CLA Midlands Contacts

Meet the advisory and professional staff who provide members with help and advice in the region.

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CLA Midlands Director Mark Riches
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Mark Riches - Regional Director
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Mark leads the Midlands team and has overall responsibility for the management of the CLA’s regional business and membership. 

Born and bred in the Midlands,  Mark joined the regional team in 2015 to work in his professional capacity as a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor. He has spent that time advising members on issues arising from the use, ownership and occupation of land.

Having previously worked in Rural Estate Management and Property and Business Asset Management and Development, Mark has a sound understand and appreciation for the workings and challenges of rural areas and the rural economy.

In 2017 Mark became a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) and in the same year was voted onto the ALA Council. He is also a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Farmers and a member of the Farmers Club.

 

T: 01785 337010    |    E: mark.riches@cla.org.uk

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Jan Hewes – Regional Co-ordinator
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Jan is the first point of contact for the eight regional Branch Committees. Jan takes the lead in arranging lobbying and briefings with MPs, MEPs and decision makers in the region and is also PA to the Midlands Director.

T: 01785 337010    |    E: jan.hewes@cla.org.uk

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Richard Goodwin MRICS FAAV – Rural Surveyor
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Richard advises members on a range of issues including HS2, agricultural tenancies and licences, NVZ regulations, planning & diversification, field sports, rights of way and access, cross compliance, Single Payment System, compulsory purchase, boundaries and land registration, animal health and welfare, and agri-environment schemes.

T: 01785 337010    |    E: richard.goodwin@cla.org.uk

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Mike Ashton – Communications Manager
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Mike has worked in communications roles for the CLA for over ten years and has extensive experience in PR and marketing in the public and private sectors. He is responsible for regional communications with members and the media and firmly believes that the CLA is about people, and that its strength comes from its members.

T: 01785 337010    |     E: mike.ashton@cla.org.uk

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Stephen Lindoe - National Sales Manager
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Stephen is National Sales Manager North and manages a team of territory managers who are responsible for developing membership for the CLA. 

T:  07557 266190    |    E: stephen.lindoe@cla.org.uk   

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Duncan Ross - Territory Manager
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Duncan is Territory Manager for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Staffordshire.  He is a BSc Harper Adams Graduate who has spent 15 years Involved in practical agriculture in several sectors and was employed within the agricultural machinery industry for eight years. Anyone who would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a CLA member can contact Duncan on:

T:  07794 070568    |    E: duncan.ross@cla.org.uk   

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David Clegg - Territory Manager
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David is Territory Manager for Hereford, South Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. 

With a background in agriculture, especially in the poultry sector, David understands the issues and challenges facing the industry.  With many years’ experience advising farmers he is best placed to explain how CLA can be a benefit to you.

You can contact David on: 

T: 07855 956661    |    E: david.clegg@cla.org.uk

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Peter Minshull - Territory Manager
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With a hands-on background in farming and business, Peter is Territory Manager for Cheshire, North Shropshire and North Wales. Anyone who would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a CLA member can contact Peter on:

T: 07557 284435    |    E: peter.minshull@cla.org.uk

CLA MIDLANDS REGIONAL OFFICE

CLA Midlands, Knightley, Woodseaves, Staffordshire ST20 0JW
t: 01785 337010 | f: 01785 284733 | e: midlands@cla.org.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @clamidlands

For a map and directions to the regional office click here