Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn

Divisional Director, Rural, Newcastle

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Rupert specialises in advising landowners, farmers and private clients nationwide as well as running our Farm Motor team in Newcastle.






Milburn House,

Dean Street,

Newcastle Upon Tyne


0191 2321 151

07730 010 897

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Rupert attended the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, before embarking on a full-time farming career between 1991 and 2003, when he joined Lycetts. He has a wealth of agricultural knowledge, gaining qualifications in Agricultural Management, Advanced Farm Management and Agricultural Business Management.

Rupert managed a 1,000 acre mixed arable and sheep farm, growing wheat, barley, oilseed rape, beans and vining peas in rotation with swedes, brussels sprouts and daffodils.

A Chartered Insurance Broker, who has worked as finance director of a vining pea co-operation in the past, Rupert set up a contracting business in the 1990s, later establishing a machinery company, which was involved in the farming of 3,500 acres of land.

Rupert is a co-operative member of Coastal Grains and of the producer organisation, Scottish Borders Produce. Oilseed rape from the farm is cold pressed and sold through the Borderfields Brand.

Today, Rupert still works in the farming industry, alongside his role as a director of Lycetts’ Rural Insurance, where he offers expert advice and invaluable insight to landowners, farmers and private clients nationwide.

“I share many of the issues that our clients face, whether they be economic, legislative or environmental. This gives me a greater understanding of what my clients actually require.”

Aside from his client facing duties, Rupert manages the claims management team in Newcastle who currently look after our Rural Division clients nationwide.

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Additions to our Insurance Claims Team

May 31, 2018

Harriet Aitchison and Andrew Melville joined Lycetts Newcastle office in the summer to further strengthen the insurance Claims Department, headed by Divisional Director Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn.

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Farm diversification boosts incomes

August 15, 2017

With agricultural incomes in decline and doubts about the future of subsidies, land managers are increasingly looking to farm diversification to generate revenue. Statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that one quarter of all farming businesses taking this route earned more money from...

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