New CLA Midlands Rural Adviser Helen Dale

18 October 2018

CLA Rural Adviser Helen Dale

We are delighted to welcome Helen Dale as the new CLA Midlands Rural Adviser. Helen will be working closely with CLA Midlands rural surveyor Richard Goodwin to support members with their enquiries on a wide range of land related issues.  

Helen joined the CLA from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust where she gained over 20 years’ experience dealing with a wide range of land management and environmental issues.

Speaking about her appointment, Helen said: “I am really excited to be joining the CLA at such a crucial time for landowners and the rural sector. Having previously worked in the conservation sector I fully appreciate the role that farmers and landowners play in shaping our landscape and protecting wildlife. I passionately believe that we can produce high welfare, high quality food whilst also ensuring a countryside that is rich in wildlife.”

Helen with her Tamworth pigs

Outside of work, much of Helen’s spare time is taken up with running a smallholding with husband Andy, and developing an artisan charcuterie business, selling their produce direct to customers at farmers’ markets.

Helen can provide support and advice for members with agri-environment schemes, protected landscapes and designated sites, protected species, rural grants, water and forestry.

She can be contacted at the Midlands office on 01785 337010 or