Colin Bailey owns Emmett UK which farms, packs and markets vegetables to UK retailers and processors. Having left Writtle in 1991 with an HND in Agriculture he had jobs in fruit growing and the potato industry joining Emmett in 1999 as Managing Director. He bought into the business in 2001, buying the remainder from the Emmett family in 2006. The main factory is in Lincolnshire with farming there and in Cambridgeshire in the UK; they have winter production with their own farming businesses at Murcia in Spain and at Foggia in Italy. Their main products are spinach, leeks, kale and cavolo nero with a total area farmed of around 2000ha. Emmett has Harper Adams alumni on its board and within the management team.
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