About Us

James Hutton Limited was founded in 2015. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute and is responsible for commercialising the intellectual property and expertise of the Institute.

Making an impact through science, James Hutton Limited draws on the scientific expertise, intellectual property, facilities & resources of the James Hutton Institute to provide research and consultancy services for the agrifood, oil and gas, environmental, water and related sectors.

James Hutton Limited offers analytical and research services from one of the largest specialist laboratories in the UK, led by world leading scientists.

An extensive portfolio of more than 40 plant varieties is available through James Hutton Limited, many of which are protected by Plant Variety Rights and available for licensing worldwide.  

The profits generated by James Hutton Limited are gift aided back to the Institute and reinvested in research.

Office Team

Dr Jonathan Snape
Head of James Hutton Limited
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Lesley Beaton
Senior Commercialisation and Licensing Manager
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Gareth Newman
Service Delivery Manager
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David Somerville, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Sina Nickdel
Project Associate
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Jamie Smith
Business Development Manager, Crop Science
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Laura Paterson
Marketing Manager
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Gill Caruso
Administrative Assistant
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Angela McNally
Angela McNally
PA to the Directors
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Jo Skoyles
Jo Skoyles
Group Administrator (Aberdeen)
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