8 years of GrowUp history

2013

GrowUp founded by Kate Hofman and Tom Webster, launching one of the UK’s first Kickstarter campaigns to build The GrowUp Box

2013

The GrowUp Box provides fresh produce for London’s Iconic Borough Market

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2013

GrowUp joins Climate KIC accelerator programme for cleantech businesses

2013

100 people join us for the Big Fish Cook Off in London

2014

GrowUp opens Unit 84, the UK's first commercial-scale aquaponic vertical farm, in east London

2014-2017

GrowUp delivers delicious food to consumers, shops and restaurants across London

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2015

GrowUp develops its first bespoke salad mix for a London restaurant wholesaler

2016

GrowUp wins Best London Leaves at the Urban Food Awards

2016

Estover Energy helps The Macallan Whisky Distillery to decarbonise its energy supply by opening the £74m Speyside renewable energy plant

2016

GrowUp is a finalist in the BBC Food and Farming awards and features on the BBC’s Farming Today

2016

GrowUp is invited onto the Unreasonable Impact Programme

2017

Professor Brian Cox visits Unit 84 on behalf of The Royal Society

2017

Final harvest at Unit 84, search for a larger, more energy-efficient site begins

2017

Estover Energy helps the North East’s specialist pharmaceutical cluster to decarbonise its energy supply by opening the £143m Cramlington renewable energy plant

2017

GrowUp wins the regional award, and is shortlisted for the Shell Springboard national finals

2017

GrowUp is featured on the first series of Nadiya's British Food Adventure

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2018

Estover Energy helps Discovery Park, one of Europe's leading science and technology parks, to decarbonise its energy supply by opening the £160m Kent renewable energy plant

2018

GrowUp is invited to present at the prestigious Parabere Forum

2019

GrowUp is acquired by Vescor, a spin-out from Estover Energy

2020

The Recipe Centre, GrowUp's high-care development lab opens at the Agri-Epi Centre on the Harper Adams University campus

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