A helping hand when the time was right

Started by Lord Henry Plumb, The Henry Plumb Foundation provides financial backing and support for those with ideas, enthusiasm and a wish to get ahead within the food and farming industry. As part of the programme, The Henry Plumb Foundation also match candidates with an experienced industry mentor, who help them make the most of […]


I love pigs 🐖 A few years ago, I was fortunate to receive some funding from the The Henry Plumb Foundation to develop a project adding value to rare breed pig meat. I chose to keep Gloucester Old Spots, which are a native breed of pig, made famous by their pink skin and black dapple […]

DEFRA video marketing support

When I was approached by the government’s farming arm, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to help promote the Home on the Farm platform, I was absolutely thrilled. To have a project being recognised within such a high profile arena, endorsed what had been achieved to date and would help to elevate […]

Letter in the Farmers Weekly – Making milk matter

I’m delighted that my letter was published in today’s Farmers Weekly (28/08/20) entitled Milk matters for our children. I wanted to raise awareness of the fact that there is a culture change towards the attitude of drinking milk during childhood. That at some point milk should be replaced with water. Is milk perceived as a […]

National Award Finalist for Northamptonshire Butchers

Tom, Roger and Rosemary Elliott of RG Elliott’s have just received news that they have become finalist in the National British Farming Awards in the farming family business category. The awards scheme is run annually by the Farmers Guardian Newspaper, and is a highly sought after and respected accolade amongst the farming community. The Elliott […]

Family run on-farm shop to open near Daventry

On Thursday 18th June 2020, Elliott’s traditional family butchers of Kislingbury will open a new on-farm shop serving home reared meat, local produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables and store cupboard sundries. The new farm shop is located on a recently purchased farm at Noborough Lodge, situated on the A5 between Weedon and Kilsby, Northamptonshire. Old farm […]

A new challenge for 2020

I have some exciting news! From June 2020 I will be taking on the role of English panel secretary for the Council for Awards for the Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS). My role will be to help administer the awards application process, supported by a team of well-connected industry representatives who form the English panel. The […]