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A.E. Rodda & Son Ltd

Production of clotted cream and other dairy products

What we do:

In 1890 Eliza-Jane Rodda started making Cornish clotted cream in her farmhouse kitchen here in the heart of Cornwall. Over 125 years on, we’re still crafting it the same way, creating moments to share and cherished memories. We believe the care we invest in our employees is a vital part of our success. We continue to remain committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. We’re proud of our history and our brand, caring enough to do the right thing for our people and products.  Rodda’s is known across the world for crafting the best Cornish Clotted cream – this is down to our care and attention to detail.  Without a dedicated team our success would not be possible.  Every single member of our team understands they can make a difference by living the values and giving the excellent Rodda’s service to make Eliza-Jane proud.

The Rodda’s brand has enjoyed continued success over our 125 year history and more recently we have really established the brand values and essence. Our name is synonymous with Cornish clotted cream and a premium quality provenance dairy. Famous in the south west, well known throughout the UK.

 

Why we became a healthy workplace:

We have successfully become a Disability Confident Employer and a Mindful Employer. We continue to provide staff with fresh fruit every day and local and national newspapers and our 6 monthly health checks are very much appreciated by all staff. We have created our very own Croust House as a rest area which all staff can enjoy. We've got lovely leather sofas and comfy chairs and staff can enjoy watching the television or playing a game of pool during their rest breaks. The Croust House is also lighted by huuga lighting which has been proven to provide people with a relaxed environment reducing stress levels. We have also created our very own Rodda's table tennis league

 

Recent health and well being activities:

This year our focus has been on mental health. Firstly we embarked on Mindful Manager training for all the leaders within our business and then we turned to looking after our staff mental health by providing a shared purpose and values and behaviours that we all live by. We also introduced a feedback system which Nick Rodda and the HR Manager, Nina Griggs demonstrated to staff during our April briefing. This has helped us all to feedback to each other. We have also introduced thank you cards which thank staff for going the extra mile, having a brilliant idea and caring enough to do the right thing. These cards were designed so that they could be passed on to others to use.

 

 

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
Surrounding Influence

Having plants in and around the office can reduce employee annual sickness absence by as much as 23%, research by the Hortiucultural Trades Association has argued.  The research, in conjunction with the University of Reading, found that green space and planted areas can help to deliver substantial social and environmental benefits for organisations

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Professor Dame Carol Black is Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England presented the awards. She said at the 2017 Workplace Health Conference and Awards“It always gives me great pleasure to return to Cornwall to present the Workplace Health Awards, which go from strength to strength each year. These awards show the commitment of organisations, public and private, large and small, to employees' health and wellbeing. They also acknowledge the relationship between health and wellbeing, engagement and productivity"

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