Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of a wide array of roles, from farm management and recipe development to customer experience and hospitality. Join us as we delve into the stories of some of our team members, exploring their Priory Farm journey and what drives their passion.

What aspect of working at Priory Farm do you find most enjoyable?

The constant evolution, we are a team that never stays in one place where we embrace growth, development, and quality with infectious enthusiasm. 

Working alongside so many passionate individuals makes every day an exciting journey. I’m particularly proud of my kitchen team—they’re absolutely amazing. Together, we’re continually evolving and meeting challenges head-on. I can’t wait to welcome more guests to Priory Farm and see what we can achieve next!

What is your favourite Priory Farm product?

Choosing just one is very difficult! Our Priory Farm Orange and Whisky Marmalade steals the show, whether slathered on sourdough or used in cooking. I’ve got a very sweet tooth, so our Lemon & Elderflower Cake that we serve at the Garden Room Café is a definite winner (especially the trimmings). And let’s not forget about the incredible steaks from our Butchery — they’re unbeatable.

Tell us about your time at Priory Farm so far.

My passion for plants goes way back to my childhood days spent with my Nana, picking strawberries at the Pick-Your-Own here at Priory Farm back in the 1970s! Fast forward to February 2023, I officially joined the Garden Centre team. One of my first projects was to design the planting scheme for our new main entrance, transforming it into a beautiful welcome for our visitors.

Just nine months into my journey here, I was promoted to Horticulture Floor Manager. Leading a team of passionate individuals who share my love for all things green has been incredibly rewarding. It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to grow, and I’m thrilled about the plans for our plant area expansion and the introduction of new quality ranges.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Not many people can boast about having an office like this – surrounded by lush greenery, vibrant blooms, and fresh air! It never fails to inspire me.

But it’s not just the physical surroundings that make Priory Farm really special. It’s the atmosphere of optimism and the shared desire to be the best that truly sets it apart. There’s a real sense of camaraderie among the team, a collective determination to grow, evolve, and excel in everything we do.

Tell us about your time at Priory Farm so far

My career at Priory Farm began in 2011 when I joined as a Sales Assistant at the Farm Shop. As my confidence built, I developed a passion for retail and love building relationships with our local customers. Over the past 13 years, I have progressed within the company, including Supervisor, Duty Manager, and most recently, Shop Floor Manager.

It feels very fitting to be here, I have many happy memories visiting the farm growing up, so being part of the team as the Estate continues to grow is very exciting.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I am very creative and love all the seasonal displays we put together here in the Farm Shop. There is nothing more rewarding than hearing our customers’ positive feedback on the displays we create. From different cuisines, seasonal produce, seaside picnics and holiday magic – we’ll cover it all! And this year, we’re aiming to make our displays even bigger and better than ever before.

I also look forward to seeing what the other teams across the Estate come up with – there’s always something new brewing.

Join Our Team

Whether you’re an experienced professional or looking to kick-start your career in the food and retail industry, we offer a supportive and inclusive work environment that encourages growth and learning.