One of Scotland’s leading co-operatives, the ANM Group, has promoted three of its livestock auctioneering staff on the back of increased growth and throughput over the course of 2020.

The appointments represent further investment in career development at ANM, with the Group emphasising its determination to offer opportunities for ‘up and coming’ local talent in customer-facing roles, which are seen as the key to further build on close links with its growing customer base.

The three members of staff stepping up include:

  • Fraser Chapman, one of Thainstone’s trainee auctioneers who joined the Group in 2019, is taking on additional responsibilities for selling and will canvass all classes of livestock in the Donside and Deeside areas.
  • Katrina Macarthur, has worked here since 2018, will take on canvassing in the Buchan area.
  • Lynne Macarthur, will take on the role of main office and livestock finance manager.

John Angus, head of livestock at Aberdeen and Northern Marts said: “I’m delighted for Fraser, Katrina and Lynne, who are all well-known in the local area, and who will, we are certain, make a brilliant contribution in their new roles. Their appointment further strengthens the team whose focus remains to provide the best service to members and customers, and further cement our relationships at the farm gate and in the auction ring.”

Grant Rogerson, ANM Group chief executive added: “This is a key part of our ongoing strategy to invest in the business, provide market-leading services to customers and members, and also opportunities for our staff to develop fulfilling long term careers. These promotions for Fraser, Katrina and Lynne are a recognition of their abilities and understanding of our industry and demonstrate the quality of talent we have available to us across the team.

Last month, the Thainstone-based Group unveiled a headline increase of 4.76% in the number of sheep and cattle auctioned by them, with total throughput value up by almost 10%.