Stephen had been running a successful professional practice providing business advice to farmers for many years when back in 2007 he first heard of Social Farming. From living on a Yorkshire farm until his early 20s, the benefits of this concept immediately resonated with him. Some research followed, resulting in the sale of his practice and the setting up of FarmBuddies in 2008. Stephen works full-time managing this enterprise to expand Social Farming in the South East, including the Channel Islands, with his wife Mary.
Mary is our Office Manager, she has had considerable past experience of business administration in between bringing up three children. On wellbeing, she has built up considerable expertise in sourcing, preparing and cooking food from scratch for family, friends and others.