About Chambers

Farming fruit runs through the veins of the Chambers family, who have been successfully growing fruit in Kent for a number of generations. Fondly referred to as the ‘Garden of England’ Kent’s mixture of chalk, sand and clay soils and drier climate than the rest of the UK provide the optimum conditions for horticulture, resulting in a heritage that spans centuries.

Established 1952

The current business was set up by WB Chambers in 1952. Third generation owner and present managing director Tim Chambers took over the reins of running the family’s farms in 1990, focusing on soft fruit and cherry production.

The Transport Team

The Team

Tim is also Chairman of The Rubus Breeding Consortium based at East Malling Research in Kent, a grower led consortium which seeks to produce new varieties of raspberries and blackberries which are not restricted by marketing agreements. The Consortium includes: Spanish fruit producer organisation, Onubafruit; Swiss garden plant suppliers, Lubera; UK fruit producer WB Chambers and East Malling Services (EMS), the commercial division of East Malling Research (a major UK organisation renowned for horticulture research and especially well known for its ground-breaking research on fruit crops). The Consortium focuses on evolving improved and brand-new varieties capable of delivering the desired quality / yield of crop balanced with commercial viability.

Salih also works closely with Chambers’ partner growers in Spain, Morocco and Mexico enabling the business to achieve its impressive scale of commercial fruit production.

A graduate of Sheffield University and the University of Oviedo in Spain where he studied International Business and Spanish, James now manages the commercial activity for the farms and the import business.

Silviya Vancheva

HR Manager

Gigi Mehmed

Product Manager

Howard Cook

Packhouse Operations Director

Experienced in farm management, Howard and his teams manage all aspects of technical compliance, audits, packhouse quality teams and the packhouse operations.

Vanessa Pantony

Technical & Compliance Manager

Cristina Dominguez

Kremena Angelova

Commercial Administration Manager

Andres Meneses

Global Soft Fruit Procurement Sale & Supply Chain Manager

Monika Kumstys

Commercial Administration Manager

Mariusz Szatkowski

Procurement Manager

Vasil Vasilev

Production Manager

Vasil joined in 2005 and has worked in all areas of the business

Sevda Cholakova

Harvest Manager

Joined in 2003, now overseas picking and harvest for the 1200 pickers

Desislava Stoyanova

Commercial Administrator

Sara Parratt

Financial Accountant

Plamen Dimitrov

Farm Finance Manager