About UsMeet our friendly team
Frank Harris, Managing Director, has a lifetime of agricultural experience and many years experience running businesses, including a chain of Ford tractor franchises, he's owned his own arable farm and has managed TFM for over 20 years. In 2012 he was fortunate enough to inherit the company from Mr A W Nevile. The Harris family will always be grateful to him and his wife for their generosity.
Nikki Harris, Director and Frank’s daughter is a qualified Dog Nutritionist (Distinction - BCCSDip.HthNut). She holds an SQP qualification for prescribing parasite treatments to horses, poultry, dogs, cats and rabbits. Prior to joining the family business she was a Prince 2 Practitioner Project Manager for a National IT Print Solutions company.
Ian joined us in 2019 and is hugely valued with the wealth of experience he brings to the Team. He's worked in various accountancy and banking roles through the years and very much enjoys his time at TFM. He's well liked and always keen to help and support. Ian and his wife own a couple of small Westie's as well as having children and grandchildren.
Emma does all the buying for TFM Countrystore and this is no easy feat with over 5,500 product lines to manage! Emma joined us in July 2017 and has previously worked in another Countrystore as well as on horse yards. Emma holds her SQP qualification for equine and companion animal, is a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter and holds an Extended Diploma in Horse Management Level 3 (360 UCAS). She is now working towards her Level 4 in Equine Nutrition. Emma is a hugely valued member of the Team and she has brought the equine offering at TFM onto a new level with her input.
Michelle joined us from Bransby Horses and has significant experience in the equine world with nutrition, worming and general horse management with the qualifications to support this (BSc Equine Science - Upper Second Class Honours as well as being a qualified SQP). She has also recently undertaken training on dog and cat flea/worming to add to her SQP qualification. Michelle runs the administration side of TFM but as we are a small team we can draw on her knowledge to support customers and cross train the staff. She's currently undergoing a higher level qualification in equine nutrition to further build on her knowledge.
Alex owns bantams, quail, a dog and cat and has previously been a horse owner. She is a qualified SQP (equine, companion and poultry) and received the 2nd highest marks in the country on her equine and companion animal exam papers. Since joining us, Alex is a qualified dog nutritionist (BCCS Dip.HthHut with Distinction) with a huge passion for dog food and is now our most knowledgeable canine nutritionist as a result of her continued work in this field to advance her knowledge. Alex is also a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter, can make up hydraulic pipes and has a forklift licence so her skill range is very diverse.
Frank's Grandson (Nikki's son) has been working at TFM "helping Grandad" since he was a young boy. He jokes he's been at TFM longer than his Mum! Now he's a qualified SQP and able to prescribe flea and worm treatments for companion animals and horses. He has almost finished studying Business and Accounting at Nottingham Trent University and now only does the very occasional shift and will be leaving us soon.
Stuart joined us in 2020. He has previously worked as Virbac's National Key Account Manager so brings a wealth of knowledge from the pharmaceutical industry regarding horse worming and is currently bringing his lapsed SQP qualification up to date to enable him to prescribe. Stuart and his wife run Birch Springs breeding Arabian horses. We very much appreciate having someone with his knowledge working as part of our Team.
Lynn joined us in 2020 when we needed to grow our Team of Supervisors. Lynn has previously worked as a Reception at LincVet and holds a BSC (Hons) 2:1 in Animal Science as well as a MSc in Animal Behaviour. She's already become a hugely valued member of the team, passed her companion and equine SQP (enabling her to prescribe wormers and flea treatment) and has pressed on with the Dog Nutrition qualification.
Lucy has worked her way from Apprentice to Shop Assistant and now Supervisor. She's a horse and dog owner who brings a wealth of knowledge to the Team. Lucy is a qualified SQP for companion and equine animals as well as a hat and body protector fitter, she is also able to fit dog harnesses and coats. She is also undertaking her Level 3 Equine Nutrition qualification, can make up hydraulic pipes and holds a forklift licence. Often underestimated and never should be as she's a fantastic part of the Team.
Pete is the TFM Storeman with over 20 years’ experience. He’s seen the many changes TFM has undergone over the last two decades and has a wealth of experience as a result, particularly with the hardware, agriculture and parts side of the business. He can make up hydraulic pipes and has a forklift licence. Pete is a keen Lincoln supporter so regular football banter is heard over the TFM counter! Often described as the Landlord of TFM and adds huge value to the Team with his knowledge.
Georgia joined us in 2018 whilst studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Lincoln and has since completed her degree with a 2:1 and we are delighted to say she decided to stay on and join us working full time. Whilst at TFM she has attended training courses in dog handling and harnesses fitting. Since being a child she has worked with local rescue dogs so brings those hands on skills to TFM as well as having poultry, rabbits, dogs and cats at home. Always smiling and is well liked by everyone on the Team.
Heidi joined us in January 2019 whilst still at school. She's now finished her A levels and is taking a year out. She is hoping to start University and looking to take an animal/science related degree. Heidi is hugely passionate about horses, is a horse owner and a frequent rider. In addition, she owns a dog, rabbit, reptiles, birds, fish and rodents. Heidi is also studying her Level 5 equine nutrition.
Laura joined us wanting to make a life change after spending her career breaking in horses and had previously worked at Bransby Horses. As a result, Laura brings with her many years equine experience which we value highly. Laura is currently juggling her work at TFM with further qualifications as well as continuing to regularly rid. She's hugely passionate about horses, she is a horse owner and regular rider.
Becky holds a Foundation Degree in Equine Sports Coaching and a BSC Equine Sports Coaching. In addition, she has previously worked in a tack shop so has recently and relevant experience. Becky also undertook a bit and bitting science course with Neue Schule academy. She's already proved herself to be an asset to the Team and we really pleased to have her on board.
Tabitha has recently joined our weekend team whilst she continues with her studies. She's a Corporal in the Combined Cadet Force with responsibility for the new recruits . Despite only recently joining us, Tabitha has fitted in really well and has already become part of our Team.
Connor has recently joined our weekend staff as well as doing the odd late shift. He's currently studying at Sixth Form with a view to going onto University. Proactive and helpful he's already shaping up well and we hope he will stay with us whilst he continues his studies.
DanielWarehouse / Yard Person
Dan drives forklift, organises our warehouse storage, keeps our shelves topped up and the yard stock organised. He's previously worked in similar roles in much larger organisations so brings a few years experience to TFM. Dan is always smiling and happy to help
AlanGeneral Maintenance / Hire
Alan joined us in 2020 originally as a Shop Assistant at weekends but it soon became clear that he was a man of many talents and he was moved over to help with hire and general site maintenance. He has a wide range of hands on experience from previous jobs and can turn his hand to pretty much anything and frequently does!