MEET THE TEAM
LEARN ABOUT THE AMAZING TEAM AT BETTWS HALL
Gwyn founded the company in the late 1980’s and strived to make it the strong family business it is today. Diversifying from farming, he formed a small syndicate and started setting his own eggs to supply it, from their his hard work and dedication along with the taking the risk has allowed him to establish a company at the forefront of the game shooting industry. He is extremely proud of the team and in recent years has managed to go back in history and develop the farm side of the business.
Ann has worked alongside Gwyn from the start and has had a huge impact in the shape and growth of the family business. Ann’s family routes were in the farming and hospitality industry, so building Bettws Hall alongside her husband whilst looking after her children, was something she is passionate about from the beginning. With her love of entertaining and superb cooking along with the mindset of her ‘glass is half full’ you will quickly realise that she is the glue that holds it all together.
Will has certainly followed in his father’s footsteps! From a young age he had a passion for the shooting industry. He would keeper the home shoot, Bettws Hall before and after school and swiftly moved to Headkeeper at the Brigands at the age of 17. Over the years, Will has played a huge role in improving the shoots, whilst also helping the business diversify in other areas. Will now oversees the game farm operations to make sure the product at the end of the day exceeds all expectations!
Like her brother, Amy has grown up with the work ethic of her parents from the time she could walk, you would often find Amy helping Ann in the kitchen baking, or picking eggs. Since then, she has studied Business Management at Cardiff University and travelled to Australia and America. In 2014, she returned to the family business and now manages the marketing and accounts for the company. Whether it be crating poults, hosting days, dealing with the daily administrative operations; Amy’s there!
Richard joined the company in 2008, with a passion for the shooting industry he soon found his feet at Bettws. Originally he worked in the shooting department, where he would look after the Roving Syndicate and host days. Since then, he has played an integral part in our stock department, and has helped the company to develop the game farm side of the business to be at the forefront of the industry. Richard now overseas all shoot and stock sales for the company.
Anne has been the face to meet, greet and look after all our guests staying at our Sporting lodges since 2003. Attention to detail, pride in her work and incredible enthusiasm has endeared returning guests year after year. During the summer months, she takes care of our self-catering clients making sure their holiday is one to remember. When it comes to the winter months, you can guarantee to see her waiting at the door to welcome you with your favourite drink!
Marc joined the Bettws Hall team in 2019 as Gun Room Manager, as a local guy who grew up on the doorstep of Vaynor Estate, he has a very good understanding of the business and its aims. Marc’s wide ranging experience in sales, hospitality, game rearing and shooting have allowed for our on-site gunroom to become an integral part of the Bettws Hall experience. On arrival at the Lodges, you are sure of a warm welcome and a tour of the gunroom by Marc.
Steve trained to be a chef at the local college, and at the young age of 18 he joined the company to head up the kitchen at the local pub, Bull & Heifer. Steve spent three years there before heading on his new venture, working alongside headchefs in busy city restaurants and private estates. In 2019, Steve returned to Bettws Hall as Executive Chef, and his first season at our Sporting Lodges was a huge success, with dishes such as our Partridge starter and ‘All Welsh Lamb’ main being big hits!
Tracey has been with the company for nearly 20 years, her knowledge of hatching pheasant and partridge chicks is a real asset to the operation. Tracey oversees the entire process from receiving the eggs, through to setting, incubation, hatching, grading and transporting. Due to our business, this role is seasonal so out of the hatching season you will find Tracey in our shoot office dealing with all your shoot day requirements, whether that be loaders, accommodation or any other requirements.
Ella joined our team in 2018, prior to that she grew up on a traditional hill farm, where she helped her family with rearing partridges for Bettws Hall. Ella’s practical knowledge and understanding for the business along with her experience has given her a great foundation for her role within our sales office. Ella’s passion and enthusiasm for her role shows when you speak to her on the phone, or even better meet her on a shoot day as she can often be found helping the team at Maesmawr.
Amy has grown up in Bettws and has played a part within the company since 2014, initially working at the local pub, Bull & Heifer then in our gunroom and now as head of self-catering sales and company receptionist. Amy is a lady of many talents, and her willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the company meant that she now also looks after the farm administration for Gwyn, with the latest project being ‘Cow Tinder’ which was a huge success!
Jonathan joined the company in 2015 after working for a local country retailer, he was the perfect fit to join our team and help develop our stores which is the hub for our rearing programme, along with the workshop where our Kawasaki Dealership is run from. Jonathan’s organizational skills, has the department he runs to become more efficient and streamline over the years! Whether it is dealing with the construction team, or purchasing ATV’s - Jonathan's your man!