New commercial manager for Hubbards seeds

Hubbards Seeds, the specialist small seed arm of the United Oilseeds independent farmers co-operative, has appointed Beckii Gibbs as its new commercial manager.

Ms Gibbs has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector, having been United Oilseeds Seed Manager for the last 15 years, during which time the co-operative’s break crop seed business has become one of the most successful and profitable in the UK.  Beckii is a qualified crop inspector and is BASIS qualified. Her experience covers beans, linseed, oats, OSR and peas, as well as small seeds.

Beckii Gibbs

Beckii Gibbs

Ms Gibbs will continue in her present role as Seed Manager for United Oilseeds alongside her new position as Commercial Manager for Hubbard Seeds.

“There are tremendous market opportunities for Hubbards Seeds and its extensive portfolio of high quality seed products. I am very enthusiastic about driving the business forward to help it achieve a significant market share and presence within the UK seed sector,” said Ms Gibbs.

Hubbards Seeds is a long-established small seed specialist with particular expertise in conservation crops, grass and maize. It serves customers in all regions of the UK and is based in Devizes, Wiltshire, at the United Oilseed Head Office.

The United Oilseeds independent farmers co-operative, has 4,500 farmer members and was established in 1966. Last year, it recorded a turnover of £194 million with a profit before tax of £1.45 million. The cooperative has a net worth of £12 million and traded 557,00 tonnes of break crops in 2019.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.