BPTA History

The British Potato Trade Association (BPTA) was created from the merger of the National Association of Seed Potato Merchants (NASPM) and the Scottish Potato Trade Association (SPTA) in July 2006. This union has resulted in an Association with the widest UK potato industry representation possible.

THE SCOTTISH POTATO TRADE ASSOCIATION

 On 1st October, 1970 the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Potato Trade Association, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Potato Trade Association and the Perth, Fife and Forfar Potato Trade Association amalgamated to form one Association known as The Scottish Potato Trade Association.

PRESIDENTS OF THE SPTA

1970-1971 I. P. Fulton.

1971-1973 A. D. Williamson.

1973-1975 J. O. Fordyce.

1975-1977 J. O. Robertson.

1977-1979 I. H. Barr.

1979-1981 D. H. Lindsay.

1981-1983 J. G. H. Fenton.

1983-1985 J. E. Cook.

1985-1987 K. A. McKenzie.

1987-1989 G. S. Brass.

1989-1991 J. R. McArthur.

1991-1994 B. Doig.

1994-1996 D. Y. Stewart.

1996-1998 A. B. Pullar.

1998-2000 A. M. Beattie.

2000-2002 D. J. Harley.

2002-2004 V. Lumb.

2004-2006 A. J. B. Redpath.

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PRESIDENTS OF THE NASPM

1941-1944 Martin A.F. Sutton

1945-1946 A.Manton Baxter

1947-1948 C.M.Haigh

1949-1950 J. Johnson

1951-1953 M. Goddard

1953-1955 M.F. Strickland

1955-1957 E.F. Sherriff

1957-1959 W.W. Farthing

1959-1962 G.B. Darby

1962-1964 W.L.Baker

1964-1966 J.G. Smedley

1966-1968 T.F. Sercombe, M.A.

1968-1970 C.H. Burnett, O.B.E.

1970-1972 D.H. Smith, O.B.E.

1972-1974 R.J.Beeson

1974-1976 J.M. Fell

1976-1978 H.N.Aves, O.B.E.

1978-1980 C.J. Baker

1980-1983 K.F. Burke

1983-1984  H.N.Aves, O.B.E.

1984-1986 R.A.B. Whittle

1986-1988 P.E. Smith

1988-1990 J.W. Stephenson, B.Sc.

1990 J.D.Langlands

1990-1993 D.H. Scott

1993-1995 W.H.Scott

1995-1997 L.M. Taylor

1997-1998 K.F. Burke

1998-2000 R.M. Reiss

2000-2002 S. Crane

2002-2004 C.R. Baker

2004 – 2006 G.D. Skinner

BPTA

2006-2008 John Bell

2008-2010 Colin Herron

2010-2012 Gerard Croft

2012-2014 Andrew Skea

2014-2016 Russ Kelsey

2016-2018 Graeme Prentice