It’s only with the support of our members, that we can bring significant change in agri-food. We seek to match the unique capabilities of our members with other partners to pioneer technology in the real-world and drive innovation.
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university, creating leaders in technology and management. We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we work with over 1,500 companies and organisations. We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. The Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.
De Montfort University
De Montfort University has developed OPTIcut, a cutting-edge web-based decision support system offering precision agriculture in the banana business. It uses state of the art artificial intelligence and 3D image processing algorithms providing optimized cutting strategies and fruit profiles tailored to each farm. Banana hands are cut into clusters for packing. This generates variable amounts of fruit waste depending on the cutting strategy used.
Cutting strategies are currently based on human experience and their number can be exponential. Therefore, there is a clear need to produce data driven optimized cutting strategies which can minimize waste and maximize profit. OPTIcut also offers producers the capacity to estimate the amount of fruit available in every farm (fruit profiles), per type of cut and to record fruit damage to make strategic decisions. We are currently looking for ways to promote OPTIcut and attract investors and funding opportunities.
Harper Adams University
Harper Adams University is the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet’s food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Harper Adams University is doing this by delivering high quality teaching and applied research for the agri-food and rural sector.
James Hutton Institute
The James Hutton Institute is a well-respected and globally recognised research organisation delivering fundamental and applied science to drive the sustainable use of land and natural resources. It undertakes research for customers including the Scottish and UK Governments, the EU and other organisations worldwide. The James Hutton Institute operates a commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, which provides competitive advantage through science and technology, including consultancy and analytical services for research and commercial purposes. The Institute takes its name from the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment scientist, James Hutton, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern geology and who was also an experimental farmer and agronomist.
Lancaster University are a community of high-achieving students, world-class environmental researchers, government scientists and enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.
NIAB is at the centre of innovation in crop science. Established in 1919 to assess the merits of varieties and seed quality, NIAB has grown in size, expanding its cropping and research expertise to the extent that it is now a major international research organisation in plant science, crop evaluation and agronomy.
With expertise in genetics and breeding, varieties and seeds and agronomy, NIAB works on a wide range of crops from cereals and oilseeds to potatoes, ornamentals, nonfood crops and top and soft fruit. We produce new genetic diversity in pre-breeding material for arable crops, as well as plant breeding services for the fruit sector.
NIAB is unique in being an independent science-based research organisation with a very large farmer and industry based membership who help to ensure that research outcomes are transferred into practice. NIAB also runs two incubator centres, Barn4, based in Cambridge and the Eastern AgriTech Innovation Hub near Soham. These provide start-ups and SMEs with facilities and the opportunity to interact directly with NIAB.
Scottish Institute for Marine Science
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society.
Based near Oban on the Scottish west coast, our marine research and teaching portfolio is diverse in topic and discipline, global in outlook, project locations and relevance, and delivered by a SAMS team with can-do attitude working in partnership with academic, business, government, regulatory, voluntary and civic society colleagues.
SAMS is a charitable organisation (SC009206) with a membership that elects the Board members following a recruitment process. It is also a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (SC 009292) and operates two wholly owned subsidiary companies: SAMS Applied Marine Science Enterprise Ltd – a specialist marine consultancy – and SAMS Ltd. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
The creation of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took place in 2012 by merging SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) with three respected partners (Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges). SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange’ services is of significant value to all with an interest in land-based activities – be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers. Competing demands and addressing new opportunities means the future for land-based industries will be extremely challenging. The next generation of business leaders and policy makers will need to be highly skilled and knowledgeable to navigate their way through a complex operating environment. To achieve this, we will support land-based communities and industries by drawing on our accomplished history of more than a century of success. Strong in our heritage, yet stronger still as SRUC, we will strive to lead the way in delivering economic, social and environmental benefits while providing a strong voice for our rural industries.
The Smart Wireless Innovation Facility (SWIFt) is a commercial IOT and 5G test bed facility available to SME’s, scale ups, larger organisations, and academic institutions. To support and accelerate the development and adoption of digital technology and wireless networks-based solutions.
University of Bristol
Research at the Bristol Vet School (BVS) addresses 21st century answers to questions of animal health, resilience, welfare and disease. Researchers access the most appropriate, leading-edge technologies to investigate fundamental and applied research questions and employ optimal pathways to impact. The goals of their research are to improve the immediate and future health of human and animal populations by:
· increasing sustainable production of healthy, high-welfare food while supporting recovery of endangered environmental resources;
· ensuring sustainable use of medicines in human and animal populations;
· reducing the impact of bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases on human and animal populations; and
· translating new developments across fundamental research in human and animal medicine into management and therapeutic approaches which enhance the quality of life of animals and humans.
Their research is strengthened by the overlap between these four goals and by the need to engage multiple disciplines to address these important questions.
University of Edinburgh
As a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh aims to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world, delivering impact for society. We discover, develop and share knowledge. The Roslin Institute is a world-leading institute for animal research. Our aim is to enhance the lives of animals and humans through world class research in animal biology.
University of Lincoln
The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) as part of the University of Lincoln, aims to support and enhance productivity. Efficiency and sustainability in food and farming, through research, education and technology. LIAT brings together sector leading expertise in a diverse range of subjects, from agri-robotics to zoology. LIAT researchers are engaged in the development of technologies which add value or solve challenges across the food chain, ‘from farm to fork’, working with partners in industry and academia, locally, nationally and internationally. LIAT utilises the exceptional facilities across our three campuses in Lincolnshire delivering the world class research and higher-level skills the UK’s agri-food industries need now and in the future.
University of Reading
University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde are a partner in the Digital Dairy Chain project. The project aims to put the region (South and West Scotland and Cumbria) on the map as a leader in advanced, sustainable and digitally connected dairy manufacturing.
University of Sussex
The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.
Writtle University College
Writtle is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships.
Writtle University College is situated on a stunning 220-hectare estate and prides itself as being a small and specialist institution, where students are at the heart of everything Writtle does. In the 2020 NSS survey, Writtle achieved 92% overall student satisfaction, ranking first in English University Sector institutions.
Their courses are created with employability in mind, meaning you study towards a qualification that is relevant to industry needs and get hands-on experience through practical learning. This allows you to apply specialist theory to real-life situations when you graduate.
Their courses range across a number of specialist areas at undergraduate and postgraduate level including Sports Science, Equine, Animal Science, Veterinary Physiotherapy, Canine Therapy, Agriculture and Horticulture Landscape Architecture and Garden Design.
Crop Intellect Ltd is a R&D based company developing technologies to increase crop productivity sustainability. Core to the business is patenting to protect disruptive innovations and working with exciting networks to commercialise them. Our mission is to make a positive impact to the world’s agricultural sustainability for a secure future using innovations that are out of the ordinary.
Leading the next-generation of high-tech food production, GrowUp uses plants, science and cutting-edge technology to solve problems in food production, improve growing conditions and both food taste and longevity. Launched in 2013 with an aquaponic urban farm in a shipping container, GrowUp founders Kate Hofman and Tom Webster now oversee commercial-scale production of vertical and hydroponic farms.
Pollenize delivers nature-led remedies to help pollinating insects recover so the environment can flourish. They promote and protect all pollinator species by bridging the gap between people and science to provide tangible solutions for the climate emergency and have created innovative and accessible ways to keep honey bees in urban landscapes.
Recycled Crop Nutrients Ltd
Recycled Crop Nutrients Ltd formulate high-value fertiliser products from low-value residues from the bio-energy sector to provide performance akin to conventional mineral based fertilisers.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities.
Beta Bugs makes better insects. Specifically, we are insect breeders. We create high performance insect genetics for the insects as protein sector using proven biotech and breeding strategies. Our current focus is on the Black Soldier Fly and it’s use as an animal feed, with a mission of doubling this industry’s productivity, enabling it to compete on price point with commoditised feed ingredients. In the long-term we will create the breeds of insects that will feed, fuel and supply the world’s growing livestock and human population.
Rhizocore is a fungal biotechnology start-up using fungal biodiversity to solve environmental and social problems. They produce localised ectomycorrhizal pellets to enhance tree growth and health for forestry and regeneration.
As the AgriFood space becomes increasingly technology driven, organisations in this sector are suddenly faced with the challenge of recruiting specialists from other domains to drive their visions forward – Software Developers, Data Magicians, AI Specialists, Engineers, Scientists, Commercial staff with specific knowledge areas and more. Combining a background in tech recruitment with in-depth knowledge of the Agri world, we specialise in supporting such companies when it comes to finding & attracting these hard-to-find technical and commercial professionals, permanent and contract. Whether you’re an innovator in the AgriFood space seeking specialists to join your organisation, or an individual looking for your next career move in this arena, we’d love to hear from you.
AgriEnable’s knowledge and understanding is based on insight and perspective that’s unique at the primary end of the agri-supply chain, stretching from field to fork. That’s why food, farming and agri-tech businesses choose AgriEnable: they are an agribusiness consultancy that speaks your language. At AgriEnable, they believe in the ability of every business to uncover its potential and find its optimum performance. All too often what’s missing is support: the right kind, in the right place, at the right time.
AgriTIERRA’s mission is to support organisations to deliver and exploit responsible, profitable digital-agricultural and supply chain solutions that put people and the planet first.
They are a UK registered company operating across UK and Latin American markets providing business and technical consultancy services into the AgriFood system.
They leverage UK and LATAM experts in business, sustainable agri-food systems, and digital technologies to support our clients understand the LATAM market and to enact solutions that address environmental, agricultural, and supply chain user needs.
BACC (British Argentine Chamber of Commerce)
The British Argentine Chamber of Commerce (BACC) was founded to promote trade and investment between Great Britain and Argentina.
Since its incorporation in the UK in 1995 the BACC has provided its members with a source of contacts and updated information about Argentina.
The Chamber offers a comprehensive calendar of events which give members the opportunity to meet key business professionals of countries, government officials and other individuals shaping bilateral relations.
With close links to the Argentine Embassy, the Department of International Trade, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London and Partners, and with the British Embassy and the Argentine British Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires, the BACC is a focal point for bilateral relations between Argentina and the UK.
Be Bold Media
Be Bold Media supports businesses to achieve their goals through communications strategy, whether those goals are growth, recognition, to educate or to recruit and retain the best talent. The team has extensive experience of working with food, farming and agri-tech businesses as well as with specialists in sustainable technology. The company also has more than ten years experience in working with public sector organisations in the fields of business support, infrastructure development and inward investment.
Be Bold Media takes a bespoke and planned approach to each client’s communication needs to develop a targeted strategy, which its experienced, multi-disciplinary team is then able to carry out as required or oversee in support of in-house teams. Services include: consulting, content creation, media relations, social media management and engagement, live broadcast production, event promotion and support, video (including CAA-authorised drone imaging), corporate publications, website development (via a long-time, trusted partner), proof-reading and more.
Climate Spheres UK is a start-up that was founded to help provide the necessary resources and guidance to UK farms to allow them to adapt quickly and profitably to the challenges caused by climate change and a changing agricultural sector.
Their advanced climate risk analysis tools combine the latest in climate science and agricultural research to provide farm-level climate change risk analysis and provide insights into how to mitigate this risk and the opportunities for farms. The data and research generated by research organisations and academics alike often does not reach the on-the-ground decision makers. Our aim is to unlock this knowledge and provide useable, actionable insights to increase the resilience of the UK agricultural sector and wider food industry.
Through their links with funding sources and innovative technology providers we can support farmers in their journey to implement new technology and practices whilst increasing productivity, profitability, and resilience.
At Cultura we specialise in Agribusiness Recruitment advising and supporting our clients with the identification of, and recruitment across all levels of seniority from graduate to CEO. Our mission is to connect the best agricultural businesses with the best possible candidates, engage with both industry and individuals to help them succeed, cultivate excellence in recruitment practice to ensure agribusiness grows and sustains.
Jointly owned by directors Tom Marsh and Hugh Pocock, Cultura’s USP is its marriage of both recruitment and agricultural acumen. With over twenty years’ recruitment experience, Tom Marsh brings a wealth of understanding and knowledge, whilst Hugh Pocock, with a lifetime of farming knowledge and expertise, brings a commanding awareness of the agricultural industry’s unique requirements and an extensive network of contacts.
CYSIAM are a cyber intelligence consultancy that enable organisations and individuals to understand what they need to know, and do, to operate and evolve in the digital age. Through decades of experience, we understand the critical interdependencies between individuals, teams, organisations, nations and the enabling information technology which stitches everything and everyone together. The impact of technology around the world is complex and results in unique risk and opportunity profiles.
We combine our unparalleled cyber expertise with our expeditionary capabilities to equip organisations to protect themselves from cyber harm. This is our area of expertise and our team’s experience in cyber capacity building in the most complex and unstable parts of the world is unparalleled.
We combine leadership and diplomacy skills with deep technical knowledge to deliver capability that has impact and is sustainable. Our team’s backgrounds range from academia to ex-military, many having served with central government departments in past careers.
We don’t ‘turn handles’ or ’tread water’, it’s not in our DNA. We are a global authority in building cyber expertise and in 2019 by invitation, were appointed as an Implementing Partner of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) based in The Hague – www.thegfce.org.
The Dairy Group
The Dairy Group are independent dairy consultants providing technical and business advice to dairy farmers and associated sectors. They provide cost of production benchmarking, milk price modelling, milking parlour & building design, milk quality & mastitis management, dairy nutrition, nutrient management, business analysis, budgeting and forecasts. They help their clients source key inputs including feed, fertiliser and seed. Their dairy management web site MCi provides monthly dairy costings, milk and forage forecasts. They operate across the UK.
Dairy Insight is a veterinary-led consultancy business providing bespoke technical expertise to a range agri-businesses throughout the UK and further afield. Their workload is very varied, and ranges from delivering training and knowledge transfer through to supporting product development and facilitating research projects.
Eden Search & Select
Proud to be the only specialist international executive search consultancy focused solely across the global food and farming landscape, Eden Search & Select works with international and UK-based businesses of all shapes and sizes – from rapidly growing, private equity funded agritech companies to global corporations specialising in fresh produce and food manufacturing. Their clients see them as a long-term, strategic partner that can have a positive influence on their business and appreciate how deeply invested they are in their industries. Eden Search & Select’s commitment to the global food supply chain gives them confidence that they understand the challenges, opportunities and threats facing their clients.
FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is a full service law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services in the West Midlands, Shropshire and Worcestershire. FBC Manby Bowdler is recognised annually as having the leading specialist law team servicing the agricultural sector in the West Midlands, Shropshire and beyond. Their agricultural team not only possess a wealth of relevant experience in regards to rural legal matters, they continue to keep themselves up-to-date with the evolving legislation and changes to agricultural & farming laws. They advise on issues including work on freehold land sales and purchases, Landlord and Tenant (and in particular agricultural holdings and farm business tenancies), town and country planning, inheritance tax planning, litigation with regard to trespass, rights of way and adverse possession and company & partnership work.
Foodtech Compliance provides strategic and UK and EU regulatory advice for all novel food sectors including:
– Cellular Agriculture (Lab Grown Meat)
– Alternative Proteins
– Precision Fermentation
– Vertical Farming
– GMO Foods
– EU Novel Food Regulations
With their assistance, risk can be managed and turned into an opportunity for a business to improve its compliance and develop a longstanding, positive relationship with the relevant regulators
Foodtech Compliance’s services provide life cycle regulatory compliance; from initial stages of product development, through to achieving regulatory approval. They can support internal regulatory affairs departments when the in-house resources are limited.
Set up in 1968 by 6 leading local farmers, Grampian Growers based at Logie near Montrose, is one of the smaller cooperatives with only 11 “A” shareholder members and a further 15 “B” members. The co-op focuses primarily on export and home markets and they currently market 60 million cut daffodil stems, 4,000 tonnes of daffodil bulbs and 18,000 tonnes of seed potatoes.
In 2020 they purchased WM Fraser which is a chipping potato merchant that delivers over 50 tonnes of potatoes to fish and chip shops and hospitality businesses across the North-East of Scotland.
In 2021 they acquired Abbey Potatoes Limited which is based in Cambridgeshire and they trade around 25,000 tonnes of potatoes a year to over 50 potato merchants including WM Fraser.
Across Grampian Growers’s businesses, they employ 18 full-time members of staff and 2 part-time members and anything up to 70 seasonal staff during peak production months.They have an annual turnover of £17million and also have 200kw of solar panels on-site with a view to increasing this as well as looking into other renewable sources.
Hillsgreen helps agricultural, rural and food businesses to secure their right customers. As your strategic marketing partner, we create and implement effective marketing plans. We use a wide range of marketing tools that not everyone understands but we do, and we ruthlessly analyse data to make sure that your marketing spend results in actual sales.
We are farmers too, with 350 dairy cows, and everyone in the team comes from a rural background. This means we really understand the sector because we are in the sector.
Hillsgreen: inspire, challenge, grow
HIOM Advisory is a specialist advisory and consultancy firm working predominantly in the commodity, food , agriculture and energy sectors. Based in the UK, they provide services to clients globally, which include:
– Corporate Finance
– Private Equity
– Project Finance
– Debt Restructuring and Advisory
– Business Turnaround & Restructuring
– Corporate Governance & Controls
– M&A Advisory & Fundraising
– Business Valuation
– Commercial and Financial Due Diligence
– Expert Opinion / Expert Witness Work
Landseer Limited is a horticultural advice company supplying both crop protection and technologies; meeting the needs of growers within the fresh produce industry. We provide a bridge between technology and crop protection companies, and for the growers themselves.With over 40 years of experience within horticulture, our team are regarded as experts within the post-harvest sector. The team consists of BASIS qualified members, researchers, and qualified crop protection applicators.
MLP Trading Ltd
MLP Trading Limited exists to bridge the gap for converting small holder farms to large integrated farms capable of enhancing Africa’s food security. We help clients boost productivity, reduce emissions, and increase profitability across the whole agri-food chain.
Moredun Scientific is a contract research organisataion specialising in animal health and biosafety testing of biopharmaceuticals. Part of the Moredun Foundation, a registered charity supporting livestock health and welfare through research and education, Moredun Scientic helps companies develop, register and commercialise their products.
Pat Willis Limited are interested in collaborating on Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Farming Sensor Technology. This is to enables greater transparency (visibility of the supply chain, food origin, environmental impact, etc); enhanced consumer trust in the perceived/actual food quality and authenticity; consumer convenience and choice; and potential for enhanced nutrition. Many novel foods are cultivated artificially in manmade environments and processes. For example, indoor farming, 3D printing, synthetic biology, novel non-thermal treatments, and sophisticated packaging solutions are among, not easily regulated.
IoT smart farm products are increasingly created in highly sterile environments largely free of the everyday contaminants that humans have evolved to deal with. Human immune systems are strongly shaped by exposure to food that is not sterile, and as part of human evolution we have become able to survive in non-sterile environments. Modern heavily processed foods and processes remove this opportunity by making everything unnaturally clean, and this presents a real and serious issue for human.
Potter Clarkson is a full-service intellectual property law firm with expertise in patents, trade marks, designs, litigation, licensing and consultancy. We create value from your innovation by bringing vision and clarity of thought to guide you through the complexities of intellectual property for business. As consultants and experts in IP law, we help you understand, create, protect and defend the commercial value of your innovations anywhere in the world.
For more than 55 years, Promar International has been a leading provider of consultancy services to farmers, food companies and retailers. With knowledge and expertise from many years of trading, we listen to and work with our clients to identify practical, effective and innovative solutions to achieve their business goals. Creating and analysing a vast array of industry data helps to keep us at the forefront of trends and to provide reliable evidence to back our advice.
Our people are nutritionists, vets, agronomists, environmentalists, marketeers, financial planners, strategists, data analysts, engineers and supply chain builders. Promar International operates from the UK and works globally.
Quantech Solutions assists companies to commercialise agritech and digital technologies applied to animal value chains. It supports the collection of animal data from sensors and other devices to improve decision making by farmers, value chains and in animal breeding. Based in North Yorkshire, Quantech Solutions is led by Dr Sam Hoste, an agritech expert with over 15 years’ industry experience and member of the Department for International Trade’s AgriTech Specialist team.
SAC Consulting has its roots in Scottish agriculture and the rural sector, with a long history of College activity from 1905 to present. We continue to have deep bonds with our Research and Education colleagues, and we remain independent of any trade products and services.
Our role is to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy. We seek to optimise agricultural outcomes and supply chains, in balance with the environment and appropriate to the prevailing national agricultural policy. Our model allows us to cover the length and breadth of Scotland and the north of England with staff local to our customers.
We offer end-to-end services. Our work ranges from business advice to soil nutrition, to livestock and agronomy, to branding and marketing of food products. In addition, our own dedicated UKAS-accredited analytical facilities provide a seamless service from field to lab. Our technical services cover all aspects of a rural enterprise; from agronomy, livestock and dairy services to disease surveillance, farm animal diagnostics, forestry and environmental consultancy.
Agrecalc is a carbon calculator designed to identify and measure emissions related to food production, monitor improvements and benchmark key performance indicators for all farm enterprises.
We will help you reach net zero emissions from food production, while increasing the level of both efficiency and farm productivity.
Agrecalc only employs the latest validated scientific methodologies for measuring impact and encourages practical mitigation measures for lowering farm carbon emissions.
Our Mission is to give everyone access to a tool to analyse their operation’s carbon footprint and pave the way to environmentally friendly and efficient food production systems.
Sentec is a technology consultancy within the Xylem group and apply their knowledge of fundamental science, electronics, software and analytics to the design of a wide range of advanced products. They develop bespoke technologies to meet specific needs and help with the resulting Intellectual Property. To speed up development they provide access to a library of existing technology available for licensing. They are experienced in evaluating existing technologies to inform investment, product roadmap decisions, or achieve product cost reduction through technical innovation.
The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH) is agriculture and horticulture’s professional body. They are the home of skills and careers support, to help people and businesses fulfil their potential and the industry thrive.
TIAH is there to support everyone working in agriculture or horticulture in England and provide all the tailored advice and practical tools you’ll need for a prosperous future. If you want to work in farming and growing, they’ll give you all the advice and information you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career.
Westpoint Vet Group
At Westpoint Farm Vets we aim to provide the highest level of specialist farm veterinary service to keepers of food producing animals. To have a dedicated team of farm vets working in partnership with farmers offering our clients a range of benefits that will have a direct and positive impact on the profitability and efficiency of their farm, and the health and welfare of their animals.
Wyoming Interactive is a digital consultancy providing research, design, software engineering and data analysis to Medical, Veterinary, Agritech and Life Science organisations across the UK, Europe and North America. We have a wealth of experience in Animal Health, Veterinary and Agritech support. Our work includes consumer, veterinarian and producer-based digital initiatives to introduce new products & services, rethink propositions and drive demand, improve regimen adherence, enhance search tools and product selectors as well as clinical trials data management support. Two areas we specialise in are:
4c Design is a group in innovators. Our vision is clear and simple – to transform ideas into commercial solutions. We unlock opportunities and delivery results quickly. Our explosive and highly effective approach to problem solving is underpinned by our people – a close knit team of highly motivated, enthusiastic, and talented engineers, industrial designers and model-makers.
We have a bank of experience that enable us to iterate rapidly and deliver award-winning product designs and engineering outcomes for many sectors from: agriculture, life science, energy, consumer product, food and drink and aerospace.
We have a breadth of expertise which allied to our depth of engineering rigour produces winning results.
Agriculture is an area where we have built up an enviable track record of success.
Agrigum International is a specialist in supplying both raw and spray dried Gum Acacia for a variety of uses and industries including emulsifying, bakery, gut health, coatings, confectionary and pharmaceutical. Agrigum produces the comprehensive Agri Range of Gum Acacia products, in addition to other Gum Acacia blends to specific customer requirements.
Alltech Farming Solutions UK
We work hand in hand with feed, farm and food businesses to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through smart nutrition and scientific innovation. We are a family-owned and family-operated organisation with nearly 40 years of experience. Our 6,000-strong team spans more than 120 countries around the world and shares our vision of sustaining and nourishing the planet.
Analox is a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of gas sensing products. Their systems are used in diverse markets and applications such as space exploration, beverage, deep sea diving, biomass and for keeping submariners across the globe safe.
Analox is a global company with offices in the UK and USA and a distribution network that spans each continent. Their people are dedicated to solving our customers’ challenges and are all specialists in their field. From research and development through life support, they truly believe in keeping the customer at the heart of everything they do.
Analox Group has a wide range of off the shelf solutions for the Agriculture industry as well as being able to offer a custom build consultancy service.
Our objective is to give farmers the best environment to grow their fish. We have detailed knowledge and understanding of the aquaculture sector and the challenges faced by fish farmers including fish welfare and regulatory/environmental issues.
Through this we aim to find innovative solutions to combat these issues resulting in the opportunity to drive the growth of the sector forward.
AI are currently developing two separate systems with the aim of tackling waste management issues in the industry:
Aqualife is a global leader in fish care and vaccination services. They work with clients around the world to deliver a range of professional services to the aquaculture industry. More recently they have created an engineering arm to the company developing technological solutions to aquaculture and agriculture challenges.
B-Hive Innovations are a high-growth, innovative R&D company in the AgriTech sector. They specialize in robotics, visual and spectral image acquisition, remote sensing and underpinning machine learning / artificial intelligence to give valuable insights into data for farmers. They also have experience and expertise in valorisation of waste streams from the fresh produce industry.
B-Hive has a focus on innovation that results directly in the generation of new products or services and sets them aside from academic institutions. Their cross-disciplinary team includes plant biologists, robotic engineers, image acquisition and processing experts as well as computer scientists who provide software solutions and artificial intelligence to integrate data with phenotype. Notable success stories include Harvest Eye and Root Extracts, spin out companies created to commercialise their research. Harvest Eye is an innovative camera system that sizes and shapes every single tuber during potato harvesting, giving the farmer significant insights into yield and quality. Harvest Eye can also be applied to other crops. Root Extracts represents technology to extract protein, at scale, and other molecules from fresh produce waste.
We are a start-up business working in the carbon capture and agricultural sector, currently in the R & D phase of developing a patentable process for the manufacture of a carbon negative biological fertiliser to replace synthetic fertiliser.
Bath-based design and engineering business providing innovative waste-to-energy solutions. We deliver affordable container-based micro-scale AD solutions for smaller farms that process cow slurries into upgraded bio-fertilisers and on-site power.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
In the UK, Bosch has been present since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened the company’s first office outside Germany. Every business sector of Bosch has a presence in the UK. The company employs around 5,000 associates at approximately 40 sites in the UK. The United Kingdom is currently Bosch’s largest European market after Germany and fourth worldwide.
Working from their laboratories in Cambridge, UK, and Boston, USA, the team have all the in-house skills and facilities needed to help their clients develop novel product concepts and roadmaps, from initial idea through to volume production.
They’re not content in creating me-too products that make incremental change; their focus lies in helping companies break barriers, to achieve the seemingly impossible. They work with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as well as some of the smallest, most innovative start-ups who want to change the status quo fast.
CLAAS UK is responsible for the distribution and supply of all CLAAS machinery and parts in England, Scotland and Wales. It is important, therefore, to be very close to our customer. Our approach therefore, is a personal one with openness and trust shown to all our customers and dealers. In addition, we have one Harvest Centre in Bury St. Edmunds to provide “close-to-customer” service and parts support. The CLAAS dealer network today covers the entire country with 80 outlets specialising in Tractors and Green Harvest machines, with certain key dealers also specialising in the full range of CLAAS equipment including self-propelled Harvesting machinery. All dealers are trained to consult closely on every new machine purchase, to ensure that we are offering the correct package to our customer including the lowest cost harvesting solution, matched to a MAXICARE service contract where necessary, with excellent parts support.
Crover is centred around the commercialisation of the first ever technology for locomotion in bulk solids (e.g. sand, grains, powders). Crover’s first product is a small robotic device able to ‘swim’ through cereal grains stored in bulk (e.g. in sheds or silos) and monitor their condition. This helps grain-storekeepers identify critical conditions early and maintain the quality of their stock.
Denis Brinicombe Group
We work across various species enterprises including ruminant, poultry, equine, aqua, swine and game. Our UK manufacturing plants supply the domestic UK and Ireland market as well as globally to 6 continents.
Our internal R&D team focus is to utilise plant based compounds alongside traditional nutritional inputs to maximise output while reducing the reliance of antibiotics and chemical inputs.
As a primary manufacturer we take our technologies and apply them to various product lines to best suit the situation for the end user such as free, access, in water, premix or direct options.
eg technology is an engineering design and product development consultancy based in Cambridge UK. We create the next generation of devices for our clients across sectors including agritech, healthcare and consumer, making a positive difference to how people live. We are proud to call ourselves innovative product designers. We have a 20 year track record of delivering inspiring and marketable products for start-ups and blue chip companies. We apply our multi-disciplinary engineering, electronics and software capabilities to achieve next generation automation, robotics, wearables, sensing, detection and diagnostics hardware. We know how to make things work. We put a complete, proven product development process at your disposal and provide you with the experience, people and systems necessary to take new products from concept through to transfer to manufacture.
Ekogea manufactures and supplies Ekogea technology including the BioComplex product range, offering a wide variety of sustainable, natural and organic solutions for the ‘Circular Farm Economy’.
Thei product range includes solutions for:
Envirosystems is a British family business which produces cutting-edge solutions for farmers, including recycled, hygienic livestock bedding, industry leading biological slurry and silage additives, and skin-friendly teat dips.
Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2021 of around €3.35 billion. Festo employs over 20,700 people worldwide and is a proven innovator and problem solver in pneumatic and electrical automation, where it is the performance leader. Festo offers around 30,000 pneumatic and electric products in hundreds of thousands of variants for automation in the agriculture sector in areas such as milking & dairy, horticulture, vertical farming, aqua culture, sorting & grading and packaging. Sustainability, reducing its CO2 footprint, digital learning, innovation, performance and speed are the key drivers for the company’s future.
Festo Industrial Automation’s innovative strength is demonstrated through the launch of around 100 new products every year. The company invests over 7% of its turnover in R&D, resulting in over 2,600 patents held worldwide. For more information about the company’s products and UK / Irish services, please visit: http://www.festo.com/gb and http://www.festo.com/ie
Fox Robotics Ltd. has developed an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) specialised for the rough terrain (RT) in agriculture farms. Our AMR, Hugo RT has been specifically designed to assist human pickers in the field and support farmers and managers in their day-to-day activities.
Galebreaker products are at the forefront in natural ventilation and protection of Agricultural Buildings. Many years of experience have enabled us to develop a range of environmental weather screen systems which provide ideal housing conditions for healthy, productive livestock. Our systems provide variable ventilation, protection and light for the ideal environment. They also meet legislation requirements for keeping birds out of crop storage buildings and for milking parlours. For more than 30 years Galebreaker has designed and manufactured ventilation systems from our purpose-built factory in the UK. Our systems are designed to optimise natural ventilation for all types of livestock housing using the latest fabric and access technology to enhance housing conditions. Our products are based on strong, long lasting PVC coated fabrics with in-built UV protection. They can transmit light, enhance natural ventilation and at the same time protect against the worst weather conditions 365 days a year.
GEA has led the way in providing innovative solutions for farms around the globe since 1926. With their total solutions approach, they offer everything from milk collection and storage, (automatic) feeding systems, manure management, barn equipment, youngstock solutions including integrated farm (dairy) management tools, as well as sophisticated service concepts. From single products to complete integrated dairy systems, their state-of-the-art technology is developed and manufactured according to the latest guidelines and certified quality standards. GEA is an expert and reliable partner to dairy farmers around the globe, helping them to manage their future successfully and sustainably.
Established in November 1993, GRIMME UK is a sales and service subsidiary of the GRIMME brand, known for its potato, beet and vegetable equipment. Originally, GRIMME UK was set up to provide support to an existing dealer network throughout the UK mainland, but now works both in collaboration with a dealer network and in some areas directly with customers through GRIMME’s retail outlets in Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Scotland. The development of these sites has allowed GRIMME to offer a market leading service and parts back-up, something the company prides itself on. At its core, GRIMME UK aims to be an integral partner to every grower in the root crop and vegetable sector.
GRIMME UK is dedicated to supporting its customer requirements through its network in the UK offering innovative equipment and market leading service and parts back-up
Hamamatsu Photonics are a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. The Company’s corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of society through the use of photonics, and looks to achieve this via extensive research, which yields products that are regarded as state-of-the-art. Our products provide the ability to work within the entire optical spectrum and provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, consumer, industrial and medical instrumentation.
We offer an extensive range of components and systems supporting the development of cutting-edge technologies driving the future of industry. From component level image sensors to fully integrated spectrometers and cameras, Hamamatsu offer products for all levels of integration. Advances in optical technology have opened a world of possibilities and our research and development teams are continually working to develop new photonic devices for Agri-food, including food quality and food safety applications.
Our extensive range which includes; image sensors, spectrometers, cameras and x-ray detectors, all deliver outstanding performance and many of these are currently being used in cutting-edge instruments across numerous areas from farming right through to food processing.
HCI Systems Limited
HCI Systems Limited is a leading electrical system, wiring harness and custom electronics specialist. We design and manufacture complete electronics control systems, enclosures and switch panels.
Providing high quality light weight electrical wiring harness systems and specialise in the design and manufacture of solutions for conventional combustion engine, all electric and hybrid vehicles in automotive, motorsport, defence, and other industries. Our world-class team has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing wiring looms. HCI Systems support a wide range of racing series and sectors from FIA Formula 1 On-Car and pit equipment to electric race cars, autonomous and marine vehicles.
Hoofcount focuses on the design and manufacture of equipment to help in the control of lameness within dairy herds. Building from the base of their fully automated footbath they are a small yet fast-growing innovative business introducing new products to provide effective yet sustainable monitoring and prevention of hoof diseases within cattle and sheep.
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH stands for high-performance industrial cameras which open up new application areas for future-oriented image processing tasks in the field of agriculture. This includes, for example, plant growth monitoring, weed detection or the recognition of certain object conditions (e.g. whether containers are filled with or without soil).Three different product lines enable a limitless spectrum of applications: small, robust and easy-to-use cameras with different interfaces (USB, Gigabit Ethernet), powerful 3D cameras and cameras with artificial intelligence (AI). The latter are available as a particularly user-friendly end-to-end solution to create AI-based imaging applications in just a few steps. It requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming. This makes it very easy to get started with AI-based image processing.
Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 300 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the United Kingdom, USA, Japan and South Korea as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally. More information: www.ids-imaging.com
Igus provides agricultural engineering motion plastics that are reliable in combination with dirt, vibrations, low temperatures and heat.
Conditions in agricultural engineering are rough and temperamental. Therefore, it is even more important for components to work reliably and withstand the daily conditions. Igus’s technical products can do that: low temperatures, heat, ice and dirt simply do not faze them. They are high-performance polymers and without additional lubrication, they have been designed especially for this.
Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings can be used with heavy-duty applications in soil cultivating machines or front loaders. Drylin linear systems can adjust monitors in tractor cabins, and energy chains and Chainflex cables are ideal for supplying field spraying systems with energy and liquids. Application options are versatile.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.
Jonathan Lee is a long established consultancy with a strong background in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Technical sectors. Their suite of flexible services has evolved to address any resourcing challenge a client may face, covering permanent and contract roles, interim management, search & selection, managed services, talent management solutions and design services.
With a surge in manufacturing output and revolutionary developments within the industry, automated solutions can be the key to maintaining a competitive advantage. From IT and infrastructure, artificial intelligence, electrification, renewable energy, big data through to autonomy, automation and robotics, their team works hard to keep up to date with the latest innovations and the people needed to support Industry 4.0.
Since its founding, Kubota Corporation has placed considerable resources and investment to understanding and overcoming the agricultural challenges farmers face, by working closely with them in Japan and in other countries worldwide. Kubota is now moving forward in the Smart Agriculture sector, focusing on reducing labour costs and increasing the quality of production based automation and data based precision farming.
We invest in promising agtech start-ups & advanced technologies with focus on specialty crops (fruits, vegetables & wine) as well as in hay & forage automation.
In the food sector, we aim to go beyond our existing business domains focused on crop production to provide total solutions that support the food value chain, which encompasses the entire scope of agricultural production from purchasing to processing, sales, and consumption.
LI-COR Biosciences is an international biotech company which designs, manufactures, and markets instruments, measurement systems, and software for biological and environmental research, and develops relevant measurement methodologies and techniques. LI-COR environmental instruments and software are used for photosynthesis research, greenhouse gas monitoring, greenhouse gas flux measurements, and soil respiration measurements.
LI-COR also manufactures light sensors, leaf area meters, and plant canopy analyzers, all of which are used to make fundamental measurements in disciplines including plant physiology, climate change, agronomy (forestry and agriculture), and other areas of the natural sciences. LI-COR Biosciences is a privately held company based in Lincoln, Nebraska with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom, and an extensive network of global distributors. It was founded in 1971 under the name Lambda Instruments Corporation. The name was shortened to LI-COR, Inc., in 1978.
LLEAF are an agricultural technology company that invented a unique patented product that allows growers to harness the power of sunlight to increase yield and boost profit for farmers.
LLEAF produces luminescent films that can be retrofitted on greenhouse ceilings. Its special light modifying property will give plants optimal grow lights that will not only improve the yield of crops but also enable growers to control the time of harvest.
Maxon UK and Ireland are part of a global organisation designing and manufacturing DC motors, gearheads, sensors, batteries, and controllers. To compliment the business maxon has ceramic injection moulding and metal injection moulding departments.
DC motors are a vital component for many agriculture applications, offering the most efficient form of motion, particularly when solar and battery power is utilised. Maxon drives are relied on even under the most challenging conditions – for example, they have been in use on Mars for years. maxon DC motors not only do their job in space, but they also function in tough agricultural conditions flawlessly and efficiently.
Maxon also has a dedicated Aerospace Business Unit that has developed a platform for fulfilling the needs of the emerging Agri-drone market. The platform includes dedicated drone motors (EC flat, sensorless,), batteries (lightweight) and controllers.
Whether you are designing the latest Agri-bot, motorised hand tool or precision seeder, if you have something you need to drive, we are here to help. No matter how specific your requirements are, maxon specialists are on standby, ready to offer support when additional information is required.
Muddy Machines is developing small robots that help farmers with labour-intensive field tasks, providing reliable access to ‘mechanical labour’ and enabling a more sustainable future for farming.
NEOGEN solutions can be found at each stage of the food chain with the most comprehensive range of products and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries. Through its cutting-edge solutions, NEOGEN aims to protect the world’s food supply and enable customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than ever before.
Solutions for the animal markets include veterinary instruments and supplies to protect animal health, cleaners, and disinfectants with industry leading dilution rates for optimal hygiene standards, and insecticides and rodenticides to limit the transmission of disease.
Through NEOGEN genomic solutions, animal protein producers are able to make educated breeding decisions that improve the efficiencies of their herds, breed associations to verify parentage, and for food safety professionals to identify bacterial strains associated with disease outbreaks.
NEOGEN reaches all segments of the food, beverage and feed industries with solutions that include rapid diagnostics for the detection of unintended substances, hygiene verification tools and innovative pathogen tests.
NEOGEN supports its customers every step of the way.
In the UK, NEOGEN offers a proprietary range of biosecurity products including cleaners, broad-spectrum disinfectants, and animal care supplies.
Pentland Material Supply
Pentland Material Supply is a sub-contract engineering company offering innovation and business solutions across a wide range of industries including: Vertical Farming, Fish Farming, Food & Drink.
PP Control & Automation Limited
PP Control & Automation Ltd, are contract manufacturing partners for a variety of leading global OEMs, across different sectors; medical, AgriTech, laboratory, printing, transportation/electric vehicles, food packaging and machine tools (to name a few). We do this in our own 5,500m2 factory in the West Midlands, employing some 230 people utilising automated cable harness production, automated testing as well as 6-sigma, DfM and lean principles.
PROTEON uses precision biology for microbiome protection to improve animal and human health, increasing environmental sustainability and eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
Our first product, BAFASAL® , is a feed additive that prevents and eliminates salmonella on the poultry farm. Our first aquaculture product, BAFADOR® , a feed additive prevents and eliminates opportunistic infections in the aquaculture pen while enhancing immune function. All of our products are designed so that in addition to their functional benefits they enhance on-farm productivity and increase the environmental sustainability of livestock production. All our products are organic.
Established over 140 years ago, supplying products to the Agricultural Industry, Ritchie has developed into a global supplier of high-quality products and services to a wide range of industries. Today Ritchie has state of the art, modern manufacturing facilities in Scotland, England and China. Ritchie customers are as diverse as our products, including multi-national blue-chip organisations as well as small independents. Products are delivered worldwide including the North Sea, Europe, West Africa, Caspian Sea, North & South America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
Salinity Solutions Ltd is a new water treatment company commercialising a unique method of reverse osmosis desalination. The technology was developed over 10 years at Aston University & the University of Birmingham, and their proprietary technology has now been tested and proven in the field with mineral extraction.
Their product, SAM50, provides a wide range of solutions for environmental clean-up, water recycling, mineral extraction and Ultrapure Water (UPW). It is a compact and highly efficient system that achieves 95% recovery of water with and energy consumption less than 50% of competing systems and a smaller footprint. The SAM50 product is a containerised plug-and-play solution that can rapidly be deployed for new applications or to replace existing systems.
Salinity Solutions have recently completed field trials with Cornish Lithium and are pleased to announce that the results have been very encouraging. The unit was able to concentrate Cornish Lithium’s brine by over five times concentration.
They have now turned their attention to the agricultural sector and have identified a variety of acute issues including within the dairy sector and slurry management where they believe their system can make a huge difference operationally and commercially to current practices.
SEM Energy Ltd (SEM) is a solution focused, technology development company based in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a mission to minimize the impact of waste to the environment and create value from its waste co-products, contributing to the achievement of the circular economy. “Act Today. Save Tomorrow.” is the company’s philosophy. They are fully aware of the global waste and water problems and they believe that they have the capability to solve these now. Their drive is to share their beliefs on sustainability and to create an alliance that can enhance awareness of the global issues as well as to turn this into an opportunity to create sub-economies and wealth for future generations.
SmaXtec is a globally unique monitoring system that continuously monitors heat, calving, health status and feeding using unrivalled data
from within your cows. Providing you with valuable information on your cows’ health, reproductive status and feeding. With the unique smaXtec bolus technology you monitor your cows continuously and have all your cows in your pocket – no matter where and when.
Smart Oasis Farm (UK)
Smart Oasis is a water-independent vertical farm powered by comprehensive automated aeroponics technology developed for space stations. Thermally insulated shell reduces the effects of ever-changing climate on the crop that grows inside in a completely controlled environment. Indoor growing space is split into zones in accordance with cycles of plant growth. Each zone caters to the plant’s needs in different stages of development i.e. stem and root formation, formation of the leaf plate and stem strengthening and mass growing etc.
Straw Innovations Ltd
Straw Innovations has developed a suite of green technologies for more
efficient straw collection, transport and processing, integrated with cereal
harvesting. The company started with rice in SE Asia where it is using its
technologies to offer Harvesting-as-a-Service, but is looking to expand to offer a
similar service to farmers of other cereals and straw markets in the UK and
TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, is the third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest
in India. TAFE has earned the trust of customers through its range of products that are widely acclaimed for quality and low cost of operation. A strong distribution network of over 1200 dealers effectively backs TAFE’s four tractor brands – Massey Ferguson, TAFE, Eicher and the recently acquired Serbian tractor and agricultural equipment brand IMT – Industrija Mašina i Traktora. TAFE exports tractors, powering farms in over 100 countries. Besides tractors, TAFE and its subsidiaries have diverse business interests in areas such as farm-machinery, diesel engines and gensets, agro engines, engineering plastics, gears and transmission components, batteries, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, vehicle franchises and plantations.
Therefore are a London based team of world class, multi-disciplinary product designers, engineers & prototype builders. With over 30 years experience, our clients range from start-ups with a good idea, through pioneering specialists, to world leading brands.
A hallmark of our approach is to create radical solutions in response to new insights, and develop these into successful, award winning products.
We take concepts from ‘ideation to production’ and can offer a number of services, including, but not limited to Product Strategy, Industrial Design, Engineering Development, 3D CAD Production Detailing & Manufacturing Liaison, Model & Prototype Making, UI/UX and Branding.
Over the years, we have built up a number of spinout ventures that have grown to become successful businesses. Our work has contributed to a number of successful tech startups with some going on to reach market valuations upwards of 6 billion Euros.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with manufacturing companies of any size from around the globe.They specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry. AMRC transforms industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products and processes and training new talent and skills.
UPL Provides crop solutions to support agriculture. Using our expertise in manufacturing, technology, formulation and registration UPL have developed an unequaled range of cost‐effective solutions. Our vision is to be an icon for growth, technology and innovation. Our mission Change the game ‐ to make every single food product more sustainable.
Wyld Networks provide low-cost, flexibly deployed, network infrastructure that ensures the transmission of data from sensors to farmers over long distances in often remote locations, where cellular coverage can be poor.
Wyld connects sensors and smart devices seamlessly to deliver data straight to a phone, tablet or PC.
Utilising wirelessly connected sensors, farmers can instantly collect data on soil temperature and moisture, pollution levels, weather conditions and rainfall, crop growth, livestock conditions, location data and more.
Using Wyld’s scalable mesh and low-power networking capabilities, farmers can implement solutions to increase their productivity, reduce risk and improve safety for workers, as well as control systems and equipment throughout an operation.
Wynnstay Group Plc
Wynnstay Group manufactures and supplies agricultural products to farmers and the wider rural community across the UK. The Group operates two core divisions, Agriculture and Specialist Agricultural Merchanting Division which includes the country stores business.
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on more than 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, complemented by genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.
Angus Growers Ltd is a soft fruit producer organisation based in Arbroath on the East Coast of Scotland, in the heart of the traditional Scottish berry growing area. The company is owned and managed by 18 growers, the majority in Angus, Perthshire and Fife, who grow a variety of fruits and other crops; we market their strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries. They specialise in producing fresh fruit for the major supermarkets, shops, restaurants and food and drinks manufacturers.
At present, Bardsley England grows 23k tonnes of fruit annually from 24 sites across 820ha of land which stands the business as one of the largest top fruit producers in the UK. The growing side is just one of the compliments of this group; a state of the art packhouse handles 35,000 tonnes of fruit per year. With the two businesses combined to bring a vertically integrated supply chain to customers, the key focus has become sustainability, environment and eliminating food waste, which is why they have turned their full attention to Ag Tech and applying it to their business. Developing an onsite, fully incubated Ag Tech arm within Bardsley England will enable to group to tackle some huge ambitions in paving the way for automated, regenerative agriculture. With the implementation of digital receptors, they will create feedback loops in order to generate intelligence. It is this intelligence which will aid the elimination of uncertainty within agriculture and in turn not only enable growers to produce fruit more efficiently but deliver a more nutritious product to the consumer.
Borders Estate was formed in September 2018 following the merger of the Eskdale & Liddesdale and Bowhill Estates. Its 127,000 acres stretch from the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys in the Scottish Borders, running almost continuously into Dumfries and Galloway and to the England Scotland Border.
Bradford Farming LLP
With our focus on sustainable practises, we are moving away from the high input, conventional farming of the past. Its negative impact on soil health and the wider environment is becoming widely understood. Our new farming business, led by a new management team, has at first focused on arable production and will be followed by expansion into livestock and dairy potentially as part of an ambitious growth plan to become a significant, regional supplier. We have a vision to create a market leading agribusiness. Focussing on sustainable farming systems, our ambition is to establish one of the largest regenerative farms in the West Midlands.
Central Plains Group
Founded in 2019, Central Plains Group’s mission is to take their 25+ years of experience in regenerative farming, in one of the most productive and low cost farming regions globally, and show the world what the future of sustainable farming looks like.
CPG wants to leverage their previous success and proven experience to develop an extensive integrated farming and processing operation that operates as a zero waste bio-economy and produces high-value, low-carbon plant-based starch and proteins for the $30bn global downstream markets.
Cold Harbour Farm
In 1993 Cold Harbour became a LEAF demonstration farm with the aim of demonstrating that intensive agriculture is consistent with caring for the environment.
The Digital Vineyard
The Digital Vineyard trials and implements technology related to vineyards. Practical trialling and testing of technology in vineyards with industry partners to help develop tools to improve technology take up in vineyards. The Digital Vineyard will help disseminate and promote technology understanding across the viticulture industry.
We’re keen to explore technology from related industry and how they can be used to improve opportunities for growers and ag tech developers.
The organic Eastbrook Farm covers some 1500 acres, in a long thin strip running from the top of the Marlborough Downs down to the heavy clay land of the Vale of the White Horse. We may be only half a mile wide, but it’s five miles from top to bottom. With the ancient trail of the Ridgeway dissecting the farm, and lots of footpaths too, it’s a great place to walk, ride and cycle across wonderful countryside, with heaps of wild flora and fauna, and all our fabulous livestock to admire too.
Elveden aims to be a world-class producer and purveyor of local and regional food excellence. Our reputation for wildlife conservation, in harmony with our farming practices, make Elveden an obvious choice for food with a unique story.
Frogmary Green Farm
Our Frogmary Green Farm is an award winning arable & poultry farm in a wonderful setting in the South Somerset countryside. Having started from a green field site, we have spent the last twenty years growing and diversifying into the business we currently run, although never ones to sit still, we will always have plans to change and grow.
We offer a diverse range of farming & business operations, all of which are intrinsically linked by the same ethos – respect for the environment and sustainable activity. The farm is host to various events throughout the year that aim to educate, entertain and enlighten guests. There really is something for everyone at Frogmary Green Farm and plenty that will provide some food for thought.
Godminster Farm is set on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was registered organic in 1999 by our owner Richard Hollingbery whose environmentally friendly and ethical approach to farming meant organic was the only way. With 1300 acres of beautiful landscape, the farm not only homes 280 organic dairy cows but also boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which are used as inspiration for many of the Godminster products.
The cows at Godminster Farm enjoy a simple and wholesome life and as a result produce a deliciously creamy milk. The freshness of the milk and the sustainable approach to farming is a major contributor to the delicious and distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Hall Hunter Partnership is a family run business established in 1966. They specialise in soft fruits growing and are one of the leading UK producers of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. With over 50 years’ experience in soft fruit production, growing premium berries responsibly is a core vale of the Hall Hunter family. As experts, they take ownership of the entire supply chain in order to maintain our position of being a high quality fruit supplier. Hall Hunter continues to utilise the latest technology advancements in the horticultural sector. As industry leaders, they monitor if and how such innovations can optimise their existing processes & set new industry standards.
Innovation Agritech Group (IAG) is a British agricultural technology company that builds world-class aeroponic vertical farming systems using innovative patented technology. Founded in 2017, IAG has developed a technology that achieves exceptional crop yields both locally and sustainably – all whilst eliminating the seasonality constraints of traditional farming. IAG’s mission is to be a pioneer of vertical farming, with the aim of being at the forefront of technological development and making vertical indoor farming accessible to all as way of providing a sustainable food source.
‘Kaiapoi’ is Maori meaning ‘food over water’. We have imported Romney Rams from New Zealand to create the ultimate outdoor lambing ewe for the UK climate.
Rob and Jo Hodgkins set up Kaiapoi in 2013 with 200 ewes on 60 rented acres of grass. They have driven the business forward hard and now run 2250 ewes across 1000ac semi improved grassland and solar panels and farm 1600ac of arable crops around North Hertfordshire.
Kettle Produce Ltd
Kettle Produce Ltd was established in 1985 by two farming families from Fife, Scotland. They have a vast experience in vegetable production and have been growing in partnership since 1976.
There are now over 50 farmers growing in partnership with Kettle Produce Ltd. They supply a range of products that support the four main categories of the business. They are roots, Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables.
The supply of vegetables from Kettle Produce Ltd isn’t confined to Scotland. In 2003, Kettle Produce Espána SL was formed as a joint venture based in Murcia, Spain. There are also several strategic supply partnerships with major growers in England, France, Spain and Portugal. In total, there are over 6,000 hectares of crops grown across the UK and Continental Europe.
Kettle Produce Ltd has two main sites of production, Balmalcolm and Orkie which are located two miles apart. The Balmalcolm site operations include Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables and is also the centre for the administrative function. The Orkie site incorporates all root washing, grading and packing.
Mackie’s Westertown Farm
Home to Mackie’s of Scotland is Westertown Farm, a 1600 acre farm in Aberdeenshire, where the wind, land and cows help produce fresh milk and power for the business – including the byre, ice cream dairy and chocolate factory.
This has become our “Sky to Scoop” process for making Ice cream where the wind provides power for the farm that grows the crops to feed the cows who make the milk (and cream) to make Mackie’s ice cream. It’s a wonderful environment and we’re committed to keeping it that way, both visually and by adopting ‘green’ working practices.
Mountfair Farming is an agri-business specialising in contract farming & farm management services in the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland.
Our aim is to maximise income, increase long term productivity and sustainability for the landowners whilst using a sustainable and environmental approach.
Overbury Farms is Cotswold arable farm with sheep on Bredon Hill on the Worcestershire Gloucestershire borders.
Part of family owned Overbury Enterprises, the farm covers 1,565 hectares and surrounds the picturesque villages of Overbury and Conderton.
RAU Manor Farm
Incorporating a range of different farming systems, our farms demonstrate a mix of enterprises run on a commercial basis.
The University farms are based at two locations in close proximity to the campus. Coates Manor Farm and Harnhill Manor Farm total 491 hectares in size (1,200 acres), and offer very different farming systems. There is also an equine enterprise providing a stabling and livery facility at Fossehill Farm. All the enterprises are run on a commercial basis, and our students benefit through access to their physical and financial data.Coates Manor Farm is predominantly arable cropped, with some pasture land supporting the equine activity.
We currently grow feed and milling wheat, oilseed rape and spring malting barley.
Shimpling Park Farm
The family have farmed here for four generations, and since 1999 we have farmed organically for our family as well as helping like minded neighbouring farmers who share our passion for soils, the countryside and naturally good food. With a motivated and enthusiastic team we aim to farm leaving our soil in good heart for future generations.
80% of broccoli crop is wasted. UPP harvests nutritious, health-promoting proteins and ingredients from the 80%. AI harvest automation replaces hand-labour, delivering fresh broccoli and the 80% for uppcycling. Clean, natural, healthy proteins and ingredients from what we already grow. Seriously sustainable, good for you, the farmer and our planet.
Upper Nisbet Farm
The Neill family took on the tenancy of Upper Nisbet in May 2000. They run 300 Limousin-cross cows on 438ha. They farm 242ha of cereals, and all progeny from the suckler herd are finished on home-grown fodder and sold live throughout the year mostly to local butchers.
Lombard’s ethos is ‘forward thinking finance’. They are the experts in asset finance, and have been enabling businesses to grow and to thrive for over 150 years. As long-term supporters of the Agricultural sector, Lombard remains committed to playing their part in helping drive the continued success of this dynamic sector.
Supporting future innovation and technology with a skilled and joined up workforce is at the forefront of Lombard’s thinking. Agri-Tech will change the way food is produced and managed going forward as new technologies create not only more sustainable options but also greater precision and efficiency. Lombard is proud to be a part of Agri-EPI Centre, an industry leading network.
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society
Active since 1879, The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is the regulator of Aberdeen-Angus cattle in the UK, ensuring provenance, quality, and progression of this iconic breed. The Society focuses on breeding quality bulls and cows for premium quality meat.
With the popularity of Aberdeen-Angus meat growing year on year, it is the aim of The Society to play a key role in safeguarding the industry and driving its future. It sets the industry standard for traceability and authentication through its Sire Verification Programme whilst supporting the industry leaders of tomorrow with its Aberdeen-Angus Youth Development Programme.
Agriculture Horticulture and Development Board (AHDB)
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain to help the industry succeed in a rapidly changing world. We want to create a world-class food and farming industry, inspired by and competing with the best. Our purpose is to make our agriculture and horticulture industries more competitive and sustainable through factual, evidence-based advice, information and activity.
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)
The British Society of Animal Science is a charity that works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application.
We work with science and industry specialists to provide improvements in:
Cámara Agropecuaria del Oriente (CAO)
The CAO is a Bolivian non-profit institution that works with 18 associations of farmers, livestock and agribusinesses, over 70 thousand producers within the Department of Santa Cruz (of which 70% are small producers, 24% medium and 6% large), and over 100,000 productive units in Santa Cruz.Their mission is to promote the development of agro-productive chains at the national level, while achieving sustainability and integration with its affiliated institutions.
CENSIS is the industry-led Innovation Centre for the economically important and highly diverse domain of Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their applications. We are one of eight Innovation Centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The common aim of Scotland’s Innovation Centres is to help businesses large and small increase the pace of innovation – and, in turn, help the Scottish economy to prosper.
CLA (Country Land and Business Association)
The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. We help safeguard the interests of landowners, and those with an economic, social and environmental interest in rural land. Our members own or manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and more than 250 different types of businesses.
Douglas Bomford Trust Ltd
The objective of the Trust is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, and competence in the application of engineering and technology to achieve sustainable agricultural, food and biological systems for the benefit of the environment and mankind.
Falkland Islands Development Corporation
Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) acts as the national economic development organization for the whole of the Falkland Islands. FIDC is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the economic, rural and tourism development strategies.
Fram Farmers provide the purchasing, crop marketing and administrative function for over 1400 farming businesses across the UK. They act as an extension to your farm office, with industry professionals purchasing and marketing your core agricultural inputs and outputs on your behalf.
Innovation for Agriculture
Innovation for Agriculture connects farmers with farming research. They work with leading agricultural researchers, businesses, landowners, and farmers to develop the knowledge and technologies that will make modern farming more sustainable, resilient and productive. Specific areas of interest include precision livestock farming, antimicrobial reduction and soil and water.
Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is a professional membership organisation with grades for all those working, or with an interest in, engineering, science and technology within agriculture and the environment. A registered charity working for the public benefit, IAgrE brings together academics, practitioners and industry to share knowledge and promote professionalism in the advancement and application of technology in the land based sector.
Intertek is a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through jts global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise they provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers.
Intertek provide a systemic approach to supporting its customers’ quality assurance efforts in areas including: R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, consumer management and agricultural commodities.
Intertek’s teams are also able to assess batteries and energy storage systems from button cells through multi-megawatt stationary installations and everything in between.
They can ensure that your electrical and mechanical products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. And hold the expertise to provide seamless support across a global network of linked and agri-dedicated offices.
Intertek can provide innovative solutions, wherever you are, worldwide.
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK’s network partner. We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines deep knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. We help business to strengthen the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We are Innovate UK’s network partner. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential collaborations, horizon-expanding events, bespoke support and innovation insights relevant to your needs. We also work with a variety of other partners to contribute to UK growth through innovation.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. We work with farmers, the food industry, scientists and consumers, to inspire and enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Medicines Discovery Catapult is a national facility connecting the UK community to accelerate innovative drug discovery. Funded by Innovate UK, an agency of the UK government, we are an independent not-for-profit company. We bring together a fragmented sector of industry, academia, charities, technologists, services, finance companies, SMEs and start-ups. Together we turn good science into new, high-value products and services that are used to improve productivity across the sector.
Milk Suppliers Association (MSA)
The Milk Suppliers Association (MSA) is a Co-operative made up of 131 dairy farmers based throughout South West Scotland that supply approximately 210 million litres of milk per annum to a creamery in Stranraer owned by Lactalis. Lactalis is a leading global dairy business and the largest European milk processor. The creamery at Stranraer produces a range of cheddar cheeses under the brands Seriously Strong, Galloway and McLelland. Cheese is also supplied to retailers for their individual own label brands.
National Farmers Union (NFU)
Today, the NFU is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture with members covering two-thirds of the agricultural land in England and Wales. You can rest assured that the NFU will continue to be champions of British agriculture with the same conviction and passion we have shown during the last century.
At NFU Mutual, we do things differently. We take the time to understand the needs of our customers, offering personal face-to-face service through more than 300 local branches. And, because we’re a mutual, the people that matter to us most are our customers. When we started in 1910, our aim was to encourage farmers around Stratford-upon-Avon into the newly established farming union through cost price insurance. Before long, the business expanded beyond its Midlands home, establishing branches across the United Kingdom. As farming diversified, so did we. Growing beyond agricultural insurance we used our life assurance, investments and pensions expertise to provide individuals and businesses with our renowned customer service. Today, our people continue to build relationships with their local communities, taking the time to understand their individual needs so that we can offer the insurance cover appropriate to them.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
QMS works to shape a sustainable and prospering Scottish red meat industry. It promotes Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb, and Specially Selected Pork.
Quality Milk Producers Limited
Quality Milk Producers Limited run a cooperative of dairy farmers for Jersey and Guernsey Milk.
Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS)
We are the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS). We are Scotland’s experts on co-operative and collaborative strategies, structures and management. We provide a comprehensive range of development and consultancy services, supported by The Scottish Government.
Satellite Applications Catapult
We are a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, the Satellite Applications Catapult works with businesses, researchers, investors and end-users to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications, translating ideas from concept to market. We achieve this through our international, multi-disciplined team consisting of scientists, Earth observation experts, analysts, designers, project managers, developers and domain experts. A background in the space or satellite sectors is not essential. But if you want to be part of our dynamic mix of staff which is helping the UK capture 10% of the £400Bn global space market predicted by 2030, we want to hear from you! We want you to benefit from the world-class facilities and the amazing team we have at our disposal and help us continue achieving great things.
Scottish Pig Producers
Scottish Pig Producers is a co-operative that markets pigs for its 110 dedicated farmer members and forms an essential part of the supply chain to Scotland and Northern Ireland’s pig processors and UK retailers. Established in 1979, the group is focused on quality of service to producer & processor and has a track record of pioneering new product lines working closely with supply chain partners.
The Soil Association Charity was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen through our charity. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future. Through our trading subsidiary, Soil Association Certification, we work with over 6,000 businesses – including farmers, growers, foresters, caterers, food processors and manufacturers. The way these businesses operate achieves real change in the world – they farm without chemicals, make and serve healthier food, and educate their customers.
2 Sisters Food Group
2 Sisters Food Group is one of British business’s most compelling success stories of the past 20 years. More than 23,000 colleagues drawn from 36 nationalities help to make a mind-boggling array of some of the finest food in Britain at over 40 manufacturing sites – from pizza to pies, from poultry to puddings, from ready meals to ranges of soup. We started out from very humble beginnings in the early 1990s, and from there 2 Sisters has grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe, producing great quality, great value food. We have a strong UK presence in poultry, red meat, chilled and frozen food categories, as well as being a ‘big brand’ favourite with Fox’s Biscuits and Goodfella’s Pizza. We are also committed to delivering the highest quality products to the British public and to our retail and food service customers. Our customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.
AB Agri Ltd
AB Agri is a £1.2 billion animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods. We operate across the agri-food supply chain from research to retailer, straddling high performance compound feeds and feed co-products from the food, drink and biofuels industries, feed micro-ingredients, analytical and consultancy services, livestock and poultry marketing. AB Agri began in 1984, working with British Sugar to take bi product from sugar factories and convert it into nutritious and cost-effective animal feed. The business has rapidly expanded through acquisition, technological expertise, nutritional innovation and market development. AB Agri now employs more than 3,000 people and supplies products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers selling products in more than 70 countries.
AJ & RG Barber
AJ & RG Barber Ltd have been making farmhouse cheddar in Ditcheat, Somerset since 1833. Milk is supplied from the Barber’s home farms, plus 140 family dairy farms from across Somerset and Dorset. In addition to the Ditcheat processing facility, Barbers also process milk at their site at Ford Farms, Dorset. Barbers have built on their long heritage to develop a range of authentic farmhouse cheeses that are marketed in the UK and exported across the world. Barbers are proud sponsors of the Agri-EPI Centre and purchase the milk from this ground-breaking facility.
Potatoes are our business…and have been since we opened our doors way back in 1968. With sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, we work with some of the country’s most progressive growers to make sure we always bring our customers Britain’s best potato crop. It’s made us a leader in our field. Today, this privately-owned company boasts excellent financial performance year on year, with high levels of investment. We’ve enjoyed considerable success and not just in our core business of fresh potatoes; we’re now making a significant impact in providing innovative, high quality prepared vegetable products. So it’s not surprising that we attract talented people who help us to help our customers grow, wherever they are in the country.
Davidson Brothers (Shotts) Limited
Davidsons are committed to providing their customers with safe, sustainable and high-quality animal feed to add value to their businesses. They are a family business and it is important to them that they provide a safe and rewarding workplace for their team. They are dedicated to delivering excellence in our Customer Service, High Quality Feeds, Product Innovation, Investment within People and Partnerships with Customers & Suppliers.
ED&F Man Liquid Products UK
ED&F Man Liquid Products UK is the leading supplier of molasses and liquid products for animal feed, fermentation and other industrial uses. The organisation specializes in the sourcing, shipping, storage and distribution of molasses, molasses blends and liquid products. Innovation, efficient logistics, quality control and service, makes ED&F Man Liquid Products the number one choice in the bulk supply of molasses blends and related liquid products to feed manufacturers, farmers and industrial users.
ForFarmers (Lochem, the Netherlands) is an internationally operating feed company that offers Total Feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. ForFarmers gives its very best “For the Future of Farming”: for the continuity of farming and for a financially secure sector. By working side-by-side with farmers ForFarmers delivers real benefits: better returns, healthier livestock and greater efficiency.
Harbro’s vision is to be the first choice for innovative high-quality feed and livestock products, focused on improving animal performance and customer profitability. Our core business the supply of animal feed to dairy, beef, sheep, pig and poultry farmers was established in 1977 and continues to operate from its original Aberdeenshire base in Turriff. Initially, we traded in the agriculturally productive area of north-east Scotland but since then we have expanded our business and now trade throughout the UK.
Our focus lies with innovative, performance-led nutrition and we are renowned for our on-farm nutritional services and technical support. We are continually involved in research, with some of the UK’s leading institutes and on farm, aiding the development of new products. 19 Country Stores throughout Scotland from the Shetlands to the Borders, complement feed sales with a range of animal health products, equipment, clothing, pet and equine goods supported by advice and assistance from qualified, knowledgeable staff. Compounds and blends are manufactured from five feed mills and blending plants whilst the Harbro complete on-farm services division provides milling, mixing and processing.
Kingshay’s specialises in providing independent and practical support to farmers throughout the UK. We provide farmers with practical, unbiased information and support based on our own trials and investigations. The range of services includes technical notes and reports based on our own practical farm-based research, field scale evaluations, surveys and product comparisons; comprehensive dairy herd costings and analysis; on-farm consultancy advice and training workshops.
Leprino Foods Ltd is the leading mozzarella manufacturer in Europe, providing customised cheese making solutions to customers in over 30 countries around the world. We are wholly owned by Leprino Foods Company of Denver – Colarado, meaning we are part of the largest mozzarella manufacturing business in the world, with expertise in mozzarella like no other.
Leprino Foods Company is a global cheese and dairy ingredients company, based in the U.S, Leprino Foods export to over 80 countries. A leader in food technology with over 50 production patents, Leprino is the exclusive supplier of mozzarella to many of the top pizza chains in the US and around the world.
MACKIE’S vision is to be a global brand from the greenest company in Britain created by people having fun. We produce award winning dairy ice cream using renewable energy produced by our three wind turbines. We also produce Mackie’s crisps. These are made in Scotland with locally farmed potatoes & natural flavourings, cooked to perfection using our unique cooking process.
McCain Foods GB
At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people’s lives – the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. As a privately-owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 21,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication help us achieve global sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetisers. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.
Muller Wiseman Dairies
Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs 24,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,650 British farmers. The Müller brand is ranked at No.9 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK, picked from shelves more than 230 million times each year.
Saputo Dairy UK
Saputo Dairy UK is a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients. It produces and sells some of the best-loved food brands in the UK, including Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight, as well as specialised ingredients for use in infant formula. In April 2019, Saputo Dairy UK (formerly Dairy Crest) was acquired by Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world.
Marks and Spencer (M&S)
Marks and Spencer is a leading British retailer bringing quality, great value food, clothing and homeware to millions of customers around the world.
Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services – whenever and wherever they want to shop.
Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers of consumer goods from food to fashion. Serving customers, a little better every day in our stores and online is at the heart of everything we do. Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen using the £30 he received on leaving the Royal Flying Corp, we’ve come a long way from his small market stall in East London. Today over 400,000 colleagues work across our stores, office, distribution and customer engagement centres in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Agtelligence has been developing Farmscore, a unique metric system that uses satellite imagery that promotes, encourages and supports all UK farmers on their journey to sustainability. They transform complex remote sensing data into a simple scoring tool that lets farmers track their progress towards a sustainable farming system. They can measure climate critical indicators from space. These indicators aligned with government and farmer ambitions include soil health, biodiversity, nutrient use, and carbon sequestration.
Farmscore gives farmers the tool they need to realise and accelerate progress toward netzero farming.Farmscore is a truly collaborative platform Farmers can then add management practices such as crop rotations and field inputs. Then their AI system generates a score that shows the farmer where they excel and where the most improvement can be made. The success stories are shared across their platform with all farmers to accelerate the transition to regenerative farming in the UK.
GEOPERFORMA LTD is a recently formed Oxfordshire based SME focusing on providing innovative geospatial solutions to different sectors by leveraging agile techniques to adapt and develop services and products for their customers.
Every day, Planet’s images capture global change, and our customers use the insights from that change to make better decisions, for example: Agricultural companies like Corteva use our data to improve crop yields and implement sustainable agriculture, customers like BASF and Farmers Edge use our data to help farmers understand crop health and make better decisions about their fields.
People are finding powerful ways to use our platform for good, creating commercial value and increasing understanding of our planet!
Sky-Pin Drones Ltd is the outstanding, remote precision data collection company utilising drone technology. The company provides aerial mapping and multispectral surveys, inspections of buildings, structures, and land using the highest technical quality photogrammetry, including 3D modelling, videography, and photography, together with the latest UAV and software technology. They are based in the Scottish Borders and works throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Trade in Space
Trade in Space develop satellite-activated smart contract solutions. Our tools enable satellites to become autonomous trade brokers and deal-makers; and from a legal stand-point, to act as trusted regulatory auditors. Combining these technologies enables us to create global in scale, peer-to-peer trading systems and new routes to market for Agri-Traders regardless of their size, and at all parts of the value chain. In November 2018, Trade in Space won the Blue Sky Thinking Fintech Award, supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Times, Dell Technologies and FWB Park-Brown.
AB Dynamics PLC is an international group of companies specialising in automation, simulation and testing to enable the safe development of mobility active safety and autonomous systems.
Innovation is at the core of what we do and we develop game-changing autonomous solution based products integrating cutting edge technology. We provide products and services across testing, simulation and autonomous systems to help organisations develop zero emission & autonomous products safely and securely.
Accurate Technologies’ (ATI’s) extensive product portfolio is used globally by major automotive and off-highway OEMs and Tier One clients wherever connectivity and control of electronic control systems are required. ATI provides both the software and hardware to enable electronic control module calibration, data acquisition and post analysis, plus connectivity and logging for the CANbus networks frequently found on modern agricultural machinery.
ATI manages numerous customers in the defense, marine and aerospace sectors, where the company’s innovative approach and high levels of customer service and support are vital factors in the firm’s success story since 1992. Based in Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire ATI’s products and expertise are ready to help you and your team succeed in your electronic system development goals for agricultural and off-highway applications.
Agsenze monitor animal welfare using custom developed bioacoustic and machine vision technologies that provide previously unavailable levels of insight and actionable feedback to Agribusinesses.
AgriSound is an agri-tech start-up specialising in IoT solutions to help reverse the decline in pollinating insects. Its sensor technology enables users (farmers, beekeepers, gardeners) to optimise management practices for enhanced insect health and productivity, leading to greater fruit and honey yields. The company has a core offering of hardware (sensor platforms and internet gateway) and software (user interface and cloud-based predictive algorithms) for remote beehive and wild pollinator monitoring.
Altar develops autonomous drones, assisted by satellite data, to survey land and animals, and spray inputs.
Our world is changing. Faced with severe climate changes, redistribution of rain and fresh water scarcity, millions of farmers are closing down their livelihood and migrating to the cities to look for work.
ALVÁTECH is the outcome of 25 years’ experience in agronomy projects worldwide. Our advanced yet affordable technology is allowing farmers to use water with higher salinity for irrigation and livestock, save on fresh water, grow more and faster and avoid environmentally damaging and costly alternatives. Our EMF Active Water system is successfully working in 11 countries around the world.
Animal Dynamics is an innovative R&D enterprise creating unmanned systems inspired by nature. Our bio-inspired approach to problem solving has created novel, effective, and highly efficient solutions to prevalent challenges across a range of industries.
Stork, our heavy-lift, aerial payload delivery vehicle has the potential to significantly improve the safety, speed, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of aerial fertiliser, pesticide, or bio-stimulant application. Being fully autonomous and packaged with a user-friendly interface, it will be a quick and easy process to highlight a field area, and let the vehicle do the rest of the work. Stork will take-off, apply the payload across the desired location, and return to land all without any need for human control.
We are confident Stork has the potential to improve yields, reduce waste and pollution, save time, and also reduce costs, making these benefits affordable to a broad range of customers. This technology will help meet the growing demand for high quality food without needing to increase costs or damage the environment in the process
Antobot develops highly integrated commercial-grade universal Robot Control Units (uRCUs), both hardware and software, for intelligent mobile robots. With its universal, configurable and reliable design, uRCU could be applied to a very wide range of mobile robotics applications, particularly suitable for off-road and harsh environment in the agriculture environment.
We take a sophisticate and all-in-one design to meet the needs of the most demanding agriculture robotics applications. The core hardwares (RTK GNSS, IMU, High Performance Computing, e-motor controller etc.) that usually spread over a few stand-alone modules are fully integrated. Compared to the existing market solutions, our uRCU has significant advantages in performance, size, reliability and durability. The uRCU has embedded functional safety mechanisms, capable of achieving at least ASIL B level requirement according to ISO26262. It is fully compatible with ROS/ROS2, and it supports multiple agency systems. It is affordable and easy to use, providing a great platform for the agriculture robotics companies to build their specific applications, such as harvesting fruits, monitoring or weeding the fields.
We are positioned as a Tier1 supplier to robotics companies and can offer hardware, software, and full application solutions as needed by our clients.
Aquapulse® is a natural, non-chemical water technology which delivers environmental, sustainability, hygiene and commercial benefits to agriculture, fish farming and horticulture.
Auriga Aerospace develop and operate UAS platforms. We are in the process of developing a HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) for provision of Earth Observation (EO) data, and 5G communications to remote locations.
The Auriga Aerospace AU-420 HAPS will operate for 3 months at a time, at an altitude of 20KM, with the ability to transit several operational areas during each flight.
Autodiscovery sells affordable and robust robot platforms and instrumentations to realize your automation or robotic project.Autodiscovery is also a system integrator in robotics with the goal to integrate autonomous robotics in our physical lives everywhere and eventually creating robots that have contextual understanding of their environment and can learn on the job. They offer solutions for both indoors and outdoors mobile automation with fully autonomous robots. Robots can add-value in many businesses such as agriculture, physical security, construction, mining and even households.
Basler is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality imaging components for computer vision and machine learning applications. In addition to classic area scan and line scan cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, light modules, and software, the company offers embedded vision modules and solutions, 3D products, as well as customized products and consulting services. Basler’s products are used in a variety of markets and applications, including Agriculture, factory automation, medical, logistics, and robotics. They are characterized by high reliability, an excellent price/performance ratio, and long-term availability.
Founded in 1988, the Basler Group employs around 800 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and other locations in Europe, Asia and North America. Thanks to its worldwide sales and service organization and cooperation with renowned partners, it offers solutions that fit for customers from a wide range of sectors.
Connected Farms provide wide area mobile broadband connectivity and agritech services, fence to fence across farmland. They are the leading provider of on-farm connectivity solutions for agricultural robotics and autonomous farming.
Connected Farms’s sole focus is the agriculture sector. They address connectivity issues for farmers, from simply being able to make a phone call from the field to effective connectivity for agricultural robotics and autonomous machinery, and all manner of agritech devices and the Agriculture 4.0 ecosystem of the Agriverse.
The Connected Farms solution gives farmers the means to increase their yields and reduce their inputs by enabling digital agriculture. Farmers use their services to farm safely, efficiently, and economically.
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As a technology-centric company, we are experts at innovating and finding suitable solutions for all challenges. CES acts pragmatically, presenting actionable results, and reacts quickly to all technological innovations, market influences, and customer requirements.
Delta-T Devices Ltd
Established in 1971, Cambridge based Delta-T Devices designs and manufactures research-grade measurement and monitoring instruments for environmental science. Our main areas of focus are agronomy, plant physiology, eco-physiology, data logging, meteorology, soil moisture, solar energy studies and environmental monitoring. Delta-T Devices is a co-operative company, owned and managed by the members who work within it. Co-operative working creates a highly professional environment in which all Delta-T Devices staff participate in the challenges of the business and benefit from its success. Delta-T Devices takes pride in operating at the cutting edge of the environmental technology arena and maintaining the strong customer-oriented focus that has always been central to its philosophy.
Dyneval’s innovative technology provides reliable measurements of semen motility using portable equipment. Their vision is to provide a new quality control standard for semen assessment that can be used by anyone across the livestock production industry to enhance the sustainability of farming.
Earth Rover is a UK start-up aiming to provide the first robotic agriculture system that is genuinely viable for farmers. We are driven by the need to bridge the gap between today’s farming methods and the autonomous farm of the future. We call our approach the “pragmatic transition”: combining best-in-class technologies with existing equipment to deliver working applications — such as scouting, weeding and selective harvesting — that help farmers improve productivity.
E-Nano is a robotics startup offering soil and crop health monitoring services. The solution includes an autonomous robotic sensor delivery platform, capable of capturing high-resolution, accurate and repeatable data to track soil and crop health. Early successes in the sports industry has helped validate the solution, gain valuable user feedback and develop commercial opportunities. The company focus is to engage with global challenges in climate, food and environment and their intersection in agriculture. E-Nano wants to develop impactful solutions to build resilience in our food systems, reduce emissions from agriculture and help regenerate natural environments.
FOTENIX are an ability provider, enabling smart operation of agricultural machinery. They combine cameras, deploying colours of light, with machine learning to monitor crop status, such as disease. The protected key technology is three-dimensional multispectral imaging which allows laboratory analysis at an economic cost. A FOTENIX enabled sprayer or harvester provides the next step of data-driven farming to producers, whilst the cloud platform ensures agronomic insights that compound with each use. FOTENIX acts as a conduit between the crop and the machinery used to cultivate it, focusing on building diagnostic ability across the sector and empowering original equipment manufacturers.
Greengage are the agricultural technology experts, on your side, working to improve the efficiency and livestock productivity of your farming business. Greengage was founded in 2008 and is based on site at the Roslin Institute Edinburgh University. Their presence at the university’s campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates a focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. They work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.
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IMV Imaging (BCF Technology)
We are world leaders in veterinary imaging including ultrasound, X-ray, digital image management (PACS), CT and MRI. Established in 1983, our global headquarters are located in Scotland, with additional offices in Ireland, France, North America, India and South Africa along with an extensive distribution network. Now part of the IMV Technologies Group, we are widening our offering to the entire reproduction management sector. The BCF team has reached over 100 employees worldwide and we remain committed to our core values of Partnership, Innovation and Learning.
Lambda Energy is focused on revolutionising plant growth by optimising incoming light to obtain higher crop yields.
Lambda produces photo-active films that can be applied to greenhouses or used in polytunnels, to increase crop yields by circa 20%. The film absorbs sunlight in the frequencies that matter least and re-emits red light, optimising the blue to the red ratio for photosynthetic processes. Their active film requires no electricity to function and will therefore reduce the cost of electrical lighting significantly. The active material will emit the converted light in all directions, enabling more light to penetrate the plant canopy and reach the leaves down below. Their materials will also convert UV light, thus decreasing the UV damage to the plastics used in polytunnels and greenhouse glazing, leading to longer lasting plastics and lower plastic waste.
Levno leads the way in developing on-farm monitoring solutions that deliver sustainable productivity for agribusinesses and farmers by transforming time critical, on-farm data into highly reliable actionable insights.
Solutions include milk, feed, water, fuel and slurry management – all of which deliver significant value on both sides of the farm gate. As an example, Levno’s milk management solution provides both the milk processor and the farmer with the critical insights they need to guarantee the production of high-quality milk and optimise its collection.
Levno currently has over 35,000 of its solutions deployed on farm.
Map of Ag
Map of Ag provide innovative solutions to Connect, Transform and Inform with data. By providing the ability to connect disparate data streams into standardised automated databases by our knowledge engineers we transform data with machine learning and ai to provide insight from systems that historically would not be combined. Our data analytics team drive informed information through dashboards to support Farmer, retailers and assurance bodies to collect the relevant information to drive profitability, sustainability and transparency of production.
MagGrow, an Irish company set up in 2013, employs over 30 people and has operations in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australasia, and Europe. MagGrow is a patented, proprietary technology that signiﬁcantly reduces waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications, delivering your important plant protection products where they matter the most.
MagGrow has many other beneﬁts, such as a signiﬁcant reduction in water usage by up to 50%, extended spray windows, and reductions in labour. The MagGrow system has no moving parts, is easy to install and maintain, and can be ﬁtted to a new or existing crop sprayer.
There is an increasing demand for food & water, and MagGrow’s technology is supporting a more sustainable approach to primary food production. While prompted by competitive demands and the global challenge of meeting the needs for future food production, MagGrow’s primary focus is on meeting customer needs and satisfaction based on results.
Mildtech is pioneering the processing of healthy ingredients. Their technology provides a truly game-changing alternative to conventional cooking and drying methods, not only maximising nutrient retention, but doing this very quickly, using very little energy. When adopted, their technology enables the development of health-benefitting products, helping to democratise healthy food and ingredients whilst also reducing carbon emission in the process. Mildtech’s mission is to make healthy food available for all by unlocking the potential of natural ingredients.
MilktechNZ manufactures milk machine equipment for rotary and herringbone palours. Their goal is to build long term relationships with dairy farmers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through integrity, technology, innovation, performance, adding value and farmer satisfaction.
Agricultural activities contribute directly to climate change, primarily through emissions of methane and ammonia arising from rearing livestock, spreading manure and growing rice.
Unlike many other systems, whose measurements would be affected by inclement weather, MIRICO’s instruments provide an advanced measurement capability under a wider range of environmental conditions, enabling accurate and continuous measurements over agricultural facilities.
N2 Applied has developed a technology that enables local production of fertiliser using only livestock slurry, air and electricity, – dramatically reducing harmful emissions and improving yield at the same time. The technology adds nitrogen from the air into slurry, which increases the nitrogen content. The reaction prevents the loss of ammonia and eliminates methane emissions, making it a real solution helping to achieve climate target commitments on an industrial scale.
The end-product is a nitrogen enriched organic fertiliser (NEO), which has the same characteristics as normal slurry, but contains more nitrogen and significantly less emissions. It can still be spread using existing farm equipment, enabling farmers to improve their own food production, reduce the need for chemical fertiliser, and make farming more circular.
Oxi-Tech Solutions Limited is an emerging UK technology company that is commercialising its unique and disruptive technology applications for water disinfection. We are currently developing environmentally responsible disinfection systems to address unacceptable problems facing the Food, Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Horticultural sectors, including health and animal hygiene.
We have developed a revolutionary system that removes the use of many aggressive chemicals and the 250L plastic barrels that are commonly associated with bulk chemical solutions hat are harmful to both the environment and to workers. Our technology creates the most powerful industrial oxidant in use today, Dissolved Ozone, in a very effective, controllable, and efficient way.
We believe our technology is the cleanest and the most environmentally responsible solution for the management of clean water within important production processes. Current activities have seen a 100% reduction in chlorine-based disinfectant use in the dairy parlor, whilst delivering low Bactoscan readings and reduced levels of mastitis.
Our solutions are tailored for each site application, retro-fittable to try to avoid disruption to processes, remotely controllable, and together provide generation of endless amounts of low cost, environmentally sensitive disinfection, made in situ, and on-demand, using only water and low voltage electricity.
Each installation can be remotely monitored for the users’ comfort ensuring far fewer breakdowns and disruption to production.
Peacock Technology is an engineering consultancy and research incubator specialising in electronics and automation for progressive companies so they can bring their innovations to life through our expertise, passion and standards. We aim to be recognised as one of the leading electronics and automation innovators in the UK, using our professional skills to build award-winning products for ourselves and our partners. Based in Scotland, we have worked on projects throughout the world.
Robotriks is a Robotics focused R&D company based in Par, Cornwall. They often assist companies bringing their own concepts and prototypes to life, however have also been developing an autonomous agricultural robotic platform suitable for a range of multidisciplinary tasks on the farm. They call this platform the Robotic Traction Unit, or RTU for short. With a highly configurable frame and a robust drive system, the goal is to show that automation does not have to be big and heavy. Instead technology now allows for a lightweight and robust robot that can operate on almost any inclined surface, in any condition.
Small Robot Company
Reimagining farming with robotics and artificial intelligence
Small Robot Company is reimagining farming with robotics and artificial intelligence. Its vision is to make food production sustainable.
Its farmbots Tom, Dick and Harry will plant, feed and weed arable crops autonomously, with minimal waste. Small Robot Company will integrate Rootwave’s weed zapping technology to make autonomous non-chemical weeding a reality; using precision to deliver an increased yield with minimal chemical usage.
Its first commercial service for weed mapping recently launched, with weed zapping trials to follow in 2020.
Customers include Waitrose and the National Trust.
Our mission is to empower sustainable livestock farming practices by building the world’s first livestock service marketplace. We are a precision engineering and data intelligence company that aims to empower livestock farmers and the entire livestock value chain which currently struggles with many data silos. We bring together farmers of all sizes with service providers who can offer competitive pricing for services by leveraging the Smartbell data platform. We believe the data generated and collected by farms should work to empower their decision making and improve their profit margins.
Sundance Multiprocessor Technology
Founded in 1989, Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd has in-house manufacturing equipment for electronics board and full test facilities. We run an ISO9001 Quality System to monitor all processes. We have been involved in several H2020 projects and currently involved with an EuroStars project for intelligent spaying and will shortly start an Innovate-UK project for the mining industry. We are small a team of twelve people with 100’s of man-years of experience. The focus of Sundance is Multiprocessing Technology and our keyword technologies/interest are:
The Climate Corporation
FieldView is Bayer’s digital farming platform. FieldView unlocks the real power of your farm data – bringing it to life interactively on one screen and in real time. This allows quick, accurate analysis to make the best decisions possible: whether that’s choosing next year’s varieties, understanding the performance of different fungicide applications or managing harvest.
FieldView is powerful yet simple to use and compatible across most equipment. It allows instant in-cab analysis and remote live metre-by-metre monitoring, seamlessly including past data. All this means faster, more accurate planning and analysis which pays off in lower costs, higher yields and better performance.
UBIPOS UK LTD a field/world-leading and internationally renowned geospatial science and civil engineering company that has global excellence in delivering combined commercial and innovative systems and top-level precision agriculture GNSS and PNT consultancy in the UK, EU, China and beyond.