Clive joined McCartneys in 1984 from Leamington Spa based Pedigree Livestock auctioneers, John Thornborrow & Co. It was at this time that McCartneys took over Worcester Market where Clive has been based ever since. He has seen the market move out of Worcester City Centre to an excellent location adjacent to the M5 motorway.
He has previously been responsible for the day to day running of Worcester, as well as seasonal pedigree sales at Brecon and other venues throughout the Country.
He joined the full partnership in 1989 and has been largely responsible for the increase in Society pedigree sales for most of the cattle and sheep breed societies, several of these breeds having national sales at Worcester or Brecon.
In 2019 he was privileged to receive a “Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Farming Awards.
In 2021 he stood down as a partner and Chairman of the firm and now acts as a Consultant still being involved in Worcester market, Farm Sales, Valuation Work and Rural professional matters.
He is a Monitor Valuer for the Welsh Assembly Government to oversee TB Valuations throughout Wales.
Over the years he has been privileged to judge cattle and sheep classes at most County Shows, in fact judging, at the Royal Welsh and the Royal Show on three occasions. Other connections with the livestock sector includes Chairing the NBA Beef Expo committee at the Three Counties Showground, at Malvern and he is also Chairman of Council of the Three Counties Agricultural Society.
His "good looks" have been moulded by a rugby career that took him to County level and he dines out on the fact that he was "the best back row forward never to play for England" (as quoted by an ex England International)!
Apart from his involvement in country sports Clive is keen on genealogy with a family tree tracing back to 1532 – in his words "plenty of history but not much money".
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