In The Hot Seat – Ian Hedden of Mole Valley Farmers

Married/Children?

Yes and Yes – two girls Lauren and Ruby

Position/Company     Product Manager Timber and Fencing

Previous Employment

I was a Group Parts Manager in an agricultural engineering business here in North Devon, before joining Mole Valley Farmers in 2014.

What do you consider the main issues affecting the fencing and landscaping industry?

Succession planning – or lack of it. There seem to be a lot of very traditional companies in our sector and any industry needs a good balance of new blood, coupled with tried and tested methods.

What’s been your best idea?

Marrying my wife

And your worst?

Marrying my wife … only joking ‘Er Indoors, really …

What do you like about Fencing and Landscaping News?

It’s great to be able to catch up on all the latest industry news and see familiar, friendly faces, all in one place.

Favourite film

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a Star Wars buff.

Beer or Wine

I’m a West Country boy, so it’s Cider!

Favourite Food

Has to be Italian

Favourite saying

“Mine’s a pint [of cider]”

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you take with you

My ipod, my Lambretta and my wife of course (she might be reading this, after all).

Newspaper you read

BBC Online – sport first, then a flick through the main headlines.

Favourite sport

Football – I am an Exeter City season ticket holder as well as an avid Liverpool supporter.

Pound or Euro

£ every time.