Phil Acock, MD & Mad Scientist
Phil Acock is the third generation member of the Acock family and is the driving force behind innovation, product development and sales at Fourayes. With a lifetime of experience in the fruit industry, Phil reflects on industry developments and market trends in his ‘Setting the Agenda’ Blog. Phil is also Vice Chairman of British Apples and Pears, the industry body responsible for the English top fruit industry.
And if you’re wondering about the Mad Scientist in the title, that’s all down to Channel 4 and its fantastic series The Food Chain, starring our very own Mad Scientist!
Watch opposite or view on YouTube.
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