Gleadell Agriculture has promoted Graham Hatton, previously a farm trader with the company, to the position of regional manager for Gleadell’s northern office.
He will be based in York, where he will be responsible for developing the company’s business across Yorkshire, the north west and the Scottish borders. Mr Hatton will also oversee the day-to-day running of the office and the performance of farm trading staff, reporting to Tim Cahalin, farm trading director at Gleadell.
Mr Hatton succeeds Paul Butler, who helped establish the Gleadell brand in Yorkshire and the north. Mr Butler will continue to work as a farm trader from the northern office, and will assist Mr Hatton in his new position. He will also continue to organise training for farm traders and will work with Hutchinsons on the Omnia precision agronomy project.
“The north of England is very valuable in terms of arable cropping. There are some excellent farmers growing a wide range of crops, so the region is an important market for ex-farm grain purchases as well as seeds and fertiliser sales,” notes Mr Hatton.
“Gleadell is now the third largest grain buyer in the UK. It offers expert market analysis and independent access to a wide range of key domestic and worldwide markets to connect growers to the right home.”