13 Jan 2023
by Oli Hill, Ian Muirhead, Jo Gilbertson

Talks with government and Scottish MPs highlight agri-supply's pivotal role

Members of AIC's policy team held valuable meetings with government and a range of Scottish MPs on Tuesday (10 January) to discuss the vital role that the agri-supply industry plays in sustainable food production.

AIC's Scottish policy manager Ian Muirhead and Head of Fertiliser Jo Gilbertson met with John Lamont MP, Under Secretary of State for Scotland in Westminster to make representations on behalf of Scottish Member businesses.

They discussed the key challenges and opportunities for the industry, including the energy crisis, fertiliser, food security, supply chain disruption, agri-policy, sustainability, advice provision, and genetic editing policy.

Productive talks were also held with the Scottish National Party MPs Richard Thomson, Dave Doogan, and Alyn Smith, as well as the Scottish Conservative MP David Duguid, and Jamie Stone MP, Alistair Carmichael MP, and Wendy Chamberlain MP of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

100123-John-Lamont-MP-Scottish-Conservative.jpg
Ian Muirhead (left) meeting with Under Secretary of State for Scotland, John Lamont MP in Dover House, Westminster.
100123-Dave-Doogan-MP-SNP.jpg
Dave Doogan MP with AIC's Ian Muirhead in Portcullis House, Westminster.
100123-David-Duguid-MP-Scottish-Conservative.jpg
Productive discussions with David Duguid MP.
100123-Richard-Thomson-MP-SNP.jpg
Meeting with Richard Thomson MP in Portcullis House.
100123-Alyn-Smith-MP-SNP.jpg
From left: AIC's Jo Gilbertson and Ian Muirhead speaking with Alyn Smith MP.

 

Related topics

Authors

Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
Twitter:
@oliverjhill_

Read lessmore

Ian Muirhead

Ian Muirhead

AIC Scotland Policy Manager, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230

Read lessmore

Jo Gilbertson

Jo Gilbertson

Head of Fertiliser, AIC

Jo Gilbertson is AIC’s Head of Fertiliser and is based at our Head Office in Peterborough.

Jo is responsible for the management and co-ordination of all matters relating to the production and distribution of fertilisers on behalf of Members.

Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health, he has additional post graduate qualifications in air pollution control, health and safety, advanced negotiation skills, and quality assurance management.

Jo has previously worked in local government as an environmental health officer, before spending 17 years in senior management roles in Tesco, handling legal and governmental affairs, and latterly managing a business unit in their corporate marketing department.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385278

Read lessmore