Anna grew up on her family farm near York where she remains involved with the running of the turf, sheep and free-range hen enterprise. After studying Land Economy at Cambridge University she worked for a National Surveying Firm in Cheshire for 4 years before moving back to Yorkshire in 2011 and working for a Northern Surveying Firm for 7 years. Anna lives with her husband and two young daughters on their farm on the Yorkshire Wolds which comprises arable, free range hens and pigs.
Anna combines her farming and family life with her professional work and specialises in advising clients on Valuation, Landlord and Tenant, Dispute Resolution, Succession Planning and Family Strategy, Farm Consultancy, Estate Management, Utilities and Compulsory Purchase.
Robbie is from Lincolnshire, where his family farm just over 850 hectares of combinable crops. The family also operate a plastic recycling business; Agri-cycle Ltd, which consists of a national network of franchises collecting and processing a vast range of farm plastic waste.
As a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Robbie’s job is all about the interaction of people and property within the rural sector, and to provide advice to clients on how best to manage and enhance their businesses and asset base. Robbie specialises in landlord and tenant matters, valuation work and advising clients on infrastructure and utility based schemes. Driven by providing a successful outcome, Robbie enjoys helping clients solve problems and takes pride in delivering the right result through a personalised service.
In 2016, Robbie was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to study a topic which explored the implications of short-term land occupation. Having travelled across the globe as part of his study, Robbie has interacted with landowners, farmers, the industry and governments to explore the opportunities for farmers linked to their availability of land.
Passionate and enthusiastic about delivering positive change, Robbie was elected in May 2017 to represent Alnwick, Northumberland as a Conservative County Councillor.
Following a career in international account management, Tony has been involved in land related energy projects since 2009. The introduction of subsidies such as FIT and RHI led to landowners becoming heavily involved in such projects – these have included a range of technologies such as wind, solar, biomass and CHP.
Tony has been involved in these projects from inception to feasibility, planning, construction and finally generation. He currently manages in excess of 30 sites with electrical and heat generation.
In his spare time he can be found at the side of a sports field somewhere in northern England watching one of his three children play rugby, hockey and cricket.
Rob lives and works in the rural economy as a professional advisor specialising in land, property and rural business. He enjoys helping clients deal with change, problem solving and to manage business interests for future growth.
Rob specialises in the purchase of rural assets, valuation, land and property management, dispute resolution and compensation & compulsory purchase. Rob is member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
Outside of Brockthorpe Consultancy, Rob is actively involved in food production based from the family farm on the Duke of Northumberland’s Estate at Broxfield. Here, he produces organic cereal and finishes organic Angus cattle for Waitrose.
Sami is the Office Manager for the Brockthorpe team. Sami is an integral part of the team, working alongside our directors to ensure the smooth running of the business. Sami grew up in Northumberland which is where she lives with her husband, Chris and two children, Faye and Bella.