H&H Group have announced that Craig Norman, who farms at Little Orton, near Carlisle is to join the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Craig has been involved in farming for most of his life and after completing his degree in Business and Economics at Durham University, he returned to Cumbria to join his parents and brother in the family business.

The Norman family farm is in the region of 400 acres and has a noted pedigree herd of Limousin cattle. In February of this year their bull, Norman Regal, sold at Harrison & Hetherington’s Carlisle Mart for £14,000. The farm is also in the business of egg production, being home to 64,000 free range hens.

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Mr Norman commented on his appointment, he said: "I am very pleased to have been invited to become a Non-Executive Director and to be involved with such a large and diverse business. With so many changes, especially within the agri-sectors, it is more important than ever to keep abreast of the latest developments. 

"The new green agenda and digital developments will provide huge challenges and opportunities, and together with the other members of the Board, I want to do all I can to help the H&H Group of Companies, customers and shareholders strengthen the position of the company and maximise potential."

At 39, Craig will be one of the younger members of the Board, along with recently appointed Toby Mounsey-Heysham, and it is part of the company’s strategy to nurture the talents of the next generation.  

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Michael Scott, Chairman of the H&H Board said: "With his business and farming experience I know that Craig will be a great addition to the Board. He is young enough to bring new fresh ideas and old enough to have the experience and knowledge to be effective.

"He will be integral to ensuring that H&H Group keeps up to date with the market and delivers to our broad community. This appointment not only strengthens the skills of our existing team, it demonstrates our commitment to the future generation, and I am sure he will make a considerable contribution going forward."