My PhD started back in January 2000 and I was the first student between Gail and Vitacress Salads Ltd – Something I was very proud to be. I joined Vitacress full time after a summer spell working with Poplar in Italy and I was in various posts there until March 2015. In my time at Vitacress I was responsible for a number of innovations and improvements and remained a visitor at Southampton University where I was involved in the research programmes that followed my PhD.
I am now the Breeding Director at Edward Vinson Ltd where I lead a team through the process of breeding and commercialisation of new varieties of Strawberries for the Global Market. We are also the exclusive breeder for BerryWorld Plus Ltd. I still maintain global academic links being involved in an R&D function.
Author: Graham Clarkson