James Corbett - What is the future of colony and caged egg production?
I grew up on a family farm where my parents have produced and sold eggs since I was born. I studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne for both my undergraduate degree and my MA in International Financial Analysis. After University I joined Deloitte where I qualified as an accountant working with entrepreneurs and privately owned businesses many of whom were in the food, agricultural or rural industry. After ten years I left and entered the egg industry working for the UK’s second largest egg packer and producer. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both producers and retail customers in growing the business and initiating new ideas and strategies in the industry.
I currently work for a food company who produce and pack eggs as well and producing chicken for a leading UK food business.
My wife is a farmer and we live in Wiltshire with our two children.
I am incredibly grateful to my sponsor the BEMB Trust for the opportunity to undertake a Nuffield Faming Scholarship