I am a conscientious, considerate individual with an adaptable mindset to achieve and deliver, in turn encouraging others to do the same! My key strengths are:
Vast Knowledge of Agricultural Sectors
Respectful and supportive to others at all levels.
City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
Abertay university - HND Biological Science
Graduated Scottish Rural Leader 2018
Diploma Agriculture attended Elmwood Agri college for 4 years block release while working on farms
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV C+E (UK Only), International
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
30 years in Agriculture, specifically potatoes and very up to date with science / modern technology and crop requirements
In my early years of agriculture spent years on stock farms, sheep cattle dairy and pigs.
fit and healthy
Married, two children, 13 and 15.
Lots of sport, fishing, family.
5 f 10 12.5stone fit and healthy
Vast Knowledge of Agricultural sectors
Excel under pressure/targets with financial demands
Strong aptitude to forward plan, delivering a strong work ethic
Passionate and enjoy new challenges
Excellent all round communicator including people management skills
Respectful and supportive to others at all levels
Experience - more detail on CV if required
Management Consultancy Business - current
Consultancy business facilitating operational support services targeting Agronomy, Production and Marketing, passionately driven with a wealth of expertise and respect within the global potato supply chain.
Growers Ltd - current
Operational manager of a Perthshire potato growing and marketing operation.
Growers 1997 - 2018
Management of a 600ha Scottish Potato Growing company, 30 full time staff along with seasonal labour. Responsible also for a further250ha growers cooperative and contract seed supply operation.
Responsible for 3 pack-house distribution outlets covering Safe Havens, Seddex, Red tractor accreditation protocols
Controlled HR and Health and Safety for the business
Financial budgeting .
Company purchasing, plant and machinery.
Coordinated all Exports and logistics from field to container to far away markets, shipping around 25000tonnes annually.
Facilitated and set up an in house potato breeding operation.
Agronomist / Production Manager 1993 - 1997
Management of all commercial potato stocks grown UK and Overseas
Fruit & Vegetable company, Scotland, Production Logistics Manager - 1987 -1993
Involvement in setting up a new Scottish office to facilitate contract grown seed, export and new market development, procuring seed as a buyer/trader with overseas travel and technical support within Asia, Russia, North Africa, Europe.
Scottish Crop Research Institute Invergowrie - 1992 - 1987
Potato pathologists, screening breeders genetics, R&D glasshouse and off station sites.
Sottish Enterprise / SAC Rural leadership
Accreditation courses, leadership, first aid, Red tractor, Global Gap, Potato Basis, Sales and Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business enhancement workshops and mentoring.
Seeking out and controlling Grant funding delivering milestone targets.
Taking part in interviews, case studies, media understanding
Start: 15/09/2021 Finish: Not Specified
UK or Overseas, Canada, Australia or New Zealand but would consider anywhere with real opportunity