meet the team

Andrew Dewing

Andrew Dewing

Chief Executive
Andrew entered the grain trade with Dalgety Franklin of Rackheath in 1978. He joined the co-operative sector in 1996 with Aylsham Grain and subsequently formed Dewing Grain in 2006.

His aim is to provide Norfolk and Suffolk farmers with a locally focused grain merchant.
Ian Webster - Trader

Ian Webster

Trading Director
As the son of a Norfolk farmer, Ian brings a wealth of local knowledge and understanding of modern agriculture to the business.

Since graduating from Bristol in 2006, Ian worked as a trainee chartered surveyor until he joined us as a trader in 2009.
Rachel Partlow - Logistics Manager

Rachel Partlow

Logistics Manager
Rachel has over 20 years experience as a grain forwarder and knows the importance of communication between grower and haulier.

Her efficient service ensures you can move grain utilising her excellent network of hauliers, safe in the knowledge that it will be carried out professionally and your transport costs are kept to a minimum.

Oliver Hitchcock

Malting Barley Trader
Oliver joined the team in February 2013. He has over 25 years’ experience in the grain trade, including working as marketing manager for Fram Farmers, the Suffolk Cooperative.

Oliver has a wealth of experience across all agricultural commodities and has spent a number of years building close relationships with maltsters and distillers.
Ivan Bishop

Ivan Bishop

Malting Barley Trader
Ivan has over forty years of experience in the Grain trade and is working with Dewing Grain trading the malting barley book.
Joe Beardshaw

Joe Beardshaw

Grain Trader
Joe has joined us as a farm buyer. He has in recent years been working for the local council in training and development following a 15 year professional rugby career.

Joe represented England age groups 16-21. He is well known in Norfolk farming circles coming from an agricultural background.

Shaun O'Hara

Accountant
Shaun joined us in 2015 having previously worked as Financial Director at Norwich City Football Club and then MK Dons.

His roots are in Norfolk and he moved back in early 2015 with wife Fiona and 2 young children to continue his career.

John Hardy

Seed Consultant
Josh Dewing

Josh Dewing

Seed Manager
Josh joined us in July 2012 and is now working as a grain trader.

In 2013 we started a new initiative selling seed and Josh is overseeing this project.
Liz Brooks - PA

Liz Brooks

PA to Andrew Dewing
Liz came to us from UEA in 2010 and is working as Andrew's PA.
Will Mallett - Store and Compliance Supervisor

William Mallett

Store and Compliance Supervisor
William joined us in 2009 and initially worked with Rachel in logistics.

He now ensures that all of our stores meet the standards required for accreditation under the TASCC, Organic Food Federation and ISCC schemes.
Abigale Brown

Abigale Brown

Accounts Administrator
Abigale Brown joined us in September 2012, having moved from Simpsons Malt where she worked as a grain administrator and quality control manager.

Abigale has now taken over the role of accounts administrator managing invoicing and payments.
Hilary Bayfield

Hilary Bayfield

Logistics
Hilary joined us in January 2014. Following a long career in travel, Hilary now moves grain instead of people.

Jessica Linge

Accounts Assistant
Jessica joined us on an apprenticeship in November 2015, working in accounts. She completed her apprenticeship ahead of schedule in December 2016 and is now employed as our accounts assistant.