Andrew RossBeet reception chair | NFU Sugar Board
Andrew works with Alison on the Beet Reception Committee, representing growers’ interests. They work closely with Sarah Smith (Beet Intake Manager) to engage with British Sugar on behalf of the sugar board to ensure the smooth operation of the Beet Reception function and the factory forums.
They also assist with beet intake and tarehouse functions in the campaign along with seasonal staff recruitment.
Andrew has a degree in agriculture from Newcastle upon Tyne University, and is married with three children. Along with his cousin Stuart, he farms about 1500 acres with land in the Fakenham and Holt areas of Norfolk, growing wheat, malting barley, sugar beet and HOLL oilseed rape.
The farm is responsible for 8000 tonnes of sugar beet quota.
Andrew was BASIS qualified in 1999 and has been on the professional register ever since. He participated in the Sugar Industry Programme in 2011 organised by the NFU and British Sugar.
Andrew was vice chair of the North Norfolk NFU from 2009 to 2011 and chair from 2011 to 2013. He has been chair of his local parish council for the past 10 years and has been an active committee member of Holt RFC on and off over the last 30 years.
Andrew previously sat on the Red Tractor Assurance Board for Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet before becoming the chair of the Beet Reception Committee.