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Scott Farms in the news

That's the (sweet potato) spirit! 

The Sweet Potato Spirit Company has won the Best New Artisan Beverage category in the World Food Innovation Awards 2016. The range is made exclusively using Scott Farms sweet potatoes.

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Sweet potato spirits launched 

We're very excited to tell you about a project we've been involved in. Our very own Scott Farms sweet potatoes are being used exclusively in a newly launched range of artisan spirits from The Sweet Potato Spirit Company. A great stocking filler...

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Love Sweet Potatoes Sponsors Deliciously Ella at Write on Kew Literary Festival  

Last weekend our team were at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew for the Write on Kew Literary Festival where we were a proud sponsor of star food blogger and author, Ella Woodward, aka Deliciously Ella’s, talk about adopting a plant-based diet in a battle to overcome illness.

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Meet the team

  •   Stan Smith

    Stan Smith 


    Stan is a Director of Scott Farms & International CEO. He is responsible for strategic development, and the coordination of financial controls for both the US and International business. With over 35 years of industry experience Stan has had a long career in sales and senior management. In 1982 he started Harris & Smith Produce Sales and Fast Fresh Distribution. Following the sale of his companies in 1994 he has developed businesses within the financial services sector; in 2006 he met the Scott Family when they were looking to set up the International business. His favourite way of eating sweet potatoes is diced, steamed and served with grilled fish.

  •   Simon Hobbs

    Simon Hobbs 


    Simon is head of sales for Scott Farms International. On a day to day basis this involves customer account management, coordination of the supply chain to match customer requirements and sourcing new business opportunities. With 21 years’ experience Simon was introduced to the produce industry from a young age. On leaving school he worked on Bristol market, first as a junior salesman and then salesman. Before joining Scott Farms in 2006 he held senior procurement and sales positions within two leading produce companies supplying major multiple retailers, wholesalers and various fresh food sectors. His favourite way of enjoying sweet potatoes is to have them as chips and also enjoys them mashed or roasted.

  •   Darren Smith

    Darren Smith 


    Darren is responsible for operations and account management. On a day to day basis this involves the coordination of the supply chain, product sales, distribution and operational administration. With 25 years’ experience Darren first worked as an order picker for a national produce distribution company, where he later gained his national and international CPC qualification before becoming transport and distribution manager. He subsequently gained additional experience in both distribution and sales with two other major produce companies before joining Scott Farms in 2006. His favourite way of enjoying sweet potatoes is shredded raw in a salad or as wedges.

  •   Tina Gibson

    Tina Gibson 


    Tina is responsible for the production of financial accounts information. On a day to day basis this involves the production and administration of the purchase and sales ledgers, financial analysis and management accounts. Tina is a fully qualified member of the AAT and as such is licensed to provide independent business accounting services. With over 25 years of management support and administration experience she has previously worked as office and administration manager for a leading Midlands based print company as well being management accountant for a major medical group. Tina joined Scott Farms in 2009. Her favourite way of enjoying sweet potatoes is...any way that someone else wishes to serve them!