Journal: Estate News

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Posted by Graham on 25/09/18, in Estate News

The Build up to Christmas for Rhug's staff

At the heart of everything that Rhug does is Lord Newborough’s passion and commitment to an organic lifestyle. He feels lucky that he has a team around him that share his beliefs and passion and recognise the importance of sustainable farming.

The Sales team are based in the Estate Office and includes: Joan Redmond, Louise McNutt, Sarah Cowell and Charlotte Holliday.

We would like to introduce you to Louise. Louise McNutt has worked at Rhug since 2009 in the sales team. 

The build up to Christmas is definitely the busiest time for Louise as she manages the sale of Rhug's Award winning Turkeys and Geese.

Louise says, "We actually start preparing for the Christmas campaign in the spring and throughout the summer. The orders usually start trickling in around September and things get busier and busier from then on. By December, we’re flat out dealing with customer enquiries, collating the order to ensure everything is spot on for the all-important Christmas deliveries."

Having worked for Rhug for almost 10 years Louise says that she has been speaking to some of Rhug's deli customers twice a week for nearly ten years and enjoys the snippets of gossip or silly in jokes that develop.

Louise said, "Maintaining those relationships is really enjoyable. It’s the same with lots of our Turkey and Goose customers. Many of them prefer to call with their order every year rather than just ordering it online as it is part of their Christmas tradition. There are some lovely characters that I look forward to speaking to and some that throw in a strange request to keep us on our toes."

Before heading to work in the morning Louise enjoys joining other crazy members of staff for a swim in Llyn Tegid. She is also a trained masseuse and reflexologist and works from home two nights a week specialising in muscular pain relief, stress relief and relaxation techniques.

If you would like to speak to Louise directly to order your Christmas Turkey or Goose over the phone she would love to hear from you. You can telephone: 01490 413000 during office hours.

You can also visit our Christmas Online Shop: https://rhug.co.uk/shop/christ... and Louise will do all she can so your order gets to you in time for the most important meal of the year.

Posted by Graham on 16/09/18, in Estate News, Awards

Shortlisted for Two Rural Business Awards 2018/19

Rhug Estate is delighted to have been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Rural Business Awards in the Wales & Northern Ireland Region 2018/19. Rhug Estate is a finalist in the Outstanding Rural Diversification Project category and Farm Manager, Gareth Jones, is a finalist in the Rural Employee of the Year category.

Posted by Graham on 23/08/18, in Estate News

Rhug Estate launches new Japanese Sika Venison

Rhug Estate has, this week, launched its new and exclusive Japanese Sika Venison, six months after introducing a small herd of Japanese Sika Deer to Rhug farm. 

Ham Yard, one of eight award-winning Firmdale hotels in London is one of the first to offer its customers Rhug Estate Sika Venison. Head Chef, Robin Read, said the venison sold out within 45 minutes of them offering it on their lunch menu.

Posted by Graham on 15/08/18, in Estate News

Rhug Estate Supports Local Charity Bike Ride

Rhug Estate is used to feeding hungry passers-by but this Saturday, 18 August, the Bistro will have special visitors who, after providing them with a pit stop and some energy boosting cake and coffee, will be told to get ‘on yer bike’!

Staff from JFCAgri in Oswestry are undertaking the mammoth T2O bike ride on 18 August from the company’s headquarters in Tuam in County Galway in Ireland back to their office in Oswestry to raise vital funds for RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute) and RDA (Riding for the Disabled).

Posted by Graham on 13/08/18, in Estate News

Rhug Estate is first ever Farm Shop in the UK to open a Drive Thru for customers

Rhug Estate is set to make retail history this week as Lord Newborough breaks new ground again by opening a Drive Thru to complement the Bistro, Takeaway and Farm Shop at the entrance to Rhug farm. It is believed to be the first Drive Thru, set up on a farm, in the UK.

Posted by Graham on 10/08/18, in Estate News, Awards

Rhug Organic Meats win Great Taste Awards

Rhug Estate is delighted to have won a raft of Great Taste 2018 Awards for its organic lamb rack, Aberbeen Angus sirloin steak, rump and burgers, Dee Valley Bronze turkey and Rhug organic chicken.

Posted by Graham on 30/07/18, in Estate News

Rhug set to celebrate Lamb Day on 1 August

The Rhug Estate will take part in a high profile event at London’s Borough Market to celebrate Lamb Day this Wednesday, 1 August. Celebrated on 1 August each year, ‘Lamb Day’ kick starts the Welsh Lamb season and marks the start of the availability of new-season Welsh Lamb. 

Posted by Graham on 02/07/18, in Estate News

Organic Salt Marsh Lamb makes a welcome return for Rhug Estate Customers

It is the time of year customers of the Rhug Estate look forward to, not just locally in north Wales, but also hotels and restaurants across the UK, the Middle East and Far East. Rhug’s amazing Organic Salt Marsh Lamb is once again in season.