CLA Midlands Contacts

 

Mark Riches

MARK RICHES - REGIONAL DIRECTOR

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

Mark joined the CLA in 2015 as Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor and has since been 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

Jan Hewes

JAN HEWES – REGIONAL CO-ORDINATOR

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

Richard Goodwin

RICHARD GOODWIN MRICS FAAV – RURAL SURVEYOR

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

Helen Dale

HELEN DALE - RURAL ADVISER

Helen joined the CLA from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, where she gained over 20 years valuable experience dealing with many different aspects of land management. She and her husband have a smallholding where they farm sheep, pigs and cattle, and also run a growing artisan charcuterie business. Helen advises members on a range of land management, livestock and environmental issues as well as sharing her first hand experience of running a rural enterprise. 

T: 01785 337010    |    E: helen.dale@cla.org.uk

Mike Ashton

MIKE ASHTON – COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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

Annabelle Gardner

ANNABELLE GARDNER - EVENTS MANAGER

Annabelle is responsible for organising a full and varied programme of social and professional events across the region, often relying on the hospitality of CLA members who own some of the most stunning venues in the country.

Annabelle joined the CLA from the Marketing and Communications department at Harper Adams University - where she had previously graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Business Management with Marketing. 

T: 01785 337010    |     E: annabelle.gardner@cla.org.uk

Duncan Ross

DUNCAN ROSS - TERRITORY MANAGER

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  

Helen Breakwell

HELEN BREAKWELL - TERRITORY MANAGER

Farmer’s daughter Helen is the CLA Territory Manager for Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire as well as Northamptonshire.  She brings hands-on experience in farming along with in-depth knowledge of the agricultural sector, having previously worked at Rare Breeds Survival Trust and National Sheep Association. 

T: 07855 956661    |    E: helen.breakwell@cla.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

CLA Midlands
Knightley
Woodseaves
Staffordshire
ST20 0JW

T: 01785 337010
E: midlands@cla.org.uk

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