Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference


Phil Pearson FCIHort

Group Development Director, APS Group

Phil Pearson is the Group Development Director for the APS Group, who are the largest producer of British tomatoes. Phil has been the driving force for innovation in protected horticulture, developing new technologies including:

  • CHP with CO2 extraction
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Vertical Farming
  • Robotics, applying AI and machine learning
  • Novell Anaerobic Digestion technology developed to turn waste leaves and tomatoes into other products

Phil also works with DEFRA, BEIS and as well as the NFU, AHDB, and UKRI, and is Chairman of the TGA Technical Committee.