Russell is the eldest son of Alan and Audrey Bone and was eager to be involved in farming as soon as his legs would carry him. He spent all his spare time with his father out on the farm at Hunsdon.
School did not enthuse Russell, as a youngster he longed to be outside working on the farm. Together with Daniel under the watchful eye of Alan, they have built the business from strength to strength through sheer hard work and determination.
Russell believes over the years he has achieved a degree from the University of life, he is keen for younger members of the team to get as much experience across the business as possible and always welcomes new ideas and business connections.
Russell remains heavily involved in the business today, he oversees the financial side of the business and is the driving force behind the business strategy, planning and growth of ATB, always looking for new opportunities. When Russell is not crunching numbers or attending meetings, he is in the thick of the manual work. During harvest he is found driving one of our combines.
In his spare time, Russell likes to travel with his wife, Sheila and is a keen skier and likes to socialise with friends. Russell is also a keen shot and during the season is accompanied on his peg by his loyal companion “Nutty”.