A message from Paul Kenward
Today we are one of Europe's leading sugar producers. We strive to maintain our reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism through strong relationships across our value chain.
As a homegrown success story, we value our partnerships with the 3,500 growers that supply sugar beet to our factories. Every winter during our 'campaign', we process the crop into sugar that is used as an ingredient across the food and drink industry.
2017 was a milestone for our business. We are facing big changes in the way in which sugar quotas are managed on a global level. Although the removal of quotas will increase the intensity of our competition, there is no longer any constraints on our growth opportunities – either here in the UK or abroad. We are seeing this as an exciting challenge.
I firmly believe that our business is well placed for the future. While we are keeping a close eye on the outcomes of Brexit, we strongly believe that by demonstrating our value to the UK, the British beet sugar industry could be in a very strong position outside the EU. This is reflected in our vision to be the most competitive sugar business in the world, leading the way in a global marketplace.