27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

Mr. Richard Holmes

Job title

Deputy Director - Finance and Resources

Contact details

Email prefix: richard.h (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 551
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons Engineering Science, The University of Exeter (BSc Hons)
  • Qualified Accountant: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
  • Qualified Company Secretary: Associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)

Main roles and responsibilities

To support the Trustees and Executive Director in the efficient management of the Organic Research Centre, with responsibility for finance, physical and human resources, to lead the administrative team and to be part of the Senior Management Team.

External activities

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he also serves on the Audit Committee, and the Strategic Planning and Performance Committee.
  • Volunteer for the Scout Association helping young people to develop and take a full role in society.