Clock House Farm - Driving Innovation

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As one of the largest soft fruit farms in the UK, Clock House Farm with its united management team continues to push the boundaries of innovation, driving change with unrivalled experience, expertise and passion.Recent Achievements: Complete refurbishment of redundant production sites within short time scales to produce consistent high quality blackberries over a longer UK season‚ precision irrigation programme across all substrate production reducing water usage by 20% ‚automated intelligent tunnel opening mechanism installed across all production sites improving growing conditions‚ bespoke IT Harvest Planning System implemented, significantly improving communications from planning to picking. As a result more efficient management of labour and reduction in wastage. Introducing new techniques and technology across a farm the size of Clock House Farm requires tenacity, clear focus and communication from the management team. Furthermore, the team have demonstrated entrepreneurship by creating and developing the automated tunnel opening mechanism and Harvest Planning System in house.As a significant business in the area, the farm works with and supports its local community hosting school and local group visits. The farm also opened its gates for the first time on Open Farm Sunday last year and attracted nearly 1,000 visitors whilst raising money for charity.

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