Chairman's Reports


SPRING 2017

So let us get politics out of the way first;  Brexit in the UK and President Trump in the US are drastic changes and both have their critics – I’ll leave Mr. Trump to our American friends.  On our fair isle the immediate effect is the drop in the value of the pound – good […]

Winter 2017

So Happy New Year, and we all wish you a happy, healthy and fulfilling 2017. I would like to start by dedicating my Lifetime Achievement award from the Fine Food Industry to all our directors and staff, past and present.  Without them the company would not have achieved its success, and I would probably still […]

Autumn 2016

So we have decided to leave the rest of Europe and will bravely meet the future challenges on our own!  But the world has not collapsed, at least not yet, and we still have the USA to make their minds up on Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton for president. So the effect so far is […]

Summer 2016

The world continues to spin at an ever increasing rate, we expect more immediate attention, more crops all year round, more and better services and instantaneous transfer of information and action, worldwide. Yet every so often we come across anecdotes that take us back; on the way to York, we came across a rather impatient […]

Spring 2016

Wholefoods in the States, an excellent retailer offering quality food, much of it organic, has like many UK retailers, been suffering from the effects of discounters.  They have a huge range of superb products, yet are faced by the public feeling that they need value for money, green or not, and their CEO has watched […]

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