Meet the Team

‘Throughout four generations of our family business we have always appreciated that our employees are the most valued asset of the company. With the ever changing pressure and demands put on food producers, our extremely hard working staff and skilled management team keeps us moving forward whilst maintaining the high standard and quality of produce and service that Laurence J Betts Ltd has become renowned for.’  Stephen Betts | CEO

Mr Betts

Retired in 2012 after a lifetimes work of 60 years.

Defining the values and the quality standards of the business.

Stephen J Betts


Plans, develops and directs the implementation of business strategy for growth and sustainability.

Nick Ottewell

Farm Manager

Oversees, directs and develops all farming and commercial operations.

Adam Lindley

Baby Leaf Manager

Responsible for the day to day running of our baby leaf production and harvesting process.

Alison Tanton

Finance & HR Director

Provides comprehensive financial advice and ensures a strategic approach to all financial aspects of the business. Also leads and directs the HR Department.

Andrew Howe

Technical & Quality Manager

Responsible for the technical and quality compliance of farm and production processes. Also overseeing all aspects of health and safety.

Dave Price

Workshop Manager

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all company vehicles and machinery. Responsible for the running of the workshop.

Marius Aksenavicius

Harvest and Logistics Manager

Oversees all of the whole head lettuce harvesting operations and manages all of the logistical aspects of the business.

Saulius Beniusis

Harvest Assistant Manager

Responsible for ensuring the harvest of the whole head lettuce is completed in an efficient manner.

Ingrida Bernotiene

Production Manager

Responsible for the sales and marketing areas of the business and also for the productivity of our seasonal workforce.

Mihail Radu

Irrigation Manager

Responsible for the irrigation of all salad crops.

Darren Bailey

Head Tractor Driver

Responsible for the tractor operations for Arable & Salad production.

Kestutis Gelazius

Pack House & Cold Store Manager

Responsible for the cooling, storage and dispatch of all salad crops. Oversees and manages the pack house operations.

Joseph Ralph

Pack House Operations

Responsible for the day to day running of the Pack House.

Lavinia Draghia

Technical Assistant

Assists in ensuring the business is in compliance with all customer standards and protocols.

Viktorija Daminaitiene

HR Assistant

Oversees the on-farm accommodation and looks after the seasonal workers here at Laurence J Betts Ltd.

Gabriela Szomoru

Financial Assistant

Helps and assists the Financial Director.

Alina Birica

Office Assistant

Handles incoming calls, greets visitors and does secretarial and administrative tasks.

Zdenka Gordon

Bookkeeper and Office Administrator 

Responsible for the bookkeeping and day to day running of the farm office.

Team Photo Gallery

Salad Growers since 1930

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