Gordon MP Richard Thomson visited the Friday sale at Thainstone Mart last week and met with members of ANM Group’s board for a discussion on current issues last week.
Mr Thomson was invited by ANM Group Chief Executive Grant Rogerson after tabling a Motion in the Westminster Parliament marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of what is now Aberdeen and Northern Marts.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The North-east has been an area where, for centuries, livestock rearing and marketing has been a source of pride, prestige and considerable financial investment and Aberdeen and Northern Marts have long been an important part of that.
“ANM Group are now a highly-successful farmer-owned business which has been responsible for the development of modern auction centres, the pioneering of electronic and video auctions, diversification into non-agricultural auctions and high-quality catering and hospitality.
“It was great to hear of the plans for marking the group’s anniversary with a number of charity initiatives and also catch-up on issues in agriculture at the moment. I wish the team at ANM every success in this, their 150th year.”
Photo attached shows Richard Thomson MP (l) with ANM Group Board Member and retired auctioneer Alan Hutcheon (r) at the sale ring.