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 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 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.
Issy 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) and recently won the MJ and JA Saxby Trophy awarded to the best practical student on BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on Agriculture, Brackenhurst.
Alex NShop Assistant
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.
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. She'll be looking to undertake a horse nutrition qualification soon too!
Cerrie joined us as a Supervisor to enable 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. Cerrie is currently working towards her companion and equine SQP (which means she can prescribe flea and worm treatments). Cerrie is also BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter. She has a keen interest in the small animal side of the business.
Heidi is part of our weekend staff. She owns a horse and frequently rides as well as being a huge animal lover. Heidi is currently studying for her A Levels at 6th Form. She plays piano and speaks Russian! She's a fantastic addition to our weekend team. Whilst working with us, Heidi has been trained to fit dog harnesses.
Introducing Georgia to our Team of weekend staff. Currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Lincoln. Her Dad's a plumber so she knows her way around the plumbing fittings. She has undertaking a course in dog handling whilst she's been with us as well as training to fit dog harnesses.
Alex owns bantams, a dog and cat and has previously been a horse owner. She's also a huge wildlife advocate. Alex is now a qualified SQP (equine and companion) and working towards her poultry SQP. She's also hoping to start her dog nutrition qualification shortly too. Alex is also a BETA qualified hat and body protector fitter.
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.