Adam was brought up in a farming community on the northern edge of the Lake District. he attended the Royal Agricultural College before returning to Cumbria to work as a Trainee Land Agent and Auctioneer.
Adam is the Managing Director of the Farmer Networks of Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales. He continues to work as a freelance auctioneer mainly at Penrith Auction, where he first started his career 30 years ago. He also lectures part – time in Agricultural Business Management at Newton Rigg College
He is married with two teenage children and lives near Penrith. A former national league rugby player, he now enjoys performing with his band the Soul Survivors. The garden remains a challenge.