Agents in Bulgaria and Romania have spoken about their confidence in meeting demand for seasonal workers in 2020.

The agents were at a two-day meeting in the UK with the HOPS’ team to review the year, run through new processes and discuss the year ahead. Their UK visit also include a trip to see a HOPS’ grower so the agents could get feedback directly from the farm about teams that had been placed there.

The meeting is an annual event organised by HOPS to ensure its agents are fully informed about the situation in the UK and what’s required for the year ahead.

Agents were also able to inform HOPS on the progress they are making with recruitment for 2020 and the news was positive.

Sarah Boparan, HOPS Operations Director, said: “It was an encouraging couple of days meeting with our agents as they gave us such reassuring news for 2020 and the teams they are recruiting.”

During their stay in the UK, the agents are also briefed on all of the HOPS’ policies and processes to ensure they are operating to the correct procedures.