THE HALEN MÔN TEAM
We are a small yet strong team of twenty something people, a Jack Russell called Bella and a chocolate labradoodle called Jolene, who can normally be found trying to snaffle somebody’s sandwiches.
We have been a family business since the very beginning, and Alison and David’s three children all work for HM in different ways.
We think it is as important as it is reassuring to know that your food has been made by a real person. That is why we add the initials of each packer onto every single pouch and tube of sea salt we produce.
You can match the initials on your salt to the pictures on this page.
Production Team Leader (GJ)
Gareth loves Manchester United, the Manic Street Preachers and his family.
Not necessarily in that order.
Born and bred in Bethesda north Wales Darren loves the mountains, trout fishing, the Super Furry Animals and anything Zombie related.
Jolene has more energy than anyone else in the office put together, and goes for a swim in the sea every day at lunch, whatever the weather.
Salt Harvester and Packer (JP)
If he hadn’t been a salt harvester he could have been a professional darts player, and Jim also loves cycling, and washing his Astra at all opportunities.
Ronan has a rich and varied background in the meat and supermarket industries, as well as a secret past life as a competitive Irish dancer.
Hamish, Jake and Jess
Alison and David’s children all work in the business in a huge range of different ways – from building and maintaining this website to filming the tour video and coming up with new products. One thing which always brings the three together is a love of their mother’s good food.
Since starting the company in 1997 Alison has created many wonderful flavours of Halen Môn and travelled the world to sell it in such far flung places as Hong Kong, Dubai and New York.
PA & Senior Administrator
The office oracle, Nicky has over 80 shades of nail polish, loves going to the theatre in London and spends most afternoons dreaming about Matt Le Blanc and shoes.
Salt Harvester and Packer (KOG)
Champion of the ‘galaxy swirl’, Keith is a dab hand at harvesting our sea salt, is the fastest known rinser in the salt world, and cycles to work everyday, rain, shine or snow.
David is always on the go, designing a new saltcote, acquiring planning permission or sorting out new solar panels. Only kept in the office by threats from Alison.
Visitor Centre + Webshop Manager
On his days off you can find Rob sea fishing, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or restoring Old Seagull Outboard engines in his garage.
Plant Team Leader (TJ)
Tom has come home to Anglesey from Ireland and can already turn his hand to most things in the world of sea salt. He loves golf, sea fishing and travelling, and is on a quest to combine all three.
Bella enjoys playing fetch with the miniature neon yellow rugby ball, worrying the ducks and also likes to eat Nicki’s biscuits.