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Key Contacts

Philip Burgess

Philip Burgess

Head of Knowledge Transfer & Communications

Philip.Burgess@ahdb.org.uk

07583 158 282

The AHDB Potatoes Knowledge Transfer team delivers the best evidence, skills, knowledge and confidence to levy payers for them to engender changes of benefit to their business.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Head of Seed & Export (Edinburgh Office)

robert.burns@ahdb.org.uk

0131 297 7461

The AHDB Potatoes Seed and Export team function is a sustainable, healthy seed supply chain and vibrant exports supported by robust technical information, diverse market opportunity and effective dialogue with GB Governments and importing countries.

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Rob Clayton

Rob Clayton

Strategy Director Potatoes

rob.clayton@ahdb.org.uk

As a member of AHDB’s strategy team, Rob’s role is to work with The AHDB Potatoes Board, committees, key stakeholders and levy payers to ensure all aspects of expenditure of the potato levy meet industry needs and stay on track.

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Adrian Cunnington

Adrian Cunnington

Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Research (Storage)

adrian.cunnington@ahdb.org.uk

01406 359411

The Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research team deliver a programme of storage research and development, and carry out levy-payer advisory, training and consultancy work on potato storage systems and management nationwide.

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Jim Davies

Jim Davies

Communications Manager

jim.davies@ahdb.org.uk

024 7647 8786

The AHDB Potatoes communications team works closely with levy payers associations, trade bodies and other stakeholders to ensure that every project, communication, publication is carried out for the benefit of the levy payer and wider potato industry.

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Rita Hall

Rita Hall

PA to Sector Director and Chairman

rita.hall@ahdb.org.uk

024 7647 8770

The AHDB Potatoes corporate team provides support to the Director, and Chair of AHDB Potatoes, assists the senior management team and as well as the AHDB Potatoes Board. The team also has a governance role for the division, ensuring procedural compliance by all.

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Mike Storey

Mike Storey

Head of R&D

mike.storey@ahdb.org.uk

024 7647 8783

07774 425 646

The AHDB Potatoes R&D team is responsible for developing and implementing a research strategy which focuses on priorities crucial for a profitable and sustainable future. They also provide the link to government sponsors and industry collaborators, as well as representing the industry on technical issues.

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Nick White

Nick White

Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs

Nick.White@ahdb.org.uk

024 7647 8777

The AHDB Potatoes Marketing and Corporate Affairs team aims to deliver added value to the potato industry by focusing consumer spend on areas that complement marketing investment from other potato businesses. All areas promote the positive nutritional qualities of potatoes, providing consumers with a reason to purchase.

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Giles Blatchford

Giles Blatchford

Head of Farm Economics

Giles.Blatchford@ahdb.org.uk

0247 647 8841

The AHDB Potatoes Market Intelligence team communicates accurate, timely, independent and impartial information and analysis on markets and prices. The aim being to ensure levy-payers and stakeholders are properly informed of changes in markets which will equip best business decisions.

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Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer

Transaction Controller

Jan.Spencer@ahdb.org.uk

0247 647 8603

The AHDB Potatoes levy team uses a variety of means to ensure collection of levy income due, and identification of additional levy payable.

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How to find us:

AHDB Potatoes (Stoneleigh) - Registered office
AHDB Potatoes
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board,
Stoneleigh Park,
Kenilworth,
Warwickshire, CV8 2TL
CV8 2TZ (For Sat-Nav))
Tel: 024 7669 2051

AHDB Potatoes (Edinburgh)
AHDB Potatoes
Scottish Office
Rural Centre
West Mains, Newbridge
Midlothian, EH28 8NZ
Tel: 0131 472 4064

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
AHDB Potatoes
Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
East Bank
Sutton Bridge
Spalding, PE12 9YD
Tel: 01406 351444