Europe, UK, Ireland

UK based Scott & Newman celebrates 100 years of potato trading

This year marks 100 successful years in business of UK potato trading company Scott & Newman Limited. Scott & Newman joins a number of historic centenary businesses across the UK including The Royal Mail, Barclays, Twining’s and Cadbury. 

To celebrate this grand centurion, the company is hosting an invited guest list of farmers and others at Ludlow Racecourse, on May 12, 2019.

Established in 1919 by the partnership of Mr. Scott and Mr. Harry Newman, Scott & Newman started as a local potato trader in Shropshire. During the World War II, Scott & Newman was awarded the Ministry of Food Licence granting control of potatoes grown in Shropshire for national distribution. Trading branches were established at Limavady Ireland, Rutland, London and Bristol.

Scott & Newman continued to grow, providing a £1Million investment in production buildings at Weeping Cross in 1995 with an additional £2Million investment in washing and packing equipment.

In 2004, Owen won the World Potato Congress’ Potato Industry Award in recognition of his contribution to the evolution of the potato industry.

Read the full report in Potato Grower magazine