Paul Fishpool - Maximising Efficiency within the UK Sugar Beet Industry Supply Chain
I live in Cambridgeshire and work for British Sugar, predominately in East Anglia, where I am Crop Production and Logistics Manager. My interest in agriculture has been encouraged and inspired by friends and family in Herefordshire where I grew up, with my professional skills developed through a degree at Harper Adams and sixteen years working at British Sugar. During my career I have had the opportunity to spend some time working in China, which has inspired me to further my knowledge of agricultural practices in different countries. I am currently involved with and manage the production of over 10000 acres of Sugar Beet and co-ordinate the harvesting and haulage logistics of over 1.5 million tonnes. Away from work I enjoy playing sport, including cricket, shooting and cycling, and spending time with my family.
My aim is to investigate how to maximise efficiency within the UK sugar beet industry supply chain. I plan to research current practices and benchmark the supply chain of the British sugar beet industry with other agricultural supply chains. I hope to find new ideas which can be adopted and shared with UK growers, to ensure the UK Sugar Industry is as efficient it can be and is therefore able to compete after the 2017 abolition of quotas.