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.


John brings a wealth of commercial experience to the board having been involved in arable farming, manufacturing, corporate asset finance and importation. He is currently a director for a private equity investment  and venture capital company.  John has been Treasurer for the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and a past National Officer. John’s limited spare time is taken up with a plethora of hobbies including tennis, golf, and a winter passion of skiing.  John regularly contributes to the national press on seasonal workforce issues.


Sarah came to work as a Recruitment Officer at HOPS in August 2011, after temping here previously. 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

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.

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.

Recruitment & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Carly started working at HOPS in May 2016. Carly has experience in Recruitment, Admin and the Healthcare industry. Her energy and positive attitude mean that as a busy mother of three, she still finds the time to pursue a multitude of hobbies and interests.

Recruitment Admin Assistant

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 Officer

Celia has been with HOPS since March 2004 and has gained a wealth of experience within the agricultural seasonal labour market. Celia will generally be the first voice you hear when calling the HOPS office.