Tom, runs the family farming partnership in West Essex and lives on the farm, with his family. As well as working on his family’s land, Tom also shares responsibility for 1900ha of cropped arable land across Essex and in Hertfordshire as a partner in contract farming company TS Arable.

A keen wildlife photographer, it’s fair to say that he spends an awful lot of time working on, studying and caring for the county’s rural land and community.