Meet Tom Ebdon

By 20th March 2014Corporate

Tom is one of the Rush Group’s newest recruits. Here he lets us know why working at Rush is his (almost) perfect job

What did you do before joining Rush?

I was studying countryside management at Harper Adams in Shropshire

So you have always been interested in agriculture?

Yes, I grew up in various parts of the countryside, as my father was in the RAF, but I can’t say that farming has been an Ebdon tradition. However I was a member of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust where I worked on a demonstration farm, growing vegetables that I now sell.

What attracted you to Rush Group?

I was attracted to working for a company that, as our company strapline states: works with fresh produce ‘From Seed to Sale’. I really liked the fact that I would be involved throughout the food chain, as well as working with a company that has a network of offices throughout the world.

Putting modesty aside, why do you think you got the job?

Difficult to say, but people say I am conscientious, tenacious and hard working.

Describe your average day

I am normally in the office at around 7.30am as I need to deal with the Singapore markets, where I am involved with a wide-variety of products. Then it’s onto the Middle East and Europe, helping David with all of his potato business. By the end of the afternoon I am normally speaking to the Caribbean, as they are in love with potatoes. By 7.30 pm I leave the office, exhausted but happy that my job (while it is hard work) is varied and most of all rewarding, which is really what a perfect job should be, even if the hours are long!

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