Mercer Farming

The Team

Roger Mercer

Roger Mercer

Managing Director MFL/Partner MFP

After gaining a HND at Harper Adams Agricultural College, Roger started working on the home farm. Initially on the arable side, he moved into dairy and pigs. Roger took over the farm in 1979 and continued to expend the arable and livestock production. As well as the farming and property development side of the business he is a director and advisor of several businesses, Chairman of Trustees at Lichfield Cathedral, Vice Chairman of Governors at Harper Adams University College and a Nuffield scholar.

Robert Mercer

Robert Mercer

Director MFL/Partner Packington Pork & Packington Free Range

Robert took a year out to work on a dairy farm in New Zealand before gaining a degree in Agriculture at Newcastle University. Whilst at Newcastle he was chairman of the Agricultural Society. In June 2002 he worked at one of the family's pig units giving him the inspiration and knowledge to set up Packington Fields Farm in 2003. He now supplies Packington Pork: a high quality free range pig to local butchers and retailers, and subsequently set up other outdoor units in the same vain. Robert now oversees the pig business within Mercer Farming, Packington Pork and Packington Free Range.

Alec Mercer

Alec Mercer

Director MFL/Partner Packington Poultry & Packington Free Range

After studying Agriculture at Newcastle University, Alec decided he wanted to produce a product of high welfare standards and environmental ethics and one which he could get straight to the consumer. He started Packington Poultry in 2007, now selling his free-range chickens to quality butchers in the UK. He is now spending increased time on the arable and estate services areas of the farm which he is looking forward to increasing as time goes on.

Accounts & Administration Team

from left to right:

Steve Tolley - Sales and Logistics, Packington Free range

Bev Rushworth - accounts Packington Free range

Trudi Phelan - Accountant

Claire Lomas - Accounts and PA to Roger Mercer

Hazel Edwards - Accouts Packington Pork

Evie Leedham - Assistant Accounts Packington Pork.

The team are the hub and first point of contact for the company. They manage the day to day running of the offices, supporting the Directors and Partners and administering all of the operations involving a huge variety of tasks. They also manage the accounts for all of the companies as well as Mercer Farming including Fairfield Farming, Packington Pork, Packington Poultry, and Packington Free Range.