Biosecurity Policy

Frank P Matthews operates a policy of improving and safeguarding the natural environment wherever possible and we take several steps to ensure that any products we import do not hold any risk of importing pests and diseases.

We have a committed, proactive approach to Plant Health and are fully compliant with all of our legal obligations outlined by DEFRA. All necessary inspections and plant passporting processes are managed by our Production Director.

Our commitment to Plant Health includes continual staff training regarding nursery “best practice”, regular crop walks with our independent agronomists and the latest certification for all spray operators.

We have robust internal procedures to ensure that we are thorough and consistent in our goods inwards inspections and record keeping. Only trained staff are permitted to undertake plant inspections.

We develop longstanding relationships with our suppliers and only purchase materials from nurseries which are inspected by us and hold similar standards to ourselves. We do not deal with any nurseries that operate in high risk geographical areas.

We engage and contribute to a wide range of industry bodies to stay abreast of the latest developments in biosecurity and also make a positive contribution to the future of this crucial sector.