About UsMeet our friendly team
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. In September 2018 Nikki was invited to judge at PATs a National Trade event in Telford. Prior to joining the family business she was a Prince 2 Practitioner Project Manager for a National IT Print Solutions company.
Frank HarrisManaging Director
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 now been managing TFM for over 20 years. In 2012 he was fortunate enough to inherit the company from Mr A W Nevile and the Harris family will always be grateful to him and his wife for their generosity.
James Harris, Director and Frank’s son has had a lifetime working in retail sales including Area Manager and Sales Manager. He also managed his own business prior to TFM. James oversees the hire side of TFM and the storage warehouse. He runs marathons, ultra-marathons, 10k’s, 5k’s, triathlon and enjoys mountain biking in the few hours of free time he gets. He is regularly placed in the top 10 of his age group.
Pete Froggatt is the TFM Storeman with almost 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. Pete's keen of his sports and still participates in weekly football as goalie. Football banter is regularly heard over the TFM counter and he's a huge Lincoln supporter!
Emma WilkesPurchasing Administrator
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 horse, dog, cat and rabbit, is working towards her farm animal SQP qualification as well as holding an Extended Diploma in Horse Management Level 3 (360 UCAS). She owns five horses and three dogs.
Sam WoolleyShop Assistant
Sam used to work in a saddlery and has her own horse and dog. Sam has taken part in dog agility and fly-ball as well as being a regular rider. This is a new role to keep up with all the deliveries which need un-packing and displaying. If you see the shelves looking better then you'll know Sam's been waving her magic wand!
Issy Mason-PowersShop Assistant
Issy has recently joined our team to replace Alex who is leaving us to go to University in September. Issy is at Agricultural College at Brackenhurst and has her own flock of Shetland Sheep as well as being a keen horse rider. She also works for a local sheep farmer and fencing contractor. Issy has a broad experience with various animals (farm and pet) which will serve her well.
Alex NormanShop Assistant
Frank's Grandson (Nikki's son) and has been working at TFM "helping Grandad" since he was a young boy . . . in fact he jokes he's been at TFM longer than his Mum! Now he's a fully fledged member of the team, qualified to prescribe equine and companion medicines for parasites. We will be seeing much less of him shortly as he's leaving to study Business at Nottingham Trent University.
Louise NormanShop Assistant
Louise is Frank's Grandaughter . . . and Nikki's daughter. She's currently studying Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in HR. Louise works in University holidays so we aren't seeing much of her this year but she's still around. We will lose Louise to the big wide world of HR when she finishes University in May 2019 but you'll still see her in the holidays.
Judith has worked at TFM for many years as our cleaner . . . no easy task with four dogs, several staff and a busy shop to clean up after. She has owned horses for many years as well as being a dog owner and has previously owned many guinea pigs. Judith is well known to several of our customers and will often help with queries between hoovering and cleaning. Judith is currently off work recovering from a badly broken leg so we hope to see her fit and well in the coming weeks.
Annie ManningAccounts Admin & Book Keeper
Annie joined the team in 2018 after her predecessor retired. Annie's from Scottish farming background and has owned horses and her own saddlery in the past too so she already has a good working knowledge of our business type and customers. Annie has a wealth of Accounts and Sage experience and has implemented several changes to improve how our business works. She's also a Border Terrier owner although they are fondly referred to as 'Border Terrorists'!
Lucy ChandlerShop Assistant
Lucy has joined us as a Customer Services Apprentice through the LAGAT scheme. She is a huge animal lover, has a family dog and a pony called Griffith who she adores. Lucy is already proving to be an asset to the Team and learning fast. She is responsible for serving at the tills, keeping the displays tidy and well laid out. We are really impressed with this young lady, she's doing great and we are hoping to recruit another apprentice again soon.
Meet Cerrie . . . she has joined us as a Supervisor at TFM and enabled us to open longer hours. This lady is a such a hard worker and has already had a fantastic impact on the running of the shop. She's even turned out in her slippers in the middle of the night when we've had an electrical fault (I'm not joking)! A top lady and loved by the whole team.
Heidi WeetmanShop Assistant
Heidi is part of our weekend staff covering our newly extended hours. She owns a horse and frequently rides as well as being a huge animal lover. Heidi is currently in her first year studying for her A Levels at 6th Form. She plays piano and speaks Russian! She's been a fantastic addition to our weekend team.
Thomas FentonShop Assistant
Thomas works on our weekend team and he's currently studying Agriculture at Riseholme. With experience in engineering, farming (arable and livestock) as well as holding a forklift licence he's bringing his knowledge to our weekend team.
Georgia WillertonShop Assistant
Introducing Georgia to our Team of weekend staff. She is currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Lincoln. And an unexpected bonus . . . her Dad's a plumber so she knows her way around the plumbing fittings :-) We are really impressed with this young lady.
Alex owns bantams and cats and has previously been a horse and dog owner. She's a huge wildlife advocate and has been instrumental in giving our entire wild bird section a revamp. A very dynamic young woman who has brought a huge breath of fresh air, enthusiasm and organisation!
Owen QuinnHire Assistant
Owen has recently joined us to work on the hire side. He's a qualified vehicle technician and will help James manage the hire side of the business. This is the side of the business we are planning to grow through 2019/20 so we look forward to Owen's inputting in improving how we work.