The Challenge

Powered by 100% renewable energy and growing all year round, GrowUp pride themselves on cracking the biggest challenge in vertical farming - energy. They grow food that tastes better, lasts longer and reduces environmental impact - all done in the UK! As one of the fastest growing and most exciting businesses in the vertical farming industry achieving B Corp Certification, GrowUp are always on the look out for exceptional talent across functions of their business - the MorePeople team were tasks to fill a range of roles across their business functions including Agonomy, Technical and Engineering.

Our Approach

When recruiting in Vertical Farms, it can be difficult to find people with the right skillset as it’s still reasonably new to the UK, so we worked together to find the ideal transferable skills at the right attitude to match. It can sometimes be challenging to find a larger talent pool in areas by the coast, but people are excited about working with brand new innovative equipment with a company that is pioneering farming which has enabled us to successfully fill seven vacancies in 2023!

Sarah comments, ‘The main thing I liked when working with Grow Up was the collaborative approach when working together, we shared feedback on searches, challenges etc and came up with suitable ways to move forward. Fast forward, they now have 3 fantastic agronomy technicians, all of which are loving their new role at career with Grow Up!’

“MorePeople have been a great recruitment partner to us as we have grown and scaled as a business. They provided us with a seamless service, a great shortlist of candidates for a number of vacancies, and kept both ourselves and candidates regularly updated throughout the process. They are a pleasure to deal with and provide great insights into the candidate’s expertise, as well as the broader market. We look forward to continuing the partnership with them on vacancies we need support on in future.”

Amelia Mackrill, Talent Manager, GrowUp