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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!!

Our Secure Site

We know that confidentiality is extremely important to both candidates and clients. Therefore our site is made as secure as possible by an SSL. This Secure Sockets Layer is the standard security technology for establishing a link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

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.


"De Lacy Executive provide a friendly and professional service to their candidates. I have worked with other recruitment firms and have always found De Lacy to excel in their understanding of the agricultural industry. They have always been able to find suitable roles that match my skills and experience. My key contact has been with Margaret Wilkinson, and I have found her to be very professional, but approachable. She has excellent communication skills, ensuring that I am always aware of how my applications are progressing. It has been a great pleasure to work with Margaret, and De Lacy. Their service has been superb, resulting in a positive outcome and a happy candidate! DC"
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Cereals Event 2016

De Lacy Executive are proud sponsors of this years Arable Conference at Cereals 2016.

Take a look at the link below showing the topics that will be discussed at this years event:

Cereals Event - Arable Conference

John, Sarah, Margaret and Amanda will be on stand 622A and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your future careers.

The Salary Survey

De Lacy Executive were involved with the Farmers Weekly Salary Survey. This report shows the average wages of current positions in each region across the UK.

The 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.

CV Lies

Courtesy of The Recruitment Grapevine

"Candidates are known to tell a few fibs during the recruitment process, with 70% of inaccuracies detected last year.

According to research by Recruitment app, Job Today, over a third of Brits (38%) have told a CV lie at least once, and one in four (24%) admit to doing it regularly.

So who are the main culprits?

The data found that men are more likely to tell CV fibs than women.

Two-thirds of women (66%) say they have never lied on a CV because it's 'too risky'. However, 42% of men admit telling lies with over half showing no remorse or guilt (22%).

The data also revealed that London employers receive the highest number of deceitful CVs, with 44% of Londoners admitting to lying on their CV.

Further north, candidates in Yorkshire and Humber found 42% of CV fibbers. However, 74% of Scots say they have never lied in their CV.

Inaccuracies were most likely to be found in high-earning positions 33% lying about extra-curricular activities.

The data goes to show that a paper CV just isn't enough to accurately evaluate a candidate.

In this digital age, more recruiters are moving away from the paper CV, instead turning to digital resumés"