A Message To Our Customers

Our core hours of operation are: 8:00am – 5.30pm Mon-Fri.

The HBS team is still available to serve your needs. We are currently operating a skeleton staff in the office with the rest of the team working from home.
Thank you for your continued custom.
For the safety of our customers and staff the HBS office will not be accessible to customers. When visiting the premises for product collection we thank you for observing social distancing rules and honouring the requirement to wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
Please stay safe

ABOUT US

 

ABOUT HBS RING

Who are we?

HBS Ring Ltd is a member owned cooperative operating in the Highlands for more than 30 years. We exist to serve our members providing products and services that meet the needs of a broad base of local farmers, crofters, business, and domestic customers.

The Ring concept is simple. Work required of a demander is organised by the Ring, which contacts the most appropriate and nearest supplier. Once the work is completed, we arrange payment from the demander through to the supplier via our billing system, whilst charging a modest commission to cover our overheads.

HALS Ltd is a subsidiary company of HBS, whereby the Ring acts as an agent only. Commodities, training courses and non-member to member activities are invoiced through HALS Ltd.

Why work with us?

Our members, customers and local communities are at the heart of everything we stand for. We strive to deliver the best customer service and work to provide economic, social and environmental benefit.

Economic/financial:

  • Achieve savings on products from the buying and sourcing on a bigger scale than that achieved by an individual business.
  • Improve productivity and efficiency by letting us take the administrative burden. One direct debit account with HBS reduces the number of bills that you deal with, saving you time and money.
  • Helping you to manage risk in volatile markets and uncertain times.

Social:

  • Placing product and service business through HBS keeps spending local to the Highlands and helps to keep markets honest and competitive. In turn this helps our local farming and rural communities to survive and thrive.
  • HBS is a local not for profit business providing local jobs for local people.
  • Promoting collaboration between local businesses.

Environmental:

  • A focus on collective purchasing and local sourcing improves the carbon footprint of individual businesses.
  • Provide access to businesses delivering advice and support to address ‘green’ agenda matters.

HBS Ring Member Newsletter August 2021

MEET THE TEAM

Having a team of talented people, who bring knowledge and professionalism to our business is paramount in delivering the best service to the members and customers of HBS Ring and HALS Ltd.

Henry Sleigh

HBS Chairman

Anne MacDonald Rae

HBS Vice Chair

Samantha Cribb

Managing Director

Appointed by the Board of Directors in 2021, Sam has more than 20 years business and people management experience. Sam’s primary role is to work in the best interests of the membership, directing, developing and controlling the operations of HBS Ring and HALS Ltd and to work with the Board of Directors to develop, implement and review business plans.

MEMBER SERVICES TEAM

With a wealth of agricultural sector experience, knowledge and contacts, the member services team is responsible for arranging member to member activities and the sourcing and sales of supplies direct to farm and through our on-site store.

Kenny Bain

Member Services Manager

Bob Grigor

Member Services Assistant Manager

Sarah Clingan

Member Services Assistant

Animal Medicine Advisor

OPERATIONAL MANAGERS

Sue Crerar

Training Manager

Sue is responsible for delivering our Highland Training Service including group and individual courses and assessments to ensure both you and your staff stay safe and operate within current legislation.

 

Miriam Blain

Customer Services Manager

Miriam is responsible for the provision and management of our Utility Services and deals with general customer enquiries as well as providing system and process support to the team.

Jean Gray

Finance Manager

Jean is responsible for our business accounts’ management as well as the processing of member and supplier payments and invoicing.

Carol McKay

Administrator

Carol provides support in the areas of customer services enquiries, payroll administration, finance admin and stock management.

Angela Macgregor

Administrator (part-time)

Angela provides support in the areas of customer services enquiries, invoice administration and finance admin support.

Joanna Keith

Administrator (part-time)

Joanna provides support in the areas of customer services enquiries, finance admin, marketing and social media.

CONTACT THE TEAM

Submit a quick enquiry form to contact the HBS team and we’ll be in touch soon.

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