It quickly established itself as a leading training provider in the fresh food, produce, horticultural and agricultural industry. Since then it has expanded steadily as companies seek to safeguard the future by attracting and providing training for the right calibre of recruit.
Today, MDS encompasses the whole supply chain of vegetables, salads, fruit, flowers, plants, arable and prepared food products not only based in the UK but also for operations in many countries around the world.
MDS represents a consortium of member companies comprising growers, suppliers and supermarkets. There is consistent interest from potential new members who show an interest in what is now seen as a ‘model’ for specialist management training.
The strength of MDS comes from members working in partnership with a common goal, even though some may be competitors in the commercial world. It is run by a Board of Directors appointed from within the membership, with day-to-day management support from the office team in Peterborough.