Winner of the 2022 Innovation Award


About Lochy:

Angus Soft Fruits Ltd. was established in 1994 by three growers, Lochy Porter, his father Willie and cousin James Gray. Their vision was to sell their fruit direct to the final customer. The business has expanded through working with other UK growers and collaboration with growers around the world to ensure year round supply and continual innovation.


What the judges said:

“Lochy is the driver of the business and provides a great example of having moved from relatively small entrepreneur to sustainable scale, but still retains that dynamic and commercial determination.”

“This is a highly innovative company demonstrating that food production can be both high tech and very tasty!”

What Lochy said:

“Our business is all about innovation, having a hook and developing something that customers want to be a part of. The Alumni Entrepreneur Network award for Innovation is particularly important to our business - we try to innovate so the award means a lot.”

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