02 July 2015
PRESS RELEASE 2 JULY 2015 DEPUTY MINISTER HEARS HOW CYWAIN FISHERIES LEADS THE WAY Cywain Fisheries, a groundbreaking project to boost the fortunes of the fishing industry in Wales is leading the way among its European counterparts bringing security and jobs to the sector. Set up in 2011 by Menter a Busnes, and jointly funded by the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and Welsh Government, Cywain Fisheries helps the fishing sector add value to primary produce and developing new products or markets. Its package of support, and the way in which it is delivered, has been lauded as unique with no comparable scheme available
22 May 2015
A Pembrokeshire dairy processors’ desire to add value to welsh milk has become a reality with the launch of a new brand – Totally Welsh.   Haverfordwest based Mark Hunter Ltd has expanded its bottling operation to include its own dairy brand – and has picked up an award for job creation in the process.   The company has been supported in its brand development by Welsh Government backed project Cywain, which was established to help bring added value to primary produce within the agriculture sector.   Originally formed as a fruit and vegetable packing business, Mark Hunter began bottling milk for local suppliers five years
07 May 2015
Healthy, local and a little different! Spar leads the way… Not many people know that the Spar chain in the Conwy County area, - Llanrwst, Rhos on Sea, Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan,  - is independently owned and ran by a local man, entrepreneur Justin McIlveen. And supporting local producers is high on the agenda of this family run business.    “For me local sourcing of products is a passion.” Explains Justin “Whether these products are locally grown, baked, brewed, reared or harvested from the sea, they are all welcome in our stores.  These products are nurtured by the producer and so quality is of
02 April 2015
An enterprising mother and two daughters have launched a brand new food company selling locally grown products that harnesses the healing properties of a rare superfood. Victoria Williams-Griffiths, with sister, Anna, and their mother Angela have received rave reviews for their home-made Beri Da chutneys and fruity vinegar, made from aronia berries grown in Llandwrog, near Caernarfon. The 90-plant patch is one of a handful of sites in the UK where the aronia berries, which studies have shown have the highest level of antioxidants for all berries, are grown. The berries are hand-picked and harvested in August. Just three miles away in Talysarn
31 March 2015
A family-run food company in north Wales is looking to take a slice of the £351million* speciality bread market with Wales’ first home-grown garlic bread. Taking two years to develop and using ingredients grown and sourced by a new branch of the Hooton family business ‘Anglesey Garlic’ in Brynsiencyn, the rustic garlic baguette has gone on sale in farm shops across North Wales. The artisan, Go Garlic branded breadcreated by the Hooton family is the company’s flagship product and uses a secret variety of home-grown Anglesey garlic and Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt. The new garlic bread product also ties in with the