Meet our Team

Rachel Metcalfe

Charity Manager and Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Coordinator

Rachel  farms sheep in the Edale Valley with her husband and children and has come from an education background. Rachel joined us in August 2017 as our Macmillan Health Outreach Coordinator. Where ever you find Rachel you can be sure there is a warm welcome usually involving tea, cake and a listening ear so please do ring if you or your family are affected by cancer and you feel you need to talk.

Separate to her Macmillan work Rachel  has now taken on responsibility for  our social groups, she is great at sorting out venues and speakers and gathering together our groups in various rural locations.

Tiffany Belfield

Rural Resilience and Business Development Coordinator

Tiffany lives on her family dairy farm on the Derbyshire/ Staffordshire border and has had a keen interest in agriculture from a young age. In her role here Tiffany loves supporting farmers to get to grips with current grants, red-tape and any opportunities available to them on farm. 

Tiffany also helps out at our events where farmers can access further information to make them more resilient to the current changes the farming industry faces. 

Outside of her FLC role Tiffany works on the farm, relief milks and works at local livestock markets.  Often seen out about at local events and shows feel free to go over and chat if you would like any advice or help in any way.

Alice Morley

Farm Business Project Coordinator

Alice is a farmer’s daughter from the Hope Valley and has worked in agriculture for the past 10 years.

She joined the team in November 2022 as Farm Business Project Coordinator. In her role Alice coordinates the farm for the future workshops and offers practical support helping rural businesses to navigate the agricultural policy changes.

Emily Charleton

Information & Communications Officer

Emily now lives on a beef & sheep farm just outside Chesterfield and has grown up working on her family farm in North West Derbyshire. Emily has always been involved in agriculture and went to Harper Adams University to study BSc Agriculture with Farm Business Management.

After university Emily went on to work in commercial roles for companies in fresh produce & red meat sectors supplying retailers across the UK. We welcomed Emily to the team in March 2023 as our Information & Communications Officer. Emily’s role will be to help with day to day running of the FLC as well as communicating on upcoming events and social media. Recently, Emily has taken on the joint management and coordination of The Peak Farmers Group with Alice.