Crowland managing director on track to promote rural life

Andrew Riddington. Photo: SG230513-125TW
Andrew Riddington. Photo: SG230513-125TW

Crowland company managing director Andrew Riddington, who was appointed chairman of the East of England Agricultural Society in the spring, has reason to celebrate.

Andrew’s company, Bettaland, helped the Woodland Trust to scoop a bronze award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Peat-free plants and compost donated by Bettaland were used to make up the display, which featured a cross-section of a tube train.

Andrew’s association with the East of England Agricultural Society began as a steward in 1982, but his family connection stretches back much further as both his grandfather and uncle were past chairmen.

Andrew said: “The society has embarked upon a bold and confident new programme, much of which was devised during my time as vice-chairman and is only now beginning to emerge from the covers. I am excited by our plans to promote and support agriculture and rural life across a broad programme.”