"I was given my first hens at the age of 5 immediately becoming fascinated with eggs and by the time I left school at 16 I was selling eggs in Burton Leonard from my bike's pannier.
After studying animal husbandry at Askham Bryan College, in 1996, at the age of 20, I launched my business with a £1,500 grant and an interest-free loan from the Prince's Trust. With this and help from my uncles we built a shed from plywood, corrugated iron and recycled telegraph poles.
As the business grew over the following years I added automatic egg collection, larger sheds and a grading and packing system. This has increased our egg production but I have never lost sight of my original desire to sell a consistently high-quality product which people would enjoy.
Recent investment in a new laying unit has enabled me to introduce effective and efficient automated systems. This allows ongoing monitoring of bird welfare and productivity."
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