I grew up just outside Glasgow in an industrial area, and while I’ve always liked the countryside and farming, I didn’t have many ties to it. After spending a holiday with my parents on a working farm, and spending time with the couple who ran the farm, I knew agriculture was where I wanted to be. I then spent most of my weekends and school holidays travelling down to work on their farm, before going to SAC (now SRUC) to study rural business management.
I started working for ForFarmers in June 2015, joining the co-products trading team where I was responsible for the trading of brewers' grains and draff in northwest England and Scotland. After a few years, I moved into the role of CRM key user for the north and then to my current role of Sales Excellence Team Leader.