Robert Burtonshaw  -  Land Drainage and it's role in the future of farming

John Oldacre Foundation

I’m the third generation of my family to work for and manage, Farm Services Limited, specialist land drainage contractors. The company is based in Lighthorne, Warwickshire and is about to celebrate it seventieth year of existence. We design and install agricultural land drainage schemes, mainly in the midlands but also around the whole country.  

I live in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in a house which my wife, Louisa, and I have just bought. This means at the moment my life involves far more DIY and far less watching sport than what I would prefer. When not watching sports or playing sports, I have an allotment to keep me busy and I read a great deal, mainly novels and history.