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Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Recently retired manager and retained farm advisor

My career began with a job on John Fenton’s arable farm on the outskirts of Ipswich. After 18 months I felt the need to try something completely different and joined the Royal Navy, enjoying two very formative years. I returned to civilian life with a job repairing shipping containers while I searched for a route back in agriculture. Eventually I took up a position with Andy Mayhew at Waldringfield, working there while attending Otley agricultural college & then Walford College in Shropshire to study for a National Certificate in Farm Management. I returned to Andy at the end of the course, taking a role as farm foreman, where I stayed for six years. 

Unable to secure a management position on a farm at that time, myself and a good friend set up a contracting business, J&A Farm Services, which we ran until I joined HFN in May 1997 as Farm Manager. I retired from my role as Farms Director from Home Farm Nacton in May 2023 but will continue as an advisor for the farm, to be reviewed after a year.

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