Tim has recently secured the position of Market Manager, 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 relationships with them over the years.
Tim was recognised by the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) for his services to the industry in November 2014 and is now the Market Manager responsible for the everyday running of the business
Tim is married to Sally, now in their silver anniversary year and has a son, Harry, who is studying at Leeds University.
Tim is a keen sportsman and still plays for Egerton Park 1st Eleven. 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, he will be more than happy to come and visit you on farm to discuss marketing.
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 Belle, the black Labrador, and Binky the Springer Spaniel. He is a keen rugby fan, although no local allegiance, 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 marketing.
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.
Aside from the market he 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 marketing your Store cattle and calves, he will be more than happy to visit you to discuss marketing your livestock.
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, dining out on the way in which he increased fat cattle throughput during his reign in the rostrum. At present Simon is responsible for selling baby calves.
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 Fleur, the black lab, along Brancaster Beach.
Simon is available to discuss all aspects of livestock marketing.
David started working in the market in 1963, progressed through the business to become Chair of the Partners and is now a Non Executive Director of the Limited company. During his long career he has sold all classes of livestock, but is best known for his wide knowledge of the sheep industry.
He is a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and also a Fellow of the Livestock Auctioneers Association.
David is married to Sheila and between them they have three children and two grand-daughters, who are keeping them young at heart. He is also a keen rugby fan and also enjoys travel and social history.
David is always available to discuss your marketing requirements and liaises closely with his colleagues to ensure that the best advice is always readily available to all clients.
07957 914 322
Helen joined the firm in October 2007. She is responsible for Accounts management as well as Manager of the weekly Fur, Feather & Tack auctions. In addition she has established a monthly Saturday Tack sale.
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 fur and feather, and tack sale needs.
Ian has been a valued member of the team since 2003, and has been recently appointed Cleaning and Maintenance Manager, taking charge of daily cleaning and general repairs, as well as making sure market days and weekend shows run as smoothly as possible.
Ian is a keen sports fan, in particular football, and he played for two local teams in his youth winning several trophies.
Ian married wife Stacey in Leeds in 2010, and they now have 3 children, Summer, Layton and Jenson.
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 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.