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Confirming termination of contract with British Sugar
25/10/2016

From the end of the 2016 tomato growing season at Cornerways Nursery in Wissington, the tomato crop commercialisation contract between Thanet Earth and Cornerways (owned and operated by British Sugar) will terminate.... | download PDF ›
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Fifth greenhouse at Thanet Earth now under construction
10/08/2016

We are pleased to confirm that our fifth greenhouse is reaching completion and is shortly to be filled with young cucumber plants. This will bring us to almost 75% of our planned site in production. ... | download PDF ›
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Growing crops using lights
14/06/2016

Information about our use of lights to help us produce crops in the UK all year round. ... | download PDF ›
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Success for young chefs in our Recipe Challenge
01/06/2016

Pupils from schools across Thanet were able to show off their cookery skills at East Kent College in our popular competition. ... | download PDF ›
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Recipe Challenge 2016 - open for entries!
01/03/2016

There’s the sound of chopping, whisking and frying across Thanet as budding young chefs get busy in the kitchen. Schools across the district are invited to enter our competition to find an exciting new recipe that uses a Thanet Earth ingredient... | download PDF ›
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Successful completion of first Movement to Work scheme
18/12/2015

Five local jobseekers have new-found confidence having successfully completed a training course at Thanet Earth, working in partnership with Hadlow College. ... | download PDF ›
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Exciting new deal for Thanet Earth with Cornerways Nursery
23/10/2015

Contracts have been signed in a major new deal. Thanet Earth is set to market the Cornerways tomato crop to national retailers for the next 5 years. ... | download PDF ›
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Des Kingsley confirmed as new MD at Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd
02/09/2014

We're pleased to confirm today the appointment of Des Kingsley as the new managing director of Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd.... | download PDF ›
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A very royal visitor
17/06/2014

Our proud team showed HRH The Duke of Kent around the new tomato greenhouse at Thanet Earth when he paid a recent visit to the area.... | download PDF ›
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Chop chop! Just 3 weeks to go...
06/03/2014

We welcomed pupils from two local primary schools to our new education room this week. They learnt all about how we grow tomatoes, then chefs Jason and Kevin from The Minnis gave them a very special, inspiring cookery demonstration. ... | download PDF ›
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The first British cucumbers of 2014...from Thanet Earth again!
23/01/2014

Thanet cucumber grower, Addy Breugem, hand-delivered his first harvest of cucumbers to store today. This landmark event has become a Thanet Earth tradition now, marking the start of what we hope to be a really successful growing season.... | download PDF ›
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Fresh commercial responsibility for Richard Diplock
20/11/2013

Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd is pleased to confirm that Richard Diplock will be assuming overall commercial control of the business from 1st January 2014 as Senior Commercial Manager.... | download PDF ›
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And then there were four!
13/05/2013

The first tomatoes from the brand new greenhouse, Thanet Growers One (TG1), at Thanet Earth are now being harvested, packed and making their way onto retail shelves nationwide. ... | download PDF ›
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2013 Discovery Fellowship winner announced!
09/05/2013

Hadlow College BSc Horticulture student, Richard Killian, has been awarded the Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship prize for 2013. He'll spend 2013 leading our variety trial programme in a dedicated greenhouse at Hadlow College.... | download PDF ›
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Thanet's young chefs rose to the challenge!
25/03/2013

They chopped, boiled, fried and baked their way to victory – three talented young chefs have taken the title of ‘Champion’ in the Thanet Schools Recipe Competition for 2013.... | download PDF ›
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Thanet Earth recognised for supporting local jobseekers into long term employment
19/03/2013

Thanet Earth Marketing has been recognised as a 'Work Choice Employer' by Shaw Trust and Working Links. Two Shaw Trust clients have been helped back into long term employment at Thanet Earth.... | download PDF ›
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British cucumbers causing a stir
01/02/2013

Shoppers in Broadstairs found an extra surprise when they popped into Tesco yesterday. Cucumber grower Addy Breugem from Thanet Earth hand-delivered early fruits from his fresh new crop of cucumbers to the store.... | download PDF ›
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No such thing as 'too many cooks'!
01/02/2013

Fourteen of the keenest young cooks from Bromstone School had their enthusiasm rewarded with a very special lesson this week. Their school kitchen became the location for an inspirational mini-masterclass from two of Kent’s best chefs.... | download PDF ›
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British cucumber season opens once more
23/01/2013

The UK season has been declared open once more by cucumber growers Addy Breugem and Arjan de Gier at Thanet Earth. Whilst it's snowing outside, their warm greenhouse is producing its first fruits of 2013. ... | download PDF ›
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Thanet Schools Recipe Competition 2013 entries open again!
17/01/2013

Every school in Thanet is invited to enter our popular recipe competition. A great masterchef-style experience awaits the lucky finalists, aged from 5 to 16. ... | download PDF ›
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A fourth greenhouse at Thanet Earth
16/01/2013

The Thanet Earth partners are pleased to confirm that construction and planting have been completed on the long-awaited fourth greenhouse. Its young tomato plants have arrived and will be bearing fruit in time for Easter 2013.... | download PDF ›
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Sustainability award for Thanet Earth
19/12/2012

The team at Thanet Earth are finishing 2012 on a high, having been awarded the accolade of ‘Champion of Sustainable Farm Practice’ at the recent Food & Farming Industry Awards. These prestigious awards are held each year at the House of Commons, ... | download PDF ›
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Thanet Earth announces Fellowship with Hadlow College
02/02/2012

Innovation work for Thanet Earth will be boosted this year with a new partnership with Hadlow College. Degree student Tom Pilcher has a gerat opportunity ahead of him in 2012.... | download PDF ›
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Thanet cucumbers first onto shelves...again!
23/01/2012

Once again, Thanet Earth are proud to announce the harvest of the earliest British cucumbers of 2012. Shoppers can start enjoying Kent-grown produce that's available now right through until December!... | download PDF ›
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Thanet Earth fully exonerated by GLA investigation
03/08/2011

We are pleased to confirm that an independent investigation by the GLA has given our labour providers a clean bill of health.... | download PDF ›
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Update - GLA investigation at Thanet Earth
12/07/2011

Further update for media pending the outcome of the GLA investigation.... | download PDF ›
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Reassurance for consumers about cucumbers in the UK
03/06/2011

Reassurance for consumers about cucumbers in the UK... | download PDF ›
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Further clarification from Thanet Earth in response to Unite claims
05/05/2011

Please see attached document with some additional information further to our statement of 3rd May 2011.... | download PDF ›
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Statement from Thanet Earth about allegations from Unite union
03/05/2011

Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd has issued this statement in response to allegations made by the Unite union about Thanet Earth. We strongly contest those allegations and stress that an investigation by the GLA, begun at our instigation, is ongoing.... | download PDF ›

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