About Chambers

Fruit farming runs through the veins of the Chambers family, who have successfully grown fruit in Kent for a number of generations. Kent’s mixture of chalk, sand and clay soils, together with a drier climate than the rest of the UK, combine to offer the optimum horticulture conditions -hence the ‘Garden of England’ reference which Kent has enjoyed for over 400 years.

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 berry, currant and stone fruit production.

Today Chambers Group operates with 5 core divisions: UK Farms, Overseas Farms, Contract Packing, Importing, Prepared (The Fruitery)

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 Team

Tim Chambers

Managing Director

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.

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.

Vicky Rye

Group Financial Director

Vicky is responsible for the Finance and Admin functions for all Chambers entities. She is a fellow member of ACCA and has worked in the fruit industry since 2001.

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

A University of London graduate in BSc Countryside Management, Rupert has been working in the Technical Quality and Ethical arena with a number of growers worldwide and is the Technical go-to for all customer accounts.

Mirian Perez Molina

Supply Chain and Procurement Manager

Originally from Spain, Mirian has a degree in Business Management. She’s been working in supply chain management since 2014, holds a Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain (CIPS) and is studying for the Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain.

A graduate of Newcastle University (Agriculture and Business Management), George also successfully completed a two-year Management Development Service course designed to attract high calibre recruits with management potential into the fresh food, produce, horticulture and arable supply chain. He has previously worked for Dole and Capespan, the latter role as a Procurement Manager for Top Fruit.

Jake has worked in the fresh produce industry since 2014 covering multiple functions in Quality Assurance, Logistics and Procurement. He has experience managing multiple product areas, forging partnerships with growers both domestically and overseas and has worked alongside the UK’s major retailers. As Commercial Manager for Chambers, Jake will be responsible for nurturing business with existing key accounts as well as discovering new business opportunities.

Silviya Vancheva

HR Manager

Silviya joined Chambers in 2001. As HR Manager she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of HR practice and processes in the business. Silviya is CIPD Accredited Level 5 in Human Resource Management.

Gigi and her team ensure that Chambers produce meets all discerning customer specifications.

Vanessa is a qualified 3rd party auditor and has extensive knowledge of BRC and HACCP.

Ashley Leete

Ashley joined the team in March 2020 responsible for commercial activity at The Fruitery - Chambers prepared fruit division. Previously working in similar roles within aviation, wholesale and retail environments. A University of Leeds graduate in Business Management & Economics.

Jeremy Wambeek

Prepared Division

Cristina holds a degree in International Business with a diploma in French and European Business Management.

Vasil Vasilev

Production Manager

Vasil joined in 2005. Having worked in all areas of the business and qualified by FACTS as well as NRoSo PA1 and PA3, he is now responsible for husbandry, irrigation and tunnels.

Sevda Cholakova

Harvest Manager

Sevda has been with Chambers since 2003 and now oversees the picking and harvesting of crops with a responsibility for 1500 pickers.

Desislava Stoyanova

Supply Chain Administrator

Desi has been working for Chambers since 2008. Since then she’s been involved in many areas of the business and moved into supply chain administration in 2017.

Plamen Dimitrov

Farm Finance Manager

Plamen joined Chambers in 2000. Plamen and his team manage all financial operations within the company including running the payroll for more than 1500 employees.

Sylwia Tarczyluk

Sales Administrator

Sylwia has a master’s degree in economics. She’s been in the industry since 2015 gaining experience in commercial administration as well as stock control. Her skills help to keep all administration operations running smoothly.

Krasimira Hadzhieva

Packhouse & Operations Manager

Krasimira joined the business in 2014, overseeing the Packhouse Operations and managing a team of over 100 people. Krasimira's role involves creating efficiency and productivity of the packing process. Krasimiria has a masters degree in Architecture.

Cristina Stanciu

Packhouse & Operations Manager

Cristina joined the business in 2014 and now oversees the packhouse operations and the management of packing operation. Cristina has a masters degree in Communication and Public Relationships.

Javier Caceres

Production Agronomist

The Transport Team