Who We Are

British Berry Growers Leadership

Meet the British Berry Growers leadership team.

Nick Marston

Nick Marston

BBG Chairman

Nick Marston has been the chairman of British Berry Growers since 2017, leading the trade association which represents 95% of the UK’s commercial soft fruit growers.

Before British Berry Growers, Nick was the managing director of Berry Gardens from 1995 to 2017 and has been a director of British Berry Growers since 1999. 

Louise Raisbeck

Louise Raisbeck

BBG Marketing Communications

Louise is a former director at a top five PR consultancy who acts as a marketing communications advisor to the BBG board. In addition to work with BBG, Louise also works with British Apples & Pears Limited.

She advises organisations in the food sector on marketing communications and supports a range of national and international organisations with crisis management training and consultancy. 

Anthea McIntyre CBE

Anthea McIntyre CBE

BBG Policy

Anthea chairs our Campaign and Policy Board. She was a Member of the European Parliament for eight years, serving on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee where she specialised in horticulture and authored several reports. She was also the Parliament’s rapporteur on the Plant Health Law.

She is a a businesswoman, a partner in her family’s vineyard and tourism business in Herefordshire, and devotes time to a range of public and voluntary roles.

Anthea was made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2022 for political and public service.

She has recently been appointed as the River Champion for the River Wye Special Area of Conservation, by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Louise Sutherland

Louise Sutherland

BBG R&D

Louise has worked extensively across UK food supply chains with growers, suppliers and retailers helping businesses to address challenges and develop innovative solutions. Her experience includes senior roles in food retailing, the former Chair of Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme and a director of Horticulture Crop Protection UK Ltd. In addition to her work with BBG, Louise is the Director of Ceres Agri-tech, based at Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. Ceres Agri-Tech develops and commercializes University agri-tech innovations, bringing them from the lab bench to farmers' fields. Over the last 4 years, Ceres Agri-Tech has delivered four spin-outs and numerous licenses that improve productivity, sustainability and support the move to net zero for farmers and growers.  

Angus Davison

Angus Davison

Haygrove

Angus Davison established Haygrove Farm in 1988 whilst growing berries as part of his degree thesis. Since then, Haygrove has grown and expanded operations abroad, across Europe, USA, South Africa, and Asia. 

Aside from berry production and cultivation, Haygrove is also an industry leader in supplying commercial polytunnels, greenhouses and substrate systems for some of the best growers worldwide.

James Miller

James Miller

WB Chambers

James is commercial director at Chambers and represents Asplins Producer Organisation, a PO of 11 fruit grower members as well as WBC Imports Ltd, the importing division of the WB Chambers group. 

James’ career spans nearly two decades in commercial and supply chain roles in the produce supply base, including leafy salads, brassicas, tropical fruits and berries.

John Chinn

John Chinn

Cobrey Farms

John has headed up Herefordshire-based Cobrey Farms since 1976, managing over 3,500 acres of land to produce the highest quality produce including asparagus, green beans, blueberries, rhubarb, potatoes and a small vineyard.

Cobrey Farms invests heavily in the research and development of new crop varieties and growing techniques and has pioneered season extension to foster year-round food security.

John is also a member of British Berry Growers’ Campaign and Policy Board.

Lochy Porter

Lochy Porter

Angus Soft Fruits

Biography coming soon...

Paul Avery

Paul Avery

BerryWorld

Paul is commercial director at BerryWorld and brings almost two decades of industry experience to the board. He has worked closely with growers and retailers throughout that time. Paul’s passion lies in innovation, harnessing insight to help develop many of the concepts that have driven the industry growth to date. 

Paul feels British berries stand out for their quality and heritage and should be enjoyed by everyone. In a world where food choices matter more than ever, sustainably producing healthy, high-quality food should be treated as a priority by all.

Peter Judge

Peter Judge

S&A Group

Peter Judge has over 40 years’ experience in the food industry. Over the last 20 years, the focus has been in brand development and business turnaround, including COO of Tulip UK and Karro Foods. For the last six years he has been the group managing director of S&A Produce.

S&A is the UK’s largest independent strawberry grower supplying the major retailers. S&A has diversified from growing to breeding, with their varieties sold in over eight European countries.

Outside of S&A, Peter was the chair of the AHDB Horticultural Board that managed the wind down and transfer of activities to HCP Ltd. He is also a member of British Berry Growers’ Campaign and Policy Board.

Wayne Raines

Wayne Raines

Driscoll’s

Wayne Raines is the Technical Director at Driscoll’s, the global market leader of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, following the acquisition of Berry Gardens Ltd. 

Wayne has over 30 years of fresh produce experience, of which the last 20 years of those being spent with the berry industry.  Prior to this, Wayne worked at Berry Gardens Ltd for over almost 10 years, where he has worked very closely with growers, customers and various stakeholders. 

He has a real passion for berries and believes we should be continually delighting consumers, through alignment with customers and berry growers.

Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Dole

Tim has been a commercial director with Dole UK since 2008. Prior to this, he was MD of his own fresh produce company formed in 1990, and previously worked for major fruit business Rowe & Co. He got his start in the fruit industry working in a fruit shop in Perranporth selling peaches and nectarines to holidaymakers. 

Tim has 48 years of experience in the fruit and veg industry. He has been a director of British Berry Growers since 2003 and is also a member of its Campaign and Policy board.

Harry Hall

Harry Hall

Hall Hunter

Harry is the managing partner of Hall Hunter, which has been growing berries for retailers for 30 years. Hall Hunter is forward looking, and is passionate about enabling its people to realise their full potential and acting as a positive force in all the communities it interacts with.

Harry believes that the British berry industry is fantastic, and he is committed to playing a part in its ongoing success.