Duncan Ross, from Tamworth, has joined the CLA as territory manager for Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.
This gives the CLA, which represents the interests of farmers, landowners and rural businesses, a stronger regional presence at a time when a raft of legislation and threats means that belonging to a strong membership organisation is now seen as essential for economic survival.
Previously an award-winning farm manager, BSc Harper Adams Graduate Duncan has spent over 20 years involved in agriculture, including the agricultural machinery sector so brings good, all-round knowledge and experience to the role/
Speaking about his appointment Duncan said: “I can say from experience that anyone who owns or manages land, whether for farming or a diverse range of rural business, will benefit from the CLA’s help, advice and support. They will have access to expert advisers and information which will help keep members keep up with changing legislation and market pressures.
“Equally important is our lobbying, which helps members actually get on with the running of their own enterprise, in the way they wish. Threats such as compulsory purchase or the removal of water abstraction licences can have a big impact on a business and we are doing our best to minimise the effects on members.”
Anyone who would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member of the premier organisation dedicated to safeguarding the interests of those responsible for land, property and business throughout the region can contact Duncan on 07794 070568 or email email@example.com