Case Studies

When Hopkin and Louise Evans of Marcross Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan identified an opportunity to make the most of a by-product from the successful family dairy business, Cywain was at hand to help them to successfully develop their idea. Dairy farms are usually confronted with the need to eliminate young male cattle - which otherwise represent a cost burden – at birth. In the case of Marcross Farm, Louise and Hopkin’s idea was to use the male calves as a source of rose veal, a light, low fat, humanely reared meat. Cywain exists to help agricultural businesses secure a
From the very beginning we have had the support from Cywain, they have supported all my ideas and helped me develop my company. I always had a passion for baking and enjoy experimenting. Cywain gave me the chance to develop my own cake company. They gave me advice about branding, product development, marketing and also long term visions. They also helped me to realise the importance of local collaboration. This is a important part of my company, I use local produce and support other local businesses. I find this to be a effective marketing tool and contributes to small food
A brand new Gwynedd company producing delightful shortbread biscuits has launched in record time, thanks to expert advice from Cywain, the Menter a Busnes added value food project.   In little over eight weeks from idea to full branded products, Kit Ellis from Llwyndyrys Farm near Y Ffôr, Pwllheli with support from good friend and self taught baker, Sioned Williams have launched CRYMS.   Kit is no stranger to entrepreneurship as the former crops and farm accounts lecturer already runs Spa Farm and self catering holiday cottages from the family’s Llwyndyrys Farm.   Kit’s former student and employee, Sioned arrived at the farm ready to begin
Alison Everett and her husband Dave moved to Home Farm, Overton-on-Dee from Liverpool just over 5 years ago. Having decided to establish a small holding, the pair started out with half a dozen pigs and chickens. After sending their first pigs to slaughter, Alison and Dave realised that to do their meat justice and to add value they needed to butcher it themselves. Since November 2009, all Home Farm’s pigs have been skilfully butchered on the farm by the husband and wife duo. Home Farm’s traditional rare breed pedigree pig herd now consists of over 70 free range pigs, with breeds including
Pant Du company owners in the Nantlle Valley will present to the world their own unique bottled water. The water travels through pre-Cambrian rock dating back 500 million years. A story that’s certainly worth telling explains Myrddin Davies, Cywain project Manager who has been assisting the company to ensure that the water reaches its niche market. Keeping true to the purity of the water source and stunning surroundings, the view seen from Pant Du is outlined on the bottle’s imagery. It is the same view seen in the pioneering 18th century Welsh artist,Richard Wilson’s famous oil painting ‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’ 1765. It is believed that Wilson himself, actually stayed