Episode 58

CHALLENGES OF RECRUITMENT with Richard Charles, Simon Holmes, Jeremy Gibbs and David Kirschner

For the third in this series of Agri-Turf Talks, a panel drawn from across the agri-turf sector discuss the issues they face recruiting new talent into the industry. The panel is:

Richard Charles: After Sales Customer Care and Training Manager, UK and Ireland AGCO Corporation

Simon Holmes : Group Service Manager Agriculture and Construction T H WHITE Group

Jeremy Gibbs: Farmer and Founder of Forces Farming

David Kirschner: Independent Industry Consultant

Chris Biddle: Inside Agri-Turf Host

Amongst the issues covered are the role of recruitment agencies, apprenticeships, training, the visibility of the industry to outsiders and much more.


Landbased Engineering Careers

AGCO Academy Training Centre

Forces Farming

T H White Group

About the Podcast

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The farm and grass machinery business

About your host

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.