Technical Visit to Wilkin & Sons Ltd

Free. IFST members only
Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0RF

IFST members only

Now in its third year, this FREE technical visit is ideally suited to anyone with an interest in the manufacture of jams, conserves, marmalades, preserves and honey together with those interested in seeing the horticultural practices that sit behind one of the UK’s longest established yet leading edge family fruit farms.

A walk through the factory provides a fascinating insight to the modernisation of an age-old process sited within an historic building that displays links back to a time when local modes of transport were distinctly different to today. A tour of the fruit farms, weather permitting, allows attendees the opportunity to inspect various varieties of fruit grown in the fields and plantations adjacent to the factory.

At the end of the tour, you are able to visit the world famour Tiptree Tea Room for lunch.

About the host

Robert Parker, Factory Manager and Head of Technical, has spent more than 30 years in the jam making industry, employed by 2 other well renowned jam manufacturers prior to arriving at Tiptree. Robert has in-depth knowledge of the product range, the process and the fruit suppliers based outside UK ( e.g. orange growers in Spain ). Robert heads a team of experts, some of whom may also be available to answer questions during the visit.


11.00 Arrival and Registration
11.05 Introduction and Welcome, Robert Parker, Factory Owner and Head of Technical
11.15 Tour of factory and fruit farms (weather permitting)                          
13.00 End


IFST members can bring a guest.

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