Ellis Mutch, trainee auctioneer with Aberdeen and Northern Marts has been awarded joint top student of the year in his course at Harper Adams University.

Ellis, who joined the team at Thainstone in August 2017, has recently entered year two of the Livestock Market Operations and Management course, and was presented with the Dick Harrison Trust award alongside a fellow student, last week.

He will spend a further three years working towards the qualification while in full-time employment for ANM Group. Once completed, this will lead to Fellowship Status with the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS).

“Ellis is a key member of the team who works hard to provide our customers with a knowledgeable and professional service,” said Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ deputy head of livestock, Colin Slessor.