Protected Edibles and Mushrooms Panel information

Protected Edibles and Mushrooms Panel information

Protected Edibles and Mushrooms Panel


These panels consist of representatives elected by levy payers, and where appropriate, independent experts are co-opted to provide technical advice. Invitations are also extended to appropriate trade body representatives.


The schedule for the Protected Edibles and Mushrooms Panel Meetings is currently as follows (minutes of the open session of previous meetings are available to download after they have been approved by all parties at the subsequent meeting):






10th November 2015 Chichester Golf Club, PO20 1AX Passed Download
2nd March 2016 George and Dragon, Elsworth, Cambridge, CB23 4JQ Passed Download
13 July 2016 Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire  CV8 2LG Passed Download
23 November 2016 AHDB, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2TL Passed


8th March 2017

APS Group – Isle of Wight Nursery, Main Road, Hale Common, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO33 3AR

Passed Download
22nd November 2017

Leckford Estate, Leckford, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JF

Passed Download
7th March 2018 Chesford Grange Hotel & Conference Centre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 2LD Passed Download 
21st November 2018 Woodside Conference Centre Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2AL Pending Pending 
12th March 2019  Vitacress, Runcton Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1LJ Pending Pending
19th November 2019 Farmers Fayre, National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG Pending  Pending 


For more information about panel meeting arrangements please contact Nikki Harrison


Panel Representation


If you are an existing Panel member and wish to advise us of a change in your contact details, please click here .

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Robert James

PANEL CHAIR and AHDB Horticulture Board Member

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Nikki Harrison

AHDB Panel Manager and Crop Protection Senior Scientist

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Nathalie Key 

KE Manager -Protected Edibles, Vine crops and Mushrooms 

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Elected members representing the interests of growers

Matthew Simon Cucumbers

Smallford Nurseries, Hatfield Road, Smallford, St Albans Hertfordshire AL4 0HE

T:  01727 822589

Phil Morley 


APS Salads Ltd, Aston Way, Middlewich CW10 0HS

T: 01606 835817

John Cappalonga Peppers, Cucumbers, Aubergines & Tomatoes Gee Vee Enterprises Ltd, Netherhall Nursery, Netherhall Road, Roydon, Essex  CM19 5JP
Chris Durnford Tomatoes

Red Roofs Nursery, North Moor Lane, Cottingham, Hull, East Yorkshire  HU16 4JT

T: 01482 489520

Ian Hammond  Lettuce / Celery

Valefresco Ltd, Old Pastures Farm, Stratford Road, Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, CV35 8BQ

T: 01789 842817

Kimberly Dawson  Mushrooms G's Fresh Mushrooms, Littleport Mushroom Farm, White House Lane, Littleport, Ely CB7 4TF
Simon Budge  Herbs  Vitacress, Runcton Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1LJ
Vacancy  Herbs TBC
Vacancy  Organics  TBC


Technical & Scientific advisors

Ian Dodd

Lancaster University

T: 01524 593809

David Ann

Stauntons, Somerset

T: 01460 234656

Derek Hargreaves

Derek Hargreaves Horticultural Consultancy Ltd, E. Yorkshire

T: 07850 547 885

Neal Ward Biobest Laboratories   T: 07590 837185


Invited Courtesy Panel Members

Lee Abbey 

NFU, Warwickshire

T: 0247 685 8500


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