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Stuart Goodison

Stuart Goodison Managing Director

Stuart was born and bred in rural Northumberland. After leaving Seale Hayne, Stuart started his career as an agronomist, selling arable input supplies to farmers in Devon, he then moved on to sales management, sales director, business and project management across the arable, machinery, horticulture and dairy sector. Stuart's last role before moving to De Lacy was as country manager UK, Ireland and South Africa for a global animal nutrition business. Stuart's passion has always been for people and people development within business.

Telephone: 01885 485523

Mobile: 07487 259401


Grace Nugent

Grace Nugent; General Manager

Grace joined the De Lacy Executive Recruitment team in 2011. She has worked her way up through the company and now manages the recruitment team, whilst still dealing with key clients. Grace is a farmer's daughter, giving her a strong understanding of the agricultural sector. The home farm is a mixed arable and sheep farm in Worcestershire in which she takes a very practical interest. She has worked in New Zealand where she was in charge of running two stations. She graduated with a degree in Agricultural Business Management. She thoroughly enjoys travelling, reading and the rural way of life.

Telephone: 01885 485521

Mobile: 07436808024


Lauren Holloway

Lauren Holloway; Recruitment Team Lead


Lauren grew up in Worcestershire with a passion for the Countryside, Agriculture and Equestrian pursuits. Lauren completed her MRes in Equestrian Performance and BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science at Hartpury College. Prior to joining the team here at De Lacy Executive Recruitment she worked as the Therapy and Rehabilitation Manager for a well-known Equestrian Centre in Gloucestershire. Lauren enjoys countryside sports and is particularly interested in showing her horses, photography, agricultural shows and walking her terrier Hollie.

Telephone: 01885 485527

Mobile: 07506297071


Jadine Huxtable

Jadine Huxtable; Account Lead

Jadine has worked in the agricultural supply industry since 2009 during which time she has developed considerable experience in a range of sales and technical support roles, primarily in the ruminant sector. Jadine graduated from Hartpury University in with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science and went on to study a Diploma in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University College. Having taken a short career break to start her family, Jadine joined De Lacy Executive Recruitment as a Recruitment Consultant in 2017 and has progressed to Account Lead where she is responsible for new and existing business development, whilst still actively recruiting for our clients.

In her spare time Jadine regularly competes her home produced Fell Pony Onyx and enjoys watching her two boys play rugby and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Telephone: 01885 485525

Mobile: 07506 296301


Jon Handley

Jon Handley; Recruitment Team Lead

Coming from a teaching background as Head of Geography in secondary education, Jon took a change of direction to transfer his experience into contributing towards De Lacy Executive Recruitment's growth.

Having first cut his teeth as a Recruitment Consultant, Jon then focused on growing the company's agricultural machinery, wine/viticultural and international portfolios before taking on a Team Lead role.

With family roots in rural Leicestershire, Jon has since married into a sheep and arable farming family. He is passionate about rugby, travel and being broken by his young son.

Telephone: 01885 485522

Mobile: 07946 008667


Harry Porter; Recruitment Consultant

Harry grew up on a smallholding in Shropshire where he gained an appreciation for the countryside and a passion for poultry. Prior to becoming a Recruitment Consultant, Harry spent five years working in Marketing within the bio-medical engineering sector. He was keen to work in agriculture as its an industry he’s interested in and has friends and family who are involved in farming.

When not at work, Harry enjoys reading, travelling and watching football.

Telephone: 01885 485524

Mobile: 07875197231


Edward Clift

Edward Clift; Office Administrator

Edward comes from a strong farming background, spanning three generations in the Worcestershire and Herefordshire borders.

After graduating with a degree in Analytical Sciences, he went on to enjoy a career in hospitality where he worked with local producers and suppliers, eventually managing his own bakery business. He has now returned to his roots in the agricultural industry, joining the De Lacy Executive Recruitment team in 2023.

Telephone: 01885 483440


Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones; Personnel Manager

Caroline attended Hartpury College and previously worked in the equine industry in Germany, Australia and North America before moving into hospitality. She joined the De Lacy team in 2016. She has a passion for people development and is a firm believer that an empathetic 'people first' approach creates an engaged and resilient workforce.

Telephone: 01885 483440


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