Fruit farmer Jeremy Linsell is literally growing his expanding business and earning a big reputation for his produce.
Latest claim to fame came at the end of last month when his farm at Braiseworth near Eye was featured in a TV advert fronted by popular Alan Titchmarsh.
The 40-second advert was filmed on Mr Linsell’s farm in a promotion called The Story of the Brilliantly British Apples made by Waitrose for whom Mr Linsell supplies the majority of his crop.
He now grows 12 varieties of apples and pears, including large orchards of Winter Wonder and Suffolk.
The business is run by Mr Linsell and his wife Kath.
He started his Chromesword company and then bought Braiseworth Orchards in 2001, after working in the industry for many years.
Braiseworth covers 24 hectares, including a picturesque five-million gallon reservoir.
He is pleased with his latest harvest which has seen a ten per cent growth in volumes to the equivalent of 1,600 bins (550 tonnes).
The Suffolk Pink continues to be popular, with the Winter Wonder due on the shelves at the end of this month.
And that requires a reliable team of workers, many of whom comes from the Braiseworth and Eye area.
In the trade Jeremy and his company are considered one of the new growers, but even so he has quickly established a reputation.
He was featured in a large article called Growing Your Business in a publication by the Worldwide Fruit Co Ltd, an international fruit marketing and distribution company. He has also been in the top trade publication The Grocer.
Braisworth relies on its team of workers, many of whom come from the local community.
There are eight core students and 15 casual pickers, many of whom are older local people who spot the adverts in local newspapers and with whom he has a good relationship.