Sandy joined Mitchells from Natural England in 2012 and is our ‘Environmental Specialist’. As a qualified FACTS adviser, Sandy offers fertiliser and manure management advice and can provide Nitrate Vulnerable Zone records. Her work includes Countryside Stewardship & Basic Payment Scheme. Sandy has worked with the NFU, where she fought for the restoration of farmers’ damaged property after the 2009 floods. ‘Having worked for Natural England, the Environmental Agency and the RPA for 10 years prior to having joined Mitchells I can guide you through the minefield of permit application, river and tree felling, groundwater and waster exemptions alike, there is always a solution!’
The vision for 2016 and beyond is to offer a unique and comprehensive Farm & Environment Consultancy service where the Farmer and Farming is the focus. Sandy has been joined by Emma Beckett, as head of our ‘Farm Adminstration Service’ which will process all paperwork, focusing on BPS cross complaince record keeping. ‘Emma will undertake full, on farm or desk based Cross Complaince health checks, it is vital, when farmers are feeling the financial pinch we help protect their Basic Payment and leave their paper work in order’.