Howard Jackson joined I’Anson in 1980. Previously, he had worked for the late Jonathan Ropner, the farmer responsible for the famed Dalesend herd, from the age of 15. As part of that role, Howard supplied I’Anson with wheat/grain and following the dispersal of the herd, elected to join I’Anson full time to work in the mill.
On an average day, Howard mainly works to purchase the grains, pulses and other raw materials required by the mill. This role also includes managing stock and overseeing the transportation and logistical side of this process. He also gets to work in research and development, trialling different cereals and pulses.
For Howard, the most rewarding parts of the job are being fair as a business, hearing the positive reputation being generated via word of mouth and looking at the month end results. Above all, he prizes the family ethos central to the company.
In his spare time, Howard is a keen gardener and enjoys spending quiet time in his ‘man shed’!