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Cocogreen receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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Coir substrate producer Cocogreen has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of six years outstanding growth in International Trade, proportional to all industries.

Cocogreen has become a strong force in the UK berry market with its soft fruit substrates. The company’s advanced substrates have now gained a strong foothold in overseas blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry production as well as high value tree citrus, avocado, macadamia nuts and high value salad crops grown hydoponically.

“This Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade recognises the solid growth of our business,” says Thomas Ogden, group commercial director. “This has been built on our reputation as providing a reliable, high performing, sustainable and ethically certified substrate. It is a major honour to receive recognition from Her Majesty the Queen and we are grateful to our workforce and all our customers and suppliers, who have helped make Cocogreen a vibrant and successful international business. Looking to the future, we shall continueto explore new business and diversification opportunities both within the UK and abroad. Through continuous investment in our expanding production capabilities, we are planning further international growth.”

With headquarters in Manchester, Cocogreen serves clients via its own offices and operations in the UK, Sri Lanka, India, the Far East, Asia, USA, Spain, Portugal, Australia and Africa.

“With high demand globally for coir substrate, Cocogreen remains committed to prioritising and looking after its loyal UK customer base.  An industry partner in the new UK Centre for Water Efficient Technologies (WET) at East Malling, we are lending our support to research helping to translate new irrigation and water management technologies into commercial use for UK growers. While helping to fund the project, we are also contributing the high performance coir substrates.”

In June Cocogreen co-founders Dr Sudesh Fernando and Thomas Ogden will be attending a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.

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