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Steven Busby – Director, Littywood Farm

Littywood Farm is based in the countryside of Staffordshire in the West Midlands and are very proud of their farming heritage. They desire to grow the very best quality produce and are truly passionate about being one of the leading producers of soft fruit. The reflection of that passion is shown with their business management skills with customers, suppliers and colleagues alike. Littywood Farm started in the soft fruit industry by producing Strawberries and over the years have extended their facilities to include both Raspberries and Cherries, making this an all-round soft fruit business.

“For phase II of Project Substrate at Littywood, the choice of Ripple Aquaplast was a simple one. We just wanted more of the same as 98% class 1 fruit in year one was a great start. Ripple Aquaplast co-operated with our in-house staff so as a ‘team’ we produced our great results.”

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Stephen McGuffie – Director, New Farm Produce

The present owners, David and Stephen McGuffie are third generation at the farm which started in 1960. Known throughout the horticultural industry, New Farm has won a multitude of awards including – Food and Farming Business Award 2013, Grower of the Year Award 2011 for Innovation, 2008 for Turning Science into Practice and 2003 as Soft Fruit Growers. With Paul McGuffie as an established member of the management team, the fourth generation is already in place.

Steve McGuffie says of Ripple Aquaplast:

“Our business is very involved with irrigation trials work, the technical help and support provided by Ripple Aquaplast has been invaluable in this work. Ripple Aquaplast (formerly Aquaplast) have supplied irrigation equipment to New Farm Produce for more than 25 years. They have consistently provided a high service level, giving us the confidence to know that when an emergency arises they respond very promptly. Their technical support has helped us to deliver very efficient irrigation systems for our crops using quality products supplied by Ripple Aquaplast.”