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AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

April 02, 2021
Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31 August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period, the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB Chief Finance, and Operations Officer.
AHDB Potatoes appoints a new chair and five new board members

AHDB Potatoes appoints new chair and five new board members

April 17, 2017
AHDB Potatoes has announced the appointment of a new chair and the addition of five new members to its board, replacing five members.
Final countdown to make potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

Final countdown to make sure potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

February 13, 2017
Time is rapidly running out to make sure potato stores in the United Kingdom comply with new rules on using chlorpropham (CIPC), which require the sprout suppressant to be applied using “active recirculation” at new lower rates.
Fiona Fell to stand down as AHDB Potatoes Chair

Fiona Fell to stand down as AHDB Potatoes Chair

January 03, 2017
After three years in office, Fiona Fell has announced she will stand down as an AHDB Board Member and Chair of the AHDB Potato Sector Board at the end of her term in office.
2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes

2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes

November 27, 2016
AHDB Potatoes' first provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2016 crop year is 5.22 million tonnes, down 5% from 2015. Average yields for GB are estimated at just under 45 tonnes/ha, down 8% on last year.
AHDB committed to keep the UK Seed Potato Industry healthy

AHDB committed to keep the UK Seed Potato Industry healthy

November 10, 2016
AHDB Potatoes has pledged to work closely with the seed potato sector and Scottish Government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the bacterial disease blackleg.
Seed Producer Jim Cruickshank receives the British Potato Industry Award

Seed Producer Jim Cruickshank receives the British Potato Industry Award

November 10, 2016
Jim Cruickshank OBE, one of the most well respected seed producers in the UK, is this year’s winner of the British Potato Industry Award, organised by AHDB Potatoes.
Potato plantings by variety in Great Britain in 2016

Potato plantings by variety in Great Britain in 2016

August 31, 2016
AHDB Potatoes has produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for Great Britain for 2016.
AHDB Potatoes Next Generation education program follows supply chain relationships from field to fork

AHDB Potatoes Next Generation education program follows supply chain relationships from field to fork

July 25, 2016
AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation educational programme continued to explore GB’s diverse potato industry with a processing-focussed, whole supply chain day at McCain GB Foods Ltd Headquarters in Scarborough recently.
UK Food Industry responds to Brexit vote

UK Food Industry response to Brexit vote: a disappointing result

June 26, 2016
Ian Wright CBE, Director General at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK's largest manufacturing sector - food and drink, responds to the vote to leave in the UK's EU Referendum.
AHDB CEO Jane King comments on Brexit vote

AHDB CEO Jane King comments on Brexit vote

June 24, 2016
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Executive, Jane King, comments on the Brexit vote earlier today.
AHDB Potatoes turns to top food bloggers to boost consumption

AHDB Potatoes turns to top food bloggers to boost consumption

March 08, 2016
“Harnessing the power of leading bloggers and vloggers, as well as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels will enable us [AHDB Potatoes] to reach more consumers and engage with them on a more regular and impactful basis. As research shows, this is clearly the way forward.”

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