What I offer

I offer regular consultancy advice or one-off bespoke visits to address particular issues, both strategic and practical. 

Strategic support and mentoring

My strategic support and mentoring can cover:

  • Business strategy at Board level
  • Orchard performance analysis and benchmarking
  • Management planning and budgeting
  • Workforce planning
  • Staff appraisals
  • Harvest planning and harvest management applications
  • Audit mentoring
  • Environmental land management options

Practical support

I offer a range of practical support for top fruit, grapes and blackcurrants, including: 
  • Development and running of pruning workshops for staff
  • Technical aspects of tree architecture and training
  • Variety thinning strategies to maximise Class 1 orchard packouts
  • Technical expertise of growing & harvesting the premium apple varieties Jazz® and Pink Lady® under UK conditions
  • Crop estimation advice
  • Development of bespoke irrigation and fertigation programs
  • New orchard and vineyard planning, including choices of rootstock varieties and clones suitable for the UK
  • Crop cover options, including orchard hail net systems
  • Machinery options to reduce labour requirements


I have excellent European nursery connections and have experience of importing trees and other orchard consumables from the continent. Having travelled extensively I have also developed many contacts in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Where I work

Now based in Powys, Wales, I regularly consult in South East England and can travel to all the main fruit growing areas in the UK.

The expertise you need!

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