Thank you Pauline!
Pauline Williams, who became one of the first members of the Penderyn team when she joined in 2000, is retiring, having worked at the distillery since it first opened its doors 13 years ago. Technically an administrator, Pauline has been involved in almost everything at the distillery, from bookkeeping to looking after customers and everything in between.
In Pauline’s own words: “I was not at the conception which apparently took place around a table in a shady area of the Glancynon Inn, but I was at the birth of The Welsh Whisky Co. I feel privileged to have seen the company grow into the successful business that it is today, and I hope that it continues to go from strength to strength over the coming years.”
“I have loved every minute of my time with the company, and I would particularly like to thank Alun Evans, one of the original founders, for having the trust in me to run the administration side of the office thirteen years ago.”
Stephen Davies, managing director at Penderyn, commented: “If you’ve called the distillery at any time since we opened, there’s a good chance that you’ll have spoken to Pauline. She’s been extremely important to the distillery’s development and we all really appreciate the hard work that she’s put in.”
Sian Whitelock, commercial director at Penderyn, commented: “We’re a small team here at Penderyn so of course we’ve all gotten to know Pauline really well. She will be missed, and we wish her all the best for her retirement!”
If you’re a regular at the distillery, you might well still see Pauline: as well as enjoying her retirement by spending time with her family, she may also cover the occasional shift – happily, she’s a true local living in the village of Penderyn so she’ll firmly remain part of the Penderyn family.