P.X. Farms has a dedicated team of highly skilled individuals working with our clients to deliver tailored solutions:

James Peck, Managing Director

The Peck Family have farmed at Scotland Farm since 1950. James developed a passion for farming at an early age growing up on the family estate. Working on the farm in school holidays solidified this passion and provided a clear outline for his path of further education. On returning to the family farm to apply these skills he identified an opportunity and established P.X. Farms in 2003 to expand his operations and take on additional land. The business has grown and diversified over the last 14 years as a result of his vision and enthusiasm. He has continued his professional development over this period.
His qualifications and achievements to date include:
  • National Diploma in Farm Mechanisation – 1993 – 1996
  • Higher National Diploma in Crop Management – 1996 – 1998
  • Practical land based qualifications
  • Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2006
  • Nuffield Scholar 2010
  • Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Farmers 2012 and granted Freedom of City of London
  • Worshipful Company of Farmers Advanced Course in Agricultural Business Management 2014
  • RaboBank Global Farmers Masterclass 2014
  • Current committee member of CLA Ag and Lu London and past chairman of Beds and Cambs Committee
  • Member of Farmers Club
  • Chairman of the Henman Brooks Committee at the Worshipful Company of Farmers
  • Court Assistant of Worshipful Company of Farmers
James takes personal responsibility for all our farming agreements.

Melanie Robinson MAAT MIAgSA, Company Secretary

Melanie has a background in financial services from her 19 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group which focused on Compliance, Service Quality and Regulatory Management. A registered Licensed Accountant with the Association of Accounting Technicians and Member of The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators, Melanie has been part of the business since 2003. She brings these skills to P.X. Farms and is responsible for:
  • Farming operations record keeping
  • Cross Compliance
  • Management of Stewardship agreements
  • Management accounts and budgeting for contract farming agreements and farm business tenancies
  • Bulk purchasing of all farm inputs
  • Farm Assurance Standards including Red Tractor and GTAS
  • Management of British Sugar quota

Ailis Macrae, Office and Finance Manager

After training in the banking industry, Ailis developed her range of operational skills working in the high-tech incubator sector developing robust systems and processes for all areas of finance and administration. Joining the P.X. team in June 2008, Ailis has adapted these skills to fit into an agribusiness environment. She is responsible for:
  • Finance
  • Administration including HR and Logistics
  • PA to James Peck

Nick Durkan, Transport Planner

Nick has a background in agriculture and haulage, having both worked on farms and also been an owner driver of his own Volvo lorry in the past.  Joining the team in 2015 as the Transport Planner he has helped develop the scope and efficiency of the P.X. Haulage fleet.  He is responsible for:
  • Route logistics and planning for 11 lorries and their drivers
  • Management of  Transport Customers
  • Ensuring high standards across the fleet

Laura Butler, Transport Administrator

Laura joined us for Harvest 2016 as part of the Grain Store Laboratory Team.  She brought with her skills in customer service and effective administration from her Retail background.  In September 2016 Laura transferred to our Transport Department as our Transport Administrator.  She is responsible for:
  • Supporting the Transport Planner
  • Administration for vehicle R&M, defects and rectification
  • Grain Hospital administration including quotations