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Drysdales is a long-established, innovative agricultural business located in the Scottish Borders. The company has developed from its origins as a farm-based enterprise to a nationwide processor of added-value, locally grown vegetables.

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Million Servings of Sprouts

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% RDA of Vitamin K in Kalettes®

Hours Worked

Employees

About ussenior management team

Chris Keenan

Managing Director

01368 830 448, ext. 201

chris@rkdrysdale.co.uk

The majority of Chris’ business career has involved fruit and vegetables either retailing, wholesaling, distributing or growing. Chris has been involved with Drysdales in a non-executive capacity for over thirty years and as a shareholder and Managing Director for twenty years.

Ian McLachlan

Farming and Facilities Director

01368 830 448, ext. 203

ian@rkdrysdale.co.uk

Following service in the Royal Navy, Ian joined Drysdales in 2000 as Engineering Manager responsible for Engineering, Projects, Health and Safety, power supply, water supply, waste treatment, communication and security. He has also taken on responsibility for Farming and manages the whole farming operation and was promoted to the Drysdale board in 2014.

Gavin Simpson

Finance Director

01368 830 448, ext. 203

gavin@rkdrysdale.co.uk

Gavin joined Drysdales in 2010 following a secondment from Ernst & Young. Since his appointment Gavin has overseen a restructuring, management buy-out, helped with winning £1m of grants and founded our sister temporary labour company Option A.

Lynn Jackson

Commercial Manager

01368 830 448, ext. 216

lynnj@rkdrysdale.co.uk

Lynn has worked in sales management and training roles for over 20 years, mainly within the brewing and drinks industry. Lynn joined Drysdales in 2015 and is responsible for the commercial strategy of Drysdales.

Kenny Blair

Procurement and Logistics Manager

01368 830 448, ext. 205

kenny@rkdrysdale.co.uk

Kenny has been with Drysdales for at least 40 years and over that time has done most (if not all) jobs on site! Kenny is now responsible for all procurement of 3rd party crop and all logistics.

Gavin Milne

Operations Manager

01368 830 448, ext. 220

gavinm@rkdrysdale.co.uk

Gavin is the Operations Manager at RK Drysdales. Prior to joining Drysdales Gavin worked in roles including, Factory Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager, Continuous Improvements Manager, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
He has an avid interest in business improvement and in finding ways of making processes operate more effectively.

Our Customers

  • We are proud to have ALDI as one our our customers

    ALDI

    UK | IRELAND

  • "Wellocks believes in sourcing and delivering the perfect ingredients to our chef customers. Every product matters to me but it's the basics that really set the bar. That's why when it comes to Brussels sprouts, leeks and swedes Wellocks heads to the Scottish borders and Drysdales Farm. Perfect soil, clean water, fresh sea air, a largely frost-free climate and attentive dedicated farming make for pristine vegetables as perfect and as natural tasting as possible. It's a long drive from Wellocks HQ but we wouldn't go anywhere else for our sprouts."

    James Wellock

    Managing Director |  Wellocks

  • We are proud to have FENMARC as one our our customers

    FENMARC Produce

    UK