Mark Winstanley

Industries of Interest:

Farming

Professional Background:

Joined the firm at the tender age of just 16, after obtaining 11 GCSE’s at Garstang High School.  Completed the AAT qualification.

About Mark:

Mark loves his sport, playing cricket for his local club, Garstang, for nearly 20 years, he’s been part of three winning Twenty20 campaigns but in 2017 Mark was part of the team that won the illustrious Palace Shield Competition and retained the Meyler Cup.  Mark produced a man of the match display in the cup final and is currently enjoying life in the Northern Premier League.  He has won the wicket keeping averages for the league twice, although those days have gone since he became “old”.  Alongside playing, Mark is the current Treasurer, having been in the role for 6 years and spent 4 years running a team in the Juniors, where he obtained further success as a Manager, winning the Under 15’s.

Away from cricket, Mark plays football for Wyresdale Rangers in the Lancashire Evening Post Sunday League Division One where he was captain for three seasons and remains famous for his appearance on Sky Sports during the “respect campaign” which was highlighted at grass roots level.  Later that day, Mark led his team to The Presidents Cup Final, only to be soundly beaten by Plungington. Mark enjoys his weekly 5-a-side in the Garstang Leisure Centre.

Continuing the theme of sport, Mark has now completed two 10k’s.  After completing the Garstang 10k in just under 52 minutes, he ventured to Blackpool to complete another in a similar time.  In return, Mark raised over £300 for Charity.

Away from the athletic stuff, Mark enjoys his social life, being captain of the Kings Arms pool team for the last four seasons.  In this time, Mark has led his troops to two successive Cup Trophies.  He also represents Garstang in the Lancashire Pool League, where he remains unbeaten this season.

Mark recently joined Goosnargh Farmers and thoroughly enjoys the meetings, held monthly from September – March.  Within his first year, he was asked to become Treasurer for the club, to which he duly accepted.

Mark is very much a community man and indeed a Garstang man, he gets stuck in and is always willing to help.

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