Grahame Dunling was part of the team that built the first automated Vertical Grow system in the UK in 2009 . Since then he has built in Kentucky, China, Hong Kong, Japan , Bahrain. The rest of the world is Growing Vertically . Dubai is now following , BUT that is all about to change Grahame is building the most sustainable and commercial unit inside a retro-fitted warehouse in Dubai
As a Commercial grower we try to produce the best Salads we can at the correct price for all. The GCC represents all of the issues we can think off that increase cost for local production to take place. So how do we lower our cost, well we have to produce sustainable and economically. So we have to design our grow area and grow system to suit the crop and the conditions.This is why here in Dubai we have redesigned the way the whole concept of growing . We grow inside a warehouse but this is no ordinary warehouse it has been fitted with the latest in energy saving materials to stop the heat or cold air coming in and also to maintain the even temperature inside. We also use the heat load from the LED's in a morning to help increase the temperature from night time to daytime.Again this simple method saves energy. We have a format which allows us to grow multiple crops for the market under the same roof. We have developed a system to feed at different recipe to each rack if needed. this allows us to grow micro herb, Lettuce, Basil and Mint in the same room
- Grahame's advantage is that he has
- Extensive Commercial management experience in branded fresh produce businesses.
- He has built Brands from nothing to be leaders in there fields.
- He has achieved strong performances delivering above and beyond customer expectations.
- Innovative, intuitive and imaginative - an ideas man.
- Someone who is able to think through all the options - not afraid to take risks, but always measured.
- Installing cooling systems in Bahrain that are Innovative and unique
- Ability to think on my feet and make quick decisions when needed
- Commercially astute.
- Excellent with people - good coaching/mentoring abilities and able to tell it how it is without demotivating people.
- Visionary, can see a different future and more importantly can plan to get there.
- Retro fitted warehouse unique to growing
- Specially designed grow trays
- Inert media unique to Dubai
- New designed Cooling systems
- Never seen before grow system
- Unique designed Led spectrum