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The team.

Our team is the secret to our success. Together we work hard to grow and raise the quality of plants our customers deserve. 

Be part of our future

Interested in working with us?

Our team is the secret to our success. Together we work hard to raise quality vegetable and salad plants for UK growers. For the latest Seasonal and permanent positions with full training and opportunities for gaining new skills. Please fill out the form and apply to work with us today.

Robin Fountain

Director / Grower

photo of robin fountain director and grower at fountain plants holding a young plant seedling

Joining the business in 1994, Robin started at the bottom and worked around the clock to turn the business into what it is today.

Nick Fountain

Director / Grower

Starting work in the glasshouses at a very early age, Nick has been involved in the business for over 40 years!

Meryl Baker

Office Administrator

photo of Meryl Baker office administrator at fountain plants smiling holding pen

Joining the business in 2006 Meryl plays an integral part in our business, liaising with customers daily to help the company’s smooth operation. Meryl loves the weekend.

Emma Winwright

Office Administrator

Emma joined the team back in 2019 and soon had the nickname ‘Queen of seed’ You can find Emma sifting through piles of seed on an almost daily basis, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Leighton Waters

Operations Manager

Leighton is the team’s newest member, only joining us in 2021. His role is varied across the business going from looking after staff to picking seeds and everything in between.

Darren Allgood


photo of darren allgood  plant grower at fountain plants smiling wearing wool hat and hi vis jacket

Darren is the longest-serving staff member, having started here 32 years ago. From seeding to sending the plants out, Darren is central in every aspect of the journey. What Darren doesn’t know about plants and the industry isn’t worth knowing.

Jono Firth

Systems Engineer

Jono is the brains behind the operation; without his knowledge and skill, Fountain Plants Ltd wouldn’t have become one of the largest brassica growers in the country. Jono creates and builds the software and hardware we use every day, from the watering gantries to the weather station.

Charlotte Priestley

Administration Assistant 


Chris Limb

Despatch Manager

Chris is the last piece in the Fountain Plants Ltd jigsaw puzzle; the process wouldn’t be complete without him. Chris liaises with customers and manages plant collections to their timescale requirements.

Everyone at Fountain Plants Ltd. plays an integral part in raising our customers’ plants. From the office staff that take orders and deal with the seed to the nursery staff who nurture these tiny seedlings, which provide the UK with annual vegetables.

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Roy & Thelma Fountain:
The founders of Fountain Plants Ltd.

Family values

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