Meet your new Warwickshire county adviser

28 March 2024

Nick Watts

Meet your new Warwickshire county adviser, Nick Watts, who joins the NFU Midlands team from his sales and retention role at NFU HQ.

He takes on the role from George Bostock, who has been appointed to the new NFU Midlands network manager position after Richard Butler’s departure.

Nick is raring to go in his new regional role, bringing with him a wealth of experience of serving and supporting members.

He leaves the national membership team at Stoneleigh and officially started on 18 March.

“My background in NFU sales and retention and, before that, as a group secretary in Worcestershire has given me great insight into this vital role and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in,” said the former agriculture student.

“I’ve been in and around farming throughout my working and home life so farmers’ concerns and needs are natural interests of mine - I will ensure those are listened to and acted upon.

Nick gleaned much of his business acumen by running a company, employing 100 people in the aviation sector, for 15 years before returning to the industry he knows best as a group secretary.

Away from work, he’s a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys badminton and taking part in organised shoots with friends.

He is fully aware of the task at hand as well as the shoes he has to fill.

Warwickshire is my home county - I know the county, I know the people, I know the challenges it brings and also the work the NFU does, so this is the ideal job for me.”

NFU Warwickshire county adviser Nick Watts

“George’s work over the past few years in Warwickshire has been superb and the furrow he has ploughed I can use to plough my own way,” he said.  

‘Great experience’

George will take on the NFU Midlands network manager’s role on 2 April after helping Nick settle in.

He said: “I am delighted that Nick has joined the Midlands NFU team as Warwickshire county adviser.

“He will bring great experience to the team, joining from HQ where he was a sales and retention adviser in recent years and before that a group secretary in Worcestershire.

“I am in no doubt that Nick will take Warwickshire from strength to strength.”

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