Ed is director of Agri-Food Solutions, a technical and innovation consultancy for the food and farming industry.

He graduated from Wye College in Kent with a degree in agriculture in 1985 and completed his PhD in insect pathology in 1990. Ed then joined the Horticultural Development Council (HDC) and managed the organisation’s research programme for six years. In 1997, he moved to Mack Multiples and progressed to Technical Director.

In 2007, Ed joined G’s Fresh as Group Technical Director; a role which gave him technical responsibility for the group’s UK and overseas operations. He interfaced directly with all UK retailers and was responsible for ensuring that the group’s strategy was fully aligned with customer requirements in the delivery of leading food safety, quality, innovation, sustainability and ethical standards.

Ed left his full-time role with G’s in 2016 and established Agri-Food Solutions. He is currently working with a number of clients across the industry including G’s, BGG and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).