Meet the team
He's passionate about the environment and about creating juices with real flavour - the berry fruits, the pome fruits and now rhubarb. He's also prepared to take risks as seen by his replanting programme, bringing in new blackcurrant varieties in response to changing and increasingly variable weather rooted in Climate Change. His forward thinking is also shown by the commissioning of his own 'Pressoir', the only blackcurrant grower in Britain to be entirely vertically integrated and in control of every element of his production, from the soil to shelf, bush to bottle.
Mary has undertaken five years of painstaking research work into choosing the ideal varietal; for each soil; each terroir. She still finds time to research the varieties and the bio-diversity within the plantations. And she studies the individual taste profiles of each blackcurrant varietal; she calls it 'organoleptic'.
Hannah is responsible for keeping Edward under control and steadying the Pixley ship. Born and bred locally, her family grow hops, cider fruit, eggs, sheep and cobnuts, so her packed lunches tend to be healthy and colourful. She's a season ticket holder of Worcester Warriors (oblong ball-throwers), the highly under-rated side. During the season she has the most reliable tastebuds in the company.
Alan is the master craftsman. He has designed the gentle process which delivers the fruity quality of the juices all the way through maceration in the big old Swiss Bucher press and in the natural filtration that follows. Alan and Mary together lead the development of new products, ably assisted by our in-house tasting team.
Marketing and Supply chain manager
Anna is our Marketing and Supply chain manager, with Pixley in her roots she helps to cover procurement through to account management. She joined Pixley following 4 years at Harper Adams, and has been part of the Pixley team for 3 years now.