He is the community editor at Farmers Weekly – the UK’s most-read specialist farming and country life publication – taking ownership of daily social media output and leading the brand’s strategy.
His expertise in crop production stems from almost three years spent covering the arable farming topics of the day as Farmers Weekly‘s senior reporter, writing informative news stories and in-depth analysis to help British farmers run their businesses more effectively.
A graduate of Bournemouth University’s well-renowned Multimedia Journalism undergraduate degree course in 2014, Oli worked as a news reporter at the Bridgwater Mercury and Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News in Somerset.
The son of a sheep and beef farmer from the West Country, Oli now works and lives in south London as a freelance journalist.
His roots and experience have afforded him a deep connection with family farming and knows rural affairs like the back of his hand.
It’s not all country life and Farmer Giles stuff though, his other loves (in descending order) are cars, Formula 1, food and drink.
Aside from news and feature-writing, he works as a copywriter, proofreader and project manager.
You can also speak to him about consultancy and training he offers to brands looking to grasp the full potential of social media.
Red Tractor Public Engagement award – runner upBritish Guild of Agricultural Journalists
Specialist Content Writer of the Year – shortlistedPPA New Talent Awards
Arable Photographer of the YearBritish Guild of Agricultural Journalists