This edition covers all the very latest ‘hot topics’ being discussed across the rural community, including how natural capital could play a part in the future of subsidy payments and how consumer trends are impacting on food production.

We interview well known dairy farmer and festival owner Michael Eavis and hear about his passion for farming and the challenges of running the UK’s most famous music festival.

We have also taken this opportunity to introduce you to some of our people at Carter Jonas including our growing South West team and our Head of Infrastructures based out of Birmingham.



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@ Tim Jones
Tim Jones
Partner - Head of Rural Division
01223 346609 email me about Tim
@ Andrew Fallows
Andrew Fallows
Partner - Head of Rural Agency
01904 558212 email me about Andrew
@ Tom Fawcett
Tom Fawcett
01423 707806 email me about Tom
@ Charles Hardcastle
Charles Hardcastle
Partner - Head of Energy and Marine
0113 2031 091 email me about Charles
@ Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall
020 7518 3264 email me about Stephen
@ Steven McLaughlin
Steven McLaughlin
01865 404446 email me about Steven

Tim is head of the firm's Rural Division and of the Cambridge office, although he spends a considerable amount of time in London.  He has over 20 years experience in advising institutional and private clients on a very wide range of rural business issues, including sales and purchases, strategic advice and valuations.  He often works with specialists in other divisions of the firm to provide clients with a fully integrated property service.  Tim lives near Newmarket and has a keen interest in country pursuits, encouraged constantly by his two children.

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Andrew is the Senior Managing Agent for The Crown Estate having responsibility for management across East Anglia, East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

He heads the National Rural Agency team and is an AMC Agent and RICS Registered Valuer.

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Tom is a Partner advising private and institutional clients on all aspects of rural property management specialising in strategic planning in respect of development, succession planning, purchases and sales, and estate reorganisation.  Tom runs his own farm and is passionate about all country pursuits.

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Charles is a Partner, based in Yorkshire but who operates on a National basis across the country. He heads the Carter Jonas Energy and Marine Team which deals with a wide range of energy projects including wind, solar PV, hydro power, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, peak power generators, clean coal, oil and gas, coal bed methane and energy storage projects.

The services provided in the energy sector include site referencing and transmission matters, site search and evaluation, feasibility studies, financial modelling, planning applications and site consents, landowner support and site promotion, due diligence, valuations, finance, site acquisitions and disposals, power brokerage, wayleave negotiations and feedstock procurement.

The Marine team manage a significant coastal portfolio around England through leases, licences, easements and consents. Activities within the area are varied and cover a wide range of issues such as port developments, marinas, moorings, jetties, cable and pipeline river crossings, outfalls and regulating and conservation leases and stakeholder liaison.

Outside of work, Charles is keen cricketer who also tries to maintain a handicap in golf and enjoys country pursuits.

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Stephen is a Partner leading the rural investment team from our London office. Working with high net worth clients Stephen advises on the sale and acquisition of rural assets, country houses, estates and farms. In this role Stephen provides investment strategy support as well as sourcing deal opportunities, undertaking detailed due diligence and negotiating terms of purchase or sale. Stephen has a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in the agricultural sector in 2008.

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Steven is a Partner based in our Rural Team in Oxford and is head of Rural Valuation for the firm. He advises private and institutional clients on a diverse range of rural asset valuations for all purposes. In addition, he is a Member of the AMC Valuation Panel. He is regularly involved in dispute resolution and is on the RICS panel of Expert Witnesses and is one of only a few rural practice chartered surveyors qualified as an accredited mediator. He has been an external examiner at the Royal Agricultural University and is a published author on the subject of expert witness work. In his spare time, Steven enjoys mountainous ridge walks and riding his motorbike.

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