Tom Cackett is working from an office at Milton Common, Oxfordshire. He has relocated to nearby Little Milton from his home town of Redbourn, in Hertfordshire.

He previously worked for Strutt and Parker for almost three years as a farming consultant where he provided estate and farm management advice to clients across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Much of his time was allocated to managing a 2,500 acre estate in Hertfordshire, comprised of a farming operation, residential and commercial portfolios and a renewable energy installation.

“With a general election imminent, we’re making candidates aware that farming and food production contribute £97.1 billion to the UK’s economy, provide 3.5 million jobs in the food chain and produce 60% of the nation’s food,” Mr Cackett said. “The NFU’s manifesto asks for a supportive future government that can clearly show its commitment to our most essential of industries.”

Mr Cackett initially studied for an undergraduate degree at Leicester University, before doing a postgraduate course in rural estate and land management at Harper Adams University. Now he hopes to expand on his postgraduate course by gaining Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accreditation later this year.