A family business since 1927
A family story through time
In 1927 John’s great grandfather Mr Guy, started a business with Mr Wright. At that time, they were based in Hoddesdon, growing crops of cucumbers. It was not long before Mr Wright moved on but we continued to trade as Guy and Wright. In 1962, at the age of 12, John moved with his family to Green Tye.
60 years on and we are still here and have continued to grow and diversify, not only producing tomatoes but electricity too from our own anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. This is a bespoke installation designed and built by the team at Guy and Wright with the help from experts at home and abroad.
Driven by innovation
John and his family have always looked to find innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges of modern crop production. As production costs rose (most significantly heat and power) in the 2000s John found a way to not only control these costs, but produce another stream of revenue and thereby turning his business carbon neutral.
He had a closed loop solution, capturing methane gas produced by waste food to power generators which produce electricity and in the process capturing the warm exhaust gases to heat our 3 acres of glass houses in the winter months and boost the plants ability to photosynthesise.
Proud of the recognition for our achievements
In 2009 the team at Guy and Wright were recognised for their achievement and awarded “Business Initiative of the Year” by The Grower and Horticulture Magazine. This was later followed in 2016 by “Best AD & Biogas Scheme” at the 2016 ENERGY NOW Awards and “Making the Most of Biogas” at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards.