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Our Companies

Our head office is situated in the heart of the Suffolk countryside at the centre of the farm, which is over 4,000 acres of growing crops, grassland and woodland.


Agriculture is still a core activity, but in recent years we have diversified into other commercial ventures and our focus is now on unlocking potential and growing a variety of businesses.

CamdenBoss Ltd

CamdenBoss are based at Galaxy, Mildenhall, and are the biggest innovator of high-quality plastic enclosures and electro-mechanical components in the UK. They are currently the only company to provide multiple industrial products, including terminal blocks, waterproof connectors, fuses and fuseholders, along with customised plastic and metal enclosures.  They have won national awards for the innovative design of their Hex-Box IOT Enclosure.

CamdenBoss also design and manufacture custom enclosure solutions for the medical, industrial and electrical sectors including producing Oxygen Supply Systems, which are often bespoke for the customer.

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Material Change Ltd

Material Change has 6 composting sites across the Midlands and East of England and currently operates 10 Anaeorobic Digestion Plants.

They provide PAS:100 quality assured compost, mulch and bark products to Landscapers, Gardeners and Local Authorities, and agricultural grade PAS:100 compost to Farmers.

The AD sites produce 9.4 MW of renewable electricity and over 1550m3/h renewable gas to grid with private wire sales to multiple local businesses.

Material Change has green waste recycling facilities at Creeting St Mary in Suffolk, Decoy Farm in Lincolnshire, Faldo Farm in Bedfordshire, Haynes in Bedfordshire, Helmdon in Northamptonshire and Maids Morton in Buckinghamshire.  They take steps to improve biodiversity on their sites.

Global Machinery Solutions Ltd

Global Machinery Solutions Ltd are based in Long Bennington, near Newark.

Previously named Global Recycling Solutions, they are recognised as one of the largest dealers and suppliers of forestry, recycling, construction, aggregate and confi-shred machinery in the UK and Western Europe. 

Global are dealers of Bandit, Shred-Tech, Pronar, SANY, Camec, Backers, Jo Beau, Norwood Sawmills and Frontier Sawmills.

With 17 mobile engineers located throughout the UK, Scotland, Ireland and Germany, they offer complete after sales support.  Everything from breakdowns to scheduled servicing is catered for, within a rapid response timeframe.

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Services Ltd

A one-stop-shop for poultry services: poultry fertiliser, maintenance and logistics solutions for British farmers.  Established in 1976, Pedersen Contracting Services has been in the poultry business for nearly 50 years.


Evolving over time to keep up with modern farming methods and requirements; they have fine-tuned the way the business is run to give customers a tailored service to suit their needs.

Covering the entire UK with teams based in County Durham, Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Wales, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, they are never too far away.

Running a modern fleet of over 150 pieces of plant, 30 lorries, wash water and clean water tankers and over 100 trained staff operating on more than 15 different farms every day, there isn’t a job too big or small they can’t tackle.

Pedersen Contracting Services Limited was purchased in 2021 by Material Change Limited and its parent company Heathpatch Limited. 

Cogent Technology Ltd

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Cogent Technology, an established UK Contract Manufacturer providing PCB and complete Product/Device assembly services, has recently joined the Heathpatch Group as an independent subsidiary after being acquired by CamdenBoss. 


Cogent started life in a cupboard under the stairs nearly 40 years ago and have grown to become a prominent leader in serving diverse markets, including medical, electric vehicle (EV), and scientific applications, with a reputation for supporting their clients through new product introduction and onto volume assemble, with an emphasis on consistent quality and on-time delivery.


Cogent’s 80,000 sq ft facility in Felixstowe, Suffolk, offers clients the ability to scale production significantly.  In addition to state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing capability, it houses two Class 7 Clean Rooms, a Biological room, and offers warehousing and fulfilment services.


Cogent Technology and their operations are ISO13485, ISO9001 and ISO14001 compliant, plus FDA registered.  Their unique world-class monitoring and planning system, MaPs, ensures complete, unrivalled control and quality, which supports their ethos of ‘Building Technology to Enhance Lives’.


Cogent’s strategy includes a commitment to supporting GreenTech projects and an aim to become more sustainable, demonstrating a responsibility to the environment.  This perfectly complements Heathpatch’s own vision.

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Brett Vale Farming Company Ltd


Around 3,500 acres of the estate are used for growing combinable crops using a range of modern equipment.  From 1st June 2021 our arable land is farmed through a joint venture between Heathpatch and A J Pratt and Sons, via Brett Vale Farming Company Limited.  The joint venture combines years of knowledge, expertise and machinery to provide high quality contract farming services to the shareholders’ land and their clients. Crops currently grown include wheat, barley, beans, oilseed rape, sugar beet, maize and rye.

The majority of our arable fields have environmental stewardship margins planted to encourage wild birds, wild flowers and insects.

For more detail about the work of the farm in Conservation, Renewables and Community follow the links below:

Nedging Hall Estate Ltd

Nedging Hall Estate is a hospitality business in Suffolk, which has grown to include Suffolk's oldest brewery, two pubs, a hotel and restaurant and an exclusive country guest house. 


The business has sustainability at its heart, whether it is sourcing malting barley for the brewery from the Brett Vale farm, or growing vegetables at Nedging Hall for use in the restaurants, reducing food miles is just one of the core values.


Exceptional quality in charming and comfortable surroundings, from sipping a Mauldons beer at The Brewery Tap in Sudbury, to hosting a lavish party at Nedging Hall, you will always be welcomed by the team.

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