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MRS Managing Director named top for Tayside at awards

Dr Nigel Kerby, MRS Managing Director is presented with his award
“I was delighted to receive the award for me personally and the Mylnefield Research Services Ltd team as it is recognition of the continued growth and success of MRS.

The Managing Director of Mylnefield Research Services Ltd (MRS), Dr Nigel Kerby, has been named the Tayside Region Director of the Year 2013 by the Institute of Directors. He received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner in Glasgow.

After accepting his award Dr Kerby said: “I was delighted to receive the award for me personally and the Mylnefield Research Services Ltd team as it is recognition of the continued growth and success of MRS. It has come at the end of a most successful financial year and we expect to significantly exceed all our financial targets.”

The award completes a run of achievements for MRS, which picked up the Agriculture Business of the Year at the inaugural Courier Business Awards in November and Dr Kerby himself, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

MRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute.

Read the full list of Institute of Directors award winners on their website.

Notes to editors:

Mylnefield Research Services is a commercial affiliate of the James Hutton Institute. It specialises in crop research, analytical services and plant breeding. From its Dundee base it licenses plant varieties worldwide. Around 50% of blackcurrants and around 15% of the raspberries grown worldwide are varieties bred by MRS at the James Hutton Institute. The company is also a leading breeder of potatoes, with varieties accounting for approximately 5% of the UK seed potato production. MRS started life in 1989 and its ownership transferred to the James Hutton Institute in 2011. The customer base of MRS ranges from local to multinational companies.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.