Sugar Knowledge International Limited, known throughout the world’s sugar industry as SKIL, was established in 1980 to provide consultancy services to the cane sugar sector. It was intended that advice would be available for both agricultural and factory operations. From these modest beginnings it has grown into a company providing a broad range of professional services for all aspects of the beet and cane sugar industries.
The founders of SKIL, and all the current directors, built their careers working for multinational sugar companies such as Tate + Lyle, Booker and British Sugar. This ensures that services are provided with a clear understanding of the corporate context including, perhaps most importantly, full commercial awareness. The company, however, jealously guards its independence from any sugar group and is one of the few truly independent organisations offering professional services to the sugar industry internationally.