Co-founder & Director, Fullwell Mill
Adam has worked since the early 1990s with SME food and agriculture businesses in Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Kenya, Guyana, Afghanistan, India and elsewhere. He founded the Fairtrade & Organic food brand Tropical Wholefoods which has sold products from small farmers into the UK food sector for 25 years.
Pioneering the development of businesses which process and export dried fruit and nuts on a Fairtrade and Organic basis from these countries, Adam has helped to supply food products to UK businesses including Unilever, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
He has always focused on developing sustainable businesses, incorporating fair trade principles alongside renewable energy and sustainable agricultural practices in all his work. Adam has also been a founder director of two overseas companies: Fruits of the Nile in Uganda and Mountain Fruits in Pakistan that still supply Fullwell Mill. He has also worked with a small independent UK supermarket chain as a non-executive, in trustee roles for the charity Ashden in renewable energy, the Kilimo Trust in the area of African agricultural development, and with Riversimple a sustainable transport company. Recently Adam’s work has focused on the development of software systems for supply-chain management in Fairtrade and Organic food and agricultural businesses.