Tom originally grew up in Hertfordshire but his home has been Lincolnshire since meeting his wife Jessica in 1996. Tom and his wife have three children all brought up in Lincolnshire where the family enjoys their farm surroundings and being in the countryside.
Tom qualified in agriculture in the mid-1980's at Cirencester before joining his family business with National responsibilities at Director level. Tom currently runs his own property business which includes residential & commercial property and farmland.
Tom was elected to West Lindsey District Council in May 2010 and subsequently re-elected in 2011 and 2015 and was re-elected in an uncontested election in May 2019.