Meet the team...

We are very proud that as a team we have great retention and there is a reason for this. We have great working conditions, a work hard, play harder attitude and we really do work as a team (although this sometimes creates rather heated debates) and everyone gets input into the direction of the business.

Like most things in Agriculture, our business is growing, so if you are interested in working for HOPS and are looking for a fun and professional working environment in an expanding business, please do get in touch.




Mike Stirk

Mike is a Yorkshireman and spent 39 years working for Midland Bank/HSBC in a variety of roles including Commercial & Agriculture Manager...



John Hardman

John brings a wealth of commercial experience to the board having been involved in Arable farming, manufacturing...


Jim Minshaw
Financial Director

Jim joined the HOPS staff team in November 2001, having previously temped at HOPS. He has a degree in History & Politics from the University of Leicester.

Sarah Boparan
Recruitment & Key Account Manager

“Sarah has come to work as a Recruitment & Key Account Manager at HOPS in August 2011 after temping here previously. Her employment history is mainly banking oriented...


Caryn May
Administration Manager

“Caryn joined the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs in 1995 after working for NatWest Bank, Agricultural Office in Coventry since leaving college in Leicester...

Celia Joyce
Administration Officer

Celia has been with HOPS since March 2004 which has given her a wealth of experience within the  Agricultural Seasonal Labour market.


Carly-Ann Goodridge-Smith
Recruitment & Marketing Co-Ordinator
Carly joined the HOPS team in May 2016 ......

Emma Wain

Emma Wain
Recruitment Admin Assistant

Emma is our newest member of the team...

Current Team

HOPS is a small and efficient team. Please contact us if you need any help.