New video highlights Telford's role in agri-tech

A new video highlighting Telford’s leading role in agri-tech – and promoting the region as a major investment opportunity for overseas businesses – has been published by the Department for International Trade.


The video features Jess Spencer – an agri-tech food marketing student at Harper Adams University at Newport – showcasing the region as ‘the most fertile’ in the UK for its range of agri-tech specialists.


Jess describes how technology is revolutionising agriculture in an industry worth £14billion in the UK alone and says Harper Adams is the world's leading centre for agri-tech.


She says the region has a tech-ready workforce and supply chain, £90million of seed funding from the Government in 2018 and is the perfect place for agri-tech companies to expand.




The region’s reputation for agri-tech has been further boosted with the approval of plans for the multi-million pound Newport 'Ni-Park' innovation centre funded through the Telford Land Deal and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by Harper Adams University.


Ni-Park will create up to 950 jobs and provide a range of flexible space for technology-focused firms including start-ups, small and larger businesses.

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