RURAL and agrifood marketing agency Jane Craigie Marketing has strengthened its team with the appointment of Laura McCulloch as Account Executive and Staff Writer.

Working out of the Dumfries and Galloway office, Laura, who recently completed a BA Hons Journalism degree at Edinburgh Napier University, will support the team across clients such as BASF, Quality Meat Scotland, and Scottish Machinery Ring Association.

“Since deciding on a career in communications, I have been eager to do what I enjoy while still being able to live in a rural area that I love,” said Laura. “It’s great to see organisations like JCM&Co creating opportunities for young people like myself to live and work in a rural community.”

Laura is still heavily involved on the family farm, a beef and arable enterprise, located near the most southerly point of the Rhins and is a keen member of Stranraer and Rhins Young Farmers Club, recently taking on the role as secretary and playing a key role in the club’s coverage in the Free Press.

“Growing up on a family farm and being involved in the fantastic SAYFC organisation, has given me a sound understanding of the rural economy and I look forward to helping JCM&Co support the agricultural industry during the current crisis and into the future,” says Laura, pictured.

Speaking about the appointment, Managing Director of JCM&Co, Jane Craigie, said: “Laura is an outstanding new graduate and I feel so fortunate that, during these uncertain times, we have the support of our clients which enables us to give Laura an opportunity to embark on this exciting new phase of her life.

“We are a core team of six communications professionals spread across Scotland; we are all deeply embedded in the rural economy, both professionally and personally, and we’re thrilled to bring Laura into the team.”

Jane Craigie Marketing was established 16 years ago and has carved a reputation for delivering marketing and communications services in the agricultural, food and rural environment landscape.

Jane Craigie Marketing has supported a wide range of clients such as ABP, SAC Consulting, Turriff Show, LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Interagro, Scottish Agricultural Monitor Farm Programme, Oxford Farming Conference, LANTRA, Scottish Agronomy and BASF.