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Tom Langdon-Davies has a range of experience in Business and Project Management


Beaford Arts

Beaford, North Devon. Beaford is a leading rural arts organisation see


South West Food and Drink

South West Food and Drink is the regional organisation with responsibility for developing and leading the implementation of the Regional Food and Drink Strategy in South West England.


South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise

South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise represents the interests of all land based businesses to Government and others.


Regen SW

Co-operating with Regen Employees and Associates to accelerate take up of carbon reduction technologies


Devon Towns Forum

Devon Towns Forum exists to enable and empower commnity led groups in Devon to engage with the public sector and other stakeholders in their success.

Sustainable Projects Consultant

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

UKI project managed several renewable energy developments including a large solar array, a wood fuel depot now supplying several installations and wood fuelled boilers. In 2012 we were awarded Local Energy Assessment Funding to raise awareness of renewables and carbon reduction measures in Torbay and the surrounding area.


South West Food and Drink

The strategic implementation body for the Food Industry in South West England.
We have now successfully transitted into a Community Interest Company, continuing to provide implementation services to both public and private sectors.


South West Market and Coastal Towns network

Six county Town Fora in the South West joined forces to form SWMCTN.

The Network’s aims were to;

  • Promote the case of Market and Coastal Towns, in the region and beyond
  • Organise the sharing of good practice and communication across the region
  • Organise an annual regional conference to highlight good practice

Our Members were;

  • Cornwall Towns Association
  • Devon Towns Forum
  • Dorset Towns Forum
  • Gloucestershire Market Towns Forum
  • Somerset Market Towns Forum
  • Wiltshire Forum of Community Area Partnership.


Food Ventures Ltd

Advising food and drink companies on strategic direction and resolving barriers to growth.
Coaching in SME’s and listed companies including Tesco.

Vice Chairman

Market and Coastal Towns Association

TauntonThe MCTA supported towns to go through the MCTi process in a way that produced sustained outcomes.


BDM Coaching

Corporate coaching of managers and directors in both listed and SME companies including Tesco and Bray Leino PLC. Here’s a verbatim testimonial:
“Tom Langdon-Davies coached me for five sessions, and during that period I was promoted to Category Director, and was assessed at Blue, the highest level in Tesco.
The coaching supported me in addressing presentational and staff management issues, and I quickly took my leadership skills to a level consistent with my new role.
I recommend Tom and his team to suppliers seeking to up their game with Tesco and more generally addressing issues of staff effectiveness, internal and external communication, delegation and conflict resolution.”

Commercial Director

Quickes Traditional Ltd

I was responsible for creating and building the Quickes Traditional Cheddar brand worldwide.


Alliance des Fromages Anglais Ltd

As Commercial Director of Quickes Traditional Ltd, I set up Alliance des Fromages Anglais Ltd as a trading entity in co-operation with Wyke Farms, Cheddar makers, of Somerset and Long Clawson Dairy, Stilton makers, to export British cheeses into continental Europe and elsewhere. I chaired the business for its first year. It is now a highly successful business with a multi-million pound turnover.

Company Secretary

British Cheese Awards

I was a founder Director and Company Secretary of the British Cheese Awards which we started with the distinguished international cheese expert Juliet Harbutt. The Awards have grown ever since, and now have over 800 entires a year. They have been instrumental in promoting the image and quality of British speciality cheese which has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance over the last 20 years.

Non Executive Director

Peninsular Pigs Ltd

Peninsular Pigs was a breeding and marketing company in which Quickes Traditional had a shareholding. On my recommendation we sold the company to JSR Healthbred Ltd.