CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 91951

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.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

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

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV C+E (UK Only), International

Equipment experience


Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

30 years in Agriculture, specifically potatoes and very up to date with science / modern technology and crop requirements

Other livestock experience

In my early years of agriculture spent years on stock farms, sheep cattle dairy and pigs.

Personal information


Other Information

fit and healthy



Marital status

Married, two children, 13 and 15.


United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?


First language


Do you have the right to work in the UK?


Other languages



Lots of sport, fishing, family.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

5 f 10 12.5stone fit and healthy

Relevant health problems


Farming background

Strengths -

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

Preferred region


Type of job


Where would you like to work?

UK or Overseas, Canada, Australia or New Zealand but would consider anywhere with real opportunity

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