During 2012-13 the business supported the UK government team developing the UK Agri-Tech Strategy and is currently working with a range of businesses, Universities and research organisations to implement the actions identified. In 2016 the business worked as part of a UK/French team to review EIP Agri for the EU Commission. Martin Collison also served on two EU Focus Groups during 2014-16 on: Short Food Chains; Water and Agriculture.
The business has a broad commercial background in agriculture, horticulture, wholesaling and food processing as well as strong links to the public sector. It has developed and managed large skills and knowledge exchange programmes for farmers supported by UK and EU funding. It currently delivers courses with the University of Lincoln National Centre for Food Manufacturing and supports HE development at Easton and Otley College. The business also works for government agencies to develop and implement programmes to support the agri-tech sector and food chain and leads on the agri-food sector for Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
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