FPC's Innovation of the Year
Jones Food Company (JFC) is delighted to announce that the company has won the ‘Innovation Of The Year’ award at the 2021 Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) Awards 2021, which took place on Friday 19 November.
The Fresh Produce Consortium is the UK trade association for the fresh produce and cut flower industry with members including growers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors and other allied organisations. Around five hundred people attended the gala evening, which was hosted by comedian and TV presenter Patrick Kielty.
Awards winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges, who commented that JFC was a ‘pioneer (..) moving the needle for the quality of fresh produce grown in the UK’.
The award recognises JFC’s quick acceleration into becoming a key leader in British agriculture, and highlights our role as a major player in the UK’s flourishing ag-tech scene, implementing innovative technology to increase efficiency and production of fresh produce in this country.
In addition to growing produce that offers greater nutritional values and a longer shelf life for consumers, our original site near Scunthorpe will be 100% carbon neutral by mid 2021.
James Lloyd-Jones, Founder & CEO
"We are delighted to have been recognised with this award and to have made such a big impact in the fresh produce industry in such a short space of time, with our first harvest going to consumers less than three years ago in December 2018"
Continued statement from James Lloyd-Jones:
“In addition to the creation of the second JFC facility, we are currently working on a number of other exciting projects and partnerships for 2022. As well as helping to drive us towards our sustainability goals, the continuous strive to innovate and strengthen our practices and produce offering will further cement our position as an agricultural industry leader, and ensure the various benefits of vertical farming are recognised more widely by the UK consumer.
“A huge amount has been achieved within our first five years, and we have ambitious plans to continue this success well into next year and beyond”.