Our Specialists

I am old enough and wise enough to remember that businesses, have to make a profit as well as feed people, care for the birds and the bees and ensure the planet will sustain future generations. A tall order but one which is endlessly fascinating and never dull.

Sue Bryan

Manager of Farm Consulting, Southern Region

In the past I specialised in ruminant nutrition with my focus being on the practical application of science on dairy farms. I have amassed a lot of knowledge and experience working in the feed sector and I was the Head of a Technical Department responsible for feed product development and staff training in ruminant nutrition […]

I’ve always had a passion for dairy cows, having spent my childhood on my family’s Parmigiano Reggiano dairy farm. It was those early experiences that spurred me to study for a graduate degree in Agricultural Science at Milano University. During my degree, I also had the opportunity to spend some time in Scotland where I […]

Ben Canning

Associate Farm Business Consultant

I grew up in rural Gloucestershire and have recently graduated from Harper Adams University with a BSc Honours in Agriculture. I thrive on the challenge of getting the most out of farm businesses and helping farmers to become the best at what they do. Not being from a dairy background has not held me back […]

I thrive on helping my clients succeed.  I use my varied knowledge to help clients focus and get the job done with a consistent organised approach, and make it an “up-beat” experience.  I have worked as a consultant with Promar since 2007. As well as working directly with clients, I have managed Promar’s in-house training courses.  I keep up to date with […]

I am a Principal Consultant for Promar based in the South East of England for nearly 30 years. Talking and listening to farmers, I help them to run their businesses and enable them to be more successful.  I really enjoy the mixture of technical and financial work supporting farmers to grow and develop their business. I work with a number of mixed businesses with a variety of diversifications including […]

Having been brought up on a rural farm in Ireland, I have been involved with agriculture from a very young age. I’ve always had a particularly keen interest in dairy farming and have spent over 10 years learning and working in the industry. With a degree in Agricultural Management from RAU, I strive to be […]

I love consulting; working with clients to understand their needs and be more successful. I share experience gained from work with a wide variety of businesses, gained over 18 years.  My approach involves a practical, common-sense way of working gained from having dairy farmed myself. I also use commercial and nutrition skills I picked up working in the feed sector to improve animal […]

Paul Henman

Principal Farm Business Consultant

I was reared on a dairy farm in south Warwickshire and formally educated in Agriculture at Harper Adams University College. However, my real education for my consultancy role has come from the hundreds (if not now thousands!) of dairy farmers I have had the privilege to meet and work with over the 30 + years of my career. My satisfaction comes from helping to find solutions to the challenges of modern farming systems in sustainable ways for the farming family, the cows and the environment.

I developed a passion for science in primary school. I attended a scientific high school and then gained an Animal Production degree in Padova. After graduation, I started working in a cheese factory and for a meat producer. From there, I reached out to ABS Italia and started as an RMS technician. After 5 years, […]

Since graduating from Seale Hayne College of Agriculture, I have spent my career working within the agriculture sector. I have worked within Genus/Promar since 1990, initially as a consultant in South Wales then onto business development. During my time as a manager for Genus Milking Systems and overseeing the laboratory analysis service, I developed our […]

I joined the Genus Future Leaders Graduate Program in September 2021 as a Graduate Management Trainee, after graduating from The University of Manchester with a BSc in Oral Health Science. Prior to my time studying, I spent five years serving in the Royal Air Force. While new to the agricultural industry, I have enjoyed seeing […]

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