Cranfield University and the Produce World Group, one of the UK’s largest vegetable growers and suppliers, have won the RCUK Research Base Impact Award at this year’s prestigious Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Awards.
The Sutton Bridge site of leading vegetable grower and supplier the Produce World Group put in an excellent performance in the company’s annual awards – the Pride of Produce World. The site was the Winner in one category, First Runner-Up in another and Second Runner-Up in another.
Two Peterborough-based sites of leading vegetable grower and supplier the Produce World Group put in excellent performances in the company’s annual awards – the Pride of Produce World. Between them the head office at Lynch Wood and the site at Yaxley won two categories, came second in one and third in two more. Colleagues based at these sites were also part of teams from across the business that won one category and came second in another.
A ‘can-do’ attitude and living out the Values of the Produce World Group were recurring themes among the winners in this year’s Pride of Produce World Awards.
The Chatteris site of leading vegetable grower and supplier the Produce World Group put in an excellent performance in the company’s annual awards – the Pride of Produce World – winning two categories including Colleague of the Year. It also achieved First Runner-Up in the Outstanding Innovation category, the Team of the Year Award and the Customer First Individual category.
It’s the best known, most widely grown and popular potato variety, but up until now it has proved too difficult to produce an organic version. Now for the first time organic Maris Piper is available in Waitrose. Supplied by the Produce World Group under its Nature’s Premium brand, it will go on sale in some 40 Waitrose stores from today (October 28th), giving purchasers of organic vegetables the opportunity to purchase this most versatile of potatoes for the first time ever.
A revolutionary new variety of cauliflower from China could turn the cauliflower world on its head. Launched by Waitrose at a limited number of stores, the new version is versatile, easier-to-cook and sweeter than traditional cauliflower. The retailer believes that the new product suits modern lifestyles and will appeal to all ages. Sweet Sprouting Cauliflower has been grown by the leading UK vegetable producer the Produce World Group as part of its ongoing innovation programme.
Sustainability is central to the Produce World Group’s business according to the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Neil Fraser.
Writing in the annual review of the Group’s 4Life sustainability programme, he says:
“Our business of growing fresh vegetables is intrinsically linked to the environment, from the seed in the ground to the produce on the shelf. Our business relies on sustainability from the outset for the success of present and future production.”
The senior finance team at leading vegetable producer the Produce World Group have completed a 180 mile charity bike ride. Starting from the company’s HQ at Lynch Wood in Peterborough Group Finance Director, Phil Jones and senior team members James Barker, Nick French, Wayne Burbidge and Rob Edwards cycled to Cromer on day one, with support provided by Jim Field.
They’re sweet, good for you, purple and they are carrots! Purple Chantenay carrots will be available to customers in Waitrose stores for the first time this September. As well as the now well-known sweet Chantenay taste, these carrots have all the health-giving attributes of the more normal orange carrots, plus added benefits from their purple colour.