Livery company honours Herefordshire fruit veteran

Mike Baker, crop manager at Herefordshire soft fruit grower AJ & CI Snell, has received the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' Management Award.

Mike Baker receiving award from Jane Anderson, Master of Worshipful Company of Fruiterers - image:WCF
Mike Baker receiving award from Jane Anderson, Master of Worshipful Company of Fruiterers - image:WCF
Baker, who was involved in fruit growing in Herefordshire for 40 years until his retirement earlier this year, was presented with the award at the company’s Master and Wardens’ Dinner at Barbers-Surgeon’s Hall on 8th November.

Presenting the Award, Jane Anderson, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, said: "A really important thing for the industry is that Mike has been able to get the best out of the new high quality strawberry and raspberry varieties; this is crucial in keeping consumers keen on British-grown berries."

The award was introduced six years ago to recognise outstanding achievement in progressive and innovative management within the fruit growing industry.


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