Our Team

Rob Rattray

Rob Rattray

Owner

Rob Rattray established the business in 1991 and is a first generation butcher.    As a young boy his interest was in farming but with limited opportunity and to “fill-in-time”,  took a holiday job at a  local butchers shop and soon got the taste of money and there it all started.   There he served his  apprenticeship before moving on to manage a local  butchery wholesalers where he learnt his business skills. Since opening its doors in 1991 the business has expanded and developed and Rob is now able to combine his interest and knowledge of farming with butchery to produce and select the highest quality stock for his business.

“I am proud to have established my own butchery business serving my community with a quality product, supported by a quality service.”

  • C.I.E.H. Level 4 (Advanced) Award in Managing Food Safety
  • Completed Meat Managers Hygiene & HACCP Retail Butchers Course
Paul Rowbotham

Paul Rowbotham

Paul has been with Rob since the beginning in 1991 and has seen the business grow and develop since those early days, remaining loyal to Rob and the business throughout.    He is highly skilled and experienced in butchery skills  and over the years has got to know all the regular customers and their tastes.

  • C.I.E.H. Level 3 Award in Managing Food Safety (Intermediate)
  • Completed Meat Managers Hygiene & HACCP Retail Butchers course

“After 30 years working with Rob, I think I understand his ways by now!   We work well together as a team and I enjoy meeting the customers.”

Dennis Griffiths

Dennis Griffiths

Dennis is another long standing and loyal member of staff and joined us back in the 1990’s after training as a butcher and gaining experience at a local store.    He is a valued, reliable  and loyal member of the team, is a skillful butcher and after 20 odd years of working for Rob, he knows the business inside- out.   Dennis says

We have great confidence in our product and it is satisfying to know that we can offer our customers the very best in quality.”

  • C.I.E.H. Level 3 (Intermediate) Award in Managing Food Safety
Gwilym Jones

Gwilym Jones

Gwilym is a local Welsh speaker who learnt his skills in the butchery trade when he worked as a young lad with Owen J Davies in his Northgate Street butchers shop, for whom is holds great respect.    Gwilym  works at both the shop and the butchery unit and enjoys the challenge of making a variety of various flavoured sausages!  Since March 2020 and the demand for a home delivery service escalated, Gwilym has become our regular delivery driver and has been a welcome cheerful face for many housebound customers.

C.I.E.H Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

“What I like about my job is the variety of work involved.   I enjoy meeting customers and love the banter in the shop…. especially when Arsenal are winning!!   No two days are the same and you never know what’s going to happen next.”

Dennis Hodges

Dennis Hodges

2016 saw another Dennis join the team.   Having spent his lifetime holidaying at Borth, Dennis made the move to the coast on a permanent basis.   He is an experience butcher, having worked for many years in the butchery trade in his home town of Hereford.   He brought with his new ideas and skills and is a valued member of the team.

“I’m enjoying being back in a butcher’s shop again.  I like meeting customers and get satisfaction from my job.   I feel part of a great team here at Rob Rattray’s.  They’re a good bunch of lads “

Dafydd Davies

Dafydd Davies

Dafydd is another local Welsh speaker who is quickly learning the trade and getting to know his regular customers and their needs.   He has served his apprenticeship with Rob, and has gain experienced in all aspects of the Butchery Unit and retail shop. We hope he soon settles in and will enjoy working with our team of staff.

Rio King

Rio King

Rio is the latest recruit to join the team as a Trainee Butcher.   He is quickly learning the trade and his passion and enthusiasm to learn and succeed sees him improve his skills on a daily basis.  “I’m enjoying it” he says “I’m learning something new every day and I have plenty of variety, learning to bone-out carcasses, making sausages, serving in the shop and some days I work on the farm with Rob or Steff.  It’s all good”

Steffan Rattray

Steffan Rattray

Steffan has grown up within the family business and has learnt the trade under the guidance and watchful eye of his father and the rest of the team.   He is currently studying at Harper Adams University, undertaking a degree course in Agri-Food with Business and Marketing where he will gain further knowledge and understanding enabling him to follow a career within the industry.  During holiday time, he returns to assist within the butchery business and on the family farm.

Elin Rattray

Elin Rattray

Elin is the youngest member of the Rattray family, but despite being the younger of the team she makes sure her presence is felt within the business!!   Although she is still in education, she is actively involved during holiday times and weekend and is on hand to assist wherever needed.  She enjoys serving at the shop, meeting customers and more than anything the chat and banter with staff and customers.    

Sheila Rattray

Sheila Rattray

Rob’s wife Sheila, is responsible for the administration of the business and although the office is her domain, she is adaptable and is often at the retail shop, in the butchery unit or on the farm, assisting wherever the need arises.

  • C.I.E.H. Level 3 Award in Managing Food Safety (Intermediate)
  • Completed Meat Managers Hygiene & HACCP Retail Butchers course

“I like to think that we all work together as a team and every member of staff has an important role to play in the smooth running of the business. Rob & I value the committment of each member of our staff.”

 

“I value the loyalty and commitment of all my staff and know I can rely on the whole team to work together in an effort to offer our customers the very best in service and quality” says Rob