Bio-Genesys Ltd is very pleased to welcome Richard Lapthorne to our team, in the role of Technical Sales Manager. Richard lives near Ripon in North Yorkshire and has worked in farming since the age of 11, when he started working for a neighbouring farmer on weekends and during school holidays. After leaving school, he took up a 3 year ATB apprenticeship with the same farmer, on a traditional mixed farm, which gave him a great background in Agriculture.
Subsequently, Richard began his long association with dairy cattle, on a 120 cow unit in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. After 15 years there, he took up a position with the pedigree Dalesend Herd and was there for 10 years, until the farm and herd was sold. At this point, he decided not to continue milking cows and instead pursued his growing interest in cattle lameness, setting up a foot trimming and mobility service in partnership with the Bishopton vet group. Richard qualified as a category 1 foot trimmer and mobility scorer and highlights of this time included trimming cows in Dubai twice a year. An unfortunate injury led him to retire from trimming and seek a new challenge.
"Joining Bio-Genesys, a company with a strong back ground in ART and animal health, gives me the chance to put to good use the experience I have gained over my working career", said Richard. "With a wide range of products and services available and the great technical knowledge at Bio-Genesys, I believe that I will be able to help make a difference to clients".
Richard is very much looking forward to meeting and working with Bio-Genesys customers, both old and new. We are delighted to have him on the team and look forward to having his help in driving a rapidly expanding business.