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 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.
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. Nikki recently won an SQP award for being the top companion animal SQP in the country. Prior to joining the family business she was a Prince 2 Practitioner Project Manager for a National IT Print Solutions company.
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.
Ian joined us in 2019. It took us six months to replace the previous member of staff . . . needless to say Ian had his work cut out for him when he first started. Now he's found his feet, he is a valued, well thought of member of the Team who has done a fantastic job squaring our Accounts up and giving the family the support they need to drive TFM forward. For the first time in a long time, we have finally found a very safe pair of hands.
Emma does all the buying for TFM. 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.
Alex owns bantams, quail, a dog and cat and has previously been a horse owner. Alex is a qualified SQP (equine, companion and poultry) who received the 2nd highest marks in the country on her equine and companion animal exam papers. She's very passionate about dog nutrition and currently working towards her BCCS Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3. Alex is also a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter.
Cerrie is one of our Supervisor. She is a qualified SQP (equine and companion), a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter as well as being a qualified cat nutritionist. She has a keen interest in the horse, cat and small animal side of the business and is currently undertaking a small animal nutrition qualification. Cerrie owns cats, horses, dogs, guinea pigs, a hamster and a tortoise . . . safe to say, she's an animal lover.
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 is currently studying Business and Accounting at Nottingham Trent University and often found working during Uni holidays covering hire, accounts and the shop.
Owen joined us to work for TFM Hire. He is a qualified vehicle technician and alongside James on maintaining and managing our hire fleet of over 50 pieces of equipment. Owen also holds licences for towing, forklift, 360 and cherry picker usage, deals with the unloading of lorries as well as managing the stock between our storage warehouse and the shop. He can also sharpen your chainsaw chains and make up hydraulic pipes whilst you wait.
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. Pete is a keen Lincoln supporter so regular football banter is heard over the TFM counter!
Lucy is a huge animal lover, has a family dog and a pony called Griffith who she adores. Lucy is currently working towards her companion and equine SQP and once qualified she'll be able to prescribe worm and flea treatments. Lucy is a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter. Lucy is able to fit dog harness and support with many customer enquiries.
Issy has her own flock of Shetland Sheep as well as being a keen horse rider. Issy has a broad experience with various animals (farm and pet) and recently won the MJ and JA Saxby Trophy awarded to the best practical student on BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on Agriculture, Brackenhurst. She also has experience in forestry so can support you with chainsaw chains and oils.
Georgia is an experienced member of our weekend staff with dogs, cats and chickens. Currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Lincoln. At TFM she has attended training courses in dog handling and harnesses fitting. Her Dad is a retired plumber so she's good with the plumbing fittings too!
Heidi works mainly on the weekend and is now an experienced member of our weekend staff. She owns a horse and is a frequent rider. In addition, she's a huge animal lover with a family dog at home. Currently studying for her A Levels, Heidi also plays piano and speaks Russian! Whilst working with us, Heidi has been trained to fit dog harnesses.
Alex LShop Assistant
Alex L is one of three Alex's on the team! She's currently in Year 2 studying at Lincoln University and covers mainly weekend shifts but often helps out in the week when she can. Alex really stood out at interview, always has a smile on her face and is a very proactive member of the team. We are delighted to have her on board.