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Welcome to the AHDB Beef & Lamb news centre.

Here you can read about the latest news in the beef and sheep meat industry, download AHDB Beef & Lamb news releases, access a news release archive and follow AHDB Beef & Lamb on social media.

AHDB Beef & Lamb runs a 365-day-a-year press office to issue proactive news releases on AHDB Beef & Lamb activity, respond to topical industry issues and help journalists with requests for information.

If you have an urgent media enquiry, call the AHDB Beef & Lamb press office on 024 7647 8800. Outside our normal working hours, calls to this number will automatically be forwarded to the duty press officer.

You can also email the press office.

Meet the team

Here is a short introduction to each team member, along with an outline of their roles, responsibilities and contact details.

James Wilde, Head of CommunicationsJames Wilde

Responsible for strategic delivery of communications output across AHDB Beef & Lamb.

024 7647 8835
07891 534 858


Jo Biggs, Communications ManagerJo Biggs

Responsible for the team’s digital and technical communications and ensuring all AHDB Beef & Lamb departments are represented within the communications output.

024 7647 8836
07816 940 164


Andy Hutson, Corporate Affairs ManagerAndy Hutson

Responsible for public affairs, export, market intelligence and marketing outputs from the communications team.

024 7647 8822
07896 676 474


Ben Coates, Media OfficerBen Coates

Responsible for multimedia communications, with a particular emphasis on video and developing the AHDB Beef and Lamb TV YouTube channel.

024 7647 8736
07583 628 790


Monisha Singh, Communications OfficerMonisha Singh

Works with Andy to support communications team outputs on public affairs, export, market intelligence and marketing.

024 7647 8959
07773 076176


Diane Northrop, Website ManagerDiane Northrop

Responsible for maintaining and updating the stakeholder website and monitoring its performance.

01480 482981