UK: Branston field manager scoops AHDB award

Branston field manager scoops AHDB awardBranston’s senior field manager Jim Aitken took home AHDB Potatoes’ coveted ‘Above and Beyond’ award at this year’s BP2017 potato show in Harrogate. The award, which is presented to an exceptional performer or an individual who has made a significant achievement over the past five years, went to Aitken for his work at the potato supplier’s Scottish base in Abernethy, Perth and Kinross. He has worked for the company in Abernethy since 2004, when Branston took over the site, and has strived to “maintain a strong working relationship between agronomy, procurement, technical and production,” Branston said. Aitken: “I have worked in this industry for over 30 years, and so to be recognised by AHDB Potatoes with such a prestigious award is a real honour.” More