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The Team

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Yvonne Patterson  – Team Leader

Yvonne has worked with Carroll’s since 2011 and she is responsible for looking after many of the customer accounts, ensuring orders are processed, and delivered. In addition she looks after the mail order side of the business. Yvonne worked for many years at Business Link , and and therefore has a wealth of experience for us to benefit from.  As Team Leader Yvonne ensures the day to day activities are smooth running, and she supports our small team.

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Carol Smith – Sales Administration

Carol joined the team in July 2018 as a support with Sales Administration. Carol supports Yvonne, and Ruth with administration ensuring the business runs smoothly day to day.

Carol has managed her own catering business, and she is an enthusiastic cook. She has  a short commute to work as she lives on the farm.


Ruth Pearson – Sales Administration

Ruth joined the sales administrative team in September 2016. Ruth manages her own customer accounts and ensures the day to day business is run efficiently and the customers are happy.

Ruth worked for many years at the Royal Bank of Scotland as Customer Services Officer, and then a Business Adviser / Relationship Adviser. Ruth is very efficient, and is a great supportive member of the team with Yvonne.



Derek Stephenson

Derek Stephenson “Del” – Production Manager

Del has worked at Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes since 2014, and he now manages the Production team. he is responsible for the grading, packing, and dispatch.

Del was born in Salford, Manchester in mid 1960’s, 1 of 7 children. He joined the Army at the age of 16, straight from school. After completing the basic training at Brancote he was posted to Menden in Germany. During his 17 years in the army Del completed 3 tours in Northern Ireland and was involved in the Gulf War.
Del left the army after 17 years to take up a new career at a Northumberland prison lasting a further 14 years before deciding to take one last move into the potato world at Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes  where he has found that no 2 days are the same.


Chris Smith – Farm Steward

Chris has worked at Carroll’s since 2008, and he is responsible for managing, and working on the land. Chris plants, and harvests the Heritage Potatoes, and all the crops we grow. He ensures the farm is tidy, and all machinery is serviced.

Chris was born and bred in Northumberland, and brings a wealth of agricultural experience beginning at Kirklee Hall College studying agriculture, and then working on various farms. We are fortunate to have his wealth of skills.

Scott Ross – Production, and Farm Worker

Scott joined our team at the in October 2016 straight from Marks and Spencers in Berwick-upon-Tweed. He lends his hand to most tasks around the farm, and I think this maybe his favourite seat on the tractor at harvest time!

Bryce Oliver – Production, and Farm Worker

Bryce joined the farm production team in November 2017. He has worked in the food production industry for many years. He divulged that his favourite variety is the Pink Fir Apple, which he simply boils and enjoys with butter.

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