Kirsty Spink (Managing Director & Finance Director) and Lynn Taylor (Admin & Logistics) of Grampian Growers were awarded the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) certificate for Long Service, totalling an impressive 67 years between them.

Kirsty joined Grampian Growers in 1987 after completing an HND in secretarial studies and languages. She started as an office assistant working for Dave Donald, and to help with the company’s very first computer. Kirsty has been involved in the finance and admin team for over 36 years and has played a crucial role in the development of the co-op, witnessing and contributing to the co-op’s success. To add to Kirsty’s success, she was recently promoted to the position of Managing Director which is certainly a reward of her dedication and commitment to Grampian Growers.

Lynn joined the administration team at Grampian Growers in 1991, and 32 years later Lynn continues to play a vital role in the potato and bulb departments, responsible for all documentation, freight, and logistics of both export and UK bulb and potato crops. Lynn’s role has developed over the last 32 years at Grampian Growers as the co-op has acquired new businesses and expanded into new export countries. Lynn’s attention to detail and methodical way of working has been to the benefit of everyone at Grampian Growers.

The RHASS certificate for Long Service awards is given and confined to employees who have been in full-time employment in Scotland within the rural, agricultural and support service industries, however, ultimately the full and final decision of eligibility lies with the Royal Highland and Agriculture Society for Scotland. Awards are given for 30 – 39 years, 40 – 49 years and 50 years or more.

The awards were presented by Mr Andrew Moir of Laurencekirk and were awarded at the Fettercairn show on Saturday 1st July.

Pictured below L-R: Kirsty Spink, John McWilliam (Chairman Grampian Growers), and Lynn Taylor.