Paul Pattison, Poultry Account Manager

Department: Poultry

Taking over from David Brightmore

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“I started working at ForFarmers at the end of June 2022 – as Poultry Account Manager, covering North Yorkshire. My focus will be on turkey and broiler customers”

“I will be taking over the position held by David Brightmore when he retires at the end of August. It’s been beneficial to learn the ropes from David whilst he is still with ForFarmers as he is a brilliant source of experience and knowledge.”

Together with David, I have been starting to visit customers, enabling me to familiarise myself with the ForFarmers systems.”

My previous roles

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“I’ve worked in the commercial poultry industry for over 30 years, in various commercial Broiler & Turkey roles for several companies.”

“I started off as a farm assistant working on a large commercial turkey rearing unit, where I progressed to a farm manager, and then onto various roles as an area manager.”

My time so far with ForFarmers

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“Since joining Forfarmers It’s been very busy, but really enjoyable.”

“I’ve met plenty of welcoming friendly people, who are always helpful with advice or responding to questions.”

“I’ve been present in many virtual calls meeting the teams I will be working closely with, learning about their roles and how we will work together.”

“I’ve visited Horizon House office and met individual staff in several different departments in person, from customer services, formulation, and collaboration etc.”

“I have also attended mill tours around our Bury St Edmunds and the Selby mill. This was interesting and informative great to see the Selby mill which I will predominantly be working with.”

Outside of work…

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“I’m a very keen road cyclist, I enjoy a challenging bike ride through the North Yorkshire country side. Next year I intend to do the 1000 mile bike challenge from Lands End to John O Groats for charity.

“I enjoy walking, going to the gym and gardening to keep myself active.”

“Last but not least, I like to spend time with my family and friends. Also young grandchildren keep me on my toes."