MARTIN Birse has joined fencing and timber processor James Jones & Sons on a consultancy basis, as part of a wider initiative to promote and educate customers on the correct use of timber for fencing and other agricultural purposes.

Based in Moray, Martin has over 40 years’ experience in farm management and has been the chairman of the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative, the Royal Northern Agricultural Society and NFU Highland Region.

David Leslie, James Jones & Sons joint managing director, said: “We are delighted Martin has come on board to use his knowledge and wide range of contacts to promote the virtues of buying high-quality, local timber to the wider agricultural industry as well as to promote wood as a whole.

“Supporting local community initiatives and educating youngsters on the wide range of career opportunities the timber industry has to offer has long been a mission of James Jones & Sons. With his experience of being involved in young people’s education through running DYW career events along with science and farming open days, Martin will also assist James Jones staff in giving young people a greater understanding and knowledge of the industry.”

Martin added: “I’m thrilled to join James Jones & Sons, and I’m very much looking forward to being involved and drawing on my experience and knowledge of the sector to help promote various company initiatives that engage the industry.”

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