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Project: Farming Connect
27 July 2017
During the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Eirwen Williams, one of the directors at Menter a Busnes, was recognised by CARAS, the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies throughout the UK.  The aim of CARAS is to give recognition to individuals that have made a significant contribution to the agriculture sector and rural industries. These awards not only focus on practical farming, but also on the development of agricultural services, research, technology, economics, education, farming care, communication and administration. On being awarded the Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS), Eirwen Williams, Director at Menter a Busnes said: “I am very proud to receive
Project: Cywain
19 July 2017
A record number of small and up and coming food and drink producers will be making their debut at the Royal Welsh Show Food Hall (July 24-27th) thanks to agri-food support project, Cywain.   Over the four days of the Show, 16 producers will be setting up stall in the Food Hall for the very first time with products ranging from truffles and honey vinegar to scotch eggs and spring water.   The producers will be featured under the auspices of Cywain – a project which supports the development of new markets in the agri-food sector.   The Food Hall is one of the
27 June 2017
Martin Rhisiart was employed as a professor of Strategy and Innovation with the University of South Wales and joined Menter a Busnes’ Board as a non-executive Director in 2011. He made a regular and valued contribution to the company’s direction and development over the past 6 years.  He was an astute economist who specialised in Insight and Futures and his deductions regarding sectoral trends were always interesting and thought provoking.   He was a proud Welshman who contributed regularly on Welsh media on subjects ranging from the economy to Cardiff City football club! He was passionate about economic developments that would benefit
Project: Cywain
16 June 2017
Two new exciting Welsh dairy brands will be launching at Aberystwyth Farmers Market this Saturday (June 17th).   Making their first foray into the market place with their new branding will be ewe’s milk cheese producer Defaid Dolwerdd, who have a new Halloumi-style cheese, and raw milk producer Penlan y Môr.   Both producers have been helped in their ventures by Cywain – a project which supports the development of new markets in the agri-food sector.   Says Cywain Development Manager, Nia Môn, "We're so pleased that local producers are adding value through an alternative route to market for their produce.  Aberystwyth Farmers Market is a great platform for them to introduce these
Project: Cywain
04 May 2017
If you organise a food festival or event in Wales and need financial support, the first window for the Strategic Business Growth: Welsh Food and Drink Events grant scheme by the Welsh Government’s Food Division is now open.       Links to the guidelines and application form can be found below.  There will be two windows for submitting applications; the first window will close on the 18th May 2017 and the second window on the 1st of July 2017.   The scheme for 2017 is managed and administered by Menter a Busnes on behalf of the Welsh Government’s Food Division.  If you have any

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