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Management Team

The management team all have proven experience in the development and commercialisation of innovative agricultural products.

They have all worked extensively together and have an excellent working relationship. This is a very professional and highly effective team with widespread international experience.

Mark Horner – Founder & Director

Mark has numerous qualifications in Horticulture. He has acquired a strong technical expertise through working in horticulture and crop nutrition for over 25 years. His previous positions have seen him build his expertise in tropical and desert crop nutrition along with his reputation for nutritional agronomic expertise in fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Mark’s technical expertise is renown throughout the fertiliser industry across the world.

Andy Aspinall – Founder & Director

Andy has numerous agricultural qualifications combined with over 25 years experience in agriculture and crop nutrition. His previous roles have helped him develop an extensive knowledge in vegetable and ornamental agronomy and husbandry across Europe. His vegetable and field crop agronomic skills are renowned throughout the UK, Mediterranean and Central Europe.

Mike Panteli – Founder & Director

Michael is a qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience, of which the last 14 have been in technology companies. He is an experienced chief financial officer and has worked with agricultural companies specialising in crop nutrition and nitrogen fixation. His expertise includes strategic development, capital fundraising, commercial development, customer and operational management and investor communications.

Peter Blezard – Founder & Director

Peter has extensive experience in the development of international sales and marketing strategies. This includes working with major companies on a global basis at board level. He has been involved with the agricultural industry since 2000 and is highly experienced in pioneering products into new markets. He was a founder and former CEO of Plant Impact plc.

Mike Stoker – Technical Manager

Mike has extensive experience over the past 30 years, working within the fruit industry from grower to agronomist. He spent the last 18 years working for Phosyn/Yara UK as its National Horticultural Agronomist advising growers on plant nutrition.
He is a very experienced agronomist and his role will enable him to adopt a more holistic agronomic approach, emphasising and understanding the importance of plant health. His responsibilities include working with the UK team overseeing all technical aspects of sales and the distribution of Engage products in fruit crops across the UK and Ireland.

Chris Panteli – Operations Manager

Chris began working for Engage in 2016 in the accounts department.
In 2018 Chris incorporated the role of logistics manager into his responsibilities within Engage. Chris’ Job mandate now covers a wide range of responsibilities from warehouse management, stock management and customer oversight and care.
Alongside his many duties Chris is also studying for his Masters Degree.
Chris is a power lifter so makes short work of stacking pallets.

Karen Adamson – Financial Controller

Karen has numerous qualifications in accounting and financial control. With 26 years of experience Karen manages all financial aspects of Engage Crop Solutions.
She is an avid walker and recently completed a mammoth mountain hike for charity.

Debbie McLaughlin – Marketing and Branding Manager

Debbie has over 30 years’ experience in building brands and working in the marketing and design industry, with 15 years working in the agriculture sector.
She is responsible for developing the brand strategy for Engage, including marketing, video/film, photography, content, social media website and design.

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