Originally from rural Aberdeenshire and a graduate of Soil Science from Aberdeen University, Brian began his career in trial and research work at Broom’s Barn Experimental Station, Suffolk.
Before moving into recruitment, Brian held commercial roles in a number of different companies, including positions in marketing, sales management, general management as well as executive and non-executive Board positions. Prior to starting Hunter Chase, he completed successful stints in several large agribusinesses.
Brian loves the strategic challenge of the recruitment process and aims to provide a clear and positive service for both client and candidate. He is married with family, enjoys European holidays and cooking, especially Thai cuisine, reading and visits to the gym.
Margaret grew up on a livestock farm on the edge of the Eden Valley, Cumbria and has always been passionate about farming and country life. She studied Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition at Newcastle University and worked for several years as a nutritionist, feed formulator and an agricultural management consultant.
Margaret’s move into recruitment was a ‘happy accident’: she volunteered to help out at a friend’s IT recruitment firm and ended up staying for eight years. She then moved to a large agricultural recruitment consultancy in order to combine her passion for the countryside with her recruitment expertise.
She brought her experience to Hunter Chase in 2016 and says that building relationships is her favourite aspect of her role. Outside of work, Margaret supports life on her family’s busy arable farm, enjoys visiting the theatre and long walks with her Scottish Terrier.