Our Team


John Handford
Managing Partner & Soft Fruit Advisor
Graham Moore
Partner & Fruit Advisor
Tim Biddlecombe
Non Executive Chairman
Graduating from Wye College with a degree in Horticultural Business and Management, Tim joined ADAS as a Horticultural Advisor based at Brogdale which in 1975 was the National Fruit Trials. Read More
Karen Morgan
Fruit Advisor
James Shillitoe
Fruit Advisor
Luis Felgueiras
Fruit Advisor
Originally from Portugal, I arrived in the UK in 1993. Since then, apart from a bit of travelling to give me the chance to know the country, I spent my Read More
Rosie Houston
Fruit Advisor
Charles Hutton-Squire
Fruit Advisor

Trials Team

Katie Hunt
Deputy Trials Manager


Vikki Watson
Partner / Finance
I joined Fast Ltd in 2005 then become a Partner in Fast LLP in 2013.  My background is more business than farming, but I found my experience of assisting business Read More
Nick Vaughan
General Manager
After leaving school in the dim and distant past with a clutch of useless O-levels, I completed a light engineering course at Southampton Technical College and then travelled and worked Read More
Susan Tong
Office Manager, IT
After leaving Maidstone College back in the late 70’s with secretarial qualifications, my first job was at Guy’s Hospital Medical School which was extremely interesting, but I was a bit Read More
Mark Botting
Company Analyst
I lived on a mixed fruit, hops, arable, and grassland farm in Kent for the first 20 or so years of my life but was more interested in becoming a Read More
Razvan Iorga
Products Manager
After graduating from the University of Bucharest with a bachelor’s degree in Food Quality Control and Safety Technologies, I decided that it would be beneficial to develop new skills within Read More
Jade Bolton
Administration Assistant
I grew up in Beckenham and moved to Faversham with my parents in 2001.  I studied Sciences and Animal care at Canterbury College and have over 12 years of Administration experience. Read More
Andy Leppenwell
General Assistant
Karen Hills
Laboratory Assistant
Nigel Baker
Brogdale Farm Manager

National Fruit Collection

Lorinda Jewsbury
Horticultural Curator
I hold an MSc in Renewable Natural Resources and Development, with fieldwork in the forests of Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda.  Following on from this I worked on a research Read More
Penny Hale
Assistant Scientific Curator
The Scientific Curator of the NFC is Dr Matt Ordidge, based at Reading University whereas I am based at Brogdale farm and carry out the field work and recording of Read More