One of the UK’s largest farming businesses, Beeswax Dyson Farming has changed its name to Dyson Farming, a simplification the company says “reflects the growing symbiotic relationship between the Dyson technology business and the farms”.

The Beeswax Dyson brand was registered in 2009, since when the company has grown to over 33,000 hectares in Lincolnshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire. The business made a pre-tax profit of £3.4 million on revenues of £28.3m in the year to December 31st 2019 from farming, energy and property interests.

“I’m excited about the future of agriculture, despite the undoubtedly significant challenges it faces,” says Sir James Dyson. “The increasingly symbiotic relationship between our technology business and our farms will, I hope, yield novel approaches to drive sustainability and performance.

“Material science, energy creation and energy storage are at the core of this, and farming has much to give – growing materials and creating energy that can be used in a wider range of products. The parallels between the two businesses are greater than you might think since the future for both is dependent on investment in research, development and continual improvement.”

“Sustainable food production, food security and our environment are vital to the nation’s health and the nation’s economy; there is a real opportunity for agriculture to drive a revolution in technology and vice versa. Dyson Farming is developing new approaches to efficient, high-technology agriculture, which we hope will lead to a commercially sustainable future.”