Gwyn founded the company in the late 1980's. Diversifying from farming, he formed the Bettws Hall Shoot and hatched chicks to supply it. With hard work, dedication and a passion for shooting, the company established itself as a front runner in the game industry.
Over two decades G & A Leisure Ltd has built up a wide portfolio of interests and enjoys a reputation for innovation and quality. Gwyn hosts teams throughout the season and enjoys catching up with familiar faces as well as meeting new guests. Days with Gwyn are both relaxed and very sociable. He has a seasoned knowledge of the estates and will always strive to present the most glorious birds.
Ann and Gwyn have worked together from the start and she has had a huge impact in the shape and growth of the firm. At Director level, Ann has an invaluable contribution to the general direction of the company and her detailed knowledge of all departments helps significantly in the organisation. Her superb cooking and love for entertaining was part of the success story at the beginning and still is today.
Among several other roles, Ann oversees the catering in all areas from our pub restaurant and accommodation lodges through to the catering for shoot days and events. Ann has years of experience hatching pheasant and partridge chicks and is heavily involved in this sector of the business, working with the hatchery team to make sure the process runs smoothly.
Amy has played an integral part in the development of the company from a young age and since finishing her University studies has taken up the role of sales manager as well as looking after events and marketing. Amy is currently overseeing the launch of our World Wide portfolio of exclusive destinations and is in the process of organising forthcoming events and shows both nationally and internationally.
Will has worked with game rearing and shooting since the earliest opportunity and has grown with the company into a hugely valuable member of the team. With past experience in all areas of the business, he has now moved from Underkeeper at Gregynog Hall to Headkeeper at The Brigands.
Will maintains a strong interest in the development of our pheasant and partridge breeding stock and has recently travelled to the USA and Europe in search of strains and bloodlines to improve our breeding stock for both our own shoots and for our clients.
Richard joined the company in 2008, originally in the shooting department to help with the sales and hosting of shoot days. Focus was mostly given to roving guns and he soon established a thriving individual gun syndicate to complement our team days.
Since 2009, Richard has been in charge of all game farm sales for our pheasant and partridge chicks as well as our poults; doubling the size of our annual hatch and looking after existing and new customers in the UK and Ireland. More recently Richard has taken on the role of Sales Director and you will likely find him hosting throughout the season with his handsome Labrador.
Tracey has been with the company for a number of years and her knowledge of hatching pheasant chicks and partridge chicks is a real asset to the operation. Tracey oversees the entire process from receiving the eggs from the laying fields, through to setting, incubation, hatching, grading and transportation. Meticulous attention to detail is required for this job and Tracey excels at it!
Anne has been the face to meet, greet and look after all of our guests staying at our Sporting lodges for many years now. Attention to detail, pride in her work and incredible enthusiasm has endeared returning guests year after year, who look forward to be looked after by Ann as if the lodges are a home away from home.
Stock Sales & Administration
James joined Bettws Hall in the summer of 2017. Born and raised in Shropshire, after finishing his A levels at Ellesmere College James started his working life selling beer. Having always had a passion for country pursuits he decided he must swap beer for pheasants and made the move to mid Wales. Enjoying his first few months here in our rearing team James then moved onto hosting days at Gregnog Hall during his first shoot season.
James has recently joined the Game Farm office team assisting with stock sales and administration. Outside of work James enjoys trying to train his Labrador Piper and trying to catch fish both with little prevail.
Stock Sales Administrator
Ella joined the Bettws Hall team in the summer of 2018. Ella grew up on a traditional hill farm in the heart of Mid Wales where, from a young age, she has helped her family rearing pheasants and partridge for Bettws Hall. She believes this practical knowledge has given her a great foundation for her role in the Game Farm office and set the seed for her love of country pursuits and management.
When not assisting Richard in the Game Farm office she can be found serving 11’s at Maesmawr Hall estate during shoot season.
Gun Room Manager
Marc has recently joined the company to oversee running of the Gun Room throughout the season. With a background based on retail, hospitality and game rearing for Bettws Hall, Marc offers the perfect mix of knowledge and experience to ensure our Gun Room offers the best retail experiences with excelling customer service and attention to detail.
Outside of the Gun Room, Marc runs countryside brand Sporting Hares, rears Pheasant chick and keeps fit through various sports and gym time.
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