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Changes at AQM strengthen co-ops position

by 5m Editor
16 July 2007, at 11:16am

UK - Marketing co-operative Anglia Quality Meat Association Ltd (AQM) has appointed Tim Leigh as Managing Director.

Changes for the future: (l-r) Malcolm Evans, Eustace Bullman, Glyn Evans and Richard Doel
Tim Leigh, AQM's new MD

Mr Leigh, has been part of AQM's Business Management team for the past 14 years. He has a wealth of experience in livestock marketing.

He says the business is well-placed to face future challenges, which include increasing production costs and a growing imbalance of imports and exports - currently encouraged by a strong £ pound.

AQM has also announced that after 30 years as Chairman Eustace Bullman, a founder member is standing down. Producer member Glyn Evans, who has been Vice Chairman and General Manager for the past three years, will take the chair.

Business Managers Richard Doel and Malcolm Evans have been rewarded with 25 years loyal service awards.

AQM has a 45 year history in the industry in the UK livestock business. Speaking at the Royal Norfolk Show, members said the co-op continues to forge new links in the most progressive areas of the livestock industry.

An recent example is AQM's commitment to the RMIF endorsed Q-boxanalysis, a unique web based electronic livestock data management system.

The company has been involved with the concept from its original development and has now become its sole distributor in England and Wales.

5m Editor