BPEX is to undertake a major review of its delivery of knowledge transfer (KT) that will incorporate the views of producers and the wider industry that comes into contact with the organisation’s KT managers.
A series of focus groups will being organised on behalf of BPEX in the next few weeks that will gather the opinons of producers, vets and the allied industry. The work, which is being carried out by England Marketing, is part of a larger programme to develop a new KT strategy and structure for BPEX customers.
“We’ll be approaching producers, the Allied Industry Group and vets and we’d be very grateful if they could agree to take part,” BPEX head of KT Andrew Knowles said. “Their input is an essential element in shaping the future direction, services and structure of KT.”
“I’m aware that the timing isn’t ideal given that harvest is fast approaching but I’m keen to establish a new plan in the autumn. KT has been part of BPEX for eight years and over that time the structure and size and needs of the industry have changed, therefore BPEX needs to ensure it reflects these developments to continue to deliver timely and relevant services.”
In addition to collecting views and perspectives from focus groups, BPEX is also collecting ideas and thoughts from direct interviews with a range of businesses, large and small, from all around the country and from researchers through to allied industry companies.