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October 2014

Exporting UK potatoes

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Rush Group has been successfully exporting UK potatoes since 1977. The Group’s in- depth knowledge of all aspects of growing and harvesting potatoes, logistics, certification, custom formalities and market-understanding has allowed the company to become leaders in this field. This expertise has permitted Rush to export UK potatoes to the West Indies, West Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Europe.

Add in the fact that UK potato growers are regarded as the best in the world and it is not difficult to see why UK potatoes are so popular with Rush’s worldwide client base. The main types and varieties that Rush currently exports are:

Salad potatoes (all specifications): Maris Peer & Charlotte (Cornwall)

Baking potatoes (all specifications): Estima & Melody (East and West Midlands)

Processing potatoes (all specifications): Hermes and Lady Claire (Midlands)

Rush’s ability to reach such a wide-ranging market is partly down to their skill in finding the right customers for a specific potato crop. This strength comes from their global network of contacts, with offices in United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Malaysia. Having employees on the ground engenders a sense of confidence in Rush’s clients, which in turn reduces the risk of any potato delivery being refused, as there is always someone to handle any problems in person.

Rush’s overseas clients also come to the Group for their potatoes as they know that Rush can offer a reliable and consistent supply of potatoes 52 weeks a year, which is down to their broad grower base in the UK.

So why should a UK potato grower supply Rush with his/her crop?

Because Rush Group offers UK potato growers access to a global market with minimal risks. The Group has many years of experience dealing with overseas clients and so can offer their growers security on all levels. Rush’s involvement in the whole process from seed to sale, minimises risk and doubt for the grower as all the selling, paper work and logistics are handled by the Group – thus offering a safe pair of hands for everyone involved throughout the whole process.

If you are interested in either supplying UK potatoes to Rush Group or importing UK potatoes from Rush, please contact James Bulford today at james@rushgroup.co.uk or on 07771 592791.