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Family Business Top 100 Recognition For John Thatcher


We are delighted to announce that John Thatcher of Thatchers has been included within the inaugural Family Business United ‘Family Business Top 100,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work within a family business.


Recognition in respect of:

  • Inspirational Leader

John Thatcher is one of the country’s leading cider makers and pomologists, third generation of the Somerset cider making family. John has given a lifetime of service to the UK agriculture and cider industries, as well as to many local charities in the West Country.


Under his direction as Managing Director, and latterly as Chairman, Thatchers Cider in Somerset has grown from local farm cider maker to one of the UK’s leading family run cider producers and growers of cider apples.


It has been John’s passion for research and innovation, in particular in the areas of orchard stewardship and sustainability, that has led him to be regarded within both the cider and fruit growing industries as one of the country’s most respected cider makers, pomologist and ambassador for the industry.


"John always leaves a lasting impression on those he meets, with his depth of knowledge, enthusiastic and inspirational dedication to cider making, as well as his larger than life, kind and generous personality."
"He is a true family business ambassador and truly deserves his place in the Family Business Top 100."


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