Clinton Devon’s estate director named in Queen’s New Years Honour List

John Varley, estates director of Clinton Devon Estates.

John Varley, estates director of Clinton Devon Estates. - Credit: © Guy Newman - 07831 379971

A Sidmouth man has been recognised in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.

John Varley, TD, estates director of Clinton Devon Estates, has received an OBE for services to agriculture, the environment and the rural community.

Mr Varley said: “It is an honour to be recognised in this way and I know this is also recognition of the tremendous efforts of a group of very special people.

“Since joining Clinton Devon Estates 15 years ago I have been privileged to be the estate director for Lord Clinton, his family and trustees, all of whom are personally committed to delivering a sustainable future for Devon’s natural environment and local communities.

“I have also been very fortunate to work with an incredible team of dedicated professionals, completely focused on doing things better, innovating and ensuring that we hand over to the next generation of people living and working in Devon, something even more valuable than we were given.”

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For more details, see next week’s Sidmouth Herald.

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