Richard Copas Topic

Richard Copas

I am proud to work on my family’s farm in the Thames Valley and Chiltern Hill. The business involves arable farming, fruit farming on two Pick Your Own sites plus extensive property interests mainly in the commercial and residential sectors.

I studied a BSc Hons in Agri Business Management at Wye College in Kent before returning to the family farm where I have gone on to complete my ACCA Accountancy Professional Qualification, MSc in Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University and a MBA from Hult Ashridge Business School.

The mechanization of cherry production and harvest

Study Overview

Through the Nuffield Scholarship I aspire to understand the potential for the mechanisation of Cherry Production / Harvest to reduce the UK Fruit Sectors reliance on seasonal labour and to see if it is feasible to develop a new enterprise out of our existing Fruit business