Elta Group’s Agricultural Brands Makes Two Senior Appointments

  • Elta Group has made two appointments across its portfolio of agricultural brands, as the business looks to help farmers tackle the ongoing challenges associated with avian influenza, biosecurity, and general livestock

Harry Atkinson and Stuart Wilkieson have joined the group of businesses, bringing with them over 20 years of collective experience raising livestock, managing farms, and working in arable farming, amongst other areas.

Stuart Wilkieson, has been appointed as Technical Sales Engineer at Hydor, having spent the last two years selling agricultural equipment through a leading distributor. In his new role with the Wiltshire-based, agricultural ventilation specialist, Stuart will help farmers with specification, design, and installation of specialist ventilation equipment for farm buildings.

Harry Atkinson joins as Technical Sales Engineer with responsibility for overseeing the growth of the group’s portfolio of agricultural brands, which includes Hydor as well as specialist consumables and PPE suppliers, FarmTech Services, Animal Aids, Bowden and Knights, and All Agri.

Harry joins after spending close to 15 years in the monogastric feed industry, in which time he progressed from sales roles into providing technical advice and assurance for the design of shed ventilation controls and equipment.

On their appointments and why the businesses have made these recruitments, Andrew Mann, Managing Director of Elta Group’s agricultural division, said: “We know farmers value strong supply chains and quality knowledge and experience. Across the businesses, we’re proud to say we aren’t just providing products and commodities, we’re providing valuable insights and helping farmers with their day-to-day issues.

“The main reason we chose the ‘experienced hands’ of Harry and Stuart is that they have lived and breathed the farming life and have many years under their belts working on or for farms big and small. From understanding how to prevent heat stress in livestock through complex evaporative cooling and ventilation systems, through to being aware of the basic biosecurity protocols farmers expect when making deliveries, they know the challenges farmers face, and are perfectly positioned to offer the right solution.

Photo left Stuart Wilkinson and Andrew Mann