Jonathon Jones

Tregothnan

Jonathon Jones is the MD of Tregothnan Trading and is famous for pioneering the first home-grown tea company. His career at Tregothnan began in the garden – employed as the Head Gardener for his expertise in botany. He was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to study in tea which took him across the world to research the growing and cultivating of our number one drink.

He is now known as the ‘business botanist’ for his green fingers and experience in both botany and business. ‘Creating the right conditions for growth has never been more exciting’. He believes rural businesses can grow as global players and has given numerous media interviews and lectures on this particular passion - recently undertaking a ‘go global’ mission with enterprise nation. He serves on a number of boards in the UK including Plimsoll Publishing, the world leader in business intelligence. He was voted in the top ten influential business leaders of Cornwall.

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Be GREAT. How to sell tea to China.

The idea of Britain selling tea to China has never been truer with the Great British strides that Tregothnan Tea is making towards serving our number one drink to the Far East – the very birthplace of this beguiling beverage. Tregothnan became the first ever producer of British tea in 2005, taking inspiration from the diverse botanical gardens within this ancient Cornish Estate. Managing Director of Trading, Jonathon Jones, will take you on a journey from the first 28g crop of tea to the growth of Tregothnan’s overseas contracts and popularity across Europe, the Far East and beyond. Working with the government’s GREAT campaign, Tregothnan has helped to showcase some of the best produce that Britain can offer the rest of the world.