The founder of organic farm and veg box delivery firm Riverford, Guy Singh-Watson, explains what’s wrong with “testosterone-fuelled boards”, and why he believes in employee ownership and a purpose beyond profit.
There can’t be too many corporate leaders around whose day can include boardroom meetings and an attempt to cull perennial weeds that threaten freshly planted trees. But that is Guy Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford, the fruit and veg delivery service that has the UK’s organic produce lovers salivating at the mere mention of its name.
Riverford (disclosure: your reporter is a subscriber) has built a reputation not only for good service and great-tasting green-grocery, but for being a company that does the right thing: cares for suppliers, employees and the environment.
Last year, however, Singh-Watson—a self-confessed “veg nerd
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