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Francesca Pritchard

Francesca Pritchard

Francesca Pritchard recently graduated from the University of Exeter with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts and is currently taking part in a Management Development Services (MDS) graduate scheme. Her first placement is with Coregeo, who manage the licensing of fruit and vegetable products such as Pink Lady apples and Tenderstem broccoli.

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Jack Scott

Jack Scott

Jack attended the Kent & Medway Ideas Hack as a youth delegate with a passion for fresh produce. At just 18 years old, Jack runs his own business on the Isle of Thanet, where he also grew up and now lives. Currently about to start his second year of university, Jack owns half an acre of land where he grows around 20 different vegetables and sells them to local people and businesses.

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Esther Edwards

Esther Edwards

Esther attended our Kent & Medway Ideas Hack as a youth delegate. From an early age, Esther has always been interested in agriculture. However, partly due to her parents fear of the unknown decided to stick in at school and get her A levels before going on to graduate from the University of Bath in 2020 with a degree in International Development & Economics.

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Martin Rawlings

Martin Rawlings

Martin attended the Kent & Medway ideas hack. A qualified languages teacher, Martin Rawlings chose a different path from his life in Manchester when he joined the team at Bore Place, Kent in February 2022. He is currently undertaking an internship with the aim to get more people into outdoor education. Bore Place aims to get young people to connect with nature and how food is produced, and gives disadvantaged children access to nature, healthier paths and careers. Martin’s goal is to help people of all ages reconnect with nature and where food comes from.

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Zoe Collins

Zoe Collins

Having grown up in zone 6 of London and moved to Kent, Zoe Collins sees the lack of young people in rural areas. Her community comprises of mainly retired people or families with young children. Passionate about the UK’s food security and sustainability, she is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on labour rights and shortages in the UK food system.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

After being made redundant at the end of 2019, Laura Taylor set up Wild Box, initially with the aim of creating a mobile bar company available for weddings and local events. At the start of 2020 the diary was full, and Laura was ready for a busy year ahead but in March 2020 when the UK was placed into lockdown her business disappeared overnight.

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