Founded in 1997 by three growers, the business has developed from growing premium tomatoes into soft fruits like strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
The £18m turnover business employs around 180 people all year round and relies upon 80 seasonal workers, many from abroad, for harvesting and packing the produce.
While the business has invested in glass houses and infrastructure, it has now set its sights on efficiency and speeding up processes.
“We are a business that works within such fine margins so data such as quantity, quality and waste is really important and can be the difference between if we have a successful year or not,” Charmay said. “We still rely on paper-based systems and there are too many jobs being duplicated and triplicated which can result in inaccuracies.
“We recognise we aren’t getting the right information when we need it so we can’t make decisions we need to on productivity, efficiency and waste.”