"You don't want to have to get changed 7 or 8 times a day"

What are the challenges that the modern young plant growers face nowadays? Martin Uittenbroek, resigning director at Vreugdenhil Young Plants, knows all about it. Over the years, hygiene has become increasingly important in the company, which alongside tomato, bell pepper and cucumber plants now also grows rapidly in floriculture starting material.

Tom Kester (horticulture risk analyst at Interpolis, a Dutch insurance company) and Martin Uittenbroek.

To a higher level
"Speaking about the future, it's not just about you, it's also about the people you run your company with, as well as the entire horticultural sector. For years now, all company clothes have been washed daily for both permanent staff and agency workers. Visitors also get a suit to wear. 

"Now, even that is not enough anymore. Several employees are forced to change suits when going to a different department. That's not a very nice thing and it really requires understanding and professionality from that employee. 

"It's good to see how people respond to this and we can lift internal processes to a higher level. Change is necessary and you can not do that alone. It's nice to see how our company gets it done", Martin tells on the website of Interpolis. The insurance company visited Vreugdenhil Young Plants to congratulate them on the Interpolis price for 'Future-oriented business' on the Hortigala in November of 2019. 

Read more here (in Dutch).

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