Who We Are

AlphaBio is a British/Italian company registered in the UK. Its headquarters are in Cambridge and its principal commercial office is in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia.

The company operates at the forefront of agricultural science in developing and commercialising effective, sustainable crop protection solutions, providing growers with the products they need to meet the challenging requirements of today’s rapidly evolving food production environment.

AlphaBio has developed a full portfolio of products originating from discoveries made in the area of science at the convergence of natural chemistry and microbiology.

 

Our Team

There are four founding Directors of AlphaBio Control, each with significant agri-business industry experience in senior executive roles and whose complementary skills combine to provide this young company with the necessary depth of high quality experience required to ensure success.

 

Iain Fleming – Chief Executive.

In a career spanning over 20 years in the agribusiness industry, Iain has held a number of senior positions, initially in business management and development and more recently at a strategic level investing in and growing a diverse portfolio of businesses. Iain’s working career has included positions in a number of European countries as well as North America, Africa and the Middle East.

 

Dr Alfeo Vecchi – Research Director.

Alfeo is an agricultural scientist who studied at the University of Bologna. He has broad experience in the development of a broad spectrum of agricultural technologies both in the US and EU with a number of multinational organisations including Monsanto, Mycogen and Agrigenetics. In recent years his work has focussed on the development of a range of technologies coming from natural sources. Alfeo has a wide network of colleagues in academia with whom the company is now collaborating.

 

David Palmer – Non-Executive Director.

David has acted as an international agribusiness consultant since the mid nineties, formerly working with Dow AgroSciences and Groupe Verneuil as principal clients. From 1984 to 1995 he founded and managed Eurosemences SA, a research based seed company in France, controlled successively by United AgriSeeds Inc, Dow Elanco and Groupe Verneuil. From 1972 to 1984 David held various senior management positions within the then Royal Dutch Shell owned Nickerson Seed Companies in Brazil, France and Great Britain.

 

David Scorer – Non-Executive Director.

David spent his career in the Crop Protection Industry primarily with Dow AgroSciences and over a 34 year Dow career, based in the UK, Austria, France and the USA held senior management positions in Product Development, Marketing and Regional Managment including Commercial Director for Europe and Regional Director for East Europe and North Europe.

 

Our Mission

AlphaBio’s ambition is to establish itself as a leader in the development and commercialisation of crop protection solutions derived from natural sources; providing growers with effective and sustainable solutions for each stage of the crop production cycle.

AlphaBio has established a product development programme that is structured to develop products that are targeted to meet contemporary grower needs. Each product must demonstrate efficacy that is comparable to the relevant market standards; it must be cost-competitive, capable of being positioned for use in conventional crop production systems; and must have a benign impact on the natural environment.

 

Values

AlphaBio believes in the importance of protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Its corporate philosophy is focused on the development of effective, innovative, and sustainable solutions for agriculture.

The company is an adherent of the Triple Bottom Line reporting philosophy – the three pillars of sustainability: People, Planet and Profitability. AlphaBio firmly believes that this will assist in the development of a truly sustainable agricultural model that improves food quality and increases productivity yet reduces its impact.

Strong and lasting relationships are core to the success of any venture and these can only be sustained where a culture of sound integrity is fundamental to the values of all participants.

 

Alliances

AlphaBio has established a number of collaborative ventures with leading academic institutions, individuals and industry bodies both nationally and internationally.

The company has an open innovation approach aiming to facilitate technology transfer from universities and research centres to the farming industry through AlphaBio.

We welcome the formation of strategic alliances and joint development agreements which deliver mutual benefit through interesting and exciting opportunities.

 

Quality Control

Working with products of natural origination demands the application of the most stringent quality control systems at all stages of our production processes.

Raw materials are procured from sustainable resources with the supply chain management a subject of constant review.

The relevant ISO Quality Control and Quality Assurance systems are in place to ensure the most exacting standards are achieved and replicated at each stage of the manufacturing process, ensuring that each batch meets the defined quality standards demanded by the company.