Founder and Chair, Riverford Organic
Guy Watson started growing organic vegetables in a field on his father’s farm in 1987. In 1993 he was delivering the first of his veg boxes from the back of his old 2CV to 30 local homes. Today, there are four Riverford sister farms in the UK, which together deliver to around 47,000 homes a week.
Making sure that farmers get a fair deal is hugely important to Guy, as well as looking after the environment in every aspect of the business. Guy built Riverford on the belief in ‘Good food, good farming and good business’ and this year will sell the majority of Riverford to staff to become an employee owned business.
In our final narrative session, and keynote debate, Niki Okuk, Founder of Rco Tires and Guy Watson, Founder and Chair of Riverford Organic discuss how we can challenge the dominant model of capitalist business and the de facto pyramid structure of management in order to enable a more equitable society. What does it take for […]