Farplants expands management team in line with growth plan

As part of its five-year growth plan, Sussex-based co- operative Farplants has strengthened its management team with the recent appointment of three new members of staff.

Andy Ward
Andy Ward

Andy Ward has rejoined Farplants from Allensmore as key account manager. He previously managed a variety of customers and a wide range of stock. Farplants said as customers’ requirements evolve to become more specific, he is well qualified to expand Farplants’ future business.

Adam Rigarlsford joins Farplants as account technologist. Farplants said he has a wide experience and a solid technical background from similar roles in fresh food production and his knowledge of year-round supply to leading retail chains will strengthen Farplants’ commitment to further improving quality, service and product range.



Alice Craven joins Farplants’ Added Value team as product designer. This is a newly created role to develop additional product ranges through the year to augment their Christmas offer. She has previous product development and marketing experience from the food industry along with graphic design skills.

Farplants has also recently refreshed its website. Managing director Brett Avery says the "fresh new look is bright and modern and this is just the first phase of our developement work. We are now working on further phases when we will add more features, functions and information to benefit both trade customers and the general public."

Brett Avery is now managing director, having been appointed in 2016. Sales and marketing director Nick Richards has retired after 34 years.


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