Ian combines fundamental technical farming knowledge with wider investment and real estate experience when advising his clients.

He understands how farming profitably and sustainably is central to feeding society, protecting the environment and helping to mitigate climate change. Ian’s background draws together direct operational management of arable and livestock systems, published research and study, and strategic consultancy for major clients. 

A key element of Ian’s work is helping farm owners and managers achieve sustainability goals, embracing Integrated Farm Management and Regenerative Agriculture techniques as well as Stewardship schemes and preparing for Environmental Land Management delivery. He also advises farming businesses on restructuring to adapt to changing agricultural policy. 

Ian has published peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Farm Management and the International Journal of Agricultural Management.  

He chaired the 2014 National Farm Management Conference and previously sat on the Council of the Institute of Agricultural Management. He is a Trustee of a major farming charity and a non-exec director of a farm assurance company.  



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Image of seminar image Events 02.07.24

We are delighted to invite you to our Professionals’ Rural Breakfast Seminar on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 when we will be discussing topical issues affecting farmers, estate owners and professionals in Oxfordshire and further afield.

Rural Professionals Breakfast Seminar - Oxford

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Image of shutterstock_2332200991 Insights 22.05.24

A recent ministerial announcement creates a new headache for solar developments, as confusion grows over land policy – while the idea of a Land Use Framework remains opaque.

New headache for solar developments as confusion grows over land policy

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Image of Tractor on a field Reports & Briefings 06.03.24

Never before has land been subject to so many competing demands. Could it now be time to embrace the concept of a Land Use Framework? And where does that leave farming, now in a largely unsupported world?

Rural Outlook 2024 - Is it Time to Embrace a Land Use Framework?

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Sustainable Farming Incentive.JPG Insights 21.09.23

Announcements on the next set of Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Actions are long overdue, with some future Actions yet to be confirmed. However, the recent release of the 2023 SFI Handbook is very welcome as it offers land managers a more flexible and simplified opportunity to receive payments.

Review of The Sustainable Farming Incentive

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I want to find land for housing development (Link to sourcing opportunities Insights 27.07.23

Looking out at your plot of land, it may seem like a pristine site ready for new homes, businesses, and a thriving community.

Assessing your land: Is it Suitable for Development?

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Combine farm Report 14.02.23

It turns out that announcements on farm and environmental policy are like London buses - you wait for ages and then three come along at once.

Detail on environmental land management scheme (ELMS) revealed at last

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red-zeppelin-wK8FotlDnrc-unsplash Insights 18.01.23

A new movement is gaining pace in farming. It’s even found its way into farm policy. Yet it remains opaque, nebulous and slightly hard to define. In this paper we look at Regenerative Agriculture, and where it might cross over with other schools of farming thought.

Our view on regenerative agriculture

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Regenerative Agriculture is capturing headlines and attracting attention – but few agree on exactly what is involved. In a paper published by Bidwells earlier this year, we attempt to define the concept – and find a lot of good old-fashioned husbandry at its heart.

Feed the soil, not the plants

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