Funding Organisations


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. AHDB aims to create a world-class food and farming industry, inspired by and competing with the best. AHDB previously represented six sectors across UK Agriculture and Horticulture. The Horticulture sector, which provided funding towards this CTP scheme, is in the final stages of winding down its activity in 2023/24.

Contact: Debbie Wilson

Berry Gardens Growers

Berry Gardens Growers Ltd (BGG) is the Industry lead for this CTP programme. BGG provides all year-round fresh fruit to Britain’s top retailers. The company is unique in the industry within the UK in being wholly owned by growers. BGG’s mission is to delight consumers and drive exciting category growth year round for their customers by delivering a full range of top quality berries, cherries and plums direct from the grower owners and other innovative producers around the world. This is achieved through a fair, efficient and sustainable supply chain, maintained by optimising returns, constantly innovating and providing excellent value services to growers.

Contact: Mr Richard Harnden

Marks and Spencer Plc

Marks and Spencer Plc (M&S) is a premium food retailer, we are dedicated in supporting UK agriculture and innovation and are committed to help drive sustainability with our farming supply base for our growers, customers and shareholders, enhancing lives every day through offering of the high quality, own brand food, clothing and home products in the stores and online both in the UK and internationally.

Contact: Mr Andrew Mellonie

The National Association of Cider Makers

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) was founded in 1920 and is the governing body of the cider and perry industry in the UK. It represents both larger producers and many smaller scale Cider Makers. The NACM is a member of the Association of the Cider and Fruit Wine Industries of the European Union.

Contact: Loraine Boddington

Worldwide Fruit Ltd

Worldwide Fruit Ltd and their sister company Fruition lead UK pome fruit production with a third market share and supply to leading supermarkets. Driven by excellence in production and profitability through innovation, the company participates in BBSRC studentships as well as collaborative LINK proposals and Innovate UK bids successfully.

Contact: Ms Charnee Butcher

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers plays an integral role in the governance of the City, joining other Livery Companies in electing the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs each year. The company aims: to promote excellence across all sectors of the fruit industry; to support education and research within the fruit industry; to be active in raising funds and giving to charity; and to support and promote the City of London.

Contact: Mr Jack Ward