I love being creative and analysing pictures and data. Has this led me somewhere? Well, it has landed me joining the Hillsgreen team as Account Executive.
Where did it start?
I was away at boarding school during my time in education and when returning home during weekends and holidays to my parent’s organic dairy farm, I would help Dad doing various jobs and assisting my parents with the rearing of the calves during our summer calving block. This was in addition to having my own horse to compete with in my spare time, as well as being part of other team sports – hockey, lacrosse, and tennis.
When leaving school, I decided to take a gap year undertaking a ski season in Morzine, France, followed by interrailing around Europe with the girl I met in my chalet. Having not spent much time around agriculture and equestrianism for a year, I could not wait to get started at uni and combine my passion for agriculture and my interest in international business.
When the time came to picking my topic for my dissertation, I had been given the opportunity to take up a role of managing the marketing for a British Eventing Horse Trials. Bradwall has been run by my father’s parents for 30 years and my family have become heavily involved over the recent years. This sparked my passion for digital marketing and led to me exploring, ‘How digital marketing can create a better relationship between dairy farmers and retailers’, as a dissertation topic.
After seeing a real opportunity in digital marketing in the agricultural industry, I reached out to Hillsgreen’s Managing Director, Andy, for some work experience. At the end of my first week, having had a great insight into the business and the services they offer, I was lucky enough to be offered a position within the team, which I was thrilled to accept.
I love creating relationships and it appears so do Hillsgreen. Therefore, I am super excited to be a member of the team and to be officially starting my career in my dream graduate position.
Connect with me on LinkedIn if you would like to find out more about me:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tia-barlow-7b3bba1b2/