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John Hinchliff

Board Member

John has been running the family farm based at Canterbury in Kent since 1982 and has been growing blackcurrants for processing from about this time. The farm also grows Strawberries, Apples and Pears for the fresh market.

Grower Profile

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A policeman.

If you could change one thing in modern blackcurrant farming what would it be?

The weather!

What is your motto in life?

Success is not in never failing, but rising up each time you fall.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love a good game of hockey. I’m involved in Canterbury Hockey Club and still playing!

What is the first thing you do when you go to work in the morning?

Look at e-mails

Do you get your 5 a day?

I must confess, most days I am more of a carnivore that anything else – if I were an animal I’d be a lion!

What's the best bit about being a blackcurrant grower?

Having a crop which I can mechanically harvest. One day I will be able to harvest strawberries in the same way I hope!