About

Evogro helps people to grow their own perfect plants. Growing top quality edible plants is hard and many people lack the space, time or know-how for traditional approaches. Evogro applies the latest horticultural technology to solve these problems and makes it simple to use.

Evogro is a privately owned company, based at the East Malling Research campus in Kent.

The Evogro Team

Jason Hirst

Managing Director

Jason Hirst, Founder & MD of Evogro, is an experienced technology entrepreneur and keen gardener. He started Evogro with the idea of using new technology to help people grow their own plants with far better results. Before founding Evogro, Jason was CEO of Altien Ltd, an enterprise software company operating in the UK & US and prior to this, he was an equity analyst in the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, covering the communications equipment sector. Jason began his career at IBM, winning a place on its pre-university entrant scheme. He holds a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School, and a BA (Hons) from University College London.

Paul Adams

Technology Director

Paul graduated from Imperial College, London with an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After 10 years working for Altien as a Technical Consultant, Product Manager and Dev Lead, he joined the company to build the technology behind the Evogro.

Paul enjoys coding in Java, Python and JavaScript, making cheese and Estonian folk dancing.