Crop production specialists Hutchinsons continue to develop their business across the UK with the announcement of three significant personnel appointments.
Stuart Hill has been appointed as Head of Technology and Innovation, whilst Andy Hoyles has taken on the new role of Commercial & Nutrition Development Manager and David Bouch has now formally taken over the role of National Seeds Manager.
Mr Hill, who arrives in the business from Frontier where he held the role of National Technical Development Manager, sees his appointment as a reflection of the leading role that the Hutchinsons business takes in offering new innovations and technologies to the arable grower, in support of their market leading agronomic advice and services.
“This is an exciting time to be joining the business as we introduce leading innovations into the regional technology centres such as the Brampton Black-grass centre of excellence, and the new establishment and nutrition-focussed FENCe site.”
Andy Hoyles, in his new post as commercial and nutrition development manager, will develop and lead the crop nutrition strategy for Hutchinsons, heading up the Healthy Soils programme, whilst also holding key commercial account management responsibilities.
Mr Hoyles is no stranger to the business having spent 4 years previously with the company as an agronomist in East Anglia, before leaving in 2006 to join Frontier and lately Openfield, as Head of Farm Business.
Commenting on his new position, Mr Hoyles says, “The role with Hutchinsons is hugely diverse and having the opportunity to influence some of the key areas of the business was of particular interest, especially the Healthy Soils programme, as it’s very topical.”
“It’s great to be back working for the Hutchinson family, the business has grown extensively over the last ten years and although many things have changed, the culture and ethos of the business has clearly stayed the same.”
David Bouch joined Hutchinsons from Agrii last year as seed manager designate working alongside national seed manager, Colin Button. With the retirement of Mr Button later this year, after 18 years in the business, Mr Bouch will lead the seed team.
“Hutchinsons takes a dynamic, forward thinking approach to supporting growers in the production of quality crops in a sustainable and responsible manner. The seed sector is a vital part of this process and one that I very much enjoy being part of,” David says.
“Recognising that the people working within the business are the essential ingredient in maintaining and enhancing the quality of service offered to their customers is central to the Hutchinsons business. This philosophy, allied to technological advances and continuity of management, has proved to be a key strength, and one that is re-enforced with these new appointments, “says David Hutchinson, chairman of Hutchinsons.
The picture shows Stuart Hill