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Project: Farming Connect
23 November 2018
Menter a Busnes is seeking to establish a framework agreement with several individuals to provide Specialist Consultant and Support services for the Farming Connect Knowledge Transfer Programme, funded by Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014 -2020.    The framework will be split into 6 lots:   Lot 1 - IT Tutors Lot 2 - Specialist Advice for Surgeries, Clinics and Workshops Lot 3 - Specialist and Expert Advice for open meetings, progression meetings, projects and workshops Lot 4 - Marketing - including Design, Copy-writing, Printing, Simultaneous Translation, Audio and Sound Technicians, Exhibitions, Video Production, Photography and Event organising Lot 5 - Administrative Support Lot 6 -
22 November 2018
The Menter a Busnes Board has taken the unusual step of making a public announcement regarding a political process, calling for a people’s vote on the final terms of Brexit. According to the non-political and independent company, businesses across Wales have expressed so much concern regarding the situation and the consequences of what is being dicussed, we must call on the British Government to reconsider and give people another opportunity to decide on our relationship with Europe. “A 20% increase in production costs is common across many companies since Brexit vote,” says Alun Jones, Chief Executive at Menter a Busnes. “What’s more,
20 November 2018
Over the past year, Menter a Busnes staff have been busy raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society Wales charity.  Every year, the company chooses a different charity to support and raise money for a one-year period.   In order to raise money and awareness of the charity to both staff and clients, a number of events were held over the year.  Events such as a Health and Wellbeing day, where we were given a presentation on Alzheimer’s, its effect and how the money raised will be spent, as well as a raffle to win an extra day’s holiday, which as you can
Project: Cywain
04 October 2018
An entrepreneurial Welsh farming family is continuing its diversification by opening Rhondda’s first farm shop.   Grug Jones, along with her sister Caryl and brother Arwel, run Fforch Farm in the Rhondda, and after successfully launching micro-brewery Cwm Rhondda Ales three years ago, have now opened Cwm Farm Shop.   The shop stocks Welsh-only produce including eggs, milk, chutneys, chocolate, crisps, meat, and vegetables, and also boasts a café, which serves the local products on display. Keeping it in the family, the café is managed by their sister Aneira.   The shop is on Abergorki Industrial Estate, Treorchy.   And people in the surrounding area have welcomed the
Project: Farming Connect
17 August 2018
A farming expert is to help people establish agricultural businesses as the Welsh representative of a leading European think-tank.   Einir Davies, age 28, from Machynlleth, will join the New Entrant netWork, known as ‘NEWBIE’. The group’s focus is to support those who start a new farm business or become involved in an existing set up.   She will work within the NEWBIE UK steering group, which is part of a network of nations including the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, France, and Germany.   Their collective role is to focus on innovative support methods such as business incubators, which offer technical advice and training in the farming

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