Lincolnshire horticulture producer plants seeds for growth following £200k investment | | Lincolnshire In Focus
Greater Lincolnshire-based family business will use the funding to invest in a hydroponic lettuce production facility, the first of its kind in the UK, also creating four new jobs A Greater Lincolnshire-based horticulture producer and supplier has secured a £200,000 debt funding package from Maven Capital Partners and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. Jepco Glebe Limited will use the finance to invest in a new hydroponic lettuce production facility - the first of its kind in the UK. Now in its third generation, the family-run company produces and sells a wide range of salad and vegetable products to the manufacturing, retail, food service and wholesale sectors in the UK and overseas markets. Although Jepco already offers hydroponically-grown salad and vegetables to ensure its products are available beyond just the summer months, its existing unit operates at a limited level and does not produce in the colder months of the year. The new facility will provide all-year-round growing