President – Trevor Atkinson
Trevor now runs his own company supplying agricultural management services and advice in the UK. He has been involved with the ‘hands on’ management of large estates and farms in the UK throughout his career. Additionally, he was involved with a UK based investment company farming in Poland and the Czech Republic.
His love of quality local food gave rise to the creation of The Blagdon Farm Shop Ltd in 2002, a company of which he is also currently a director.
He has studied agriculture and business management at Newcastle, Harper Adams and Loughborough Universities in the UK as well as Leeuwarden Business School in the Netherlands. He and various members of his family have attended and benefited from 11 IFMA congresses, the first being Hungary in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies.
With a blend of good practical farming knowledge and strong business acumen, Trevor’s interest in the production and interpretation of management information has helped improve farm level decision making and additionally, facilitated business focus on short, medium and longer term strategic objectives.
He was elected as President of IFMA in July 2013 in Warsaw