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It all started with a lot of chicken and two hungry babies....
Peter and Henri started their farming lives in New Zealand, and soon after that the Yorkshire Dales, growing food in the way the most people imagine good farming to look. They farmed in harmony with nature, on the land, against the elements and tending to their much-cared livestock. It was an amazing and valuable time during which they learnt a great deal. Their beloved Yorkshire farm was abruptly sold and a new exciting opportunity came their way.
They agreed to move to Kent to grow chickens for a well-respected supermarket. Soon, thought, they began to see a more sinister side to farming. What was once luscious grass under their feet turned to dark shed floors full of overcrowded birds. For them, this was not farming. It all felt wrong. Knowing how unhealthy these birds really were, they decided on a drastic change and set about growing 'real food', in Devon.
They pulled up to a small farm in Cullompton that consisted of nothing more than a wobbly bungalow with uneven floors and a few old, run down, dairy sheds. They converted the buildings into a working farm and began farming in a way that was incredibly unusual for most of the meat businesses - they farmed 'naturally'. Word soon got out that these maverick farmers from Kent had landed in Devon and were farming in a way only the really ancient local residents could remember.
Nearly 30 years on, they created a network of over 25 farms to produce meat to the same high standards that they set out to in the beginning. With more popularity comes the need for a support system based at Pipers Farm HQ, so a team of incredibly passionate people started to form around them...
Peter and Henri, Founders - Henri & Peter first met at University. They first spent time farming both in North Yorkshire and the South Hams in Devon. Henri (short for Henrietta, in case you're wondering...) initially joined Peter on his father's chicken farm and was in complete agreement when they decided to change the focus of their meat production. They ended up settling in the rolling hills outside Cullompton and founded Pipers Farm. Peter and Henri's knowledge of farming and butchery is second to none. They also have 30+ years' experience in feeding two hungry sons!
Will, Managing Director - Peter and Henri's youngest son, Will grew up in this farming family and, as a result, inherited a wealth of knowledge and experience. He officially joined the farm in 2009 after completing a degree in Economics & Business Management at Cardiff University. Today he oversees the day-to-day overall management of the farm's business and is always first in line to carry out any quality control of our products. And he's a fine cricketer, too.
Fly is our working sheepdog, she is the real boss of the farm and a bit of a mascot. Without her help, we couldn't move the sheep to new grass, and the bullocks into fresh dry fields. She's a hero and gives a great cuddle.
Darren, John & Adrian - Our skilled butchers look after all of the meat here at Pipers Farm. With more than 25 years experience they have absolutely exacting standards, always preparing and trimming our meat with the best care and attention.
Garry makes some of your favourite products. Every day he produces, by hand, small batches of burgers and sausages, and then wraps them in our lovely branded packaging before popping them away in the freezers, ready for you to order.
Owein is our stock manager. He makes sure we have everything we need, when and where we need it. From packaging to ingredients, from sauces to our award-winning meat, he makes sure we have every product available to get your orders delivered to you exactly how and when you want them. And yes, the spelling of his name is correct...
Liam, Alex and Emma form our wonderful and very busy Dispatch team. They carefully pack all your bespoke boxes and ensure they get delivered to you on time and in perfect condition.
Kim & Jamie are our tireless delivery drivers for our local delivery route. They reach the furthest corners of Devon, Somerset, Bristol, and Dorset so your orders are safely delivered to your door.
You'll hear a few friendly voices in the Pipers Farm office when you ring us...
Catherine is often the first one to pick up the phone, dealing with all customer enquiries with great enthusiasm and professionalism. She is passionate about great customer service and she will do all she can to keep our customers happy.
Abby, Marketing Director - She's the one who dreams up how the brand looks and how we can always be the very best at what we do; from delivering perfect service from start to finish and creating new exciting products and designs.
Reggie is our Digital Marketing Manager. He manages our website and anything to do with the way we communicate with clients online. Loves real coffee, not the cheap stuff.
Bryn deals with all of our business-to-business and wholesale accounts with restaurants and chefs. A true font of knowledge, his passion and helpfulness are appreciated by all.
Reece heads up our finance team, he makes sure no stone is left unturned, no numbers go un-crunched. He's the living proof that accountants can also have an interesting personality...
Dave & Les, our hands-on stockmen. You'll always find them in wellies and usually covered in mud! They care for our livestock, moving them around the fields, always ensuring they have fresh pastures.