MSP employee is up for award

An employee at Berwick-based McCreath Simpson and Prentice (MSP) has been nominated for a prestigious award.

By Ian Smith
Wednesday, 08 May, 2019, 09:49
Newly BASIS qualified Ben Gothorp with MSP agrochemical and technical services director David Cairns.

Ben Gothorp, technical officer, is in the running for the Barrie Orme Shield, given to the top BASIS exam candidate in the UK, the industry accreditation for those who advise on crop protection.

Named after Barrie Orme, who established the BASIS organisation and worked as its chief executive for many years, the annual award recognises young agronomists who have demonstrated outstanding performance.

David Cairns, agrochemical and technical services director at MSP, said “We are incredibly proud of Ben’s results in his BASIS certificate exams and a nomination for the Barrie Orme Shield is excellent news. To be nominated for this accolade is a great achievement, and his certificate will further enhance the technical support he can offer our farming customers.”

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Ben added: “Passing my BASIS certificate in crop protection is a proud achievement and one I worked hard to gain. My role at MSP allows me to put my new accreditation to great use every single day.”

The winner will be announced in the autumn.