Julie Thomas

Diversification Adviser

Julie has an MBA from the University of Glamorgan, and a BSc Honours in Agriculture from Nottingham University.She and her husband currently farm 300 acres in the Rhondda Valley, and run two flocks of sheep,a pedigree S Wales mountain flock, and a flock of commercial Suffolk crossbred ewes for lamb production. They market many of the lambs direct to the public and through Farmers' Markets.

Julie is a marketing and diversification expert and is well known for her skills in communication, motivation, entrepreneurship and innovation. Her specialisms include hill farming, sheep and beef, and "any enterprise that interfaces with the public". She has spent 15 years in Direct Sales, so can bring marketing and sales skills to rural investment projects.

Julie is also a training provider for Lantra Awards. She has run training courses for women in the countryside on diversification and rural business skills. She can also offer equestrian expertise through a colleague associate.

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Caerlan Farm
Orchard office, Caerlan Farm




Business And Finance, Diversification, Food Added Value, Marketing, Training