May Barn Consultancy
May Barn Consultancy
Horticultural and Technical Expertise
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Welcome to the May Barn Consultancy

May Barn Consultancy Ltd, led by Dr Paul Challinor, offers the unique combination of experience in agronomy, horticultural crop production, operational and technical management.

The top 10 reasons why businesses work with us:

  • You will benefit from over 30 years experience of working in the UK horticultural Industry;
  • Your business can take advantage of our knowledge of crop production requirements and protocols for UK supermarket outlets;
  • Your business could innovate by allowing us to develop new crops, varieties and crop production techniques;
  • You can take advantage of our unique experience in project management, including new glasshouse units and packing facilities for hydroponic and organic crop production;
  • Specialist knowledge in hydroponic crop production, including rockwool, nutrient film technique (NFT),┬ácoir, pumice and clinoptilolite zeolite will help your business;
  • You can rest assured that we have first-hand experience in managing rockwool nutrient recirculation systems;
  • Our management and advisory experience in water, hydroponic solution, soil, compost, substrate and plant tissue nutrient analysis will improve your business revenue;
  • Our unique specialist experience in the identification of plant damage caused by glasshouse environmental, pesticide and atmospheric pollution factors;
  • You will also benefit from our practical understanding of crop management to achieve pesticide-reduction plans;
  • Like you, we are passionate about horticulture. We are eager to help and advise businesses on appropriate courses of action as well as offering the knowledge and tenacity for innovation.

Contact May Barn Consultancy today to find out how we can use our wealth of experience to help your business.


“I worked with Paul on many projects during his employment with The Jersey Department of Agriculture. As an engineer I found his approach and advice on new projects to be comprehensive and extremely helpful.”

Graham Le Lay - Jersey Farmers Union

“He has the rare attribute of being able to convert forensic analysis into practical solutions, both in crop production and technical management.”

Ian Reed - Redfox

“Paul managed to balance the multiple production sites, both in the UK and overseas, as well as third party suppliers. This was achieved by good communications throughout and a clear understanding of the capabilities of all our sources.”

George Thomas - Natures Way Foods (Selsey)

“I have worked on and off with Paul for the last 14 years, and I have admired and respected his professionalism and technical expertise within horticulture.”

Richard Diplock - Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd.

“Paul's specialty is protected crops, but I have also asked for his advice on other crops as he has a comprehensive horticultural knowledge.”

Jeff Layton - Fresh Direct