In the last two years, we’ve done even more to extend buying contracts with our farmers and have strengthened our relationships with our suppliers of main crop potatoes, onions, whole head salads and mushrooms.
We’ve also extended a three-year contract with Asplins British Berries for a further two years, which makes up half of our total berry supply. Commitments like these give stability to small and large family businesses up and down the UK, keeping thousands of people in jobs, as well as helping investments in sustainable land practices including increased biodiversity and sustainable water management.
Henry wasn’t long out of agricultural college when he took over the family business, and takes pride in being one of the new breed of farmers: “Everyone has an idea in their head of what a farmer should look like, but you don’t see me in a flat cap and wellies.” Henry combines modern technology with good old- fashioned farming instincts to ensure his birds are raised to the highest possible welfare standards. “If my birds aren’t happy, you can guarantee I’m not happy either!’