AN EXPERIENCED industry professional will drive the NFU's policy work forward in both the West and East Midlands to benefit members’ businesses.

Sarah Faulkner has been brought in as NFU regional policy manager at a time of unprecedented change, challenge and opportunity for the union and its members.

Sarah who was NFU West Midlands environment and rural affairs adviser started the brand new, strategic, position on October 1 and will be out and about in the regions to see members and discuss current policy.

She said: “I’m excited to be moving into this new role and look forward to supporting members and colleagues with the wide range of policy issues on the horizon.

“Covid-19 and Brexit are creating unprecedented challenges and there are also many others, having an impact on farm businesses that we are addressing."

A new regional environment adviser is expected to be announced in due course.