BASIS has engaged Greg Hopkinson as its new technical manager. He will act as the technical interface across the organisation, from CPD training to new course development.

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Mr Hopkinson has spent the last five years as a Hutchinsons’ agronomist, so brings a wealth of experience from the field to a role that will support the BASIS team and its members. He holds the BASIS Certificates in Crop Protection, Conservation Management and Soil and Water Management alongside FACTS accreditation.

“We’ve all had to rapidly adapt to the Covid-19 situation to ensure members receive quality training to continue to carry out their essential roles to the best standards,” he says. “I will be working collaboratively with wider committees to create new courses, syllabuses and review exam papers; I’m looking forward to working on this side of the examination process.

“My biggest project has been working to create a new learning platform, BASIS Classroom. We hope this will benefit members to continue in advancing their professional development from home, particularly during the current Covid-19 era. I’ve also supported on the first episode of the new BASIS podcast, which will share updates and insight from across the industry,” he adds.

“Both offerings will reward members with CPD points, which should help fill the gap of cancelled trade shows and events.”