LOCAL BUSINESS CHARLESFIELD FARMS LTD BECOME A MAIN CLUB SPONSOR
Melrose Rugby Ltd are delighted to announce Charlesfield Farms Ltd as a main sponsor for the 2018-2019.
Charlesfield Farms have been operational as a family business at Saint Boswells since 1919 and celebrate their centenary next year, the sponsorship is the perfect way to celebrate their association with Rugby and in particular Melrose Rugby. Charlesfield Farms Limited does not just farm but promotes Charlesfield Industrial Estate and diverse economic development with an emphasis on infrastructure and adding value to local produce.
Charlesfield Farms Ltd has a close association with Melrose Rugby. Sole director, Trevor Jackson, was President of Melrose Rugby Club 2015-2017, having played for Melrose at all levels in the club since childhood and now chairs the Melrose Rugby Ltd Board. Trevor is the fourth generation of his family to have farmed at Charlesfield, with farming connections in the Scottish Borders from his mother’s side going back much further. The Jackson family have played rugby for Melrose through two generations with Trevor’s brothers and sister all playing for Melrose, and his nephew, Craig Jackson, currently a senior player, representing Scotland at the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, and the 2017-18 Premiership player of the year.
Trevor is the sole shareholder and Director in Jackson Distillers Limited, which is embarking on the process of delivering a major new investment in the economic infrastructure of the Scottish Borders. The project is to create a new grain distillery in the heart of the Scottish Borders supporting the many new malt whisky distilleries that have sprung up around Scotland producing high quality Grain Neutral Spirit for gin as well as Grain Whisky Spirit.
Trevor is excited to see his passions combine to help them both grow, he said; “We are very excited at the possibilities of working with Melrose Rugby to promote the Legacy Project linked to the Jackson Distillers export drive in the growing markets for both Whisky and Sevens around the world.”
Trevor has been involved with renewable energy in the Scottish Borders for many years and is a trustee of the Borders Energy Agency. In 2014, he successfully raised £10 million external investment to build and run a Biogas Plant supplying gas to the gas grid at Charlesfield, Scottish Borders. He is the founder and Director of ‘Waverley Farm Contracts Limited’, which manages contracts for 2,000 acres locally, for production of feedstock crops for the Biogas Plant. The Biogas plant was a product of the work done through the promotion of a biomass CHP plant and Trevor Jackson is still a Director and shareholder in the AD plant.
Trevor and his Charlesfield Farms colleagues will be at the launch of the Melrose Business Club on Wednesday 19 September where other business have the opportunity to network with other business minded professionals from the borders and further afield.
Thank you to Charlesfield Farms Ltd for their sponsorship this season.