Stephen Jelley Joins RootWave

We are delighted to welcome Stephen Jelley joining as Commercial Director.  Stephen joins us having held the position of UK & Ireland Sales Manager for Dunlop Protective Footwear where he worked closely with customers in the Agriculture and Retail sectors. During his career, he gained a wealth of experience in both Sales & Marketing roles, helping to transform businesses for market leading companies such as General Electric, Philips Electronics & Honeywell.

Andrew Diprose, Managing Director, comments: “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to the team and working with him in the coming years to drive revenues globally and at the same time reduce the use of chemical herbicides around the world.

Agri-Innovation Den Highlights

The Yield Lab invests in Ubiqutek

Ubiqutek is delighted to announce that The Yield Lab has invested in Ubiqutek.  The Yield Lab was founded in September 2014 to sustainably increase the global food supply and reduce inputs to agricultural production and distribution.  The Yield Lab stemmed from the need for tailored resources to enable agriculture technology entrepreneurship.  The Yield Lab is headquartered in St. Louis. The Yield Lab accelerators invest $100,000 into 6-8 companies per accelerator per year.  In addition to investment, the Yield Lab organizes a business development accelerator program, which has helped Yield lab portfolio companies raise over $30 million in follow on capital.

Ubiqutek proud to present at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

In October 2017, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit returns to London for two days of networking and debate. Ubiqutek is proud to be invited to present at the Summit.  Global agribusinesses, VC investors and technology start-ups from around the world come together to uncover the most exciting innovations in agricultural technology – and to forge the right partnerships to take those solutions to market. Attracting delegations from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, this is a summit where connections are made: accelerating the transition of technology from the lab to the field.

RootWave finalist at Agri-Innovation Den

RootWave is proud to be a finalist in this year’s Agri-Innovation Den.  Launched in 2014 by Briefing Media, in conjunction with The Co-op Food, Agri-Innovation Den aims to give entrepreneurs with an interest in farming an opportunity to develop their ideas and innovations. Finalists stand to gain a share of the £20 million investment fund pot in exchange for a stake in their business. New for 2017, is a guaranteed Briefing Media promotional package worth £5k for every finalist, as well as on-going help and business support from our esteemed judging panel.

Prince Charles talks to RootWave about electricides

Prince Charles met the RootWave team to understand more about electricides at the Soil Association’s 70the anniversary celebrations.

Farmers Guardian talks to Ubiqutek about Electricides

Farmers Guardian talks to Ubiqutek about the advantages of Electricides at LAMMA 17 and its Innovation Award for Farm Machinery and Equipment.

Ubiqutek wins LAMMA Innovation Award

Ubiqutek are pleased to announce that Touch Pro won the LAMMA 2017 Farm Machinery and Equipment Innovation Award with the judges ‘impressed by the product’s potential to reduce the use of pesticides’ which would ‘help the environment and was suitable for areas where some chemicals are banned’.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director, comments: “Winning this prestigious award is really exciting for us and give us a reputable vote of confidence in our product and technology.

David Vail joins the team

We are delighted to welcome David Vail joining as Principal Engineer.  David is a Chartered Engineer with thirty years of experience in power supply design and manufacture in a variety of industries from very high volume commercial to military.  He will be responsible for developing and advancing our technology for H2020 and then its application in different products.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director, comments: “I am delighted to welcome David Vail to the team and working with him in the coming years to really push our technology and its applications.

Trevor Robinson

Trevor Robinson joins the team

We are delighted to welcome Trevor Robinson to the team in the role of Sales and Aftersales Manager.  Trevor joins us from Natural Landscapes, a grounds maintenance company he ran for the past nine years.  Trevor has always been involved with land management having been a farmer’s son, tree surgeon and landscape gardener.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are pleased that Trevor has joined us to head up the sales effort here in the UK.  As well as running his own company, he has worked within this industry for a long time, so has the necessary experience to drive revenue growth here in the UK.

Robert Diprose, Founder of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Trevor to the team as our sales and aftersales manager. As an experienced landscape professional Trevor has been working with Ubiqutek since its formation helping to understand the user and deployment issues of the professional spot weeding product throughout its development. Trevor brings with him a wealth of knowledge and practical experience associated with the application of chemical control methods across the gamut of weed control scenarios from farming, urban environments to invasive species management for private clients.