Rural Community Engagement

Rural communities are at the heart of our operation and we are proud to work with local producers on small family farms and local staff who support us at the egg packing factory.

  • Over 40% of our staff can walk to work and 70% of our turnover goes back into our local community.
  • Investing locally is important – our new factory was built by local craftsmen using locally sourced materials. There is a real sense of pride amongst those who built and work at the factory.

Supporting local events and fundraising

Connecting with local groups, we provide eggs for cake bakes at schools and scouts and fundraisers, eggs for sandwiches at Brownie tea parties and have even re-energised Coast to Coast Charity cycle riders.

As a regular sponsor of Penrith RUFC, we help raise funds each year with egg throwing competitions and supplying eggs for their big breakfast. And at Easter we work with a local tourist attraction to demonstrate chick hatching.

Eggucation

We are working towards a school eggucation programme with primary and secondary schools, with visits, ECO Quizzes and talks in local supermarkets.

Visits to the factory include business groups outside farming as well as those connected with food production.

Working with customers to promote sustainable production

Creating greater public awareness, we take part in McDonald’s Open Farm Days, welcoming their consumers and Quality Scouts. Developing better knowledge of tree planting, we’ve held competitions for retail customers to learn how to plant trees properly – most recently won by Sainsbury’s.

Booths were first to stock our Laid With Love brand and we support their store launches, linking with the local schools to promote buying local ethical products.