Alison Capper - Exporting Great British hops & apples
I'm from Suckley in Worcestershire, UK and my Nuffield Scholarship is sponsored by The Three Counties Agricultural Society & The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.
I farm in Partnership at Stocks Farm, Suckley, Worcestershire with my husband Richard and his father Mark. We are horticulturists that specialise in growing hops and apples. We farm 82 hectares of top fruit and hops and produce 250,000 broiler chickens each year.
My former 15 year career was in Advertising & Marketing, running an agency that was sold to WPP in 2001. Today, in addition to numerous roles at the farm, my work includes various work on the boards of The British Hop Association, The Hop Industry Committee, The NFU's National Horticulture Board and the Norton Cider Growers Association.
We have two gorgeous children Paddy (10) and Serena (6), a jack russell called Bertie and a cat called Tibbles who found us!
My Nuffield travel plans include New Zealand (completed in Feb 2013), Europe incl: Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland & Germany plus North & possibly South America.