You Garden & Intercrop New Members
This month, MDS has welcomed two new Members, You Garden and Intercrop. The new Members are two very different businesses who will offer some great secondment opportunities for Trainees.
You Garden are a Gardening e-commerce business based in Lincolnshire. Set up in 2011, You Garden specialize in “Gardening for everyone”. The business offers thousands of easy-to-grow plants that can be planted anywhere! As well as selling plants, the business has its own nursery spanning 11 acres with a brand-new purpose-built packhouse. You Garden provide online care instructions and videos so customers can get the best results with minimal experience.
When asked why You Garden decided to join MDS, HR Manager Laurence Beeken explained:
“Having experienced explosive business growth over the last twelve months, our long-term plans accelerated. We have found ourselves in the fortunate position of being able to look seriously at our future structure and begin the search for high-calibre talent.”
“We have wanted to start working with graduates for a number of years but have always been deterred by the amount of form-filling and admin that goes hand in hand with employing interns. MDS was recommended to us, and it was immediately apparent that they were the ideal solution to take the hassle out of the recruitment process.”
“The MDS mantra of working in partnership towards a common goal resonates with our own culture, and their proven track record of attracting high-calibre recruits makes them the ideal partner for our business.”
Intercrop is a pioneering salad growing business formed in 1992 and based in East Kent. The business has farms in Betteshanger and Sandwich Bay, as well as a Spanish operation based in southern Spain. Intercrop is an experienced fresh produce business working at the forefront of innovation. The Member business will offer some exciting secondment opportunities for Trainees.
General Manager Henry Robertson is an MDS-almunus and explained how the business will benefit from the MDS scheme:
“As a former MDS graduate myself, I am well aware of the benefits the program can bring. MDS is a great solution to combine our need for dedicated seasonal management and investing in the future for our business, as well as encouraging and helping the next generation accelerate their careers in fresh produce and agriculture.”
We are very excited to be working with You Garden and intercrop.