Meet The Bannister Family
Hilary, ROB, MARIE & ZOE
There’s more to us than great tasting spuds! Let us introduce to you the father, mother, daughter, daughter team behind the Bannisters’ Farm brand...
As well as being a farmer Rob is MD of the Farmhouse Potato Bakers business, so he’s responsible for steering the Company in the right direction. He’s a true lover of nature and always has an interesting story to tell about the goings on at the farm. He’s a keen fly fisherman (as long as the fish are rising), and bird watcher (as long as there are interesting birds about) and he enjoys walking, particularly if there’s a pub en route!
Finance Director, Hilary, holds the Bannisters’ Farm purse strings. She’s extraordinarily organized and an exceptional multi-tasker (according to her two daughters!). Despite being a farmer’s daughter and a farmer’s wife, she’s never quite got used to the mess and mud involved! In fact Rob says she would sweep the fields given half the chance. Most of all she enjoys having all the family at the farm and walks in the countryside and on the coast.
Zoe is the Commercial Director which means that she has her fingers in most pies. Her love of Yorkshire led to her leaving her career in the City to return to her roots. So unsurprisingly, when she’s not working, she loves being out and about exploring the Yorkshire countryside and chaotic Sunday lunches with the growing family at the farm. With little ones, life is fun but hectic and she is pleased that her London days were at least good preparation for the sleep deprivation involved with a young family.
Marie is the Sales Director, which basically means enthusing about spuds to both existing and new customers. As a child growing up on the farm, Marie loved having the space to mess about on motorbikes and tractors and, now she’s a mum, her children are enjoying the same things that she did. Not many of you will know that she used to be a cool sax player and the family’s resident film buff! She and her husband enjoy family time and socializing in between ferrying the children to their seemingly endless activities!