About Us

Who are JP Trett?

JP Trett has one clear objective: SUCCESS, every JP Trett recruitment partner has specialist knowledge within the industry. Success is possible to create and develop and at JP Trett we have worked hard to ensure that all possible avenues of search and selection are utilised, from extensive database building, professional networking and search engine optimisation to candidate screening and targeted candidate marketing.

Our team of 11 professionals work across two offices in the UK to enable us to have a powerful and geographical advantage to our service with meeting and conference facilities in the Midlands and a Regional hub in the heart of Rural East Anglia.


Our Vision:

At JP Trett our vision is to be the globally recognised leader in the agricultural recruitment and rural business recruitment industry. 


Our Core Values:

In sharing and living our values with new team members and frequently revisiting them individually, we will maintain our focus, professionalism and dedication to ensuring that these values are upheld. In “living” our values we are being true to our culture and this is what sets us apart.


Our Specialisms:

JP Trett is a specialist recruitment business, we are specialists…specialists in agriculture and rural business. Our clients are either professionals looking for exciting moves, or employers looking for that special person to fill their niche role. As one of the most highly respected specialist agricultural recruitment companies in the UK, we know the Agri-rural market intimately. And as a global provider, we have tremendous reach, both in finding candidates and must-have positions. We have many years of recruiting agricultural and rural business professionals in exciting and demanding positions. Whether you want to be a Farm Manager, Agronomist, Sales Director or similar, we will find the opportunity to match your skills. JP Trett covers most industries and markets within the agricultural and rural business sectors. Our business is split into three distinct areas Professional, Sales & Marketing and Senior Appointments. Our experienced consultants have backgrounds or clients across a number of sectors including:

  • Crop Protection: Pesticide Sales, Agronomy, Agronomist, Agronomist Management, Fertilizers and Nutrients
  • Farm machinery: Development, Manufacture, Sales, Management
  • Farming: Management, Professional, Skilled and experienced management/planning/procurement
  • Livestock: Vets, sales, auctions, export, meat production, Ruminant specialists, Feed
  • Country sports: shooting, fishing, stalking, leisure
  • Property: Surveying, sales, rentals, holiday homes, development, specialist building
  • Land: sales, irrigation, fertilizer, acquisition, stewardship schemes, specialist services
  • Marketing: shows, publications, websites
  • Fresh Produce: Management, Research, Development, new markets, Technical, Procurement
  • Renewable Energy:  Management, Sales, Operations, engineers, service and support

This is a small selection of our markets covered and we recruit effectively in all areas of the agricultural and rural business industry. As Agricultural Recruitment and Rural business Recruitment Specialists, no matter what the level of position we can find the best match and challenge for you.


Leading by example: James Trett – Director and Principal Shareholder

James Trett is the Managing Director and Principal Shareholder of JP Trett Ltd. Raised in East Anglia and born into a well-known farming family, he stems from many generations involved within Agriculture and Rural business.

James has been involved with livestock, feed and heavy machinery from a young age through his fathers direction, although his route back into the agricultural industry has led him through various journeys.

With a keen interest in property, James trained and qualified as a General Practice Surveyor before gaining a degree in Land Management and cutting his teeth on the London property market. His first step into recruitment came after this having worked for a national blue chip multi-site organisation and achieving regular recognition and various recruitment awards for performance.

The desire to return to the Agricultural industry promptly led to a successful career within the Senior Management structure of a highly reputable Crop Protection Supply Organisation. James has an enviable record of client development, injecting energy and dynamism into organisations whilst adding a touch of professionalism and tenacity to the business development.

The return to recruitment was imminent having gained a wealth of experience across both the recruitment and agricultural market places. James and his vastly experienced recruitment team now utilise this experience to support the gap in the market for sourcing credible and qualified individuals across the agricultural and rural industries.

“The future in agriculture is extremely important given the strain on the world’s resources. Land and water are not infinite so we need the best possible professionals to be able to sustain growth and supply to all – worldwide’ James continues ‘I feel I understand this global position and want to help companies get the right personnel to succeed in meeting the world demands”’

James Trett – Managing Director