A Warm Welcome to Tom Millward…

13th November 2023

Our new Agricultural Sales Representative covering Shropshire and the outskirts of Birmingham.

Tom grew up on a family beef farm in Cleobury Mortimer, close to Kidderminster in the West Midlands.  Finding these early years rewarding in the freedom of the countryside, stunning scenery and fresh air, this instilled a passion and respect for the land and the desire to follow an active career path that keeps him outdoors.  No stranger to hard work the chores around the farm demanded constant attention but Tom and his siblings loved the animals and became a tight harmonious little team.

Tom went on to study a BTEC in Agriculture at the Walford campus of North Shropshire college specializing in technical machinery and land management.  A highlight of this course was a study trip to New Zealand to gain exposure to larger farms and different ways of working.  He also picked up some shearing skills down under.

After that, Tom then spent several years working on local farms, both beef and arable as a farm hand and machinery operator.  It was an interesting time he recalls.  Tractors were getting larger, more sophisticated and guidance was emerging.  He began to learn the ‘must have’ machinery features to make farm operations more productive and efficient.

He then took the leap in running his own Contracting business, starting out in grassland, mowing and baling, and then on to specialised slurry tanking and digestate spreading followed by a commissioning project of an  Anaerobic Digester plant.  Always looking for the next challenge, he turned his hand to growing hops at Brook House Hops near Bromyard next. The firm sadly folded in March this year, taking Tom back to his self employed role.

With a decade of practical experience behind him, his old boss recommended him for the sales role at T H WHITE feeling his enthusiastic, fun and hard-working character would be just the right fit for us.  We couldn’t agree more.  Tom has already embraced the role, connecting with existing and new clients across the mixed farms in his sales territory and introducing his key brands – New Holland, Kverneland, Manitou, McConnel and Ktwo.  Particularly impressed with New Holland’s Auto Command functionality, he’s reflecting on how far tractors have come in driver comfort, cab environment and easy to use features.

Living just outside Kidderminster, Tom enjoys car stage rallying with Hart Motor Club in his limited free time.

He’ll be introducing himself to all existing T H WHITE customers over the coming weeks but in the meantime you can reach him on tel 07966 268527 or email tom.millward@thwhite.co.uk