After over 29 years of service, Elsoms bid farewell to James Wilson, the area specialist for Northern England, as he retired from the company. The occasion was marked by a retirement lunch at Elsoms Seeds head office, which was well attended by over 70 of James friends and colleagues.
James has been an invaluable member of the team and to his customers in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire during his time at Elsoms. James remained fully committed to his work and customers throughout the 29 years, whether it be assessing and organising trials, advising on technical issues, to ensuring seed requirements were fulfilled. He was also a familiar figure at the Open Days in the UK, and at Bejo’s own site in Holland, to many of Elsoms customers.
Over the past two years, Sam Tyrrell, Elsoms Area Seed Specialist has been working closely with James and his customers to ensure an efficient and seamless handover process. Sam, who achieved a degree in Horticulture at Pershore, is based in Spalding and comes from a farming family, will continue to build on the platform that James created to meet the requirements of Elsoms customers in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire.
Sam can be contacted on 07557153850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Wood, Elsoms Managing Director said “We really appreciate the contribution that James has made to the company over his time with us. He has seen huge production changes in that period, particularly the rise in the usage of hybrid vegetable seeds which have helped growers increase their output. During his career with Elsoms, James has been heavily involved with several crops; particularly carrots, red beet and parsnips, and indeed, we estimate that James has sold enough carrot seeds in his time here to give 10 carrots to each person alive on the planet today. We do now look forward to Sam continuing James’ good work, and I am sure that he will ensure a seamless changeover and continue to give our customers unrivalled technical support backed up by a first class customer service”.