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Scottish potato company 
wins national award

Comedian and host Hugh Denni; Graeme Currie of Agrico UK; judge Roy Rowlands; Archie Gibson, Agrico UK; Theresa McDermott from Investors in People and the co-host for the evening; and General Director for Agrico Jan van Hoogen.

Comedian and host Hugh Denni; Graeme Currie of Agrico UK; judge Roy Rowlands; Archie Gibson, Agrico UK; Theresa McDermott from Investors in People and the co-host for the evening; and General Director for Agrico Jan van Hoogen.

Angus-based seed potato business Agrico UK Ltd. has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, winning the Best School and Business Partnership in the first Investors in People Awards.

The company was recognised for its ‘Tattie Tastic Project’ as part of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation’s innovative schools programme. Now in its third year, it has involved classes of primary six and seven children from Glamis and Eassie primary schools joining the business for a series of interactive lessons.

By using the potato as a mechanism to teach them all about business and growing crops, it has helped shape their understanding of the product and the potato industry in the area they live, as well as showing them the extensive career opportunities that exist within the food manufacturing industry.

The awards, which received over 500 entries from all over the UK, celebrated the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses.

Archie Gibson, executive director at Agrico UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. It means a lot to be recognised for our good work, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with Investors in People to improve and grow the business.”

 

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