British Growers Association is a grower owned, grower led, not for profit umbrella group comprising a range of organisations operating in the UK horticulture industry and fresh produce sector. The membership includes Crop Associations, Producer Organisations, marketing groups and professional membership groups. We are a small team of 17 staff based in Louth, Lincolnshire. The organisation is run by a Board of Directors drawn from all sectors of the fresh produce industry.
We were established by a visionary group of growers in 1969 as the Processed Vegetable Growers Association. In 2011, the Board of Directors took a decision to broaden the work of the organisation to include both processed and fresh veg and fruit production.
“We aim to raise the profile of UK horticulture by encouraging a greater understanding of the industry and its importance to the UK economy. UK Horticulture is a major employer, an important source of investment and an integral part of the UK food supply chain. We believe that raising the profile is an ongoing process and our ability to bring together a diverse cross sector of the industry enables us to provide a focal point for the horticultural industry.”