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Today is International Women's Day! 

As the owner and manager of The Little Red Berry Co I wanted to tell you a short story about me.

When I saw it was International Women's Day, I couldn't help but think back to the day I told some of my old work colleagues I was leaving my well paid management job to start out on my own. You know what happened? 
.....They laughed. 
I'm not sure why, was it because I was a women entering a business world or was it because I was only 26?

6 Years later and that day still drives me forward. 
I wouldn't call myself a feminist and sometimes I even think equality is a tricky subject to get into a discussion about.

However I was brought up in a family where if you work hard for what you want, there is a good chance you can achieve it. You make your own path and often you make your own luck.

Some people tell me they wouldn't dare do what I've done, but I know lots of Women in Business and my question is, why should it even be a question?

Business is hard and for some reason being a Women in business can be even harder.

Today, if a colleague, friend or family member, female or not, tells you they have a business idea and they want to try it. Don't laugh and say why? Smile and say, why not?!

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Not sure how our delicious liqueurs would go well with pancakes? Try this sumptuous boozy pancake recipe.

Basic pancake recipe

100g Plain Flour

2 large Eggs

300ml Milk

Pinch of salt

Oil to cook

Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.

Set a frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled or using a baking brush.

Pour a ladle of batter into the pan and coat the bottom of the pan, cook on each side (or give it a flip if you are feeling adventurous!) for 2 minutes or until golden.


In addition to this chop some fresh strawberries and leave to one side.


Mix 3 tablespoons of caster sugar and 2 table spoon of hot water into a small pan and simmer until it turns to a thick sugar syrup.

Add 12ml of Strawberry Vodka Liqueur and simmer for 1 minute


To serve

Add the chopped strawberries on to the cooked pancake and fold.

Drizzle over the boozy Strawberry Vodka syrup!


Too see where you can buy some of our products visit our stockists page.

We like this traditional pancake picture from Huffington Post

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Job Title: Production and Events Assistant

At: Unit 3c Sycamore Business Park, Copt Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5DF

The Position

We are looking for a Part Time Production Assistant to work in our production unit, bottling and labelling our award-winning liqueurs alongside assistance at food festivals and events at weekends. The candidate must be prepared to take on a wide variety of tasks as and when required, this is a varied role.

The part time role will be working 16 hours per week over 2 week days but up to 32 hours a week at busy times of year. Weekend work is a large part of The Little Red Berry Co, so candidates must be available work weekends at a variety of destinations and at times, longer days when covering food festivals.

Due to the nature of the business which involves the sale of alcohol the candidate must be 18 years old or over.

This is a physical role which will include, lifting, carrying & standing. The candidate must be reliable and comfortable working with people and on their own at times.

For the right candidate, this role will be a position of responsibility and has a potential to develop into a full time operational role looking after the production side of the business.

All events we attend require travelling, so a clean driving licence will be required.


The candidate must be outgoing, enjoy working with people and be able to communicate with a variety of colleagues and customers alike.

The candidate must have a fun but sensible approach to work. An interest in the local food industry would be beneficial as would experience of working in a food production environment.

Although a food hygiene certificate is not essential, it would be desirable. 

This role has a large opportunity for growth where more hours and responsibility may be available for the right candidate as the business grows.

We are looking to invest in someone for the future.  

If you think this might be something you are interested in please send your CV and references to: [email protected] or Unit 3c Sycamore Business Park, Dishforth Road, Copt Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5DF

Closing Date: Thursday 09th February 2017 

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