Haygrove: Strategic SmartHort Centre, Herefordshire

Angus Davison
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About Haygrove: Strategic SmartHort Centre, Herefordshire

  • Situated near Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • Grow strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and blackberries 
  • 650 staff at peak
  • 60 crop producing hectares
  • Also have farms in UK, South Africa, Portugal and China

The SmartHort Strategic Centres are designed to help growers address the challenges around labour and its rising cost. 

The hosts will act as live case studies to demonstrate how implementing lean principals can help make labour and productivity improvements of between 25-40 per cent. 

Consultancy Fedden USP, lead the training, sharing insight on practical management and how to implement Lean. 

29 growers from ten businesses are attending four workshops being held throughout 2019 and 2020. 

Haygrove will be focusing on implementing Lean changes to their picking process.

Growers attending the workshops will also be running projects in their own businesses and sharing their own lessons throughout the year.

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