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Edmund Sutcliffe

Career and Experience

Farm Manager, Burntwood Farm

March 2020 - Present

Responsible for managing the agricultural land, including a 70 head suckler herd of Aberdeen Angus X cows, launching a direct to customer beef box and creating a local REKO ring.

Associate Regenerative Farmer,

New Foundation Farms

December 2020 - Present

Designing the regenerative enterprises on the new farms to maximise the social, financial and ecological impact.

Ecological Outcome Verification Monitor,


July 2020 - Present

Monitoring the land to verify that the ecosystem is regenerating, measuring leading indicators of ecosystem process improvement such as soil cover, photosynthesis and microfauna, and lagging indicators such as total biodiversity, soil carbon and water infiltration.

Head of Operations, Climate Compost

January 2020 - May 2020

Creating a biologically active compost product to rejuvenate and reinoculate agricultural soils with all the correct microbiology for a healthy soil that supports plant health.


Education, Training and Qualifications

Lean Green Belt,

100% Effective

April 2021 - May 2021

Lean thinking, 8 Wastes, Process Mapping, 5S, Visual Management
Qualification number - L-24401

REX 13 Week Course,


November 2020 - February 2021

Whole farm planning and design using the Regrarians Platform®, taught by Darren J. Doherty, CPAg

Low Stress Livestock Handling,


August 2020

Handling animals in a low stress way, designing low stress handling facilities. Taken at Lannock Farm, the home of Groundswell

Accredited Professional in Holistic Management,

Savory Institute

November 2019 - Present

Accreditation in teaching Holistic Management - the Fundamentals, Financial Planning, Planned Grazing, Land Planning and Ecological Monitoring.


Ridgedale Permaculture

May 2019 - July 2019

Intensive internship under internationally acclaimed regenerative farmer Richard Perkins, learning how to design, plan and manage small-scale profitable regenerative enterprises

Permaculture Design Certificate

Geoff Lawton

April 2015- July 2015

Comprehensive online permaculture course run by Geoff Lawton

Masters in Chemistry,

St Hugh's College,

University of Oxford

September 2013 - June 2017

An integrated masters of pure chemistry. Learning the basic building blocks of the chemical world.
Masters paper in rhizobial interactions of peas, nitrogen fixing bacteria and soil humic compounds.