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Strawberries ready for harvest by seasonal workers

AgriTech’s increasingly important role in food harvest

As British farmers charter flights to bring experienced seasonal workers in for this years’ harvest, we question whether the right priority is being…

Our MD Emma Fletcher in the press this week

Our MD Emma Fletcher has appeared in the press once again making the front page of IQ Business Magazine. There is a brilliant four page interview…

SmithsonHill trailblazes US – UK AgriTech business relationships post-Brexit

SmithsonHill return to the UK following a successful delegation to St Louis’s AgriTech cluster. As the UK AgriTech industry looks ahead to a…

Informing the next generation of AgriTech placemaking

As our regular blog readers will be aware, the UK is facing a food security, climate change and future sustainability crisis. Leadership in…

plants growing in a hydroponics system

SmithsonHill welcomes the government’s vision for the future of farming

SmithsonHill welcomes the speech by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, DEFRA Secretary of State, at the Oxford Farming Conference on 8th January 2020,…

CGTN Francais interview Emma Fletcher at ARC Cambridge

CTGN visit ARC Cambridge

It was our pleasure to welcome the team from CGTN Français, together with Ting Zhang from Crayfish.io, to the ARC Cambridge site last week,…

Emma Fletcher being interviewed on camera

AgriTech in the news this week

There's been a focus on AgriTech in the news this week, with our MD, Emma Fletcher appearing in the Cambridge  Independent, discussing the future of…

The Future of the UK and World's Food Supply lies in Cambridge

SmithsonHill’s submission to the National Food Strategy call for evidence

The National Food Strategy independent review is the largest review of the English food system in 75 years. At SmithsonHill, it is our view that the…

Cover of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Industrial Strategy

A new economic blueprint for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

19th July 2019 A new economic blueprint for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough was unveiled today, focused on maximising productivity and innovation in…

KisanHub does the Cambridge award double

We’d like to share our congratulations to KisanHub on winning awards at not one, but two Cambridge business awards this week. First up was the…

AgriTech company PBD Biotech enters Business Weekly Awards

The SmithsonHill team were pleased to see local AgriTech company PBD Biotech in Business Weekly, featured as an entrant in the Business Weekly…

John Shropshire, OBE brings AgriTech to the CPIER table

John Shropshire, OBE brings AgriTech to the CPIER table We’d like to congratulate John Shropshire, OBE, Chairman of G’s Fresh on his appointment as…