Phil Graduated in 1996 from the University of London, Wye College with a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Business Management. After graduating he worked for Booker Farming in Norfolk. He joined FCG in November 1998.
Originally working in Gloucester, Phil is now based in the Sherborne office as one of the partners covering the Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset area. Phil has a wide range of experience within the dairy, beef and arable sectors, both organic and conventional. As well as offering technical advice in the livestock sector he delivers business appraisals; financial planning advice and agricultural planning appraisals for farm dwellings, together with capital grant applications. He also runs a number of discussion groups focusing on improving profitability in both dairy and beef herds, and manages a local buying group.
Alongside the consultancy business Phil also manages a contract labour company supplying contract herdspeople to dairy farms in Dorset and Somerset.
Phil enjoys a close working relationship with banks, accountants, agents and other professionals. He also undertakes Agricultural land classification (ALC) work on behalf of developers.