John Shropshire OBE

After gaining a BSc Hons in Agriculture at Newcastle University in 1976, John joined the family farming and marketing business which had been founded by his father in 1952. 


John is Chairman of the G’s Fresh group of companies which now has sales of £500 m per annum in the UK, Europe and the USA.  Integral to its business, is its expertise in growing and together with the members of the G’s Growers Producer Organisation, grows 13,300 hectares of salads and vegetables in the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and Senegal. 

The group employs over 7,000 people and has won several national industry awards recognising its progress in technical and product innovation, exports and environmental management.