Hat Trick at the Horticulture Business Awards
Berry Gardens Grower’s celebrates three wins at the 2019 Horticulture Week Business Awards.
Clock House Farm was crowned Soft Fruit Grower of the Year for leading the way in innovation from raw plants, to husbandry, irrigation and growing environment.
Mansfields Fruit Services, based in Kent won Top Fruit Grower of the year, recognising the business’ market leadership in both the volume of cherries they grow whilst innovating their production processes to maintain quality and extend shelf life – directly reducing waste.
Finally, Westland Farms were named New Business of the Year acknowledging their achievement in supplying strawberries and raspberries to major supermarkets within six months of establishing their soft fruit production.
Jacqui Green, CEO of Berry Gardens adds “Great to see several of our growers and their teams recognised for their hard work, passion and expertise in delivering the best quality soft fruit and cherries to our customers. Clock House Farm is one of the largest soft fruit farms in the UK and with its united management team and clear communication continues to push the boundaries of innovation both developing new technology internally and also identifying the leading technology on the market resulting in a more efficient and sustainable business.
Mansfields Fruit Services are a worthy winner of the Top Fruit Grower of the Year Award as they have demonstrated market leadership in both the volume of cherries they grow whilst innovating their production processes to maintain quality and extend shelf life – directly reducing waste. All work underpinned by investment in staff welfare and acting as a responsible custodian of the environment.
Whilst both Clock House Farm and Mansfields are established business, operating on a significant scale it’s particularly heartening to see Westlands Farm, as a new entry in the very competitive soft fruit market, recognised for their remarkable achievements over just eighteen months. Their success at the awards illustrates the expertise and support of the Berry Gardens Growers co-operative model”.