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A.E. Rodda & Son Ltd

World's leading producer of Cornish clotted cream celebrating 125 years

What we do:

From humble beginnings in a farmhouse kitchen in Scorrier, this iconic Cornish brand is still made to the same exacting standard but now produces 220 million servings of their silky clotted cream a year.

Rodda’s is still owned by the same family, with great-great grandson Nicholas Rodda now at the helm. Sixth generation William Rodda joined the family business in 2014.

Cornish clotted cream received Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status in 1998, following a long campaign spearheaded by the Rodda family and joining the ranks of Champagne, Stilton cheese and Parma ham. In order to comply with regulations, Cornish clotted cream must be made within Cornwall and baked in the traditional manner to form the iconic golden crust and dollapable texture.

Rodda’s clotted cream is marked with prestige throughout history, most notably being served as part of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding breakfast in 1981. The cream was also chosen as part of the last meal ever served aboard a Concorde flight from London in 2003. Today, Rodda’s is an international success story, enjoyed in top hotels and restaurants as far afield as Australia, Japan and Dubai.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

As a family business it is important to make sure we have a healthy workforce. It is widely known that being in work is good for people’s health and wellbeing, but it’s increasingly being recognised that a healthy workforce is beneficial to employers too. By creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for our staff we can increase morale, improve our employees’ work-life balance and, in turn, positively impact our business.

Recent health and well being activities:

5 members of staff (including Nick Rodda, our Managing Director) completed the 3 peaks challenge.

We are now signed up as a 'Mindful Employer' and our managers have resources available to deal with mental wellbeing.

We launched a Community Giving Scheme where staff volunteer in the community at local events. These have included pug walks, talks at schools and we are even planning a sky diving event!

Special recognition was also received for our health and wellbeing initiatives from one of our largest customers.

Having a healthy and productive workforce should be everyone’s ambition, especially in today’s competitive business environment. Successful organisations know that staff satisfaction and wellbeing bring business benefits. Being a good employer enhances an organisation’s reputation, makes it attractive to work for, and improves overall performance. We believe health and well being should be at the heart of all that we do at Rodda's and we are extremely proud of our staff and their achievements in being a healthy workplace.

- Director

Mind, a Mental Health Charity, released a report in May 2011 claiming that UK businesses could save £8 billion per year if they managed workplace stress properly. 

The survey also found that 41% of workers experience stress, making it more of a concern than personal finances, health and relationships. 

Success Story

My name is Tony King and I'm part of the Maintenance Team at YMCA Cornwall.  When I first started working here, I spotted the Cycle to Work Scheme on a poster so I thought I would enquire about it.

It's very easy to set up; you can get up to £1000 which covers the cost of the bike, a lock, helmet and lights.  All you had to do was go to the bike shop and choose your bike.

Since getting my bike, I've now been cycling for the past 18 months from Hayle (to Penzance) which is 11 miles.  I feel fitter, I've lost weight and it has got me into cycling having been cycling in France and Belgium.  Next year I'm going cycling in Holland.

All in all, it's a good scheme and I would highly recommend it.

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