R & J Emery Soft Fruit
            R & J Emery Soft Fruit

Our Team

R & V Emery consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you. 

Richard Emery



Richard founded R&V Emery with his brother Vernon growing salad crops. Vernon retired at the end of 2019 and passed the partnership role to James therefore forming R&J Emery. 




James Emery



James previously worked and travelled as a senior technican in soft fruit before becoming a full time partner in R&J Emery in 2019. 



Maggie Thorne

Packhouse Manager

Health and Safety Committee Member




Maggie has been working as a Packhouse manager for R & J Emery for 35 years and was therefore with us for the transition from salad crop to soft fruit. 

Marian Joita

Assistant Packhouse Manager


R&J Emery are pleased to welcome Marian to our full time team. Marian is experienced in Raspberry harvest management and is now transfering his skills into his new packhouse role. 

Dorota Falkowska

Production Manager

Health and Safety Committee Member


Dorota has been working for R & J Emery since 2006. First joining us as a seasonal fruit picker for two summers before moving here full time in 2008 Dorota worked her way up to Senior Field Supervisor before becoming our Crop Production manager in 2013. 

Graham Haynes

Crop Manager

Health and Safety Committee Chairman




Graham has been working for Emery's for 26 years. With 10 years previous experience in growing salad crops he joined us to venture into growing soft fruit. Graham is B.A.S.I.S AND F.A.C.T.S qualified. 

Robert Meehan

Crop Protection and Systems Manager

Health and Safety Committee Member


Rob officially joined the R & J Emery team in January 2018, but many of you will have seen him around previously doing contracted work. Rob brings with him a wide experience of agricultural systems.

Piotr Bielecki

Farm Systems Team Leader

Health and Safety Committee Member


Piotr has been working for R & J Emery since arriving as a harvest picker in 2003. Since then he has gained experience in agriculture to become our Farm systems team leader. 

Marian Marculescu

Glasshouse Site Manager - Batchmere


Marian joined us as a seasonal harvest worker, after which he progressed to Packhouse QC before training to become our Batchmere's Glasshouse Manager specialising in our raspberry crops. 

Steve Fauchon 

Glasshouse Manager


Steve has been working with R & J Emery since 2004. Steve joined us with 18 years previous experience as a spray operator and glasshouse maintance manager. 

Rebecca Emery

Health, Safety and Staff Welfare 

Health and Safety Committee Leader




Rebecca Emery has been working with R & J Emery since 2009.  Rebecca is first aid and mental health first aid trained and is qualified to national certificate level in Health and Safety.


Natasa Isajeva

Staff Welfare

Health and Safety Committee Member


Natasa joined R & J Emery in 1998 as a seasonal harvest employee before becoming a Team Leader in 2000. Since then Natasa progressed to Packhouse QC before becoming our Staff Welfare Officer.  


With a wide language ability Natasa carries out all our in-house training inductions to ensure the safety of all our employees, as well as continuing to care for them throughout their employment with us. Natasa is mental health first aid trained and trained in adhereing to StrongerTogether to work against modern day slavery.  


Maria Kafadarova

Irrigation Team

Health and Safety Committee Member


Maria has been working for R & J Emery since 2002. With previous supervision experience she joined us as a Team Leader and progressed to a full time Production and Husbandry Manager. In 2021 Maria has transfered her skills into growing as part of the irrigation team. 

Anne Emery





Anne takes care of our main office reception and accounts. Please contact Anne for all invoicing and finance queries. 


Office Contact details

R & J Emery

Riverside Farm

Tutts Lane

West Wellow


SO51 6DW


Tel: 01794324348

Farm Fresh PO Ltd 

R & J Emery are founding members of the Farm Fresh PO Ltd. 


For sales please contact:

Scott Woolford - Business Development Manager


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