Conservative Party Candidate
Tim and his wife of 26 years, Heather, live in North Suffolk with their three boys. Born in Felixstowe Tim moved to the village of Witnesham near Ipswich. Suffolk is a county Tim knows well and loves.
Educated at Ipswich School, Tim went on to study agriculture at Wye College, University of London, where he majored in management, marketing and economics. He recently gained an MBA from the Open University specialising in marketing, international enterprise, strategy and financial strategy.
Tim is a self-employed agricultural and rural business consultant. During his career Tim has been an intensive livestock producer, and has advised on pig production and genetic breeding programmes across four continents.
One of Tim’s most satisfying projects involved securing a significant Defra grant of £500,000 to re-establish hop production in Suffolk following a gap of more than 100 years.
Tim has extensive experience in Suffolk’s tourist economy, currently worth over £1.7 billion per year. He is particularly passionate about Suffolk’s food and drink sector and its considerable potential for expansion.
Tim referees Rugby Union at adult and junior levels, officiating at clubs across East Anglia and South East England. He also ran the First Eye Scout Group for 25 years. Tim is an accomplished amateur musician playing the bassoon for various orchestras and ensembles in Suffolk and Norfolk. Other hobbies include tutored tasting sessions of Real Ale and Single Malt Scotch Whisky and growing English scented roses.
Tim has been leader of Mid Suffolk Council for eight years and chairs the influential Suffolk Public Sector Leaders group. He has considerable experience of handling large budgets and developing partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sector.
Promoted by Peter Burgoyne, 4 By Ford, Sudbury CO10 2YG