On 21 April 2016, Clive Goatham collected a Lifetime Achievement Award at Fresh Produce Live, The UK Fruit and Vegetable Congress 2016. With a lifetime in the industry, which began as a young boy helping his parents, Clive has seen many changes. Clive has been a pioneer in helping to transform the industry into one with a growing home market share.
Michael Barker, editor at the Fresh Produce Journal comments: “AC Goatham & Son is one of the true pioneers in the UK apple and pear industry, and they have made a huge commitment to British production with their various investments in orchards and infrastructure. They are very well deserving of these awards.
“Clive Goatham’s passion and drive has been at the heart of the company’s success, and his hard work over several decades is reflected by the industry selecting him as winner of the Lifetime Achievement award.”