About Us – 40 Years of Specialising in Seed


South West Seeds Ltd commenced trading in 1980. Set up by Richard Jones as a mobile seed processing company dedicating itself to a very high quality of service aiming to give the client the best possible end product.

Based in North Cornwall, South West Seeds quickly established itself as one of the best seed processing companies in the South West of England. With a large client base the company grew at a steady pace, always building on its fantastic reputation for service and reliability.

South West Seeds Ltd is the mark of quality, based on years of industry experience


Stephen Pearce joined the company at 20 years of age after leaving Bicton Agricultural College, with the intention of staying in the company for one summer. He is still here 29 years later as a company director and has acquired 29 years of seed processing experience making him a professional in this sector.

We strive to fully understand our customers’ needs so that we can tailor our service to fit with them, therefore providing each specific customer with the best service possible, thus ensuring that they end up with the product that is right for their needs.


South West Seeds continued to grow which prompted relocation from Pityme Industrial Estate in Rock to a new site on Treswarrow Farm near Port Isaac.

A new mobile seed processing machine was built and put onto the road meaning we now have two 6 tonne capacity machines and one 12 tonne capacity machine.

Became the official agent for Master Driers in Cornwall and Devon


In 2012 we were joined by Stephen Kettle who brought with him another 45 years of experience specialising in seed. Stephen joined as our Seed Sales Manager. He is involved in production and sales.

We are devoted to supplying all our customers with good quality seed, whatever species or quantity that may be. We are able to supply our customers with bespoke seed mixes to their own specifications or with one of the many specially formulated mixtures that we keep in stock.

Now selling high quality certified cereal and pulse seed, locally grown and processed, Also full range of grass, roots, maize, amenity and wild flower seed


Unlike many sites we welcome your calls and our friendly staff will give you professional advice that will help you to source the right seed for your requirements. To this end a telephone number is on every page, so please pick up the phone and you are guaranteed a warm response. You can order over the phone or if you prefer you can buy on line. We now sell seed nationwide. We maintain our high quality service; we treat every client as if they are our first. Providing them with a warm welcome and helping them to find exactly what it they need.

We recognise that service is everything. We work hard to ensure that we provide our customers with a reliable and dependable service that will ensure that they will come back to us again and again.


During the summer of 2018, South West Seeds constructed a 'state of the art' static Seed Production Plant. Our new Seed Plant is producing top quality Certified Seed. We aim to process all our seed to Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS) and above.

We achieve this quality by using local and professional seed growers who are monitored by our own qualified staff to obtain top purity and germination results from our Seed Plant.


We are now in partnership with 3 of the leading agricultural businesses in the UK who have access to excellent research and development (R & D) programmes. We are pleased to say that we are now working in partnership with the major fertiliser company YARA and we are also privileged to be working with one of the most advanced forage and feed preservation businesses in the industry, Micron Bio-Systems.