Farmer appointed to leading role with Wooler Mart owners

The owners of Wooler Auction Mart, H&H Group Plc, have appointed Coldingham livestock farmer Will Hamilton as a non-executive director.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 12:03 pm

H&H Group is a holding company for the UK’s largest livestock trading company, Harrison & Hetherington, who operate nine auction marts, including Newtown St Boswells and Wooler.

Will Hamilton farms as WB Hamilton & Sons, with his wife Carol and father. Together they farm 2,000 acres based at Bee Edge Farm.

Cattle are his passion and believes very strongly that for those buying and selling livestock, marts perform a key role

He said: “H&H Group is a very well-respected organisation and I am honoured to be invited to join the Board. I am understandably excited about the proposed investment and development in the Livestock Auction Mart facilities at Newtown St Boswells as this demonstrates Harrison and Hetherington’s commitment to livestock farmers in the Borders for the future.

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“I intend to support our livestock trading teams to make more farmers aware of the extensive range of services we offer and to ensure that Wooler and St Boswells continue to be vibrant livestock trading centres.”

Michael Scott, chairman of H&H, said: “Will will be integral to the continued growth and structured development of both Newtown St Boswell’s and Wooler Auction Marts.”