the Royal Estate.

He joined The Andersons Centre LLP as a Partner in 1999, and has been Managing Partner since 2013. Over the years he has developed extensive experience of working in the Food and Higher Education sectors as an Interim Manager, winning The Queen’s Award for Export in 2006.

Before moving to his current role at NIAB in 2011, he was involved in a major capital and change management project at Aberystwyth University as Director of Operations.

David was instrumental in the acquisition by NIAB of East Malling Research in 2016, and in his role as Chief Operating Officer at NIAB continues to be responsible for the NIAB Estate which is undergoing a major redevelopment programme.

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Interim Chief Operating Officer – NIAB
  • Interim Managing Director NIAB EMR
  • Interim Operations Director IBERS - Aberystwyth University
Contact information
dneill@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503200

07977 039373

Partner and Research Economist
Graham Redman

Partner and Research Economist

Graham Redman

Areas of Expertise

  • Farmer Supply Chain Relationships
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis
  • Research Projects and Commissioned Studies
  • Seminars, Briefing and Training

Qualifications and Experience

  • MSc in Agricultural Management and Economics – Reading University (1992-1993)
  • BSc in Animal Science - Leeds University (1988-1991)
  • Partner of The Andersons Centre – 2010 to date
  • Editor of the John Nix Pocketbook – 2008 to date
  • Research Economist in The Andersons Centre Research Team – 2004 to date
  • Economist for major agricultural merchant (Banks Cargill Agriculture) – 1998 to 2004
  • Farm business consultant for farm management advisors (Laurence Gould Partnership) Southern and Central England – 1993 to 1998
  • Dairy farming in Victoria, Australia – 1991 to 1992

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Editor of the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook
  • Contributor to the Professional Update agricultural briefing
  • Entrepreneurialism, the kiss of life for British Farmers? Oxford Farming Conference Report Jan 2016
  • The Best of British Farmers, what gives them the edge? Oxford Farming Conference Report Jan 2015
  • A Detailed Economic Assessment of Anaerobic Digestion and its Suitability to UK Farming and Waste Systems.
Contact information
gredman@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 207

07968 762 390

Partner and Head of Business Research
Richard King MRICS

Partner and Head of Business Research

Richard King MRICS

Areas of Expertise

  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Agri-environment Schemes
  • Agricultural Literature and Farmer Meetings
  • Farmer Supply Chain Relationships
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis
  • Research Projects and Commissioned Studies
  • Seminars, Briefing and Training
  • Corporate Strategy Advice

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2009 – Present Day - Chairman of the CAAV Grants and Regulation Committee
  • 2000 – Present Day - Editor of the Agricultural Budgeting and Costings Book.
  • 1999 – Present Day - Elected Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • 1998 – Present Day - Farm Business Research Consultant at Andersons’ Head Office
  • 1997 – Present Day - Elected Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1995-1997 – Adkin Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents, Abingdon
  • 1991-1995 – BSc (Hons) in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Harper Adams College, Shropshire

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Editor of the Agricultural Budgeting and Costing Book
  • Editor of ABC Professional Update, Andersons Agribrief Service, and Andersons Outlook
Contact information
rking@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 208

07977 191 427

Senior Farm Business Consultant
Tony Evans

Senior Farm Business Consultant

Tony Evans

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures, Contract Farming and Share Farming
  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Business Administration

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2001 – Partner in The Andersons Centre
  • 1996 – Joined Andersons’ Melton Mowbray office and became a Partner in 1997
  • 1994-1996 - National Business Manager of Genus Management
  • 1991-1994 - Regional Consultant for South Wales, Genus Management
  • 1983-1991 - Senior Consultant in the South West, Genus Management
  • 1979-1983 - Educated at Harper Adams
Contact information
tevans@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 211

07970 731 643

Partner and Head of Farm Business Consultancy
Joe Scarratt

Partner and Head of Farm Business Consultancy

Joe Scarratt

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures and Contract Farming
  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Farm and Rural Grant Applications
  • Farm Business Tenancies
  • Farm Business Administration

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2009 to Present Day – Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • Delivers business advice to a wide range of farming businesses, focusing on the arable and dairy sectors
  • Oversees the operation of a number of Contract Farming Agreements across all sectors
  • Approved deliverer under DEFRA’s Farming Advice Service delivering group advice to farmers and agricultural professionals
  • Approved deliverer under the Welsh Assembly’s Farming Connect Scheme, delivering advice to farmers across Wales
  • Undertakes commissioned research projects
  • 2005 - 2009 – Harper Adams University College. First Class BSc Hons Business Management with Marketing. The course focused upon the agri-food industry
  • 2000 to Present – Working in and developing the family farming business. The farm is predominantly arable with a small beef enterprise
Contact information
jscarratt@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 204

07956 870263

Senior Agricultural Economist
Michael Haverty

Senior Agricultural Economist

Michael Haverty

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • Brexit and Agricultural Trade Analysis
  • Market Research and Competitor Analysis
  • Supply Chain Analysis and Business Modelling
  • Situation and Outlook Analysis
  • International Market Assessments
  • Customised Research and Consulting
  • Seminars, Briefings and Training

Qualifications and Experience

  • Joined in 2015
  • Has 13 years’ experience in leading analytical and consulting projects across numerous international markets within Europe, the Americas and Asia
  • Previously worked in marketing and policy-related roles with Syngenta, JFC Agri, Newcastle University and the European Commission
  • Editor of InsideTrack
  • Advanced French speaker
  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics & Management, Queen’s University Belfast; MSc International Agricultural & Food Marketing, Newcastle University

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Haverty, M. (2016) What Brexit Means for the UK Agricultural Sector
  • Redman, G. and Haverty, M. (2016) Crop Area Trends in Scandinavia and the UK
  • Haverty, M. and Redman, G. (2015) Biostimulants in the UK
  • Haverty, M. and Gorton, M. (2006) Integrating Marketing Orientation and Competitive Benchmarking: A Methodological Framework and Application. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
  • Franks, J.R. and Haverty, M.J.P. (2005) Benchmarking Farm Enterprises. Journal of Farm Management.
Contact information
mhaverty@theandersonscentre.co.uk

+44 (0)1664 503 200

+44 (0)7900 907 902

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Senior Farm Business Consultant
George Cook

Senior Farm Business Consultant

George Cook

Areas of Expertise

  • Whole Business Strategic & Detail Planning; a Practical Approach
  • Problem Solving & Dispute Resolution
  • Soil Health & Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
  • Practical Approach to Agri Environmental Schemes
  • Rural Planning Appraisals
  • Joint Ventures & Business Tenancies

Qualifications and Experience

  • BASIS FACTS Qualified 2015
  • Soil Health & Management Masters Module 2012
  • 2000 to Present - Senior Consultant in The Andersons Centre team
  • 1993 to 2000 - Senior Consultant in Andersons’ Special Services Team
  • 1987 - Joined Andersons’ Melton Mowbray office as a Farm Business Consultant.
  • 1975-1987
  • Farming. Assistant manager on 2,500 acre beef and arable farm in Suffolk
  • Farmers assistant 550 cow dairy unit, Dorset
  • Managing Partner 320 acre rented family farm, Surrey

Selected Publications and Projects

  • BASIS Certificate in Conservation Management – June 2007
  • BASIS qualified “Soil and Water Management” December 2011
  • 1978 - Defra Cereal Seed Inspector
  • 1971-1975 - Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
  • HND in Agricultural Science
  • Diploma in Farm Management
Contact information
gcook@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 217

07836 707 360

Senior Farm Business Consultant
David Thomas

Senior Farm Business Consultant

David Thomas

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Farm and Rural Grant Applications
  • Farm Consultancy
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2001 ~ Present Day - Joined The Andersons Centre working as a Senior Business Consultant in Wales
  • 1995 to 2001 ~ National Manager of Farm Business Accounts for Promar International
  • 1987 to 1995 ~ Farm Business Consultant for Promar International working initially for 3 years in Somerset and Devon, followed by five years in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire
  • 1984 to 1987 ~ Sheep Specialist in Devon and Cornwall for the Meat and Livestock Commission
  • 1984 ~ Graduated with BSc degree in Agriculture
  • 1979 - 1983 - Educated at Harper Adams – HND in Agriculture
Contact information
dthomas@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01874 625 856

07850 224 524

Farm Business Consultant
Tom Mitchell

Farm Business Consultant

Tom Mitchell

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Business Management
  • Technical Farm Business Advice

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2013- Established ‘Dynamic Dairying Ltd’ running a joint-venture dairy farm contract in Hampshire
  • 2011- Dairy Business Consultant in the South West, The Andersons Centre
  • 2007 – 2011- Herd Manager, A H & S M Mitchell – Wiltshire
  • 2009-2010 - Reading University MSc Food Economics and Marketing
  • 2007-2009 – Part time Lecturer in Livestock production – Lackham Agricultural College, Wiltshire
  • 2004-2005 – Placement Student at The Andersons Centre
  • 2002-2006 – Harper Adams BSc Agriculture with Animal Science
Contact information
tmitchell@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07814 435 218

Research Consultant
Caroline Ingamells MRICS

Research Consultant

Caroline Ingamells MRICS

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Regulation and Compliance
  • Farm Business Tenancies & Grazing Licenses
  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Agri-environment Schemes
  • Budgeting and Costing Information
  • Agricultural Market Analysis and Industry Forecasting
  • CAP Reform and Policy Analysis

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2008 – Present day - Farm Business Research Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • 1999 – 2005 - Farm Business Research Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • 1994 - 1999 – Shouler & Son, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Melton Mowbray
  • 1996 – Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1991 – 1994 – BSc (Honours ) in Rural Land Management, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
  • 1990 – 1991 – Working on a mixed farm in Lincolnshire (pre-college year)
Contact information
Senior Farm Business Consultant
Oliver Hall

Senior Farm Business Consultant

Oliver Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Farming Joint Ventures, Contract Farming and Share Farming
  • Farm Business Management and budgeting
  • Farm Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Farm Investment Appraisals and Loan Applications
  • Grassland management
  • Practical knowledge of farm management

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2017- Senior Farm business consultant, The Andersons Centre
  • 2014 –ILM- Lean Management In Dairy Farming
  • 2010 - Co founder of Evolution Farming – Multi Site Pasture based dairy business
  • 2009-2010 – Farm business consultant, The Andersons Centre
  • 2008- Family farming partnership, West Yorkshire
  • 2005-2008 – The Royal Agricultural College – Bsc (Hons) Agriculture
Contact information
ohall@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07815 881 094

Farm Business Consultant
Kerry Jerman

Farm Business Consultant

Kerry Jerman

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Consultancy

Qualifications and Experience

  • December 2014 – BIAC Rural and Agricultural Consultants Foundation Course
  • August 2013 to Present Day – Farm Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • April 2013 – July 2013 - Lambing assistant and sheep worker for a local sheep and beef farmer
  • July 2012 – April 2013 - Assistant Dairy Herdsman on 450 cow herd near Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 2009 - 2012 – Aberystwyth University. 2:1 BSc Hons Agriculture with Business Studies. The course focused on the UK agricultural industry with business principles built in
  • 2006 to Present– Working in the family farming business. The farm is predominantly sheep along with a small suckler herd which sells offspring as forward stores
Contact information
kjerman@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07838 591 799

Farm Business Consultant
Karolina Klaskova

Farm Business Consultant

Karolina Klaskova

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Data Handling and Analysis
  • Farm Business Consultancy and Budgeting
  • Business Reviews and Strategic Planning
  • Dairy Production Economics, Supply Chains and Milk Pricing Mechanisms
  • International Dairy Farm Economics
  • Languages- English, Czech, German (intermediate) and French (basic)

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2013 to Present Day – Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre
  • Undertakes commissioned research projects, particularly is the dairy sector
  • Delivers business advice to a wide range of farming businesses, focusing on the dairy sector
  • 2012 - Present –University of Reading. PhD Agricultural and Food Economics
  • Exploring relationships between economic and environmental efficiency on dairy farms
  • 2010 – 2013 – Dairy Analyst at Market Intelligence, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board
  • Analysis, interpretation and clear communication of dairy production economics data gathered by Milkbench+ and international benchmarking organizations to a wide range of industry stakeholders
  • 2009 to Present– Volunteering at Wiltshire Farm Park, gaining practical experience of farm management, animal welfare and soil health
  • 2009-2010- University of Reading. MSc Agricultural Economics- first class
  • 2006-2009- University of Reading. BSc Agriculture- upper second class
  • 2007-2008- Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Czech Republic
  • Commodity reviews by analysing trends, processing data used to identify issues relating to policy implementation
  • 2006-2007- Centre for Dairy Research (Cedar), Reading
Contact information
kklaskova@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 200

07907 725 500

Farm Business Consultant
Jonathan Hughes

Farm Business Consultant

Jonathan Hughes

Areas of Expertise

  • Experience in most sectors of lowland agriculture including dairy, arable and beef
  • Farm business consultancy and budgeting
  • Business reviews and strategic planning
  • Grassland management
  • Practical knowledge of farm management

Qualifications and Experience

  • Started at the Andersons Centre in May 2017
  • BSc Agricultural Business Management (1st) University of Reading (2016 Graduate)
  • Placement year spent on a 1,400 cow dairy herd in New Zealand
  • Continued involvement in the family dairy business in Leicestershire

Selected Publications and Projects

  • University dissertation topic on drought control methods for pasture based dairy farming in the UK
Contact information
jhughes@theandersonscentre.co.uk

01664 503 222

07733 503 966

Business Administrator
Claire Eggleston

Business Administrator

Claire Eggleston

Areas of Expertise

  • Tony Evans: PA
  • Vale Farmer’s Co-operative: Full Secretary/Administrator
  • TAC Consultancy Team: Admin Support
Contact information
Sales and Business Administrator
Nicola LeCoyte

Sales and Business Administrator

Nicola LeCoyte

Areas of Expertise

  • Reception and customer support
  • Administration support
  • Publication sales

Qualifications and Experience

  • Joined in April 2018
  • 30 years’ secretarial, administration and customer service experience
  • Previous employment with local Estate Agents and Accountancy firm
Contact information