David Holloway is MD of Sedum Growers Ltd and DH Horticultural Developments Ltd. He qualified as a plant scientist from Wye in 1978 and worked for ADAS Consulting Ltd in the horticulture and food sectors as a consultant, team leader and sector manager.
In 2002, David set up a research company, with support from institutional and Angel Investors to develop and patent seed mat technologies as an alternative to herbicides for weed control in horticultural crops. The technology has been effective and commercial licences established for distribution in Europe.
David set up DH Horticultural Developments which continue to develop and patent new novel technologies in collaboration with a range of customers/horticultural clients, typically working with Horizon 2020/Innovate or privately funded projects. He spends around half of his time working on sedum, leaving some time for bee-keeping and R&D projects.