The Norfolk and Suffolk Agri-Food Industry Council

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Agri-Food Industry Council provides strategic leadership for the region’s agri-food sector.

March 2024 

 New Anglia LEP led a bid to Innovate UK to secure the £7.5m Agri-Tech and Food Tech Launchpad for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Greater Lincolnshire LEP. This is supporting innovative projects across agri-tech, agri biotech, food tech, aquaculture and seafood processing. Themes supported include:

– Sustainability in the context of environmental challenges
– Nutritional composition, food manufacturing & processing
– Resilience and responsiveness in the supply chain
– Minimising food loss and waste
– Protecting or enhancing animal welfare.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Agri-Food Industry Council Membership (as of October 2021):

Chair – Corrienne Peasgood

Andrew Francis, Home Farm Nacton

Ben Turner, Ben Burgess

Jonathan Clarke, John Innes Centre

Emma Taylor, Suffolk New College

Jerry White, City College Norwich

Matt Jones, Suffolk County Council

Mark Nicholas, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

Martin Collison, Collison Associates

Cath Crowther, CLA

Philip Ainsworth, Suffolk Agricultural Association

Greg Smith, Chair of the Agri-Food Skills Group

Tim Place, Place UK

Belinda Clarke, Agri-TechE

Sam Fairs, Hillfairs Farming

Adrian Dyter, Muntons

Alexander Larter, Broadland Food Innovation Centre

Clarke Willis, Food Enterprise Park

Charles Hesketh, NFU East Anglia

James Allen, New Anglia LEP


Click here to see the Council’s Terms of Reference

Dates for 2023


Dates for 2022


Dates for 2021


Dates for 2020


Dates for 2019

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