British Beet Research Organisation

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) is a non-profit making company set up jointly by British Sugar plc (BS) and the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The objective of the BBRO is to commission and implement research and technology transfer designed to increase the competitiveness and profitability of the UK beet sugar industry in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner. This is overseen by the Executive Board members who are responsible for setting the levy.

The Research & Development Board of BBRO provides an independent panel of experts to give both oversight of BBRO's funded research and provide guidance on the selection of research priorities.

The R&D Board is chaired by Colin MacEwan, Head of BBRO. The R&D Board has access to a Scientific Consultation Group, made up of independent external specialists. The senior staff of BBRO oversee and monitor all internal and external projects.

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British Beet Research Organisation
Innovation Centre 
Norwich Research Park 

Telephone: 0330 33 555 33


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