The programme for the forthcoming Business Trip to the UK is shown below.
To participate in this Business Trip, you can register now at the foot of this page.

The cost of this two-day trip is €275 p.p. excluding flights.

*You need to arrange your own flight to Manchester!

For info:  Click here to view our suggested flights to Manchester


Day 1 – 26 match 2019

10.00-11.00u | Arrival at Manchester airport (you need to arrange your own flights). You will be met by airport assistants who will escort you to the meeting point.
12.00u | Coach departs from Manchester airport; lunch en route at a local pub.
14.30u | Arrival at Grosvenor Farms, Aldford

Grosvenor Farms near Chester is the UK’s largest dairy farm. The farm is currently scaling up from 2,000 to 2,800 dairy cows and has won awards for its sustainable indoor system. Grosvenor Farms produces more than 60,000 litres of fresh milk a day for the retail market and grows combinable crops on approximately 2,200 hectares of land. In their strategic vision, innovation, sustainability, efficiency, animal welfare and nature conservation go hand in hand:

16.30u | Departure for Ramada Southport Hotel
17.45u | Arrival at hotel, check-in
18.30u  | Meeting room for presentation by Roger Bracewell, Chairman of GA Pet Food Partners
20.00u | Dinner and overnight stay at Ramada Southport Hotel

Day 2 – 27 March 2019

Day starts with breakfast at hotel
08.15u | Coach departs for Golden Acres; the whole day is devoted to visiting this unique company.

GA Pet Food Partners is an independent pet food producer that is able to create a new pet food brand for customers in just seven days. They offer their customers a total solution from initial concept through to end product. GA produces both organic and regular products in the same factory. To continue producing its growing variety of recipes efficiently, GA needs a facility with high capacity and the flexibility to change recipes quickly with no risk of contamination. The same need exists in the feed sector; indeed, some of the solutions and systems devised at GA have already been applied there. What makes GA unique is that the best solutions to meet this need have now been brought together in a single facility. This truly sets a new standard for both feed and pet food manufacturers. The brand new facility is a project by four Feed Design Lab partners: KSE, van Mourik, Dinnissen and SCE.

14.25u | Departure for Manchester airport.

*Sign in is only possible for partners from Feed Design Lab!

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