Why Choose Us?
Operating since 1985, CCC Ltd has a well-established and highly respected track record in the South of England for delivering exceptional agronomic advice.
We pride ourselves on being totally independent, which means our advice is tailored to achieve the best technical, environmental and financially appropriate solutions for each individual member. We utilise the most up to date technical information and Research and Development from a wide range of independent sources (including AICC, AHDB, NIAB TAG, ADAS etc) to ensure our advice is comprehensive and current.
At CCC, we appreciate that political and environmental uncertainty can lead to increased risk for our farmer members and we are here to help mitigate those risks with our independent, well-informed and flexible approach to agronomy.
Our agronomists are all BASIS, FACTS and IPM qualified and members of the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC), priding themselves on their Independence.
Simon RobertsManaging Director and Senior Agronomist
Simon joined CCC in 2021 as a Senior Agronomist and is the Managing Director.
Simon brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his time at Syngenta where his roles included Trials Officer, Technical Manager and Head of Field Sales. These roles involved working closely with the independent sector and building relationships with R&D organisations, the AICC and buying groups. Simon’s experience gives him a wide breadth of industry knowledge allowing him to make the most of opportunities and meet any challenges.
Simon is known for his collaborative, tailored and technical approach which enables him to build close working relationships with his farms.
Simon advises on all aspects of arable farming and works with farmers within the Kent and East Sussex regions.
Peter CowlrickSenior Agronomist and Technical Director
Peter joined CCC in 1987 and is a Senior Agronomist and Technical Director.
Peter provides unparalleled advice to the ever-expanding CCC client base and uses his wide breadth of technical expertise to offer his farmers cutting edge advice.
Peter also heads up the R&D for CCC and is an Executive Member of the AICC National Trials Team, having been involved since its inception. Peter has a particular interest in variety, fungicide and nitrogen trials.
Peter has helped deliver Catchment Sensitive Farming advice in Hampshire and Sussex and works closely with local water companies to evaluate the soil and nutrient capture benefits of cover crops.
Peter is a respected and experienced agronomist and brings an innovative approach to his farmers, most of whom are in Hampshire and West Sussex.
Oliver PilbeamConsultant Agronomist
Oli joined CCC as a Consultant Agronomist in 2023.
Before joining the team, Oli had spent the previous ten years working as a Farm Manager on a large contracting business for Velcourt in the Midlands. Alongside Oli’s role for CCC, he also runs his family farm in East Sussex and is a farm business consultant for several progressive agricultural businesses across the southern regions.
Oli’s extensive knowledge of farm business management allows him to view agronomy issues in the context of the whole-farm business, offering advice that encompasses farm business strategy. Oli also has been involved in managing multiple stewardship schemes and has significant experience across many different farming practices.
Brett joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in Agriculture.
After graduating from University, Brett gained on the ground experience working in trials and for a number of different farms. This enabled Brett to understand the practicalities of the farming industry and provided him with an invaluable understanding of a vast variety of crops.
Brett’s wide-ranging background and knowledge make him a pragmatic and strategic agronomist, well respected by his farmers.
Brett advises farmers in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and continues to successfully expand the business within these regions.
Jonathan joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after grading from the University of Reading.
Jonathan excelled in his studies and received a First-Class Honours for his Degree in Agriculture. Jonathan was also a runner up for the Barrie Orme award whilst undertaking the BASIS Certificate, an annual honour awarded to the most outstanding candidate.
Jonathan has worked extensively on arable farms, gaining valuable experience and in particular, a firm understanding of precision farming. Jonathan works closely with his farmers to build a strong awareness of their individual needs and is widely respected for his conscientious and personable approach.
Jonathan advises famers within the West and East Sussex regions.
Tod HunnisettConsultant Agronomist
Tod works as a consultant for CCC alongside advising his own private client base.
Tod’s clients appreciate his down to earth approach to agronomy. In addition to his expertise in combinable crops, Tod is a fully approved BASIS trainer, and is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly Crop Watch.
Julia GentleOffice Manager and Administrator
Julia joined CCC in 2017 and is the Office Manager.
Julia hales from a farming family and has a degree in Agriculture. This, combined with her extensive experience in farm administration, gives Julia a thorough understanding of farm businesses and enables her to provide an excellent link from the field to the office.
Julia regularly communicates with new and existing members and ensures the smooth managing of the CCC office.
Sarah joined CCC in January 2021 and works alongside Julia and Natalie in the main office.
Sarah’s role is to maintain accurate and up to date accounts and assist with members queries.
Sarah’s background is in accounts and farming and she has a particular interest in cattle and horses. She went to Staffordshire College of Agriculture and has been a Farm Secretary with many diverse roles for many years since.
Natalie CartwrightOffice and Marketing Administrator
Natalie joined CCC in 2019 and works alongside Julia and Sarah in the main office.
Natalie assists with a wide range of office related matters, included payroll, invoice management and member queries. In addition to this, Natalie is responsible for CCC’s website and social media platforms.
Natalie has a background in law and mathematics, both of which come in useful for her diverse role.
James BairdChairman Arable Farmer
Richard CartwrightDirector Agronomist
Peter CowlrickDirector Agronomist
Simon RobertsDirector Agronomist
Ben TaylorVice Chairman Farm Manager
Andrew MartinCompany Secretary Arable Farmer
Philip HuxhamDirector Arable Farmer
Michael GentleDirector Arable Farmer
Tom MonningtonDirector Mixed Farmer
Peter WilsonDirector Arable Farmer
Alastair StrangeDirector Arable Farmer
Philip VeltomDirector Arable Farmer
Chris HannamDirector Arable Farmer
The Latest CCC News
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AICC Conference 2024: Cover Crop Trials
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South East Farmer: February Contribution
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A Harvest of Dedication
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