Our Purpose


The future of our food, our farming and our communities.

Whether in the fields or factory, in the office or on the trading floor, we work tirelessly to develop food and agriculture for a more sustainable future.

It’s this care and commitment to innovation and always striving to do better that has driven us since we began in 1858, and welcomed generation upon generation of our employees to grow to their full potential.

We’re continuing to plant the seeds of change, growing better, more sustainable solutions for all our futures.


Here are some of the actions and initiatives we’re taking to ensure success and progress for everyone at The Billington Group, our customers, our communities, and our environment. This is just the start. Together, we are Growing for the Future.



Our Group Values

Building an inclusive workplace for all

We’re continually working to create safe, inclusive environments where everyone feels welcome and supported. We celebrate diverse thinking, which is fundamental to innovation and our ability to be better every day, and for future generations. 

We’re working on a wide range of initiatives to improve diversity, equity and inclusion across The Billington Group; from training, to new approaches to recruitment, to the establishment of diversity committees and networks. We’ve committed to ensure that 50% of senior roles are filled by women and to match or exceed local minority ethnicity representation by 2030.

Supporting our communities

Our factories, fields and offices are present across the country and touch the lives of many local communities. It is our pleasure and duty to give back to these communities wherever we can.

Drawing on the breadth of talents and skills across our business, we are pledging 50,000 hours of employee volunteering time to help local community projects by 2030. For example, supporting the Over the Wall Charity to prepare materials for their children’s camps that offer free and fun activity camps for children with serious health challenges. We’ve set ourselves the challenge of raising £1 million by 2027 through the Billington Foundation to support local charities initiatives, and are creating a local schools and colleges programme to promote future employment opportunities for young people within the Group.