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David Lee

25 May 2016

Partner in W. Lee & Co, a family farming business based in East Yorkshire.  

David has worked within the business for 25 years, growing and supplying potatoes directly to the chip shop sector. 

Supplying all year round, W. Lee & Co grow Maris Bard (early), and Maris Piper and Sagitta (maincrop). Customer care is central to the approach of the small but thriving business.

David has previously attended a number of AHDB events including a study tour in Europe and seeks to utilise the latest technologies and efficiently apply micronutrients within the growing system. 

'I enrolled on the Next Generation Programme to give me the opportunity to gain and share knowledge with others. I hope to network, make friends, and share ideas.

I would like to experience the challenges and diversity of potato businesses and expand my knowledge of the other sectors that make up the whole supply chain. I’d also love to see an increase in collaboration and better communication with all sectors of industry.

I'd like to engage with those higher up the supply chain, presenting the happenings at grower level; learn more about competitor models in Europe, and ultimately enhance the professional image of potato growers all round.'

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