Twelve fellows will be identified for the 2024 cohort

There are two weeks left to apply for the 2024 LSA Fellowship scheme, which is seeking to identify the future leaders of the UK horticulture industry.

LSA fellows attend industry events

LSA fellows attend industry events

The two-year fellowship scheme exposes participants to all elements of the UK’s horticultural industry, from herbs to hardy nursey stock production, and covers topics as diverse as R&D and marketing. 

The fellowship includes a £3,000 bursary, attendance at events in the UK and overseas, the chance to connect with key industry figures and a supportive network of fellowship alunmi. Twelve fellows will be appointed.

“The Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming executives in the horticulture industry to widen their perspective, create a network and equip themselves for a future role in leadership of the industry,” said LSA trustee Martin Emmett. 

“These are exciting and challenging times for horticulture, and the LSA fellows will be vital in shaping our sector for the future.”

Industry events

During the last 12 months the fellows taking part in the scheme have attended events such as Cultivate 2023, Fruit Logistica, Horticulture Food Loss Network, HTA Plant Show and the International Blueberry Conference. 

The scheme is now recruiting its sixth cohort and has the support of organisations including the NFU, British Growers Association, Horticultural Trades Association, and The Chartered Institute of Horticulture. 

The deadline for application is 31 October. To apply, click here.