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Charles Kidson – Lower Reule Farm

Lower Reule Farm was established in 1976 primarily as a livestock unit. With the growth of strawberries in the later parts of the last century the farm diversified and has now 60.6 hectare of strawberry production of which 53 hectare is intensive table top production.

Charles Kidson, one of the present directors, joined in 2005 and has overseen this significant growth of the business. Charles is also a director and board member of Berry Gardens, the UKs leading berry and stone fruit production and marketing group.

“We started using Ripple Aquaplast about 8 years ago and they have designed and supplied the irrigation for our more recent significant expansion. I find them grower focused, technically astute and not least, competitive. In farming there are always the pressures of time and Ripple Aquaplast have always managed to supply within the timescales set by Lower Reule – even though sometimes it was a close shave! I also feel that they are, like ourselves, a company that does not stand still. They bring on-board new products and new ideas which have served Lower Reule well.”