HBS Ring celebrates 30 years by donating £3000 to RSABI

To celebrate and mark over 30 years in operation, the HBS Board of Directors decided to donate £100 for every year of operation, making a total of £3000.

From humble beginnings in 1989, HBS Ring Ltd has now over 1200 members and a turnover of around £7,500,000 providing services for farmers throughout the Highlands.

Pictured left to right are: Alan McLean, MD of HBS, Nina Clancy of RSABI, and Henry Sleigh, Chairman of HBS

HBS Ring Ltd originated from the amalgamation of three companies, Highland Farmers, Highland Agricultural Labour Services and Highland Machinery Ring, one of the first Machinery Rings in Scotland. Henry Sleigh, Chairman of HBS Ring said: “We are proud that HBS is 30 years old this year. We appreciate that there are some people in farming and crofting who are struggling for many reasons. HBS are delighted to be in a position to assist RSABI in supporting people to get them back on track again.”

Alan McLean, HBS Managing Director added: “It is fitting that HBS marks it’s 30th anniversary this way, after all, HBS wouldn’t be there without it’s farmers and crofters. It’s good to put something back”

The cheque was presented at SAOS’s stand during their members reception at the Highland Show. Nina Clancy, Chief Executive of RSABI and SAOS Board member, accepted the cheque from HBS and said: “RSABI has seen an increase in demand for our support services. Many people in the agricultural sector are struggling to cope and our helpline and welfare teams are busier than ever. The combination of practical, emotional and financial support helps people move on from their difficulties. This donation from HBS will make a real difference to people’s lives.”