Meet the team

Get to know your Mercian Labels Team. Our team prides itself with our excellent service, short lead times and expert advice. Speak to our friendly team on:  +441543431070

Dennis Marrison


Dennis joined Mercian Labels in 2008 following a career in building premier brands in manufacturing including Hamilton Acorn.

Dr Adrian Steele

Managing Director

Dr Adrian Steele is the Managing Director.
He is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Adrian joined Mercian Labels in 2001 and is responsible for strategic direction, with a particular focus on acquisitions and new product development.

Hugo Gell

Sales Director

Hugo joined Mercian Labels in 2005 and is responsible for leading the customer-facing team and developing challenging sales and marketing strategies to meet purchasers requirements. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Directors

Richard Jones

Operations Manager

Richard Jones is our Operations Manager, overseeing all areas of operations within the factory and ensuring its smooth running.

Tim Holling

Operations Manager

Tim Holling is our Production Manager with a wealth of technical and production expertise, making sure productivity is maintained on the factory floor and top quality orders are shipped in industry beating lead times.

Gemma Brookes

Sales Manager

She may be new to us, but she brings a wealth of experience. As Sales Office Manager, Gemma is responsible for the daily running of Mercian Labels’ busy sales department and its smooth operation. As a customer service Champion, Gemma ensures excellent service from enquiry to delivery. 

Alison Witton

Production Planner

Ali is our Production Planner, responsible for producing the complex master production schedules to ensure your tight deadlines are met. We pride ourselves in our OTIF record (On Time In Full), and Ali is the guardian of OTIF!

Simon Meikle

Business Development Manager

Simon is one of our Business Development Managers, forging relationships with key buyers from large brands and retailers and offering invaluable advice. 33 years of knowledge of materials, adhesives, varnishes and laminates make him a powerhouse of expertise.

Simon Mashiter

Business Development Manager

Simon ‘Mash’ is also a Business Development Manager, a key sales resource with a 32 years of industry experience and irrepressible enthusiasm for the industry and his fortunate clients. Simon specialises in beverages, spirits, health and beauty, toiletaries, household, chemicals and automotive sectors to name but a few.

Jason Woodhouse

Business Development Manager

Jason is our in-house expert with over 25 years of experience in variable data, barcodes and medical labelling. He also controls all of our global Gammatex™ and sterilisation indicator label sales.

David Holden

Business Development Manager

David’s BDM role is largely (but by no means exclusively) focussed on helping customers in our e-cig and vaping sector. This inevitably means he is also our resident expert in multi-page or ‘peel and reveal’ labels in markets such as chemicals and agricultural products.

Andy Park

Key Account Manager

Andy looks after a variety of Blue-Chip Key Accounts, making their most complex issues disappear in as though they never existed, and delighting his clients with innovative and cost-effective solutions. One of his specialities is in the Petcare sector.

Joy Taylor

Sales Manager

If you are in any way unsure or feeling daunted by the thought of ordering labels, Joy is who you need to speak to. She is a jargon-free mine of information and completely unflappable, ready to help and advise in your own time. If you need proof – read the testimonials!

Emma Griffiths

Customer Care Assistant

Emma is probably the first person you will speak to if you call our offices. Irrepressibly cheerful, Emma will quickly and efficiently steer you in the right direction while making you feel glad you called us.



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