BA (Hons) English Literature and Education, MSc Environmental Technology and Business
Kate always wanted to work for a business that improved the world. Prior to starting GrowUp Urban Farms, Kate worked as a change management consultant for IBM, working on large-scale business and IT transformation programmes.
Whilst on a sabbatical year studying at Imperial College London, Kate fell in love with the idea of aquaponics as a sustainable way of commercially growing food for London, the city she grew up in and has lived in all her life.
Kate founded GrowUp at the start of 2013, London’s first commercial aquaponics urban farming business. She thinks that innovation and sustainability are at the core of the best businesses. She’s passionate about proving that urban food production can make a meaningful contribution to the way we feed people in cities, at the same time as creating skilled training and job opportunities.
GrowUp has been listed at the « Virgin Media Business Disruptors to Watch 10 » in the annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.