JP Trett

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by JP Trett's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from JP Trett is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles

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historical data tends to be very limited:
they don’t happen very often, and
when they do, the losses can be
very volatile. For example, the FMD
outbreak in 2001 cost £8 billion while
the subsequent outbreak in 2007
only cost £1 million. We solved this
apparently intractable problem by
utilising the Animal Disease Spread
Model, originally designed to help
governments respond to a disease
event. This pioneering approach has
meant that around 90 per cent of
poultry producers in Canada, who
own roughly 18 million laying birds
and 20 million broiler birds, benefit
from insurance for losses associated
with avian influenza for a price that
equates to less than 0.5p/dozen
eggs and less than 0.1p/kilogram of
meatrespectively.
The insurance coverage, which
complements any government
compensation, is made available to
the producers via the Poultry Insurance
Exchange and Canadian Egg Industry
Reciprocal Alliance, two Canadian
agricultural mutual insurers owned by
the producers themselves.
As well as creating a solution for
producers, the development process
has led to a reduction in risk for the
government, too, and focusing the
need for risk management at farm
level has de-risked the industry as a
whole. This reduces the probability
of a disease outbreak, which in turn
reduces the likelihood of government
compensation.
The way ahead
Our business continues to grow as
we leverage the work we have done
in Canada into other territories such
as South Africa, which experienced
its first major outbreak of avian
influenza in 2017. Although the
productive assets in South Africa are
corporately, as opposed to producer,
owned, they function similarly, in that
senior management can and have
introduced significant changes to the
way they manage risk on the farm.
This is a prerequisite if they want to
accessinsurance.
Through our partnership with the
Manitoba Pork Council and funding
from ARI, our next challenge is to
lead the development of a new
risk-management initiative. This is in
direct response to the two biggest
challenges the hog industry faces in
Canada: the outbreak of disease and
fluctuating hog prices that negatively
impactcashflow.
As with so many industries, the issues
surrounding our exit from Europe
loom large. The last three years have
all but paralysed government and have
done little to stimulate investment
let alone innovation. We believe the
Canadian government’s response to
issues facing their agriculture sector
is insightful and innovative. If we can
hope for anything, then let’s hope
that our government can find the will
and maybe a little guidance to do
something equally innovative here.
This
pioneering
approach has
meant that
around 90 per
cent of poultry
producers in
Canada
benefit from
insurance for
losses
associated
with avian
influenza
John and Gary
discussing strategies
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Managing Director JamesTrett
Attendance, sponsorship
and championing the best in
agriculture at various events
in the UK and beyond
JP Trett is a global executive-level recruiter and professional
business and management consultancy operating in
the agricultural sector and the associated food chain
industry – working, as Managing Director James Trett tells
TheParliamentary Review
, from field to fork. Operating from
a smart refurbished cowshed in a remote part of central
Norfolk, as well as having associates located around the UK,
it employs 12 special associates within the recruitment and
business consultancy divisions of their organisation. Each of its
team members has exemplary experience and success in their
specialist sectors. These include agricultural technology and
engineering, grain, feed and seed, agrochemicals and crop
science as well as livestock, genetics and more.
Our philosophy is simple: we service the agricultural industry and ensure the
right talent is in the right position, allowing for the industry’s sustainability and
progression of individuals to the best of their ability. Our job is to match our clients’
business needs with the talent we speak to and engage with on a daily basis.
Almost 90 per cent of each associate’s time is spent speaking to our network of
professionals within the sectors of specialism they have developed. At exhibitions,
events, seminars, field walks, demonstrations or festivals, you will always find a JP
Trett representative engaging with their market.
The smartphone has consistently been our best friend, and we thoroughly embrace
the technology available through these devices. We pride ourselves on being
FACTS ABOUT
JP TRETT
»Managing Director: JamesTrett
»Founded in 2011
»Located in Norfolk
»Services: Executive-level
recruiter and business
consultancy to the agricultural
sector as well as associated
food chain industry
»No. of employees: 12
JP Trett
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able to communicate from virtually
anywhere at any time via any medium,
including FaceTime, Skype and
WhatsApp to name a few.
We value each and every person we
engage with, as we know that career
choices are life-changing and can
have a far-reaching impact within the
family network as well as within the
organisation. The right person in their
right career with the right company is
the holy grail we strive for.
Our reputation precedes us
Not only do we respond to the
campaign needs from our clients, we
shape and advise them too, which also
leads into our bespoke management
consultancy activities. With so much
potential in the market, our knowledge
is valuable to both the client and
candidate. We see changes in strategy,
markets and technology with further-
reaching effects weeks, months, years
before many otherswould.
Our method of expansion is simple,
though sometimes challenging to
implement; nonetheless we are
heading in the right direction. Every
associate who joins us must have
extensive experience and networking
abilities within their given sector.
Theymust also bring an analytical
mind with a commercial leaning as we
must produce the necessary results
to progress. We have noticed a move
upwards from when we started, and
are mainly dealing with roles at a high
level of seniority.
We now have the attention of business
leaders, both those who have utilised our
services to get to their current position or
those who have heard of ourreputation.
Further enhancing these relationships
are the business consultancy services
available through JP Trett, which
complement our well-known and in-
demand recruitmentactivities.
The middlemen in the Middle
East
Sectors of agritech and large-scale
overseas farming have seen the
biggest, most exciting steps forward
for our organisation.
In the early days we happened upon
a management contracting business
in the Middle East that has today
grown into a network of contacts,
organisations and candidates which
stretches around the world. The
Middle East in particular has long
been a stronghold for JP Trett. I am
the principal consultant in this field,
Agritechnica, Germany,
one of the major events
for new innovation and
technology
The right
person in their
right career
with the right
company is
the holy grail
we strive for
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able to communicate from virtually
anywhere at any time via any medium,
including FaceTime, Skype and
WhatsApp to name a few.
We value each and every person we
engage with, as we know that career
choices are life-changing and can
have a far-reaching impact within the
family network as well as within the
organisation. The right person in their
right career with the right company is
the holy grail we strive for.
Our reputation precedes us
Not only do we respond to the
campaign needs from our clients, we
shape and advise them too, which also
leads into our bespoke management
consultancy activities. With so much
potential in the market, our knowledge
is valuable to both the client and
candidate. We see changes in strategy,
markets and technology with further-
reaching effects weeks, months, years
before many otherswould.
Our method of expansion is simple,
though sometimes challenging to
implement; nonetheless we are
heading in the right direction. Every
associate who joins us must have
extensive experience and networking
abilities within their given sector.
Theymust also bring an analytical
mind with a commercial leaning as we
must produce the necessary results
to progress. We have noticed a move
upwards from when we started, and
are mainly dealing with roles at a high
level of seniority.
We now have the attention of business
leaders, both those who have utilised our
services to get to their current position or
those who have heard of ourreputation.
Further enhancing these relationships
are the business consultancy services
available through JP Trett, which
complement our well-known and in-
demand recruitmentactivities.
The middlemen in the Middle
East
Sectors of agritech and large-scale
overseas farming have seen the
biggest, most exciting steps forward
for our organisation.
In the early days we happened upon
a management contracting business
in the Middle East that has today
grown into a network of contacts,
organisations and candidates which
stretches around the world. The
Middle East in particular has long
been a stronghold for JP Trett. I am
the principal consultant in this field,
Agritechnica, Germany,
one of the major events
for new innovation and
technology
The right
person in their
right career
with the right
company is
the holy grail
we strive for
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having built up years of experience
to accommodate the diverse range of
cultures, climates and needs of such a
range of clients.
Greener greenhouses
The industries we work with range
from large-scale forage production
to greenhouse production of high-
value crops, from dairy production
and livestock enterprises to mass-scale
chicken production and beyond.
We are now bordering on the highest
standard of welfare and technology
and are embracing all the resources
available to ensure top production.
There is a case for businesses taking
over traditional agriculture therefore
promoting a greater emphasis on
research, development and pioneering
methods in production.
Changing the game
As the population increases so does
the demand for food and land. It is
common knowledge that we cannot
sustain this growth without change,
and we believe it is important to adapt
and evolve to new challenges. As a
company we have had to do the same
– there is no longer an abundance of
suitable candidates for each vacancy or
business expansion requirements.
We operate in a candidate-driven
market, and the shortage of candidates
is spread across the ability range.
The talent sector, in particular, is in a
desperate state. We look for the kind of
candidate who is a game-changer, one
that can go above and beyond where
others may simply do all that isasked.
We all seem to want more; the parity
of supply and demand has shifted into
an area where at some levels there has
to be dramatic change.
We are constantly looking at this
shortage and offer alternative routes to
success, whether utilising other areas
of industry – automotive, engineering,
industry and sciences – or simply
looking on a global scale. We never give
up on a campaign and its requirements.
Right for the job
As a sector we do hear about climate
change, disasters and political shifts,
but our industry has always been good
at adapting.
Perhaps the biggest challenge we face
at present is Brexit, and many producers
on the primary production end will be
most affected. The whole supply chain
is coming together to brace itself for
how this sector will change.
What is apparent is that farming and
agriculture will undoubtedly be forced
to be even more efficient and to
pioneer methods of production which
should both increase outputs and
reduce inputs. If, as a business, and a
group of experts in our sectors, we can
be part of this change and add value,
we will all be satisfied knowing that
we are in the right job too.
As the
population
increases so
does the
demand for
food and land
JP Trett is one of the
founding members
of the International
Agribusiness Recruitment
Alliance, meeting here in
the UK on-farm

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This article was sponsored by JP Trett. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss.

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss

Even by the standards of the day –this has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable years in British politics.

The leadership election we’ve just seen marks a huge moment in our country’s history. This government is taking a decisive new direction, embracing the opportunities of Brexit and preparing our country to flourish outside the EU.

As international trade secretary, I’ll be driving forward work on the free trade agreements that are going to be a priority for the government. Free trade isn’t just an abstract concept bandied around by technocrats. It is crucial for a strong economy and for the ability of families to make ends meet. Free trade benefits people in every part of our country, as British firms export to new markets and people doing the weekly shop have access to a wider choice of goods at lower prices.

The essence of free trade is in the title: freedom. It’s about giving people the power to exchange their goods without heavy government taxation or interference. Commerce and free exchange are the engine room of prosperity and social mobility. I’m determined to tackle the forces who want to hold that back.

One of my priorities is agreeing an exciting new free trade deal with the US, building on the great relationship between our two countries and the Prime Minister and US President. But I’ll also be talking to other partners including New Zealand, Australia and fast-growing Asian markets.

And with the EU too, we want a friendly and constructive relationship, as constitutional equals, and as friends and partners in facing the challenges that lie ahead – a relationship based on a deep free trade agreement. Our country produces some of the world’s most successful exports, and the opportunity to bring these to the rest of the world should make us all excited about the future. It is this excitement, optimism and ambition which I believe will come to define this government.

For too long now, we have been told Britain isn’t big or important enough to survive outside the EU – that we have to accept a deal that reflects our reduced circumstances. I say that’s rubbish. With the right policies in place, we can be the most competitive, free-thinking, prosperous nation on Earth exporting to the world and leading in new developments like AI. To do that, we’ll give the brilliant next generation of entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed. Since 2015, there has been a staggering 85 per cent rise in the number of businesses set up by 18 to 24 year olds – twice the level set up by the same age group in France and Germany. We’ll help them flourish by championing enterprise, cutting taxes and making regulation flexible and responsive to their needs.

As we do that, we’ll level up and unite all parts of the UK with great transport links, fibre broadband in every home and proper school funding, so everyone shares in our country’s success.

2019 has been the year of brewing economic and political revolution. 2020 will be the year when a revitalised Conservative government turbo charges the economy, boosts prospects for people across the country, and catapults Britain back to the forefront of the world stage.



Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss
Secretary of State for International Development