The Summer Berry Company (TSBC) captures all of the best elements from it’s history and combines them in concentrated form driven by a management team with many years of experience.
The initial seeds of TSBC come from a business model that was first created in 1966.
TSBC captures the very best of its parentage and distils it into the future model of soft fruit production. State of the art growing facilities which are unrivalled anywhere.
A concentration of production and expertise on the south Coast of England and Southern Portugal that allows an extended cycle of production to delight our customers for longer.
The business incorporates both glasshouse and field production sites and one propagation site in the UK with our newest in Odemeira in Portugal.
Our approach combines decades of experience, expertise and passion with modern, innovative techniques. The result? Exceptional tasting fruit that brings a smile to your face.
We remain true to the ethos of our forebears: To nurture every plant, person and environment so that they reach their full potential; to deliver sweet fruit, picked from fields that buzz with life by people who aspire to be the best they can be.
Family values form the cornerstone of our company. They keep us focused on prioritising the key elements that are important to everyone who works with us.
We strongly believe that this provides the best foundation for all to grow and always produce berries that our customers have come to associate with us.
By deploying new fruit varieties and methods, we’re able to consistently delight our customers with beautiful fruit every time. We pride ourselves on our expertise, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to always operating ethically and with integrity.
We admire the achievements, ability & qualities of our team and listen carefully to what they contribute.
We believe that taking action is not someone else’s responsibility.
We are imaginative, curious and open-minded and actively search out how to be better.
We are confident in the team around us and can fully rely on their honesty and integrity.
We care for each other and will do all that we can to ensure that our team and its members succeed.
The Summer Berry Company has been developed by a truly inspiring team, who’s aspirations and hard work have created market leading growing systems in areas of the world that allows us to produce the best fruit for more of the year than mostDavid Kay CEO, The Summer Berry Company
Our role is to leave things in a better condition than when we receive them, with only the lightest of our footprints remaining.
We farm because we love the lifestyle. We love the thrill and joy of producing the best fruit, working with nature, embracing the elements, the ever-changing weather and the unity and diversity of our family of workers.
Our culture revolves around being authentic, vibrant, honest and demanding. The creation and development of our farms and the nurturing of talented managers leaves an inspiring, tangible legacy for the future.
We’re competitive, passionate and always striving to be the best we can be. This is balanced by an openness to new or different ideas that may help us improve.
For us, the ultimate proof of success is when our customers eat our fruit, are delighted and return time and again to get some more.
The Summer Berry Company have always been at the forefront of what they do and a critical part of our soft fruit offer to customers. They were chosen as a Waitrose Demonstration Farm as they really do lead the way.Jocelyn Rogerson, Buying Manager Fruit Waitrose and Partners