Exhibitor and Sponsor List

Gold Sponsor

PML is a world-class logistics and supply chain solutions provider with an 18-year track record for success, managing the supply chain of temperature-sensitive goods. Working across both import and export, our experts transport your cargo door to door, with maximum efficiency, on time and on budget. Headquartered at Heathrow, the site for our 64,000 sq. ft temperature-controlled bonded warehouse, we also operate a remote HMRC / DEFRA-approved BCP and ERT facility at Spalding, Lincs, and a 100,000 sq. ft loading and unloading satellite site at Lympne, Kent. Our sites are all ideally located to ensure the seamless movement of perishable consignments.

Innovation Partner

UK Research and Innovation work with the government to invest over £7 billion a year in research and innovation by partnering with academia and industry to make the impossible, possible.

UKRI’s Transforming Food Production programme is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and aims to help the agricultural sector grow economically with less environmental impact. The programme will focus on the development, demonstration and adoption of data-driven systems and technologies to achieve a better approach to agricultural production and reduce emissions. The remit includes both crop and farmed animal production, as well, as new production systems. It is supporting business-lead innovation to develop and test new ways of producing food that enhances the efficiency, resilience and sustainability of agriculture, facilitating the transition to net-zero emissions by 2040. It will invest up to £90 million over 5 years through the Transforming Food Production programme and is working in partnership with DEFRA to deliver the Farming Innovation Programme

Research Partner

LINCOLN AGRI-ROBOTICS – SPECIALIST AGRI-ROBOTICS RESEARCH UNIT

Selective Harvesting: Developing systems which identify harvest ready crops, enabling reliable and consistent harvesting and yield management; using a mix of practical engineering solutions, robotics, vision and sensing systems, data collection sensors and computer science.

Crop Care: Using technology to care for crops by the deployment of novel sensing systems, data collection, UAV, automated weeding, spray application and real time data analysis.

Robotic Phenotyping : Using robotics to consistently and repeatably observe and measure crop growth, to help

Lanyard Sponsor

Morgan Cargo is an award-winning freight forwarder that handles all aspects of road, sea and air logistics. We focus on offering total peace of mind, from making the booking to delivery at the final destination. With offices and state-of-the-art facilities in South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Pretoria), Kenya (Nairobi), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Spain (Vitoria), and the UK (London Heathrow and Kent Ashford), as well as partnerships around the world, we offer a global freight forwarding solution for all perishable food commodities and general cargo. Morgan Cargo is BRC, CAA and AEO (Customs security) accredited.

Mentor Me! Sponsor

MDS is a not for profit whose mission is to identify and develop the future leaders of the food and fresh produce industry. Created over 30 years ago by a small group of forward-thinking growers concerned about the industry’s lack of skilled managers, the organisation has grown to a membership of over 40 businesses. MDS runs a graduate scheme for those members; rotating graduates around their businesses in varied roles, while providing management training (CMI Accredited Level 5). For businesses, the scheme provides a regular stream of talent with the potential to progress into leadership positions.

Healthy Snack Sponsor and Exhibitor Stand C24

Worldwide Fruit is an international marketing and distribution company that supplies fresh fruit to the UK’s leading supermarkets. Established in 2000, we source year-round from over 1,000 growers worldwide, handling around 81 million packs of fruit at our packhouse! We specialise in apples, pears, avocados, stonefruit and fruit baskets. We have offices in Lincolnshire and Kent, and we employ in the region of 475 staff with an annual turnover of £220 million. People are our greatest asset as confirmed by our ‘Investor In People’ silver award in March 2021, and ‘Business of the Year’ award at the Lincolnshire Business Awards in 2021

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Affinitus Group design and develop market-specific ERP Business Management software for the fresh produce, food service, food & beverage, horticultural and food logistics sectors.

Freshware ERP software manages the end-to-end process of growing, importing, and marketing fresh produce – from farm management and importing, through the packhouse and processing, to wholesale, distribution and export. We continually invest in our product development to lead the ERP software market in our chosen sector and constantly strive to deliver the absolute latest in technology.

Contact us now to discuss how Freshware could help your Food, Fruit, Vegetable or Salad business. Twitter: @AffinitusUK LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/affinitus-group-ltd

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Agri-EPI Centre is one of the four UK Agri-Tech Centres funded by Innovate UK. Our aim is to accelerate research, development and adoption of precision agriculture and engineering technology.

Our world class R&D facilities, alongside academic and industry partners are a test bed for new technologies in sensors, imaging and robotics, with the opportunity to run field trials on our network of 28 commercial farms throughout the UK.

Start Up Area

AgRecruit provides recruitment services for the agri-tech sector. Our search and selection services help agricultural innovators and game-changers – from start-ups to multinationals – to secure the best and brightest candidates in digital and conventional agriculture, for technical, leadership and commercial roles. With a foot in both the agriculture and technology camps, we reach the candidates that other recruitment agencies cannot.

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Agritech Future is the new online publication from the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to help you keep your finger on the pulse of agri-tech developments. We publish new and exclusive articles each week about the key innovations shaping the industry and uncover the true potential of agritech in both today’s and tomorrow’s farm to fork supply chains. We have a thriving online community made up of technology companies and all the movers and shakers in the industry. We back this up with a fully-featured online community platform and an e-bulletin so that you remain fully informed about the latest advances in agri-tech at all times.

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Established in 2004 at the instigation of the UK government, the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) is a not-for-profit trade association that promotes responsible recruitment and good practice for organisations that supply essential workersacross primary and industrial sectors,onstruction, food and general manufacturing,

warehousing, logistics and the supply chain. Labour providers play a vital role in our economy by supplying the essential workers to ensure our key industries have the people they need to keep the nation supplied and fed. The ALP’s mission is for ‘UK labour provision

to be recognised as a model of global good practice

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Ambitions Personnel is an independently owned and managed recruitment business, operating successfully throughout the East Midlands and East of England since 1990. Since then the business has grown considerably, with turnover reaching £48m and over 5,000 workers on our payroll each week. In the 30 years since our company was founded we have developed considerable expertise as a supplier of recruitment services to the Food, Warehousing and Logistics industries. We credit our success to our unrivalled industry knowledge, a network of offices and a personal approach tailored to each of our clients.

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AM Fresh Group specialises in innovating and developing fresh, natural and healthy foods through biotechnology and applied science. With operations in more than 50 countries and over 5,700 employees, we have a consolidated presence in the production and innovation of products including: fresh fruit, fresh juices, ice cream, soups, free-from yoghurt and flowers. Our passion, historically rooted in agribusiness, extends beyond fresh produce. We believe the world needs new approaches to addressing today’s healthy food options; from new varietal development, agribusiness models and partnerships to intricate customer solutions. Our employees are scientists, researchers, engineers, packing specialists and commercial leaders.

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The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an executive agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), and also works on behalf of the Scottish Government and Welsh Government. We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

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We're proud to be the UK's leading fresh prepared food provider with a growing international presence in the US and China. We create delicious meals, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for UK grocery retailers and some of the world's best-known international food brands.

Our deep understanding of consumer food choices enables us to create innovative products for all occasions and budgets.

We're the biggest company you've probably never heard of, and we take real pride in creating our products. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.

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Growing is in our nature at Barfoots. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops. Today, we’re a global farming and food business that operates across thousands of acres and employs thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce. Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability; demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

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Barclays Eagle Labs is a growing national network of incubator spaces that provide business ncubation, mentoring, co-working and office space for ambitious high-growth businesses, as well as digital skills development and rapid prototyping through onsite digital fabrication equipment and Industry 4.0 expertise at many of our sites. Eagle Labs is able to help start-ups to grow at pace by cultivating a community of likeminded entrepreneurs through a collaborative work environment, access to their peers and opportunities to maximise growth through digital connections, plus one-to-one business mentoring, curated growth programmes and funding opportunities.

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Since 2010 BeBa Energy has been developing, designing, installing and maintaining the highest quality commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Not only have we installed over 400 individual systems, we also look after nearly 500 systems as if they were our own. We pride ourselves on handling everything from the cost/benefit analysis and feasibility studies, to the planning and due-diligence. Once our system is operational customers rest easy knowing that BeBa is at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in solar PV management to help maximise their investment. Most recently, this is reflected in our investment in a specially-designed solar panel cleaning robot. To date, our clients include: FW Mansfield & Son, Berry Gardens, Produce World and Frontier Agriculture.

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B-hive Innovations develops innovative agri-tech solutions for today’s farmers. We work with a range of customers to understand the specific challenges faced by the fresh produce industry, and we use cutting-edge technology to create real-life solutions. Our purpose is to develop technologies that reduce food and energy waste, increase marketable yield, enhance produce quality and add value to businesses. Our previous experience ranges from in-field solutions and storage systems, to post-processing value extraction and quality sensing.

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Bom Group is one of the most innovative turn-key greenhouse construction companies in the modern horticulture sector. As a pioneering manufacturer for over 50 years, Bom Group has a wide project portfolio covering every climate zone. We specialise in customised high-tech glass greenhouse projects that enable growers and investors to locally grow their own fresh and sustainable vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants. Bom Group offers turnkey services from conceptual design to after-sales servicing. In the past 50 years Bom Group has evolved into a world-leading greenhouse construction company with more than 1,000 projects across the globe.

Dutch Pavilion

Bosman Van Zaal is a family-owned company based in the Netherlands that specialises in the development, production and installation of professional horticultural projects, and benefits from an extensive team of engineers and horticultural experts. This enormous technical diversity within the organisation forms the basis for the sophisticated technology that we apply worldwide in the development of laboratories and test greenhouses for the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as high-quality production greenhouses.

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Branston is one of the UK’s largest buyers and packers of potatoes, handling many thousands of tonnes every year. The company was formed in 1968 near the village of Branston in Lincolnshire, and we’ve been investing in a developing a sustainable business ever since. We employ well over 800 people across our three UK sites in a wide range of roles. We're not just about fresh potatoes either! We create ready-to-cook prepared potato products for retailers and food manufacturers also. This forms part of our approach to utilising our whole crop, and making a positive difference in feeding the planet.

Dutch Pavilion

Certhon and co-owner DENSO (the second-largest advanced automotive technology supplier in the world) work jointly to advance automation in high-tech facilities around the globe. Together, we take up the challenge of looking at the market from a whole new perspective in order to provide a more resilient and advanced food supply chain. By combining the knowledge and expertise of DENSO in the field of automation (industrial robotics) with the advanced horticultural techniques and cultivation knowledge of Certhon, our partnership is developing a new generation of horticultural solutions. Already, DENSO and Certhon have cooperated on the development of the largest greenhouse in Japan where harvesting is carried out by harvesting robot ‘FARO’, which DENSO developed and uses for extensive testing.

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The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is the British trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world. Building on its enviable reputation for research, innovation and high quality standards, the UK horticultural supplies sector has introduced some of the world’s leading technology, processes and services which are being utilised worldwide. The CHA promotes its members’ products and services, plus UK horticulture as a whole, throughout the world at shows and via embassies and consulates by working closely with the British Government Department for International Trade (DIT). Contact us for shows such as IPM, Fruit Logistica, Fruit Attraction and GreenTech.

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Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) is one of the four UK Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation, funded by Innovate UK. It is an independent catalyst for change that brings together researchers, industry and government stakeholders to accelerate the identification, development and adoption of innovative agri-tech solutions in crops. CHAP and its partners have built 15 facilities in 10 centres of excellence, and have established collaborative and delivery frameworks to assist efforts to improve growers’ ability to produce crops with better resilience and sustainability, while enhancing the environment.

Start Up Area

Clarifruit offers the world’s first automatic, end-to-end quality control (QC) and data analytics platform for the fruit and vegetable industry. Leveraging big data and artificial intelligence, Clarifruit aims to add consistency, accuracy and objectivity to fresh produce QC processes for the entire supply chain; from growers and marketing companies, to wholesalers and retailers. The platform empowers these stakeholders with the data they need to make the right business decisions to reduce waste, maximise productivity, and truly level the playing field for fruit and vegetable quality control.


Dutch Pavilion

CMW Horticulture is a leading supplier of greenhouses, new constructions, irrigation systems, cultivation systems, heating and cooling systems, electrical systems, control systems, software, screen systems, hygiene equipment and other equipment to horticultural growers throughout the UK. Founded in June 1989, CMW’s leading position in the UK horticulture sector has been built on a commitment to maintaining loyal relationships with customers and partner suppliers alike. CMW suppliers meet the highest standards for quality and reliability.

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We are creating leaders in technology and management, unlocking the potential of people and organisations by partnering with business and governments to deliver transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development. Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world. Our education portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry. We are the largest UK provider of master's-level graduates in engineering and offer a flagship MBA, extensive world-class customised executive education and professional development programmes. Our work informs government policy and leads the way in producing cutting edge new technologies and products in partnership with industry. The research and consultancy we carry out for industry, government and business provides our students with a real-world learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and then transfer their knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the 'Cranfield way' but it has never been more important than in today's world.

Dutch Pavilion

Crux Agribotics develops, delivers and supports automatic grading, sorting and packing robotics with vision and machine (deep) learning software. The adaptive robotics enable growers to automate their grading, sorting and packing process without having to depend on human labour. The produce is handled in a gentler way, resulting in higher yields and less damages at minimised giveaway weight. Crux Agribotics is dedicated to automating processes within the agriculture and horticulture markets, together with our sister company KOAT, which delivers complete systems for material handling and internal logistics for growers worldwide.

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The Drummond family have been farming in Herefordshire Since 1956. Eric Drummond senior, who had previously farmed in Scotland, came to The Homme in Ross-on-Wye with its 90 hectare’s of mixed farming which included potatoes, cereal crops and blackcurrants whilst also rearing sheep and cattle. Over the last 50 years the business has continued to grow, to what it is today.

Whilst some of the crops have changed we are still based at the same farm and a family business. Today the business is based around Poultry Production, Soft Fruit Growing, Arable and Potato Enterprises.

Dutch Pavilion

The Agriculture Team at the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in London represents the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the UK. We support innovative and sustainable Dutch agrifood and horticulture businesses and knowledge institutions with an interest in doing business and collaboration in the UK. In line with Dutch international ambitions, we promote the global transition towards sustainable agriculture, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Start Up Area

Faedah Solutions focus is to deliver cost-effective automation solutions, including electronic quality checking, data capture and line interaction / action, to ease the transition to a paperless factory or larger automation system.

Check Sure® MBV (Mobile Barcode Validation) allows a cost-effective enhancement to current paper based quality systems, which can be used anywhere within the factory, packhouse or field to ensure the correct packaging is being used on the correct products, ensuring allergen compliance at all times. Easily develop into a paperless system with the incorporation of Check Sure® paperless check system.

The third product in the Check Sure® range is Check Sure® CI (Continuous Improvement). Capture the data that is key to you, where you need it and help to calculate an ROI based on true values.

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Flamingo Horticulture is a market leading Horticulture business with a worldwide footprint that covers farming, production, sales and marketing of flowers, plants, hampers and produce. We offer rewarding careers fir ambitious people in a dynamic and ever evolving environment.

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HydromaxFresh is an antimicrobial technology that improves the quality and safety of fresh produce by reducing bacterial contamination during growing, harvesting or processing. It is effective against bacteria, viruses and yeasts for a range of fresh produce types, including salads, brassicas, onions and root vegetables. HydromaxFresh is an intelligent dosing system that self-limits chemical ntervention and tracks implementation while delivering fresh produce with a longer shelf life.

Similar benefits are offered by PoultryMax, an antimicrobial technology for control of Campylobacter and other pathogens during chicken processing. Reduction in Pseudomonas also extends shelf life of fresh chicken at 40C.

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Fresh4cast provides forecast-as-a-service solutions to growers and distributors of fruit & veg. The company’s mission is to help the sector improve predictability and sustainability. In the berry category, Fresh4cast now covers half of the UK production and is expanding internationally. In recent years the service has been growing fast into new categories: salads, tomatoes, beans. Accuracy has grown steadily, and some of the crop models currently reach ±3% error. This has helped the company increase its turnover almost 10x over the past three years. If you think about improving your forecasting, please come and talk to us at FPC Future.

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At FruPro we are building a digital marketplace for the fresh produce industry. We are connecting the supply chain by improving communication; enabling you to expand your network and trade reach. FruPro provides visibility of the supply and demand of the live market; automating day-to-day manual processes on a compliant marketplace, and offering secure payments and the ability to manage your financial risk. The platform will streamline the end-to-end supply chain to help companies to respond more quickly to market changes, while boosting operational efficiency and reducing waste through redistribution to our charity partners.

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the tray that packaged the steaks you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of cartonboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognised brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. With a product portfolio that emphasises renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials, we are committed to protecting the environment and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

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Greater Lincolnshire lives and breathes agri-tech. Positioned at the heart of the UK Food Valley the county offers the perfect platform to locate a business associated with the sector; including bespoke Food Enterprise Zones and a business community dedicated to food production. Our High Potential Opportunity for Automation in Food Processing outlines a compelling case to locate a business in our region. At the core is the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach, which offers unrivalled R&D facilities and premises tailored for the sector, the University and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are committed to promoting agri-tech across the region, and maintain an 'open door' policy for any business looking to invest.

Dutch Pavilion

Grodan supplies innovative and sustainable stone wool growing media solutions for the professional horticultural sector, based on Precision Growing principles. These solutions are, amongst others, applied for the cultivation of vegetables and flowers, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, aubergines, roses and gerberas. Sustainability plays a prominent role within Grodan, from the manufacture of stone wool substrates to end-of-life solutions. Grodan was founded in 1969 and is active in more than 70 countries worldwide. Our head office is located in Roermond in the Netherlands.

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GrowPura has developed vertical farming technologies to combine the benefits of land, water and nutrient usage optimization with minimizing environmental impact, working towards net carbon zero and improving nutritional benefits. Combining the positive benefits of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence to provide the widest acceptable benefit in different geographic regimes.

The company is building a major facility at Colworth Park stylized as the National Hydroponics Demonstator and Skill Centre –the company is developing approaches to widen the acceptance of vertical farming and easing the path to implementation through its licensing and technology services.

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Established in 1952, G’s Fresh is one of Europe’s leading family-owned, fully integrated fresh produce companies, growing approximately 20,000 hectares of crops. G’s supplies quality salads, vegetables and added-value produce to major UK, European and North American retailers. Our cooperative of growers produce conventional and organic produce in the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain and Senegal to ensure year-round supply. As we grow the majority of crops from seed, we are vertically integrated from seed to shelf. G’s is well-known globally by our ‘Love Beet’s beetroot brand, which is available in Europe, the USA, South Africa, Australasia and Asia.

Dutch Pavilion

Hagelunie offers much more than any other greenhouse insurer. We insure, and firmly ensure, the continuity of the global protected crops business. Our expert team is multi-skilled and practically experienced in glasshouse horticulture, including associated energy installations and controlled environment systems. Our firm roots within the Dutch produce sector places us in a unique position to bring extra benefits to protect and develop your business. We look forward to meeting you at the show, or feel free to contact us anytime.

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Greater Lincolnshire lives and breathes agri-tech. Positioned at the heart of the UK Food Valley the county offers the perfect platform to locate a business associated with the sector; including bespoke Food Enterprise Zones and a business community dedicated to food production. Our High Potential Opportunity for Automation in Food Processing outlines a compelling case to locate a business in our region. At the core is the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach, which offers unrivalled R&D facilities and premises tailored for the sector, the University and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are committed to promoting agri-tech across the region, and maintain an 'open door' policy for any business looking to invest.

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Henderson Brown is a specialist recruiter with a heritage in the fresh produce, food manufacturing and horticulture sectors. Ever since our launch in 2009, we have worked relentlessly to win the trust of our candidates and clients; offering them the best candidates, the best service and the best experience. Based in Peterborough and covering graduate to executive level, we handle permanent, interim and temporary roles and our clients range from large PLCs and household name companies to SMEs and start-ups. Although most of our work remains within the UK, we recruit comfortably across Europe. We have a strong heritage, a high profile and a reputable brand. Our candidates know we work with the best clients, including some of the best-known names in our chosen markets.

Dutch Pavilion

Horconex has managed turnkey greenhouse projects for almost 35 years. Our expert team takes care of the project design for the most innovative solutions. In-house we design the best type of greenhouses, heating and screen systems according to customer requirements, from semi-closed Activenlo Air to conventional Venlo, using programmes that are specially designed to calculate the best local solutions in relation to climate conditions, crop choice and customer objectives. Our main focus has been to serve growers in France and Switzerland where we are the market leader. Horconex is now rapidly expanding its operations in other countries, such as the UK.

Exhibitor - Start Up Area

Hubl Logistics is a technology provider that works with logistics providers, retailers and brand manufacturers to improve ‘last-mile’ delivery services to reduce city congestion, whilst offering a superior experience for end users. Hubl’s first innovation is the development of a secure, tracked, insulated container, called the CoolRun Pod. The CR Pod enables the transport and temporary storage of temperature-controlled goods, without the need for emission-heavy refrigerated vehicles. The CR Pod and associated handling systems have huge potential to support the Clean Air Strategy and UK Industrial Strategy. Zero-emission multi-temperature containment and transportation system from the point of order collation to collection.

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Hutchinsons are a leading agricultural and horticultural agronomy advice and supply company. Founded in 1938, Hutchinsons remains a family business and now employs over 440 staff nationwide, with more than half directly involved with client-facing agronomic relationships. A forward thinking, can-do attitude is at the forefront of our philosophy. A long-standing commitment to customers and staff, technological advances and continuity of management are key strengths of

the business. The success of the company is a strong reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm of all staff working closely together cohesively and effectively – it’s our people that make the difference.

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IDS develops powerful, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide range of sensors and variants. These cameras can be used across a broad spectrum of non-industrial and industrial sectors, such as equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. Visionary thinking and modular concepts enable our customers to create innovative and individual applications. Since our foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 330 employees. Our headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. IDS is represented internationally through branches in the USA, the UK, Japan and South Korea, as well as other offices.]

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JD Cooling Group is the UK’s leading independent supplier of modern and innovative temperature control systems, serving the fresh produce industry for over 20 years. As specialists in cooling, industrial refrigeration, heating, power, automation control and facilities support services, we provide the full in-house turnkey solution; delivering a hassle-free, wholly project-managed, end-to-end service from design to full installation, testing and completion. With energy efficiency, the future generation, sustainability and innovation all big topics of the moment, we are looking forward to demonstrating at FPC Future 2021 some of the ways in which we are helping our customers to become more energy efficient through refrigeration and heat recovery; as well as inspiring the next generation of engineers.

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Karsten UK is the Karsten Group’s dedicated service provider in the UK. Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, our main focus is to coordinate a seamless logistical operation to transport fruit from where it is harvested to our customer bases throughout the UK. Karsten UK undertakes all aspects of product management, including: product packing, quality assurance, product storage, stock control and logistical functions. The Karsten Group is one of South Africa’s leading agri-businesses that is respected for the excellence of its products, cutting-edge innovation and integrity in its dealings with employees, service providers and customers.

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Keltie is an intellectual property firm that can handle all of your intellectual property needs, including securing patents for your technical inventions, registering trade marks to cover your brand, and protecting your aesthetic creations with design registrations. We support companies and individuals at all stages in protecting their innovation and growing their business. Keltie is a firm with a unique personality. With a top-10 ranking in the Financial Times Special Report on Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020, Keltie is renowned for its excellence. That reputation has been earned by putting talented, energetic and principled people at the heart of our company.

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Lettus Grow

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Lincoln Institute for Ari-Food Technology, University of Lincoln is investing in the future of agricultural technology and innovation through a range of research and training opportunities.

Creating the next generation of agriculture and horticulture professionals;

  • Robotics and automation
  • Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Artificial Intelligence, data science and data engineering
  • Crop science and agronomy
  • Environment and sustainability

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MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a top 15 UK accounting firm, offering sector specialisms and a full range of compliance and advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses, groups and multinationals with operations throughout the UK. The firm has 90 partners and over 900 staff in 12 offices in London, the South East, East Anglia, the Midlands and the Cayman Islands. MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the founding member of MHA, a national network of independent and dynamic accountancy firms and the UK member of Baker Tilly International, one of the world’s largest leading networks of independently-owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms.

Exhibitor - Stand B16

MDS is a not for profit whose mission is to identify and develop the future leaders of the food and fresh produce industry. Created over 30 years ago by a small group of forward-thinking growers concerned about the industry’s lack of skilled managers, the organisation has grown to a membership of over 40 businesses. MDS runs a graduate scheme for those members; rotating graduates around their businesses in varied roles, while providing management training (CMI Accredited Level 5). For businesses, the scheme provides a regular stream of talent with the potential to progress into leadership positions.

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MorePeople is a leading specialist recruiter for the fresh produce, food, agriculture, horticulture and garden sectors. Set up in 2000 by two foodies with vast experience of working in these industries, we are ideally placed to give jobseekers first-hand advice about the career options available in this exciting and rapidly expanding sector. We want to help the industry to prosper by playing a part in promoting companies and the types of roles that are available. The majority of roles we recruit for are permanent, full-time salaried roles, from graduate to directorship positions.

Sponsor - Lanyards

Morgan Cargo is an award-winning freight forwarder that handles all aspects of road, sea and air logistics. We focus on offering total peace of mind, from making the booking to delivery at the final destination. With offices and state-of-the-art facilities in South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Pretoria), Kenya (Nairobi), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Spain (Vitoria), and the UK (London Heathrow and Kent Ashford), as well as partnerships around the world, we offer a global freight forwarding solution for all perishable food commodities and general cargo. Morgan Cargo is BRC, CAA and AEO (Customs security) accredited.

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One of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Moy Park is committed to creating better food for everyone, sustainably.

Best known for fresh, locally sourced poultry we supply leading retailers and food services providers throughout Europe.

Employing over 10,000 people across the UK, team members play a vital role in our culture of continuous improvement and innovation. With career development and training and learning opportunities at every level, you make the difference on our journey to becoming the best and most respected company in our industry. Visit www.moypark.com/careers to find out more.

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The National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) is a satellite campus of the University of Lincoln and an internationally recognised provider of education, research and technical business support for the fresh produce industry. NCFM is recognised for its highly innovative delivery model, comprising distance learning study typically supplemented with three weeks of block release study per year and is strategically situated in South Lincolnshire.

The NCFM works closely with employers in the fresh produce sector responding to a growing need for skilled food scientists, technologists, manufacturing/operational managers, supply chain managers and Agri food related roles. With our expert fresh produce know-how and unrivalled collaboration with leading suppliers of robotics and automation, processing and packaging technology, our specialist education and research facility progresses cutting edge work across a number of food sector areas.

New Futures Network (NFN)

Exhibitor - Stand C25

NFN is a specialist part of the prison service and was set up to broker partnerships between prisons and employers. These partnerships help businesses fill skills gaps and prisoners to find employment on release.

There are three ways NFN can help businesses work with prisons. This includes:

  • Employing serving prisoners – Setting up training and production facilities within prisons with a dedicated space and workforce.
  • Release on temporary licence – Giving risk-assessed prisoners, in the last two years of their sentence, the opportunity to work while on day release.
  • Employment on release - When ex-offenders are available to work and have full employee rights.

Our team of National Sector Leads and Regional Employment Brokers, who cover all regions across England and Wales, are here to support your business to consider which options above suit your recruitment needs.

The team will work with you every step of the way to build relationships with prisons and match talented individuals to your vacancies

Stand C22

Ever since 1985, we’ve prided ourselves in sourcing and supplying the freshest and most delicious fruits, drinks, jellies and desserts We source high quality fresh fruits, and turn them into healthy, convenient, and tasty snacks, drinks, meals and more. We’re proud to be a produce business, and what makes us different is the care and innovation with which we process every single item of fresh fruit. Our mission, is to champion our chosen fruit categories and promote healthier lifestyles. Nobody has the level of experience we do, because no one else actually does what we do.

B12

We are a company focused on demonstrating our passion for excellence and development through the work we do. We distribute fresh produce throughout the UK and the EU and are growing rapidly. Our business has grown significantly over the past year – by demonstrating our strength, agility and foresight throughout Brexit and the Pandemic. We are looking to hire apprentices and
account managers as well as procurement specialists! We’re an exciting team to work with!

Stand B71

Pelican Systems Ltd have been an Automation & Robotics solution provider to a global& Robotics solution provider to a global market for over 20 years. From control panel build and software development, to full turn key automation and robotic systems across industries including:

• Food & Beverage

• Mining & Quarrying

• Automotive

• Power Generation

• Education

• Pharmaceutical

• Nuclear

• Aerospace

• Leisure

With current trends in labour availability affecting production capability, Pelican Systems Ltd can provide all aspects of Automation & Robotics solutions required to maintain or increase production with a limited workforce.

Start Up Area

RIPE is a leading innovator in greenhouse construction, providing patented commercial greenhouse solutions which harness the use of a novel cladding material called ‘ETFE’, unlike glass or poly, ETFE enables the full light spectrum into the growing environment. Which provides better yields, improved crop quality and longer produce shelf life. In addition, our greenhouses contribute to increased sustainability with a long material lifespan (>40 years) with no light transmission degradation and the ETFE cladding is fully recyclable. RIPE offers the next generation in greenhouse production systems.

Stand B70

Roythornes Solicitors is well-known for giving commercial advice to fresh produce businesses. Our talented team works with UK and international organisations; advising about issues including: contracts, disputes, technology implementation, construction projects, regulatory prosecutions, business sales, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and distribution agreements. We also help with day-to-day business issues, such as: employment law, GDPR, websites and debt recovery. Our clients include innovative technology businesses, importers, growers, processors, logistics and storage businesses, and trade bodies. Our ‘whole chain’ knowledge makes us the ideal partner for your next fresh produce challenge or opportunity.

Stand DE93

Scorpion Vision has been building vegetable processing systems for the automated packhouse since 2015. The technology is based on a combination of robotics, water knives and advanced camera systems that offer automated precision cutting that can match or even improve on that achieved using a human work force. With these automated vegetable cutting systems, produce can be peeled, trimmed, de-cored and portioned quickly and efficiently. This leads to a number of benefits, including reduced waste or giveaway, higher yields, improved quality, longer shelf life and of course higher margins.

Dutch Pavilion

The SmartWash Solutions system is a revolutionary advancement that enables food processors to significantly raise the bar on food safety, cost savings, process control, line efficiency and monitoring capabilities. SmartWash® chemicals consist of food wash enhancers developed by SmartWash Solutions to boost the effectiveness of standard (mostly manual) chlorine-based systems. The outstanding performance of SmartWash guarantees consistent pathogen removal and cross-contamination mitigation of E. coli and Salmonella (when used correctly), resulting in fewer recalls that cost the food processing industry billions of euros per year. The SmartWash Solutions system is a powerful combination of science, engineering and technology.

D31

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Dutch Pavilion

Svensson is a world leader in climate screens for the horticulture industry. Our climate screens give the grower more effective climate control, and provide a variety of solutions to improve your greenhouse climate; from controlling the incoming radiation and energy savings, to blackout, supplemental lighting or weather protection. Svensson Climate Advice is the name of the service we provide so you can be sure you’re getting the right climate screen for your crop and growing conditions. This tailor-made climate and screen advice includes recommendations on how to make the most of your new climate screen in everyday situations.


Stand E101

Syngenta is a global R&D ag-chem manufacturer and seed supplier. We are dedicated to supporting our customers and partners around the UK in this unique and complex industry. With our resources and scale, we drive innovation to improve flavour, quality, convenience and productivity for the benefit of growers, marketers, retailers and consumers. We help growers increase marketable yield in a sustainable way, with new traits to increase productivity and quality, and integrated pest and disease management. This passion for innovation and our close connection with our customers, supports the industry to meet consumer demand for high-quality vegetables all year round.

Stand A53

UK Research and Innovation work with the government to invest over £7 billion a year in research and innovation by partnering with academia and industry to make the impossible, possible.

UKRI’s Transforming Food Production programme is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and aims to help the agricultural sector grow economically with less environmental impact. The programme will focus on the development, demonstration and adoption of data-driven systems and technologies to achieve a better approach to agricultural production and reduce emissions. The remit includes both crop and farmed animal production, as well, as new production systems. It is supporting business-lead innovation to develop and test new ways of producing food that enhances the efficiency, resilience and sustainability of agriculture, facilitating the transition to net-zero emissions by 2040. It will invest up to £90 million over 5 years through the Transforming Food Production programme and is working in partnership with DEFRA to deliver the Farming Innovation Programme

Stand E95

University of York

Stand B66

Vertically Urban is a technology company with a focus on providing innovative horticultural lighting solutions. We are proud to be Made in Britain. We design, develop, and manufacture a range of specialist horticulture LED lights. We incorporate the highest photon yielding LEDs to offer growing solutions that make a difference. To ensure quality, we work with a carefully selected portfolio of tier 1 electronic component suppliers, and, as a result, we deliver some of the most powerful grow lights on the market with leading efficacies to match. Vertically Urban – lighting the farms of the future.

Stand A3

As an established, family owned business and leading supplier to the UK retail, food service and wholesale sectors, we are specialists in the supply and delivery of fresh exotic fruit and speciality vegetables. Our people and our environment are at the very heart of our business. We pride ourselves on the good we put back into the world by empowering local farmers, championing climate-conscious solutions, and creating livelihoods that support the success of our thriving grower communities. We have a vast array of career opportunities, giving our employees the chance to grow within a business that cares.

Stand B71

Wootzano Ltd is a British state-of-the-art robotics company based in Sedgefield, in the Northeast of England. Avarai™️ is a highly dexterous robotic system that can estimate weight, detect defects, measure quality, cut fruits to weight, pick and delicately handle soft produce into punnets, all based on the end-retail specifications. With the aid of our intelligent machine learning algorithms, electronics skin, and advanced visions system, Avarai is constantly learning, giving you a system, which only gets better.