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Lunch With John Shropshire


After gaining a BSc Hons in Agriculture at Newcastle University in 1976, John joined the family farming and marketing business which had been founded by his father in 1952.

John is Chairman of the G’s Fresh group of companies which now has sales of £400m per annum in the UK, Europe and the USA. Integral to its business, is its expertise in growing and together with the members of the G’s Growers Producer Organisation, grows 12,500 hectares of salads and vegetables in the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and Senegal.

The group employs over 7,000 people (3,500 being seasonal) and has won several national industry awards recognising its progress in technical and product innovation, exports and environmental management.


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Toby Kramers

Committee Chair

Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.