I joined Hobbs Parker in 2018 having returned from Australia and New Zealand where I had been working and playing rugby.
Originally I am from Staffordshire, I grew up on my family’s Suckler cow and sheep farm. After finishing school, I attended Harper Adams University where I graduated with BSc Honours in Rural Property Management.
I am a Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer and Fellow of the CAAV. Day to day I undertake a variety of work including advising clients on Landlord and Tenant matters, Compulsory Purchase and Utilities, Valuations, Subsidy schemes including the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship, Rural Grants and Sustainable Farming Incentives.
In my spare time, I enjoy sports with my main passion being rugby; during the winter, you will find me at Cranbrook Rugby Club attempting to play! I try to get home when I can to help Dad on the farm, and I can be partial to the odd pint of beer.
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Outlook - Autumn 2023
Expansion of Permitted Development Rights, developments on the Sustainable Farming Incentive and news of grants for cattle farmersFind out more
What to do when a utility company wants access to your land
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The Delinking of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Payments
2023 marks the end of BPS payments in their current form, with Defra introducing “delinked payments” in 2024 as English agricultural policy continues its transition away from the EU’s model of financial support.Find out more
Water Management Grant for Arable or Horticultural Businesses is now Open!
Defra has announced that the first stage of its Water Management Grant is now open for applications. Grants of up to £500,000 are available to improve water efficiency and secure water supplies for crop irrigation.Find out more
Farming Equipment and Technology Grant - Round 2 announced!
Defra has announced the second round of the popular Farming Equipment and Technology Grant, offering grants of up to £25,000 towards items that will improve agricultural sustainability, horticultural and forestry productivity, and improve animal welfare.Find out more
Calling all pig, beef and dairy farmers - slurry infrastructure grant open
Grants of up to £250,000 are now available to help farmers increase slurry storage capacity.Find out more
£30m grant funding for farm diversification announced
Defra have recently announced the release of the third Farming Investment Fund Theme: Adding Value with a £30 million fund available. This is an exciting grant available to agricultural businesses which will help to fund […]Find out more
Generous new grants launched to increase productivity on your farm
Farming Transformation Fund: Improving Farm Productivity – Now open Are you considering investing in your Agricultural or Horticultural business? If so, you may be able to access grant funding to assist with the capital cost […]Find out more