With a BA (Hons) in business management and a keen interest in horticulture, Emma is part of the glasshouse and ornamental specialist team delivering trials and R&D services for mainly commercial customers of arable, fruit and ornamental and protected crops in the glasshouses.
Emma provides the team with business development, contract management, customer liaison, coordination and technical services for activities including variety trials and variety characterisation, product evaluation trials, nutrition and growing system studies.
Laura is involved with the intellectual property side of the business, working closely with East Malling Services and Malling Fruits.
Mark Coxeter supports NIAB EMR in his capacity as a private consultant, his primary focus is on intellectual property licensing matters relating to the commercialisation of berry fruits globally. With 30 years of work experience always within the horticultural/fresh produce industry and a wide network of relevant contacts in the berry industry, Mark works closely with the IP licensing arm of Malling Fruits.
Part of the Malling Fruits team with more that 15 years experience in the soft fruit industry, Alin has worked in all aspects; farming, fruit production and fruit packaging, research and agronomic trials and most recently agronomy. His qualifications include a BSc Agriculture, HND International Agriculture, BASIS and NRoSO.
Alin is very interested in sustainable agricultural practices, IPM, regenerative farming, and certified and ethical food production.
Ben's role within NIAB covers two main areas, that of a technical grower and in business development.
As a FACTS Qualified Advisor (Hort) Ben provides technical growing advice from his base at NIAB’s Park Farm glasshouse facility. He also produces bespoke fertigation systems and oversees the set up of protected/controlled environment facilities for all crops such as ornamentals, fruit, vegetables, cereals and legumes.
Ben's role within business development is to share his previous commercial experience and help develop ideas into actionable trials for NIAB’s customers.
Dr Tally Wright
Tally is leading a group in quantitative genetics within the pre-breeding department at NIAB. The group explores statistical genetics, experimental design, and diverse methods of data analysis. Tally works across a range of ongoing research projects in Cambridge Crop Research division and is involved in the analysis and design of a number of diverse and important NIAB wheat collections.
Dr Trevor Wignall
Responsible for the day-to-day running, maintenance, commercial management, and supervision of activities at the WET Centre at East Malling.