Covid-19 Business Update

As global concern about the current Covid-19 outbreak grows, IFC Tunstead would like to reassure you that all practical measures to minimise the risk to everyone from Covid-19 have been implemented across our site, accommodation and offices.

We have listened to the expert advice and acted to protect our staff and the wider community and also to ensure that we continue to operate with minimal disruptions for our customers. We are taking all necessary measures to ensure our high levels of service are maintained. We would like to give a big thank you to our customers, suppliers and workforce for their pragmatic response and understanding during this difficult and testing time.

Our fruit harvest will be in full swing from early June. As Key Workers, we are still actively recruiting for seasonal workers to support feeding the nation. Further details on positions available can be found on this website.

Place UK has a solid reputation as one of Britain’s leading fruit growers

With 60 years of experience and our unique and diverse offer, all areas of the retail, food service, processing and manufacturing industries benefit from our one-stop-shop approach.

At Place UK we have a workforce of up to 500; we employ many overseas workers who apply to join the company to learn food processing disciplines, modern growing and management practices. We are proud to be the recipient of a Tesco ‘Best Employee Facilities’ certificate which recognizes the attention that we give to all overseas workers in terms of accommodation, health, welfare and social communication facilities such as our internet cafe.

As a second-generation family-run business, our current MD is Tim Place; Tim is involved in all aspects of the business and we operate throughout the year (seasonal variations are certainly a thing of the past!). Since Place UK began, we have grown and diversified our operations to meet the demands of an expanding customer base: our supply lines are 90% for the British marketplace and 10% for export. Traceability and provenance are key our continued success

It’s our workforce that makes Place UK such a successful, cosmopolitan team recognised for quality, reliability and flexibility, globally.