After studying for a National Certificate and a National Diploma in Agriculture at the Lincolnshire College of Agriculture I joined KP Agriculture in the mid 1990’s to supply crisping potatoes to their factory. In the 2000’s KP Agriculture was taken over by Higgins which enabled me to monitor and advise on potato crops grown for seed and also chipping, alongside the crisping contracts.
In 2007 I moved to Lambweston to help produce and maintain their grower base on new varieties and increase their production in the UK. This involved extensive travel to Europe and also to America. In 2017 I moved to RS Cockerill at York to broaden my knowledge and experience of the ware trade side of the industry. I am married to Fran, live in Beverley in Yorkshire, have a daughter Scarlett, son Archie, plus step daughters Becky and Ellen. Joined BPTA Council in the summer of 2018.