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De Lacy Executive has appointed a new Managing Director.

De Lacy Executive, the Agriculture and Food Executive Recruitment specialist, has appointed Stuart Goodinson as its new Managing Director.

Stuart has over 30 years' experience in the agricultural supply industry. After studying at Seale Hayne, and a period in arable product sales and sales management he joined Technicrop where he had responsibility for business development, trading teams and laboratory analysis.

He later moved to DairyCo (now AHDB Dairy) leading the Knowledge Transfer function and for the last six years has been Country Manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

De Lacy Executive, is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agriculture and Food sector operating in the UK and internationally. It has a proven track record in the appointment of industry professionals across all disciplines and at all levels from graduate trainee to chief executive.

De Lacy was recently acquired by Canadian based, Canada, a part of the group of companies. is a supplier of technology based information products & services for the global agriculture and food industry. Other businesses in the recruitment sector include and The purchase of De Lacy Executive will provide, to both clients and candidates, increased exposure to the business's unique global search and selection recruitment services.

John Davies the founder of De Lacy Executive will act as a consultant until next year, enabling a smooth transition for clients and candidates.

Mr Goodinson comments: "The need to find the most talented and suitable staff to fill vacancies, to allow business opportunities to be exploited, has never been greater. By providing strategic recruitment consultancy, in-depth selection processes and by continuing to adopt new techniques and toolsets, De Lacy will continue to provide unrivalled support to businesses across the food and farming sectors in the UK and further afield. De Lacy's goal is to assist its clients in building stronger and more effective teams and reducing the risk and costs of failing to make the best appointment."

Graham Dyer, President of the Farms.Com Group says "We welcome Stuart with his breadth of people management and business experience at this exciting time for De Lacy. He will enable us to continue to serve our clients and candidates in the UK and internationally through the continued development of De Lacy Executive's unique search and selection recruitment service in an era of persistent marketplace changes, which are creating unparalleled career opportunities in these sectors."


De Lacy Executive offers professional recruitment services in the business sectors of Agriculture, Food, Environment, Equestrian and Pet to employer clients and job seekers. Whilst De Lacy Executive has its roots firmly in the UK, it is part of the international Group based in Canada, enabling it to operate effectively in the global agriculture and food markets.

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 and food.

Our experience and competencies extend 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 and further afield. 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



  • Cereals - Sponsor of the Arable Conference​ 2016 and 2017
  • UK Dairy Day Sponsor 2016 and 2017
  • ​Oxford Farming Conference 2017 - a key sponsor
  • Agricultural Industries Confederation Conference 2016 - a sponsor
  • Agri Machinery News - sponsor of the Manufacturer Support Excellence Award 2016
  • Grower Awards Sponsor 2016 and 2017
  • NYFC Situations Vacant Sponsor 2017

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De Lacy Executive is an approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice. The company is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office and complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

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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This year, the theme of The Oxford Farming Conference is 'Thrive or Survive' and features discussions on sustainability from an incredible line up of speakers.

John​ Davies​ will be attending on the 4th & 5th and will be available to discuss any issues relating to careers and recruitment​ in ​A​gri-business​ and Food​.