We comprise of the leading UK soft fruit suppliers who represent the majority of British Growers. Together our members represent 95% of all British grown berries purchased by the UK’s leading supermarkets. Our members also supply a large proportion of berries imported into the UK.
Contact: Lochy Porter
T: 01241 879989
Angus Soft Fruits Ltd. is a leading supplier of berries to UK and European retailers. The business was established in 1994 by three growers - Lochy & Willie Porter and James Gray - with the ambition to sell fruit directly to retailers and continually improve the product available to consumers. Working with nearly 150 growers worldwide, the business grows and packs strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries 12 months of the year, supplying UK and European retailers.
Great Cambridge Road,
Contact: Paul Cole
T: 01992 471833 / 01992 471132
Established in 1994, BerryWorld is the UK’s leading soft fruit marketing company. The business has invested in its expert, dedicated UK and international grower base for 25 years helping to drive the growth of the UK berry market to over £1 billion at retail. They are also the leading online supplier in the UK.
BerryWorld represent growers with substantial areas of soft fruit production in the UK and other countries in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and South Africa. Global sourcing ensures year round supply to the UK, and enables them to offer the widest selection of berries and currants. Their UK team aim to excite and delight the end consumer through their quality soft fruit and market leading varieties, whilst adding value for their customers through attentive category management and focusing on driving sustainable growth for all parties within the supply chain.
The BerryWorld Group was formed in 2015 in response to expanding global operations and success of varietal releases from their joint venture breeding programme. Today, their expertise spans the length of the supply chain, from breeding berries in the UK, The Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia and the USA, through to commercialisation of award winning proprietary varieties, to marketing quality berries and prepared fresh fruit products across the globe, to both retailers and consumers alike.
Five Oak Green,
Contact: Jacqui Green
T: 01892 838800
Berry Gardens is the largest and most innovative growers group in the UK and have been around since 1972, growing berries, cherries and plums.
During this time they have developed from a small regional grower’s co-operative in to what they are today – a grower’s group geographically spread across all the principal production areas of the UK, with overseas partners and suppliers who represent the very best berry producers in their respective countries, and key supplier status with the UK high street. By working closely with like-minded overseas growers Berry Gardens are able deliver quality fruit twelve months of the year.
S&A Produce (UK) Ltd,
Contact: Daniel Martin
S&A is one of the largest independent soft fruit growers in Europe supplying strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and British asparagus to major retailers. This independently-owned family business is based in Herefordshire, but today S&A is a global enterprise with operations in Spain, South America and Asia.
Using innovative growing techniques they aim to continuously produce soft fruit of exceptional quality. What sets them apart from their competitors is that they control their own supply chain from plant to punnet in-store, whilst also working with like-minded farmers across the globe to provide the highest quality fresh produce all year round.
Rumwood Green Farm,
Contact: Tim Barnes
T: 01622 864163
Total Berry is one of Europe’s foremost authorities on berries with a global network of growers to support a continuous supply of berries throughout the year.
Dedicated, highly qualified experts travel the world to assess crop quality from existing and potential suppliers, which enables them to provide the retail, catering and wholesale sectors with exactly the produce they require.
Total Berry aspires to take a leading role as a European berry company to develop the European berry market.
Contact: Rachel Montague-Ebbs
T: 01322 643022
Soloberry specialise in growing berries and stone fruit on a global level. Through their own farms and strategic alliances they represent substantial areas of berry and stone fruit production.
Providing fruit year round allows Soloberry to give their customers the highest quality, freshest and tastiest fruit available at all times.
Unit V Springhead Enterprise Park,
Contact: Trevor Shulton
T: 0208 1503023
Rodanto Ltd is a leading global grower, importer, packer and distributor of Fresh Produce.
Established in 1953, they now have offices based both in the UK and across Spain from where they offer a 1st class service to a number of suppliers and clients across the globe. These clients range across retail, wholesale and catering.
T: 01621 815407
The Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves since 1885. They grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves, condiments, and other treats in our nut-free factory by the farm. They received their first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911, and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree Products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Every member of staff is part of their Employee Benefit Trust, giving each a keen interest in the future of the business.
The farm is LEAF Marque accredited (Linking Environment and Farming), recognising that they work sympathetically with the environment and encourage links with the local community. Fruit crops include strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, Morello cherries, rhubarb, damson, Victoria plum, greengage, quince, and the curious medlar. Where they cannot grow their own crops, they buy the best quality fruit from trusted sources, such as Seville for marmalade oranges. Their signature fruit is the Little Scarlet strawberry, a tiny wild variety, that is very difficult to grow and to harvest. They believe that they are unique in the world in growing this remarkable crop, but it is worth it for the depth of flavour that it provides.
12 Calico House,
T: 020 7350 4600
dps have been supplying fresh produce to some of the UK’s largest retailers, processors, food service distributors and wholesalers across multiple categories for the last 40 years.
dps stands for “direct produce supplies” which captures our strategy of sourcing the best quality produce, through the shortest supply chain to ensure we provide:
T: 01989 764328
E C Drummond Ltd specialise in growing high quality strawberries for the major supermarkets.
They grow a number of different varieties to ensure that they produce high quality and flavour throughout the season. They start in mid-April with crops that are grown under glass, and then move onto the crops grown under poly-tunnels from April through until early November.
Contact: Chris Rose
T: 01795 594810
The Asplins Producer Organisation Ltd is a fruit producing, packing and marketing cooperative with twelve members who produce top, stone, and soft fruit across the UK.
They are registered as a Producer Organisation under the EU Fruit and Vegetable Aid Scheme and are funded by the EU.
They produce, pack and market a whole range of UK fruit which includes strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, plums and rhubarb.
Contact: Tim Chambers
T: 01622 842602
Farming fruit runs through the veins of the Chambers family, who have been successfully growing fruit in Kent for a number of generations.
The current business was set up by WB Chambers in 1952. Third generation owner and present managing director Tim Chambers took over the reins of running the family’s farms in 1990, focusing on soft fruit and cherry production.
The business currently home produces berries and stone fruit across 14 locations in the UK with a production area spanning 400 hectares (1000 acres) and propagating 1.5m plants per annum (for production in the UK and selected European sites). Chambers signed up to an international Rubus Breeding Consortium Agreement in Autumn 2015, which sees existing genetic resources at East Malling Services – the commercial division of East Malling Research – being used to produce a new generation of improved ‘traditional’ raspberry varieties as well as a number of new varieties for the professional and amateur markets. Tim Chambers is Chairman of the Consortium.
Whilst the business has expanded, Chambers’ founding principles - which focus on quality, provenance, traceability and supplying the freshest berries direct from the farm - remain true.
Wheatley Grange Farm,
Contact: Nigel Walter
T: 01427 880440
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416 Moss Lane,
Olive Grove Salads Ltd is a family owned business with three directors, Ronnie Baybutt, Judith Baybutt and Peter Baybutt, who all take an active role in the day to day and forward planning of the business.
They are situated in Hesketh Bank in Lancashire in the heart of the North West growing industry and have been growing strawberries since April 1997. Currently they farm 7 acres of glass and 8 acres of poly tunnels.
All of their class 1 fruit is supplied to a supermarket and class 2 fruit is supplied to the wholesale market.
As a company, Olive Grove Salads is very conscious that quality and a continuous supply is required and take pride in ensuring that all products that leave their premises are of a high standard which is recognised by the quality assurance schemes we hold such as BRC, Red Tractor Fresh Produce, LEAF Marque and Sedex.
Contact: Will Stewart
Stewarts of Tayside Ltd is an independent grower, packer and haulier of soft fruit and swede. Based on the banks of the Tay, just outside Perth, Scotland, the business was formed in the 1970s and has grown organically since then. The business is family owned with provenance, quality and reliability being at the heart of how the Stewart family manage the business in a hands-on manner. The company has a number of direct supply relationships with a broad mix of customers, from the national multiples to wholesale, food service and food processors.
1st Floor The Hayloft,
Pury Hill Business Park,
Contact: Ruben Rufes
T: 01327 810710
Veri Berry, part of Global Pacific UK is based in Northamptonshire and produces strawberries, apples, nectarines, oranges, pears, lemons, blackberries, grapes, kiwifruit, plums, clementines, mandarins, tangerines, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches and lady apples.
Contact: Geoff Bruce
T: 01828 640 466
Bruce Farms is one of the country’s leader suppliers of soft fruit.
Producing fine soft fruit since 1996, we grow and pack an extensive range of delicious Scottish strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. These can be found in national retailers including Aldi, Asda and Morrisons. All are grown in our virgin soil which is light, free draining and fertile.
Almost 200 pickers are employed throughout the summer, all of whom are fully trained to ensure our high specification ensuring the quality produce our customers demand.
Our Packing Hall is based at the Farm where fruit is delivered to, quality controlled, rapid chilled, packed and stored at temperature before dispatch from the loading bays. This service is available all year round and open to winter packing contracts.
29 Turkey Court,
Contact: Scott Woolford
T: 01622 661127
Farm Fresh PO's mission is to effectively promote and market the fruit of the PO members and increase their efficiency of production. They have been a leading supplier of soft fruit and vegetables to the UK markets since 1996, when the PO was formed. This includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, asparagus and beans.