About Us

An award-winning family business supplying specialist seeds for the countryside.

Bright Seeds directors Chris, Sue and David Bright

Bright Seeds was established in 1988 by David and Sue Bright (right and centre). A family-run business that daughter Anna joined in 1995 and son Christopher (left) followed suit in 2002.

Now Bright Seeds has a team of over 15 people who specialise in a wide variety of Forage Maize, Grain Maize, White Maize, Bio Fuel Maize as well as Gamecover, Stewardship, Grass Seed, Wildflowers and Game Feed.

Based in Burcombe on the outskirts of Salisbury in Wiltshire, our aim is to supply the very best tried and tested products with a full back up service which maintains a good long term working relationship with our customers.

Bright Seeds has evolved over the years, moving with the ever changing agricultural market to provide our clients with up to date knowledge and advice. All of our products are extensively trialled in the UK and Bright Seeds has over 20 trial sites which includes two main Gamecover sites.

We are able to source seed from all over the world and have many international contacts. We are able to blend our own mixtures and we are supported by Natural England, RSPB and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.

We are pleased to offer our exclusive, tried-and-tested products and mixtures on our website. Drop our team a line if you would like further information.

We look forward to working with you.

Chris Bright signature, Bright Seeds

Christopher Bright
Managing Director


Our Team

our Bright Seeds team

Directors

David Bright

David Bright

David has over 40 years experience as a seedsman and is highly regarded by plant breeders around the world. He is an active member of the Maize Growers Association and his unique knowledge of Maize and Game Cover Crops makes him one of the leading experts in his field.

Sue Bright

Sue Bright

Sue comes from a family with a long farming history. Sue runs the company accounts and also is responsible for organising the stands at many of the trade shows where we exhibit.

Chris Bright

Chris Bright

Managing Director of the company and has been with Bright Seeds for over 14 years. An accomplished advisor for gamecover, stewardship, wild flowers and both amenity and agricultural grasses, Chris is also an enthusiastic country sportsman and is closely involved with RSPB, FWAG and GCT conservation projects and research.


Sales Team

Rod Crossley

Rod Crossley

After leaving Wye College in 1981 with a degree in agriculture Rod was involved in Farm Management, originally in his native Yorkshire before moving to Wiltshire. BASIS-registered, he joined Bright Seeds in 2012 and Forage Maize is his speciality.

Arthur Barraclough

Arthur Barraclough

Arthur joined us in 2015 full time after working for us as an apprentice in previous years. Coming from a gamekeeping background Arthur deals with the game cover and game feed side of the business. Arthur studied Game and Wildlife Management at Sparsholt College before graduating from the Royal Agricultural University with a degree in Agriculture. Arthur has a passion for gamecover and game shooting as a whole and is excited to develop an increasing customer base.

Ben Dolbear

Ben Dolbear

Ben joined us in 2014 full time after working for us as an apprentice previous years. From a Farming background and lives on that farm in the New Forest. Graduated from Royal Agriculture University in Agriculture and Farm Management. Ben is building a good customer base in Forage Crop and Game Cover. Keen rugby player and country sportsman.

 


Leah James

Leah is from a farming background, with both of her siblings working within the shooting community . Leah has 4 years experience working within the retail and sales market. She is looking forward to learning all about the products Bright Seeds have to offer and getting to know all of our customers.


Agents

Austin King

Austin King

Austin is married with two boys and has been selling game feed and seeds for over 12 years.

Brian Kerdil

Brian Kerdil

Brian runs his own company in Scandinavia - Vildtplejeren.dk - and has formed a partnership with Bright Seeds. Brian started out selling Christmas trees and progressed into his passion of selling game feed and cover crops.

Michael Bearman

Michael Bearman

Michael has combined his passion for shooting and 40 years experience as a unilever arable specialist as our representative in the Midlands and East Anglia.

Chris Batchelor

Chris Batchelor

Chris is our consultant agronomist and is well regarded in his field. He is an expert when it comes to using sprays on Game Cover crops.

Richard Leach

Richard Leach

Richard joined Bright Seeds in 2010 after being previously self employed for nearly 20 years in the marketing and sales of seed and compound feed. His customer base for game cover has been rising steadily, coupled with increased expertise and knowledge of growing forage maize has led to sales into many leading dairy farmers throughout the south and west of England.

John Howard

John Howard

John is a farmer, conservationist and shooting enthusiast with over 30 years experience. Covers Southern Ireland and has develped some of his own unique mixtures.


Accounts Team

Our Accounts Team

(right to left)

Sue Bright

Director.

Rosemary Sparkes

Expert in all sales orders, joined in 2008.

Gill Whittaker

Has been with Bright Seeds for 11 years. Deals with all invoices, purchase and sales.

Karen Taylor

Works part time and backs up everybody.

Mandy Kerley

Accountant responsible for producing monthly company accounts.


Warehouse & Logistics

Paul Watling

Paul Watling

Coming from an agricultural background of Farm Management and Engineering, Paul has farmed on the South Downs and in the Fens of Norfolk, covering a wide range of livestock and arable enterprises. Paul joined in 2011 and ran the trial sites before heading up the new storage and production facilities at Burcombe. During the shooting season he is often to be found picking up with his Springer Spaniels.

Wayne Bolla

Wayne Bolla

Wayne joined us at Bright Seeds as a full time store man in 2014, having worked here part time the previous 2 years. He is involved with mixing, packing and sending out orders as well as being part of the wildflower harvesting team. Previous background in retail and engineering, and a keen motorcyclist.