Andy Spetch to retire from British Sugar TOPSOIL

Nationwide TOPSOIL Supervisor Andy Spetch is retiring on the finish of April after a profession with British Sugar spanning 36 years.

He joined as an agricultural trainee in 1987 and labored as an agronomist for the corporate within the UK and Poland earlier than beginning up British Sugar’s topsoil division in 1997. Working intently with soil scientist Tim O’Hare, with whom he has continued to work to develop merchandise and stringent testing and evaluation protocols, Spetch developed a variety of merchandise for the development, landscaping, and sports activities amenity markets.

Spetch’s all-encompassing position at Topsoil is being re-structured prematurely of his departure. Senior TOPSOIL supervisor Natalie Gudgin, who joined British Sugar in 2009 and who has labored intently with Spetch in managing the topsoil gross sales staff, will tackle the strategic gross sales position. Total duty for manufacturing, testing and evaluation will relaxation with the topsoil manufacturing managers, and British Sugar’s advertising division will tackle direct duty for selling topsoil and its merchandise to its key markets.

Spetch says: “I wish to thank our prospects for his or her assist through the years; I do know Natalie and the topsoil staff will proceed to offer them glorious service and recommendation going forwards. I might additionally prefer to take this chance to thank the commerce associations we’ve labored with from day one. Specifically, BALI and the late John O’Conner of John O’Conner Grounds Upkeep who was such an amazing assist to me personally as I discovered my manner across the panorama business again within the late Nineteen Nineties, and Geoff Webb and Jason Sales space of the GMA who’ve been a terrific assist all through TOPSOIL’s improvement and development…

“In retirement I’m wanting ahead to persevering with as a volunteer pitch advisor for the RFU and to doing extra bicycle touring. In July this yr we might be driving from dwelling to Switzerland, following the Rhine for over 700 miles. I wish to use this journey to boost funds for analysis into Motor Neurone Illness to indicate my assist for Doddie Weir, Rob Burrow, Ed Slater and others struggling with this terrible and at present incurable illness.”

You’ll be able to sponsor Andy at JustGiving by clicking right here.

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