William Shakeshaft – Managing Director

Will joined as Crisping Potato Manager in 2001 and then established and managed various Greens of Soham businesses including turf, red beet and other specialist vegetable cropping. Will has been Director of Spearhead Marketing since 2014 and was made Managing Director in 2019. Will sits on the board of the AHDB Potatoes.

Phil Kingsmill – Director, Greens of Soham

Phil has been with Greens of Soham since 1989 when he joined as a Farm Manager overseeing the range of crops then grown at Lords Ground farm. Since then Phil has worked to grow the potato business to the success it is today and has managed the production of quality potato crops grown to our customers’ specific requirements.

Mike Higson – Director, DC Produce

Mike joined the Company in 1984 as a Management Trainee. He is now The Beetroot Commercial Manager and works with new and existing customers to ensure that quantity and quality are of the highest standards. Mike was made a Director of DC Produce in 2013.

Greg Colebrook – Director, Greens Farming

Greg joined as an Assistant Manager of the Spearhead Marketing business in 2013, before taking over as Greens Farming Manger in 2014. Since then Greg has been responsible for the entire beet root business and has now also grown the farming business to be successful providers of red and brown ware onions as well as wheat and barley. Greg was made a Director of Greens Farming in 2018 and is a Sainsbury’s Soil Scholar.

James Planton – Finance Director, UK

James joined the business in 2014 as Financial Controller and in 2020 took over as Finance Director. James manages the entire finance and administration function as well as working closely with the Central Spearhead team to ensure deadlines and requirements are met. James is a fully qualified Accountant and has used his skills and experience to progress his team members to also be on their way to becoming qualified.


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