Meet the Team

We’re a family firm.

Colin Mercer

Managing Director

Colin first served his time in the motor industry as a machanic but from an early age he gained his knowledge of plant hire and farming from working with his uncles on the family farm and their plant hire business.

Over the years Colin has worked with a lot of large plant hire and civil engineering companies where he gained his knowledge and experience.

In 1995 Colin established Colin Mercer Plant Hire as a sole trader and in 2016 the business became a limited company C D Mercer Limited.

Colin likes working closely with his small team so he can provide a hands-on approach and works hard to give clients the best service he can.

He doesn’t have a lot of time off but when does he spends it with wife Jane and their two children and the family dog. The family enjoy going to agricultural shows together and having family days out.

Jane Mercer


Jane joined Colin Mercer Plant hire in 2008 after she married Colin and in 2016 became a director.

With her skills in management she has taken over all the management, administration, marketing, accounting, HR and health and safety.

Jane has gained her CITB site management safety training scheme which allows her to oversee all the company’s health and safety remit.

Having two young children it is a busy life but when she gets time she enjoys having family time with Colin and the children, walking the family dog, cooking and baking.