Our People

Our People

Albert Bartlett is a family firm, by name and by nature. Many of our top managers have risen through the ranks to become experts in their fields – as well as our fields!

Of the top industry people that we have recruited from outside, only a handful have been with us for less than five years. They represent a stable management team that shares our commitment to traditional farming and healthy eating.

John Heginbottom

John Heginbottom, Sales & Marketing Director

John graduated from Harper Adams Agricultural College in 1992, following which he spent 4 years as a Marketing Manager with Saphir Produce in Kent before joining Albert Bartlett in 1997.

He initially joined in the role of Account Manager and moved into his current role as Sales Director in 2000. His role is now Sales & Marketing Director, where he enjoys the mix of commercial and promotional responsibility.

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell, Operations & HR Director

Colin is Operations & HR Director for the Albert Bartlett Group. He joined the business on a work placement in 1987 and spent his early career gaining electro-mechanical experience before transferring across to manufacturing in 1993.

With the support of a great team, Colin has a diverse role in the company. This includes the set-up and restructuring of divisions within the group including the project management and design of new build and development plans. He is also responsible for driving the strategic development and maintenance of Albert Bartlett’s current systems and processes, which has helped us to become one of the largest and most environmentally-sensitive fresh produce businesses in the UK.

Kenny McGuiness

Kenny McGuinness, Administration Director

Kenny has been Albert Bartlett’s Administration Director since 2000, having been with us since 1995. Prior to joining the business, he worked in various accounting roles, including some years spent working in London.

Paddy Graham Jones

Paddy Graham Jones, Technical & Procurement Director

Paddy graduated from Aberdeen University in 1984 and spent 12 years working for ADAS, SAC and Scottish Agronomy in agronomy roles. He joined Albert Bartlett in 1997 as Technical Manager, before becoming Technical Director in 2000.

He now manages all aspects of our technical business, managing the crop from field to shelf, with the help and support of a team of agronomists, field managers, quality managers and technical managers.

Jim Torley

Jim Torley, Supply Chain Director

Jim joined the business in 1976 after leaving school, and is now the third longest-serving member of the Albert Bartlett team. During the 36 years, he has worked in numerous operations roles, working his way up from loading lorries to transport management and raw material procurement. He moved into his current role as Operations Director in 2000, managing the movement of goods through the supply chain from our growers, through our business and to our customers.

Tim Hammond

Tim Hammond, International Development Director

Tim joined the company in July 2007 as International Development Director. With a background of international agri-business management consultancy, he is responsible for overseeing all of Albert Bartlett’s international activities and the expansion of Rooster potatoes into new global markets.

Steve Barker

Steve Barker, Operations Director (Jersey)

Steve joined Albert Bartlett in 2006 as General Manager of the Boston Division. He has been in the potato industry since 1999, after graduating from Newcastle University with a Degree in Agriculture with Honours in Agronomy. He has a strong technical background and understands all aspects of potato growing, having spent his early career as a Potato Agronomist before becoming Technical Manager.

Tim Ward

Tim Ward, Sales and Distribution Director (Jersey)

Tim is Operations Director for Albert Bartlett’s Jersey division. He started his career in fresh produce in 1980, and worked for a number of companies in East Anglia before moving to Jersey with his family in 1993. He was a Director of a local export company before joining Albert Bartlett in 2007, which he admits has been one of his most exciting and enjoyable roles.


Sara Miller, Finance Director

Sara joined the Albert Bartlett Group as Finance Director in the summer of 2012.  Prior to joining the team she spent 16 years with PwC where she had specialised in Corporate Finance since 2000 and had become a Director in 2006.  In her previous role she advised on a wide range of Scottish businesses on fund raising, business planning, acquisitions, disposals and international expansion strategies.

Sara is a Chartered Accountant and an Accountancy and Economics graduate of Glasgow University.

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Mike Corcoran, Account Director

Mike joined us in 2012 having spent 12 years in buying management roles within major multiples as well as spending five years as a consultant working with a number of fresh food manufacturers.