Meet the team



Tim Webster ALAA

07949 173180

Tim is the Market Manager, responsible for the everyday running of the business, but has been an auctioneer at the market for over 30 years.  He has sold in every section of the market and has been selling the Prime Cattle for the last 15 years. Tim has a vast experience of dealing with the local farmers and has built up strong relationships with them. As well as cattle, Tim has been selling horses for over 20 years and has developed Melton into the premier venue of its type and is looking to develop premium horse sales across the region.

Tim is married to Sally and has a son, Harry, who graduated from Leeds University last year and is now travelling the world.  Tim is a keen sportsman and after his recent retirement from cricket, has taken up golf at Stapleford Park. He is a current Feofee or trustee of Melton Mowbray Town Estate, and current president of Melton Mowbray Round Table. Tim is a collector of Gins and loves to host gin parties.

Please contact Tim to market your cattle and horses, he will be more than happy to come and visit you on farm to discuss timing and valuations..


Tom Greenow BSc (Hons), ALAA, MNAVA

07775 758 586

Tom joined the firm in 2014 following a spell at another market in the Midlands. The first in his family not to take over the family farm in Herefordshire, he achieved his childhood ambition of becoming a livestock auctioneer. Tom is responsible for selling all classes of sheep on a weekly basis in Melton.

He obtained a degree in Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College, and has since qualified as a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers and is an associate member of the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Tom is married to Emma, and can regularly been seen out working or walking with his dog. He is a keen rugby fan, playing for and injuring himself with Melton, which is complemented by his love of cider, and claims to be a master cueman on a snooker table (though this claim may be very doubtful).

Please contact Tom to market your sheep, he will be more than happy to come and visit you on farm to discuss timings and valuations.



Ben Shouler BSc(Hons), ALAA

01664 560181 or 07966 398987

Ben has been involved in livestock ever since his father started taking him to Melton Market as a small boy to watch the rearing calves sell and working in that section on school holidays from the age of 13. He joined as an employee in 2000 just after graduating from Seale Hayne university with an Honours degree in Rural Estate Management and was propelled into auctioneering the fur and feather department, annual ram sales and the occasional egg sale before having the opportunity to auction rearing calves after the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth.
In 2007 he started to work alongside his father in the lotting, advising and selling of both the reared and store cattle and he now heads these auctions each week. He is also a member of the Livestock Auctioneers Association and a Non Executive Director of Gillstream Markets Ltd, the operators of the Market.
Aside from the Market, Ben is a partner in Shouler & Son, based in Melton Mowbray where he undertakes advising clients on all aspects of farming and rural matters. He is a keen sportsman regularly turning out for Melton Rugby Club, playing weekly indoor football and tries to get one or two games of golf in each year. He also has a passion for vintage and old cars and is a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club and MG Owners club. He really would like to find an old vintage car in a farmers barn so if you have one then call him!
Ben married Lucy in 2015 and they recently had their first child, William, and they report him to have some big lungs so another auctioneer in the making!
Please contact Ben to discuss your Store cattle and calves, he will be more than happy to visit you to discuss marketing your livestock.




07889 178256

Simon has been involved in Melton Mowbray Market since 1976, initially selling game. He became a partner in the firm in 1983 and is now Chairman of the Limited company.
During his time at the market he has been responsible for selling all classes of cattle and sheep at some point.
He is a fellow of the Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors, Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and The Livestock Auctioneers Association. Simon is resident agent at the local Stoke Rochford Estate.
Simon is married to Julia. In his spare time he is to be found shooting, watching rugby or walking Lola, his new black lab, along Brancaster Beach.
Simon is available to discuss all aspects of livestock marketing.

Barrie Williamson

07541 400919

Barrie is a well respected auctioneer from Debyshire, who sold calves and store cattle at Derby market until its closure in 2016. He now sells calves, pigs and sometimes store cattle at Melton Mowbray.with a good following and has been a great addition to the team


Helen Cole
07957 914 322

Helen joined the firm in October 2007. She is responsible for Accounts management .

Helen is married to Jim, has a daughter, Felicity, and a pet rabbit called Bernie.

In her spare time, Helen is kept busy volunteering at her local school as well as being very involved with the Scout movement. In between all of this, she still finds time for line dancing.

Helen is always available to discuss your account.


Mark Wicks
07866 620803

Mark joined the team in September 2017 as Head of Operations & Compliance.
Previously, Mark worked for Leicestershire Trading Standards advising and, when appropriate to do so, enforcing standards on livestock markets & traders.  Mark deals with all aspects of the markets compliance needs; Mark is the Head of a maintenance team and also Heads up the drovers on a Tuesday.  Mark has also taken on the responsibility of dealing with the traders hall and units. Mark can be seen doing anything from droving, writing market policies and guidance to helping his team after market day.  Mark is available to discuss your regulatory needs should you have any.

Mark is married to Jo and they have a son called Oliver.  Mark has two dogs, two cats and three rabbits.  During his spare time, Mark is an avid carp angler, catching carp in the UK in excess of 39lb.

Claire Harrison
01664 562 971

Claire joined the Market in January 2017 as the Office Manager.  She brings a wealth of experience having formerly held the role at Rugby Market and farms Beltex sheep & prime cattle.







Hugh Brown
07557 737 633

Hugh is the CEO of Melton Mowbray Market and founder of its operator Gillstream Markets Ltd. Hugh is passionate about the value of markets, having been looked after by his mum while she ran an antiques stall in Portobello Road and subsequently graduating to the London Stock Exchange, where he spent 17 years. He then ran the UK for Europe’s largest guarantor and processor of share trading where buyers & sellers paid an immediate risk premium and were not able to take stock without payment or vice versa. This is very different to where livestock markets are today and Hugh is a strong believer in their prospects to deliver better and safer services to their customers. He is learning about livestock every week and is very grateful to everyone for their support.