The Rhug Estate near Corwen has announced that Marianne Burrell from Llangollen has recently joined the team as the Farm Manager’s Assistant, covering maternity leave for Gwen Williams.
Marianne (pictured) will assist the Farm Manager, Gareth Jones, with the paperwork and accounts relating to farming the 6,700 acres at Rhug.
Wellies will always be at the ready though as farming such a large estate means Marianne will need to be on-hand for farm duties and tours of the farm as well.
Welcoming Marianne to the team, Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate, said: “I am delighted to welcome Marianne to the team in the Estate’s office. She is already well known to me from her time with KK Fine Foods so I know she will be a great asset to the team here.
"Gwen is loved by us all and Marianne has big boots to fill but I am confident she will fit in well. We wish Gwen well in her new role of mum and no doubt we will hear the sound of tiny feet in the office before long.”
Marianne was born and bred in Llangollen and continues to live there with her fiancé and five-year-old daughter.
Previous to starting with the Rhug Estate, Marianne worked for an Apprenticeship Training Company.
During her six years working as an account manager with KK Fine Foods, in Deeside, Marianne became familiar with the Rhug as she worked with the Wholesale team on developing sauces and pies for Rhug.
Prior to KK FineFoods Marianne helped run a motorbike shop for seven years. In her spare time shee enjoys spending time with her horse at her stables.
Marianne said: “I’m delighted to be have been given the opportunity to work with the team at the Rhug Estate whilst Gwen takes time off on maternity. Having worked with the Rhug during my time at KK Fine Foods it’s a pleasure to now be working as a member of the staff. I’m looking forward to my work changing with the seasons on the farm.”