Keith Barriball was the Head of Agriculture at the Duchy College for 12 years and runs a 200 hectar farm. He was selected to become a delegate on the Institute of Agricultural Management Leadership Development Programme.
Tim Small, owner of the small fishery company Lechlade identified several training needs within the business and approached the Royal Agricultural College who provided training for his staff.
Set up by Great Western Research, the National Lobster Hatchery is working with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter on a project to revitalise lobster fishing in an economic, environmental and socially sustainable way.
A two year Sustainable Development Project was launched through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. Working with the University of Exeter’s Centres for Energy and the Environment and Rural Policy Research, graduate Mark Howard has taken the lead in conducting a carbon audit and researching ways to reduce Riverford’s carbon footprint.
Riviera Produce (P.E.Simmons & Son), which grows and distributes vegetables, worked with the University of Plymouth on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to improve its crop prediction and management.
Working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Plymouth, Burts Chips took on a graduate to look at its raw materials and production processes in order to improve sales and competitiveness.