BBRO Announcement

The BBRO Executive Board is sorry to announce that Colin MacEwan, Head of BBRO, will be stepping down in the summer, after six years in role.


Michael Sly, NFU Sugar Board Chairman said “We are very grateful to Colin for all he has achieved. He leaves the BBRO in a much stronger position to face the challenge of a more open, competitive world”.

Paul Kenward, Managing Director of British Sugar Plc commented “In his time at BBRO Colin has used his change management skills to transform the organisation.  The Executive Board wishes him well in his new role as Director of Commercialisation and Innovation at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)”.

The BBRO Executive Board has commenced the search for Colin’s successor.



  • The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) is a non-profit making company set up jointly by British Sugar plc (BS) and the National Farmers Union (NFU).


  • The objective of the BBRO is to commission and implement research and technology transfer designed to increase the competitiveness and profitability of the UK sugar beet industry in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner.


  • BBRO’s work is overseen by an Executive Board with NFU Sugar and British Sugar Plc representatives


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BBRO is a not for profit making company.
We are set up jointly by British Sugar plc and the National Farmers' Union.

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