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Meet The Team

We have a friendly and professional team working at HOPS who understand the complexities of the industry and the skills needed. Like most things in agriculture, our business is growing, so if you are looking for a fun and professional place to develop your career in an expanding business, please get in touch.
Financial Director
Jim joined the HOPS staff team in November 2001, having previously temped at HOPS. He has a degree in History and Politics from the University of Leicester. Originally joining the team in an administrative capacity, he began doing bookkeeping work for HOPS in 2003 and has had a financial role ever since, sometimes mixed with IT support. Since the beginning of 2011 Jim has also been carrying out a similar financial role within HOPS’ parent organisation, the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. Outside of work Jim is a keen long-distance runner and a jazz enthusiast.
Operations Director

Sarah came to work as a Recruitment Officer at HOPS in August 2011, after temping here previously. She has a degree in Management and Leadership from Coventry University , which she has acheived whilst working at HOPS. Her employment history is mainly banking-oriented, and she has a diploma in Criminology and Psychology. As the mother of three children and assisting in her family business, she is a very busy lady with a well-honed ability to multi-task

Non-Executive Director

John participated in the management of HOPS from 2013 – 2018, and has now moved into a non-executive role.

Recruitment Manager
Emma joined the HOPS team in October 2016 and has previously worked in Sales, Administration and Hospitality. Her vibrant personality and attention to detail make her an essential member of the team.
Administration Manager
Caryn joined the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs in 1995. She gained the London Chamber of Commerce Private Secretary’s Certificate in Leicester and, on leaving college, worked for the NatWest Bank Agricultural Office in Coventry. Caryn moved to HOPS in March 2000 and has since gained considerable experience in the provision of seasonal labour to the agricultural sector.
Non-Executive Director