With over 50% of the staff being female, from the Sales Manager to the poultry farmer, the Rhug Estate is today celebrating the equality that is related with International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day, on 8 March, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century. For more details visit the website: www.internationalwomensday.com

Lord Newborough, owner of the Rhug Estate said, “Each element of the Rhug Estate would not run smoothly if it wasn’t for all our female staff. We believe in equality when it comes to employment at the Rhug and a vacant position does not have a gender label on it, we always employ the best person for that job.

“The majority of applications we get, however, are stereotypical of the gender that is related with that type of work, for example, farm workers, are from male applicants and the recent vacancy in the Bistro drew applications entirely from females. We’re keen to break this mould and would encourage applications from both male and females for all vacancies we have.

Pictured are:

image one: Caroline, Jane and Laura from the Takeaway

image two: Ilona, Sara, Jinni, Beth and Kathryn in the Bistro

image three: Alyson, Amy, Charlotte, Becca, Megan, Carolyn and Debbie in the Farm shop

image four: Gwen, Catherine, Elain, Louise, Sarah, Joan and Sally with Truffles from the Estate office which includes sales and accounts and the farm