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Planting begins…

After National Service, Willie Porter first (hand) planted 2 acres of strawberries. They travelled in an open lorry and sold at the Manchester fruit market.

1964

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Business going well…

Willie Porters strawberries did so well, he trebled up for the next 2 years. Most of the fruit travelled again in an open lorry to the Manchester fruit market, but some travelled on the fish train to London to Covent Garden.

1965 to 1966

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Gone travelling…

After a 2 year working holiday, where James Gray was farming around the world, he decided to plant 30 acres of raspberries. The crop did exceptionally well and was sold to the Manchester fruit market and some other fruit markets in England.

1975

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Strawberries planted…

After seeing the success of his raspberry crops, James Gray started growing strawberries.

1978

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Angus Soft Fruits Established

Lochy Porter MD of ASF started.

1994

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Seaton System Developed

2001

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First R&D Innovation Site established.

2002

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John Gray, Commercial Director joined the business

2003

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Angus Soft Fruits developed the first UK grown Premium Berry, AVA.

2003

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Angus Soft Fruits started importing berries to provide 12 month supply.

2003

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Good Natured Fruit was first developed

2005

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Second Angus Soft Fruits rebrand

2007

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Baby AVA Brand was launched

2008

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Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards – Good Natured wins the Fruit Category

2008

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Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards – Supreme Award

2008

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Scotland Food and Drink awards Good Natured with the Marketing Initiave of the Year

2009

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Quality Food Award for Good Natured Salads

2009

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New additional premises for Winter Fruit Packing and Commercial Sales – Salford Priors

2010

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Scotland Food and Drink awards Good Natured with the Marketing Initiave of the Year (2 years in a row!!)

2010

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ASF were the winners of the Environmental Sustainability Award at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards

2011

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Launch of Angus Select Brand

2014

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Launch of Angus International

2014

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AVA Berries Brand Launched

2015

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Launch Angus BV

2015

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Establish new R&D Sandbrook Grounds

2016

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Third Angus Soft Fruits rebrand

2016

There is an incredible 145 years of experience in soft fruit within our technical team which demonstrates our dedication, depth of knowledge and passion for berries” David Cuthbert, Technical and Development Director, ASF