Guest, John

John Guest spent 30 years on his family farm in West Kent growing top fruit, including more than 10 years growing and packing for Sainsbury and Tesco and 20 years growing strawberries and raspberries under poly tunnels. Director of Mid Kent Growers during the late 1980s, he sold the farm in 1991 and three years later joined Home Grown as a Quality Assurance Manager. In 1996 he was appointed to lead the QA & Technical team at Fruition, followed by stints at Worldwide Fruit, first asTechnical Director (UK) and then part-time as Technical Manager UK Procurement. In 2007 John set up his own freelance consultancy and in 2009 launched The English Apple Man web site.