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

Founded in 2000 De Lacy is a team of 8 professional consultants committed to exceeding the expectations of those with whom we work. Our agribusiness credentials are second to none. Largely agricultural graduates, seven of us are the offspring of farmers and five 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!!

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.


As mentioned to John on Tuesday, after dealing with numerous job agencies over the last month or two I can easily say that De Lacy are certainly the best and most professional.
Many thanks for your time and communication during the search process, it was much appreciated.

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Harvest 2015

Watch a local, Herefordshire, dairy farmer on the BBC's Harvest programme this week...

Returning for a second series, Harvest 2015 follows the fortunes of Britain's top farmers as they battle to bring in our harvest this year.

Gregg Wallace, Philippa Forester and new presenter James Manning cross the country to visit farms that produce world-class crops, meeting Britain's most innovative and pioneering producers, during a crucial time of year for the farmers, the food industry, and everyday consumers.

Within the first episode Gregg helps out with the winter sugar beet harvest and reveals just how much sugar is produced from our home soil. Meanwhile Philippa finds chillies so hot they need a health warning, and visits the Tiptree strawberry fields to try a sweet treat, used for making a special jam that sells all over the world.

Dairy farmer and new Harvest presenter James then visits a futuristic lettuce farm controlled by robots, to find a cutting-edge drilling machine that plants seedlings faster than the eye can see.

Career Development/CV Clinic

De Lacy Executive will be attending the UK Dairy Day on Wednesday 16th September. We shall be holding a Career Development/CV clinic where we will help you tailor your CV or discuss a plan to achieve your career goals.

You are welcome to book a time to see one of our consultants for a confidential discussion or simply pop in at a time of your convenience.

UK Dairy Day is staged at the International Centre in Telford, an up to date exhibition venue with hotels, restaurants and nearby shopping centre. Located off the M54 the venue is in the heart of the midlands dairy producing counties.

UK Dairy Day 2015 features over 7,000 square metres of exhibition space and over 180 dairy cows featuring in the cattle show.

The theme for 2015 is 'Sharing knowledge for a profitable dairy industry'. The event will feature a learning and development zone, with seminar sessions indoors and outdoors to engage, inspire and educate.

Breeders from across the UK will be showing at the event. The cattle show will feature classes for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Dairy Shorthorn, Jersey and Holstein.

UK Dairy Day

Farmers Weekly Salary Survey

De Lacy Executive worked along side the Farmers Weekly to produce this Salary Survey.

Salary Survey

John Davies, director of De Lacy Executive, has said "Agriculture is the world's most important industry. To compete the UK needs well-educated, well-trained people who will readily adapt to changing demands. With this survey we hope to be able to contribute to the debate about how to attract, develop and retain these exciting people."

As a consequence the survey shows, on average, what salary each area of the country is receiving within the agricultural industry. This ranged from £20,250 in Yorkshire to £35,152 in East Anglia, for farm workers. However, the hourly rate ranged from £8.67 in the North East to £13.83 in the North West.

The survey also suggested that the average salary for a farm manager was around £33,378 and a farm worker receiving on average £20,000. Dairy farmers received the highest yearly salary (£25,637) compared to sheep farmers who receive approximately £23,082.

This survey produced some interesting results which reflect the current agricultural industry.

If you are looking for a job with a higher salary or just simply want a career change, feel free to get in touch with one of our consultants.