Ros - Development Manager
I was born and brought up on a sheep, beef, dairy and arable farm in Herefordshire where my family still farm and I still visit regularly with my children. I left school and started working for a land agent in Herefordshire and was very involved in working and running of livestock markets in Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and South Wales which I thoroughly enjoyed, as well as assisting Land Agents with their workloads.
I developed my skills and became an expert in Milk Quota Trading from 1995 dealing with numerous Dairy Farmers all over the UK. I set up an office in Cheshire in 1998 trading Milk Quota and after developing it into a new firm of Land Agents became an owner of the business in 2004, unfortunately due to personal circumstances I had to exit the successful business in 2015. I was involved in developing all aspects of the business from all elements of book keeping; staff management; business development; completing BPS forms; organising and presenting at seminars and attending shows. My exceptional organisational skills have given a good basis for helping and assisting others in taking their businesses forward.
I have a strong interest in mental health in general, but especially in the countryside and have completed my training in Level 2 Listening and Counselling Skills. I have a passion for working for and helping the farming community.