The Women in Farming’s November meeting at Brymor Ice Cream was the absolute opposite of the stormy weather hammering down outside on the café’s roof!
After receiving a very warm welcome from the staff a delicious coffee and a chance to chat to the other ladies present, we were guided through to the main café seating area to get comfortable for the evening.
Paul Hodgson Brymor Ice cream’s managing director gave us a light-hearted overview of the much-loved family business. Of how they have endured to keep its traditional values whilst expanding and diversifying further since they bought the business back in 2015. While still producing its traditional Guernsey Ice-cream, from their own off-farm herd, diversifying with a children’s indoor and outdoor play area and expansion of the on-site café. A really inspiring story of how change and inventive ideas can keep rural business at the top of their game in the modern-day world.
Paul was swiftly followed by Kate Willoughby, based in London working as an actor and writer Kate grew up on a local farm and has firm Yorkshire roots. Temporarily working as a suffragette Kate delighted the audience with fantastic thought-provoking words from a speech in her current play ‘To Freedom’s Cause’ as Emily Davison.
The evening was rounded off with a delicious spread by the staff at Brymor, a scrummy Ice cream and lots of chatter amongst the attending ladies. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.