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!
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 [...]
As the British government negotiates food trade deals with countries around the world it’s vital that we remember our food standards already set the standard. The National Farmers Union has created a petition asking that [...]
I was struck by the derision amongst TV presenters when Boris Johnson asked businesses to use ‘common sense’ to protect their workers and keep their ‘essential’ companies trading through the COVID-19 outbreak. Fourayes is an essential [...]
At Fourayes, because we’re a food producer, our production lines have continued operating throughout COVID-19 safely and effectively. Could the measures we’ve been taking help your business too? Take a listen to Phil Acock being interviewed on BBC Radio [...]
I watched, in awe, the footage of people applauding those working through COVID-19 in our beleaguered National Health Service – applauding their tireless dedication and applauding in cities, towns and villages across the land. It [...]