Meet the Team

We are all about growing people and plants and together these special people nurture both!


Anne Merry – Chief Executive Officer

Anne has been part of the Growing Works Team since 2018 bringing her love of the outdoors and experience of working with young people and communities to key projects.  Having huge enthusiasm to drive Growing Works to reach its full potential Anne became CEO in November 2021. 

Rachel Burnett – Project Coordinator

(Adults and Communities)

Rachel has been with Growing works since 2012 working in a number of roles, sharing her love and knowledge of plants with us all. With qualifications in countryside management, education, and supporting people with additional needs Rachel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the to role.

Jess Crawford – Project Coordinator

(Young People and Families)

Jess joined the Growing Works team as a Volunteer in 2020 and became a Project Coordinator in 2021.  She brings with her a wealth of experience and enthusiasm from the environmental sector and a personal passion for all things fungi! A keen forager Jess has many recipes up her sleeve to make use of natures bounty and enjoys sharing this with others.


Chair: Richard Blackburn   

Kevin Evans, Gemma Fowler, Louise Davison.

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