Media centre

Our national and regional press teams are happy to help with any media enquiries.

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Contact the NFU press team

The NFU press team is available to assist media professionals for national enquiries between Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. Call the press team on 02476 858 686.

An out of hours press officer can be reached by calling 07814 667 603. This service is available for requests between 7am – 8am, and 6pm – 8pm, as well as on weekends and bank holidays between 10am and 6pm.

For regional enquiries, scroll down to get the details of our regional media advisers.

If you are an NFU member, please contact NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.

For media enquiries in Wales, please contact the NFU Cymru press team. For enquiries in Scotland, please contact NFU Scotland.

For enquiries related to NFU Mutual, please visit their media centre. For NFU Mutual insurance claims, you can find contact information on the NFU Mutual website.

NFU national press team

The NFU national press team deals with national press and media enquiries. You can reach the team on our press line or by contacting them by e-mail.

Jo Rector

NFU Media Manager

Lizzy Milne

NFU Media Adviser

Mike Thomas

NFU Media Adviser

Lucy Wood

NFU Press Officer

NFU regional press team

The NFU regional press team deals with regional press and media enquiries. Find the contact person responsible for your region below.

Oliver Cartwright


Oliver is the media adviser for the NFU Midlands region.

Oliver works with colleagues on communications strategy, reputation management and positive outcomes for the NFU, its members and their businesses. He has responsibility for NFU media work in the Midlands, writing news stories and responding to and briefing journalists.

A former journalist with the Midlands News Association his career saw him work on weekly titles as a chief reporter before moving to daily newspapers as a senior reporter and news editor before he made the move into PR.

Oliver is keen to hear from NFU members about their farms, food production, sector news, diversification and environmental stories and can also offer media assistance to farmer and grower members.

Helen Hall

Media Adviser (North)

Helen is the media adviser for the NFU North region.

Adam Lazzari

Media Adviser (East)

Adam is the media adviser for the NFU East region, ensuring members continue to have a strong voice in the media.

Before joining the NFU in August 2023, Adam worked as a journalist in East Anglia for nearly 20 years, starting out in Ely and the Fens before moving to Norfolk and working for the Eastern Daily Press (EDP).

He has been chief reporter, district team editor, news editor and print editor for the EDP. He has also been the editor of the North Norfolk News, Dereham Times and Fakenham and Wells Times newspapers.

Adam is keen to hear from members who are developing their businesses and have interesting stories to tell.

Charlotte Penketh-King

Media Adviser (South)

Charlotte is the media adviser for the NFU South region.

Her role is to ensure members in the region continue to have a strong voice in the media.

After studying at the University of the West of England, she worked as a journalist for almost a decade, writing for a huge variety of publications.

Before joining the NFU, Charlotte was an editor for local online news publications across the South West.

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