Allen G Meale founder of
A G Meale & Sons Ltd
In 1934 Allen G Meale acquired a single acre of land and set up Newland Nurseries in Stalham, Norfolk selling fresh produce to local people. He had no machinery so worked the land by hand with a few basic gardening tools. He also kept a small number of pigs and chickens.
His hard work and uncompromising attitude to quality and looking after his customers paid off; he was able to steadily expand his business and in 1965 A G Meale became a limited company, A G Meale & Sons Ltd.