Donna Mearns Joins Barenbrug UK

Barenbrug UK has bolstered its agricultural team with the appointment of Donna Mearns as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland.

New Regional Sales Manager for Barenbrug in Scotland

With 26 years of experience in the agricultural supply industry, Donna brings to Barenbrug a detailed knowledge of Scottish farming, its practices and – most importantly – its people.


“At the heart of any good business relationship lies good customer service,” enthuses Donna, “and as a ‘people person’, joining Barenbrug brings me back to a job I love doing, in a very down-to-earth way.


“I’m not one to sit behind a desk, so I’m relishing the prospect of getting out in the field and working with Scotland’s distributors, merchants and farmers.”


Donna is well-known in the Scottish agricultural supply industry, having worked for many years with the agricultural merchant Carr’s Billington, latterly as a Regional Operations Manager. She has also served as secretary for the Scottish Seed Trade Association, a body which represents wholesale and retail Scottish seed merchants on issues relating to the herbage seed industry and in dealings with the Scottish Government.


“There’s a lot of technical knowledge within Barenbrug,” Donna notes, “and I will enjoy working with what’s a really close-knit team to build the Barenbrug brand here in Scotland.”


Barenbrug is one the UK’s largest grass-seed breeders, producing UK-bred varieties and UK-grown seed that forms the ‘backbone’ for grass-seed blends from many of the country’s leading merchants. The latest Scots-specific variety to receive endorsement from the Recommended List is Killylea, a perennial ryegrass specially selected for Scottish conditions.



Donna Mearns, Barenbrug's new Regional Sales Manager in Scotland, is well-known in the Scottish agricultural supply industry. She has also served as secretary for the Scottish Seed Trade Association.