Massive GDPR breach from Badger Killer’s accountants.

The badger cull companies are run by small groups of farmers, those farmers that organise have to correctly account for all the money they take from the hundreds of farmers who have paid, in each of the cull zones.

This money runs into the hundreds of thousands in many zones, which in turn runs into millions over the entire country. We can exlusively reveal that one company is doing the majority of the accountancy work and is earning considerable fee’s in the process.

That company is “Old Mill” they have offices in, Exeter, Yeovil, Wells and Melksham. As a firm they are well respected in the accountancy industry, generating £19 million in fees  has put them into the top 50 high earners. Number 35, we wonder where they will be next year.

We have recieved an anonymous email, that reveals the extent to which the company is involved with badger cull organisers and also reveals a shocking breach in GDPR for all of their 7,000+ clients. The email to us:

“In early July this year, whilst doing google research on a specific director of the badger culls, we came across a link to a spreadsheet on the old mill website:
https://www.oldmillgroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Rural-Update-Summer-17-Mailing-List.xlsx

after downloading it and looking through it, we were very surprised to find that all of their 2017 clients details were listed. Further research has shown that 29 of the cull companies use this firm as their accountants. Although the link to the spreadsheet was eventually removed, we still have a copy and are emailing it to anti cull groups across the country.”

The ramifications of this breach in GDPR should not be underestimated, the ICO could in theory fine the company many millions of pounds. The breached data can be found here.


Not only could the ICO fine them, but every single one of their clients is now entitled to compensation.

It is worth remembering, if you are involved in the killing of badgers, in any way, shape or form. Your involvement could become public at any point in time.

Listed below are the 61 badger cull company directors who are on the spreadsheet:

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ACRNSW Ltd

Dan Britten (Not listed but his parents are. Same address.)

Paul William Candy (Listed under Mr & Mrs T. Candy but goes on to say “Dear Terry, Di & Paul” so he is included.)

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AGXTRA Ltd

Robert Harris

Graham Fernley George Kivell (Not listed but the farm is listed under R Kivell.)

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AHOP Ltd

Christopher Awdry (Listed under Mr & Mrs P. Awdry but goes on to say “Dear Pat, Jill and Chris”. The address listed is P & J Awdry & Son, Spiers Piece Farm, Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 6HG)

Patricia Holloway

Jonathan Jesse Ovens (not listed but there is a listing for Mr & Mrs J M Ovens, Norrington Gate Farm. Same postcode as Arkula Cottage.)

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AWCN LTD

Peter James Shallcross (Also Mr M Shallcross. Same address, separate listing.)

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BFRB Ltd

John Robert Barrett Bowditch

William Robert Frost (Not listed but his father Tim Frost is listed at Childhay Manor. Tim and William are both directors of Childhay Farming Ltd)

John Peter Thomas Reed

John Hellier George Smith

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BHR Resources Ltd

Henry Claude Winwood Robinson

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CCCF Ltd

James Hazell

George Withers

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CWA Ltd

Trevor Owen Cligg

George Bright Holmes

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DCX Services Ltd

Peter Geoffrey Francis Howlett (Listed as P & P Howlett & Son Farming Limited, Larkhays Farm which is across the road from Woodhuish Farm.)

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DDF Ltd

Robert Hislop

Jane Lewis

Charles Reis (Listed at The Manor Farm, Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire. SN11 8SW but probably him. If not, definitely a relative.)

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DSDD Ltd

William Brown

Richard Charles Butler

Timothy Guy Carson

Thomas Hugh Maidment

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DWCE Ltd

Daniel Robert Alford (Listed as R D Alford.)

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DWWC Ltd

James Richard Cossins

William Dickson (Listed at The Granary, Wick Lane, Downton. Same postcode as Wick Farm.)

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Ever Autumn Ltd

Keith Nicholas Barrow

Alan Frank Dyer (Not listed but the farm is listed under Mr I. Dyer.)

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Exton Care Ltd

Geoffrey Ware (Not listed but there is a listing for R J Ware at Lower Gamblyn Farm which has the same postcode.)

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Fru Serv Ltd

Paul Charles Gould

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G, F & B Ltd

Jonathan Geoffrey Gibbins (Not listed but the farm is listed under Mr & Mrs G M Gibbins.)

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HNV Associates Ltd

Rupert Michael Dod

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ISCA Vale Ltd

Anthony Michael “Tony” Overhill (Listed as T Overhill, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 5 Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 6LN)

John Richard Stanbury (Not listed but the farm is listed under R Stanbury which will be his son Richard and the business is listed as J R & R A & R D Stanbury which obviously includes John.)

Guy Richard Thomas-Everard (Listed as Mr Everard.)

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JRD Westcountry Ltd

David Westcott Gillbard

Mervyn John Selley

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KNCRS Ltd

Andrew David Kellow

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Lime Environmental Ltd

Alison Kate Habberfield

Charles Gilbert Stanbury

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LMWDC Ltd

Anthony George Hosford

Lady Helen Clare Lees (Not listed under her name but is listed under Mr C J Lees at the same address.)

Howard Jonathan Mason

Ralph Edward Messenger

Michael John Watkins

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MPL Solutions Ltd

Haydn Garrett (Listed under Mr & Mrs K. Garrett but goes on to say “Dear Keith, Maureen & Haydn”.)

Nicholas James Hector (Could be. There is a Nick and Rachel Hector listed at Withypool Farm, Barrows Drove, Cocklake, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4HF)

James Edward Small

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SCFM Ltd

Andrew Charles Cole

Margaux Elanor Manners (Not listed but Mr R J Manners is listed at the same address.)

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Tor Group Ltd

Deborah Jayne Lewis (Not listed but there is a Mr Lewis listed at Higher Witchells which has the same postcode.)

Andrew Robin May (Not listed individually. Listed under Mr B B May / May Brothers Limited.)

Paul Robert Tucker (Listed under Messrs T J & P R Tucker.)

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Violetcountry Ltd

Kevin Paul Bateman

Michael John Pring

Mark Joseph Weekes (Misspelled Weeks on the spreadsheet.)

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WGW Ltd

Derek Garrett (Not listed but there is a listing for Mr C F Garrett at the same address.)

Michael Weaver (Not listed but there is a listing for Mr R J Weaver at the same address.)

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Willseedton Club Ltd

Michael John Malseed