BASIS appoints new marketing and technical manager

Lucy Cottingham has been appointed to the newly created post of Marketing and Technical Manager with BASIS Registration, the charity responsible for training, certification, auditing and standard setting across a range of agricultural and related land-based industries.

The new role has two key roles. First, to promote the work of BASIS and its activities to a range of stakeholders, including the 10,000 strong membership on the various professional registers. Second, to provide technical expertise to the staff and trustees of BASIS.

Lucy joins BASIS from Frontier Agriculture where she worked as an agronomist in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. A graduate of the University of Exeter, she gained a Masters from Harper Adams. Lucy is a Member of the BASIS Professional Register, a FACTS Qualified Adviser and has gained the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Her ambition is to gain the Graduate Diploma in Agronomy with Environmental Management.

“This new role will be critical to developing BASIS’ profile and the service we deliver to our Members,” says BASIS Chief Executive Stephen Jacob. “Lucy brings practical expertise that is so important to ensuring we continue to develop our service to the BASIS membership.”

Commenting on her appointment, Lucy said: “BASIS has been an important part of my career to date. Not only has it provided a route to the basic qualifications of the Professional Register and FACTS, but has also provided me further education which is so important when it comes to delivering advice to modern farming businesses. I look forward to the challenges of the new role.”

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