Colin Bailey owns and runs Emmett UK Ltd which farms, packs and markets vegetables, salads and flowers 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. He joined Emmett in 1999 as Managing Director and bought the business in 2006 from the Emmett family. The business was originally based in Surrey but now has its main factory in Lincolnshire and farms in Lincolnshire and Flintshire in the UK and Murcia in Spain. Growing around 1400ha in total the main products are spinach, leeks and kale. The business employs placement students from Harper Adams each year and has Harper Adams alumni on its board and within the management team including Colin's wife Sarah.
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