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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.

Adnan Zurba – MENA Regional Director

Adnan has extensive experience in the setting strategies for the development of sales, marketing strategies and product development in the MENA region.
He possess more than 35 years of progressive experience in the agricultural sector (21 of 35 years as a director for the MENA region). His work at various multinational firms has enabled him to set strategies tackling the agricultural issues arising in the region and have an in depth technical and geographical knowledge of the MENA region.

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 is a fellow member of the ACCA and has over 30 years’ experience working in both practice and industry. She is an experienced Financial Controller with thorough and methodical attention to detail. For the last nine years she has worked for agricultural companies. She is skilled at management and financial reporting, commercial modelling, cash flow management, forecasting, implementing internal controls and auditing. Karen manages all financial aspects of Engage Crop Solutions Ltd.

Debbie McLaughlin – Marketing and Brand 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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