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!
How to sight-see without breaking COVID-19 rules! During the last two weeks I’ve seen sights at Fourayes I never thought I’d see. I’ve seen our Sales Director making up product boxes, our Operations Manager trimming [...]
Fourayes MD, Phil joined the Rural Policy Panel for the December Red Talk on the subject 'Is food in the UK expensive?' The panel covered the race-to-the-bottom pricing that we have experienced in food retail. [...]
In a recent article for the Christmas edition of Kent Life magazine I was quoted as saying ‘Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies – and mince pies wouldn’t be mince pies without the famous English Bramley apple!’ [...]
A film crew recently arrived at Fourayes to film the orchards & the factory. Sadly, the ‘Contributor Consent Agreement’ precludes me from saying who they are or the programme they are filming for, but [...]
Recently, I sat on a panel as part of the RED talk series organised by the Rural Policy Group and MHA MackIntyre Hudson. The ‘RED’ in RED Talks stands for Rural Economic Development and on this particular occasion the [...]