27 March 2015 | Online since 2003



7 January 2014|Arable,Cereal,Crops,News

Chief executive to leave British Growers Association


James Hallett is to leave his position as chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA) at the end of January 2014. After two years with BGA, Hallett will be taking on a senior role within the UK animal feed sector based closer to his family home in Shropshire.

British Growers’ chairman Mark Leggott said: “James Hallett leaves with our best wishes for the future. Working closely with the head office team at Louth, he has made a significant contribution to strengthening the services BGA provides to UK growers, not only through our established network of Producer Organisations and Crop Associations, but also in raising the profile of our organisation and the horticulture industry as a whole.

“As a result, British Growers’ members now enjoy more effective links with Government, media, the research community and other industry organisations.


“This is certainly an exciting time for our sector. The security, sustainability and affordability of food supplies are high on the political agenda, and the UK’s Agri-Tech Strategy demonstrates increased support for science and innovation in providing solutions.

“At the same time, renewed recognition of the food chain as a strategically important part of the UK economy opens up major opportunities within the UK’s £3.7bn fresh produce sector to increase home-grown production, displace imports and boost economic activity.


“Working on members’ behalf, the British Growers Association has a key role to play in helping to unlock those opportunities. We will shortly be announcing new management arrangements to take the organisation into a new phase of enterprise and leadership for the UK horticulture sector,” added Mr Leggott.

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


19 March 2015
Seasonal Sales Assistant
Sales people wanted to join the Event Team for award-winning ethical brand Had it with the 9-5? Office life getting you down?...

25 March 2015
HGV Class 1/LGV C+E Tanker Drivers required in Lincolnshire
Delivery is by 44t artic, currently to a dairy in the midlands, unloading, an internal clean, returning to base, collecting t...

12 March 2015
Research Associate
Location: Shetland Islands Contract: Fixed term, Two years We have a vacancy for a full time, 2 year fixed term Research Asso...

12 March 2015
Agriculture Apprentice (dairy)
Treworgie Farm is a family run dairy farm with 250 cows and a milking parlour, located in Manaccan. This farm has a rural loc...

13 March 2015
In-house Property Law Advisor, Solicitor ILEX, Essex
The majority of queries will be related to Property law, including advising on matters relating to issues such as Access righ...




Top stories you may have missed
23 March 2015 | Cattle

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


20 March 2015 | Arable

Dust - the secret fertiliser?

NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...


19 March 2015 | Arable

The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...


17 March 2015 | News

UK's first floating solar power system l...

The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...


13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | News

Solar could be cheapest energy source by...

By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...


11 March 2015 | Finance

English buyers turn their attention to S...

Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...


9 March 2015 | Cattle

2020 vision for the Welsh red meat indus...

The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...


6 March 2015 | News

MP raises egg industry concerns on trans...

Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or dron...