Jim is the Technical Director for the company. He is actively farming at Hilton of Fern Farm, growing cereals, oil seed rape and potatoes. Jim was also awarded the Nuffield Scholarship in Precision Agriculture in 2004.
Robert is the Sales Director for the company. He manages his family estate at Kimblethmont, and is also actively farming.
Rod started working for Soilessentials in August 2009. He is the Sales Manager for the company, and is responsible for the sales and marketing. Studied Agriculture at Elmwood college in the late 80's and has worked in sales and management for a variety of Agricultural businesses.
Phil joined the sales team in April 2012 to cover the North of England and Lincolnshire from his base in East Yorkshire. Phil holds a ND in Agricultural Engineering and BSc(Hons) in Agricultural Technology & Management. Work experience includes lecturing in agricultural / horticultural machinery and management, sales manager for a packaging company supplying growers and packers, also running an agricultural machinery dealership for 15 years.
Alison started working for Soilessentials in June 2011 and is responsible for effectively co-ordinating all soil sampling and area measuring work. Alison was born and brought up in North Yorkshire and has worked in many varied agricultural posts also enjoying helping at home where they farm cereals and beef. Alison achieved a HND in Office Admin & I.T from Angus College in 2008.
Started working for Soilessentials in September 2002 taking soil samples and area measuring. Now semi-retired, David processes lime application maps, soil sampling reports and Crop services programmes on a part time basis. He has been involved in farm work for 10 years and farm management for 31 years.
Graham has been with the company since April 2007 running the engineering and technical side of the business. His primary role is with machine control but also helps with the day to day running of the business. He holds a BSc Hons in Mechatronics from the University of Abertay, Dundee. He was previously employed by Aker Kvaerner as a Subsea Controls Engineer.
David Wilson - Technician
David joined the team at Soilessentials in August 2011 and has brought to the company 19 years of experience operating, servicing, repairing and fitting a huge range of plant machinery.
Andrew Kerr - Jnr Technician
Andrew joined the team at Soilessentials in August 2011 with an NQ in Countryside Management and 4 years agricultural experience.
Simon joined Soilessentials in August 2011 to work on a new software development project for the business. He has 10 years software development experience and previously worked for C2 software creating web applications for various organisations.
Started working for the company in July 2009. He is the administrator and accounts manager for the company. Currently studying towards the ACCA qualification after having qualified for the AAT membership. Previously worked in IT with UPS on a busy European Technical Support help desk and with Tele and Data Communications while in The Royal Signals.
PA to Jim since the rapid growth of the company in the late 90's. Organising the director's schedules and event management, form the majority of the working role. However Gill also proof reads material and writes advertising material as required. Previous employment history includes Physiotherapist at Glasgow Western Infirmary, Assistant Manager lending, admin and marketing for Nat West Bank PLC, Tour Guide Glamis Castle and Lecturer at Angus College.