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Welcome to De Lacy Executive - The Agri-Business Recruitment Consultants

De Lacy Executive - Recruitment for Agri- Business and Land-based Business Professionals

Founded in 2000 De Lacy is a team of 9 professional consultants committed to exceeding the expectations of those with whom we work. Our agribusiness credentials are second to none. Largely agricultural graduates, eight of us are the offspring of farmers and six of us have worked in the agricultural supply trade as well as in farming.

Our vacancy experience extends from graduate trainee to managing director, and from sales, through technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D managers.

Our employer clients are nationwide throughout the UK and increasingly are spread across Europe and Africa. They range from SMEs, regional and national companies to Global Corporations. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status by a number of significant companies.

Working both nationally and internationally our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

If you are looking to progress your career within the broad Agri-Business Sector, simply want some confidential career advice, or are recruiting for your team - then please do give us a call!

Our telephone number is 01885 483440.

Please note that our recruitment service is FREE to jobseekers!!

Meet the Team

Equestrian Recruitment

De Lacy Equestrian is the specialist division of De Lacy Executive Ltd, the UK's largest and long established land-based business recruitment consultancy. Led by experienced recruiter, Amanda Latham and supported by Sarah Milburn, both knowledgeable equestrians, we serve the needs of professional employers and those seeking to develop their careers in the Equine and Pet Industry. Click here to find out more.


"Dear Amanda,
I personally would like to thank yourself and John at De Lacy for your fantastic help and assistance in securing my recent position found by De Lacy. Your extra counselling prior to my interview was of great benefit and was truly 'beyond the call of duty..!'
Again convey my thanks to the team at De Lacy,


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Body Language

Your body language can have a huge effect on first impressions. At interview it is important to present yourself in a professional and confident, yet approachable manner. It is vital that you don't come across bored or uninterested. Body language can instantly portray how you are feeling so remember the following points when at interview:

1)The Handshake

A firm handshake will show your interviewer that you are a confident candidate. A weak handshake may make them feel that you are nervous and lack confidence.

2)Good Posture

An easy way of gaining your interviewers attention is by sitting up straight. Your interviewer may get the impression that you are not interested if you are slouching.


Frowning may give the impression that you are unhappy with the interview which will immediately make the interviewer wary of your interest in the position.

4)Fidgeting and Fiddling

Just like having good posture, sitting still is also an easy way of keeping your interviewers attention. Fidgeting and fiddling can instantly give off the wrong impression. Although it may mean you're nervous, the interviewer may presume that you are bored and uncomfortable.

5)Eye Contact

By keeping eye contact throughout the interview will show that you are confident and will therefore maintain your interviewers interest in you.

6)Crossing your arms

Do not cross your arms. By not crossing your arms this will make you seem more welcoming and not so defensive.

7)Personal Space

Invading personal space may make your interviewer seem uncomfortable. Although you must appear interested in your interviewer, don't get too close!

8)The Time

Remember the interviewer has taken time out of their day to meet you so respect this by avoiding checking the time. The interviewer will think that you are bored and would rather be somewhere else.


In the 2015 Farmers Weekly Salary review, sponsored by De Lacy Executive, nearly a quarter of respondents said their career prospects were poor and only 20% described their employer as being excellent at encouraging professional development. Especially at a time of people shortage in the industry we should be building on the skills of our current teams.

Within De Lacy Executive we use the training services of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Last year our team participated in a one day course on Employment Law - key to responsible recruitment. Today our colleague Sarah Milburn is attending an REC business development course to ensure we are offering the highest levels of service to clients and candidates. in the arable, fresh produce and horticulture sectors. A training plan is now built into our annual budget.

Don't see this everyday!

One of our consultants, Grace Nugent, has made it into the Farmers Weekly with a photo of a rather unusual pheasant, whilst out on the farm at home!

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