Welcome to Kew Little Pigs, a family based all women's farm!
My Daughter became fascinated with pigs after watching the film Babe and we would frequently visit farms and animal sanctuaries never imagining we could ever keep our own pet pig. Then one day we discovered micro pigs! Unfortunately after doing some extensive research we found that most micro pig breeders are based in the countryside – far from London. And so in 2010 we decided to start our own micro pig company so others within the London area could share in the fun.
With great excitement I completed my pig handling courses, read books and interviewed the leading breeders and authors in the UK. I approached the Prince’s Trust with my business idea, took part in the enterprise programme to build the business and was awarded the funding to start Kew Little Pigs.
Over several years we have researched the industry and have set up unique services enabling more people to have first-hand experience with micro pigs. We are the only micro pig breeders and company in the UK that focus on our exhibiting our micro pigs and educating people on their intelligence, understanding their needs and owners responsibilities. We understand that not everybody will be able to keep a pet pig which is why we offer numerous other services including private parties, visiting schools, bringing our pigs to events to meet you and also through our interactive website which has photos and videos throughout recent years.
Having always been an animal lover, I have always wanted to work with them. The opportunity came to work with Kew Little Pigs and I grabbed at it – it is not a normal job and I love it – no day is ever same! Whilthe e working with the company I have gained my Level 3 Business & Administration and, to learn different aspects of the business also my Level 3 in Veterinary care. My main duties are administrative – keeping everything smooth running behind the scenes. You may see me on the farm during your visits as I love to spend time with the animals whenever I can. I also run visits and courses when needed.
I am currently on maternity leave.
I have a background in sales and events within the corporate and hospitality sector and as well as being in the recruitment industry, I worked as a freelance Artist Liaison at large scale events and festivals for over 8 years. I have always had a huge love for animals and it was my dream to one day work with them. Being able to combined my knowledge of the event industry with my love for animals is just incredible and since working with Kew Little Pigs I have learnt all aspects of running a small and successful business and animal welfare. Living locally means I have swapped my early morning commute with a peaceful walk through the countryside. Everyday is different here at the farm and I wouldn't change it for the world!
I am currently on maternity leave.
I have a mixed background ranging from Cabin Crew, Recruitment, Admin, Team Management and Account Management.
I have a huge love of animals and love the peace of the countryside so working for Kew Little Pigs along with utilising my skills from previous roles is an absolute dream for me, I have swapped my hectic London commutes to walking to the farm through the countryside with my little dog Doris who has taken on the role as Kew Little Pigs office supervisor!
Everyday is different here at KLP and I am learning so much from my amazing colleagues and of course the little piggies themselves!
I have a First Aid cert and basic disclosure cert too.
After working in all different types of places, such as learning disability homes, retail and marketing - I am really excited about my new job at Kew Little Pigs!
Having always loved animals, as soon as I saw this job i jumped at the chance to be a part of such an amazing place, with such amazing people. I am in my last year at The University of Westminster studying digital media and communications - so the chance to put this into practise in such a wonderful place has been a dream come true!
I have a full DBS check, and am trained in health and safety, first aid, food safety, fire safety and safeguarding :)
Hi I'm Grace, I am currently working at Kew Little Pigs and I love it!
I have worked at a Wildlife hospital doing an Animal Care Diploma and have decided to take some time away from my studies to develop my skills in the work place.
I work on the farm, and look after our piggies making sure that they are spoilt every day! The best part of my day is how excited they get for their breakfast in the morning!
I am looking forward to developing my skills by working at Kew Little Pigs – a great place to work with some adorable faces!