Established in 2002, Collison and Associates is based near King’s Lynn and works on agri-food sector development and the role of new technology and skills in delivering growth. During 2012-13 the business supported the government team developing the UK Agri-Tech Strategy and is currently working with a range of businesses, Universities and research organisations to implement the actions it identified. During 2016 we are working as part of a UK/French team to review EIP Agri for the EU Commission. Martin Collison also served on two EU Focus Groups during 2014-16 on: Short Food Chains; Water and Agriculture.
Our services include project development through to project funding and implementation. With a strong commercial background in agriculture, horticulture, wholesaling and food processing, as well as strong links to the public sector, we bring a wide range of experience and connections to project teams. Our work with industry has included projects on soil and water resources, carbon footprints, the use of sensors to collect data, new genetic technologies, the use of crop co-products and the integration of new genetics with farming practice to drive cost reduction.
We have also developed and managed large skills and knowledge exchange programmes for agriculture supported by UK and EU funding. We currently deliver courses with the University of Lincoln National Centre for Food Manufacturing and support HE development at Easton and Otley College.
The business also works for government agencies to develop and implement programmes to support the agri-tech sector and food chain and currently leads on the agri-food sector for Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
Key contact: Martin Collison, firstname.lastname@example.org