Based on our family farm in North Shropshire, the business is run by Stephen Jones along with his father Edward and we have worked together to establish quinoa as a British grown crop. Farming has been in our family for several generations and has traditionally grown combinable crops, so quinoa is a great addition to our rotation.
Stephen initially developed the idea of The British Quinoa Company. He has studied agriculture at BSc and MSc level at Harper Adams University, and has recently completed a PhD in crop pathology from The University of Nottingham. He is passionate about developing new British grown crops and believes that locally produced food is one of the best ways to reduce our individual impact on the environment.
Edward runs the farm day to day and has vast experience in crop production. He has been key in developing the best practice of quinoa production in the UK and has done so with the environment in mind, being passionate about increasing biodiversity on our farm.
Pippa joined the business in January 2016. She manages our office helping to ensure that everything runs smoothly. She has brought a wealth of experience to the role having successfully managed offices in much larger companies. Fortunately Pippa is a big healthy eating advocate, so she is great at dishing out advice to our customers!
Rachael came to us as a young apprentice in October 2018 wanting to pursue a career in administration. She has very quickly become a huge asset to our team and deals mostly with processing all our orders, alongside assisting with other tasks. She loves to travel and enjoys long-weekends away in European cities.
The British Quinoa Company Ltd