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15 January 2018
Welsh food and drink producers are being encouraged to publicly prove their excellence by putting themselves forward for food industry awards.   A series of ‘Getting Award Ready’ workshops* will be held across Wales throughout January, to encourage producers to take the plunge and present their products for expert scrutiny.   They are being run by Cywain – a project which supports the development of new markets for growth orientated businesses in the agri-food sector – and begin in Aberystwyth on January 18th.   The workshops highlight the raft of competition opportunities available - from local shows to international awards – along with practical advice on
20 December 2017
In the following article, Dafydd Owen Jones from Mabis explores the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on small business. On the 25th of May 2018 the New European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force which will replace the 1988 Data Protection Act (DPA). All companies operating in Europe will have to comply with these regulations regarding the collection, storage and use of personal information. The good news for small businesses is that they will be treated slightly different from larger organisations, but it’s still good practice for small businesses to follow GDPR guidelines. Although the UK will
Project: Cywain
24 November 2017
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair will be encouraged to support local producers this Christmas, and have the chance to win some fabulous home-grown produce.   The Food Hall at the Winter Fair (November 27th & 28th) is always packed with festive fayre, and agri-food support project, Cywain, will be introducing a number of new food and drink producers to the public at Llanelwedd.   Over the two days, ten producers will be featured on the Cywain stand, many of whom will be launching new products ideal for Christmas.   From pheasants and chocolates to gourmet sausage rolls and innovative drinks, there will be a
Project: Mabis
12 October 2017
Higher bar for public sector tenders giving reputable Welsh contractors a ‘rude wake-up call’   Businesses across all sizes and sectors in Wales are increasingly finding that a lack of time to fill out tenders is impeding operations.   And the advent of much higher customer expectations among public sector bodies of late has meant that a number of large, professional, organisations have lost contracts and had a ‘rude wake-up call’.   These are among findings of business services provider Mabis, from across the 120 clients it has signed up since launching a tendering and HR service in January 2016.   The survey also identified that insufficient attention
06 October 2017
Entrepreneurial outlook and youth among attributes of farming businesses most likely to succeed post-Brexit Farming families with an entrepreneurial attitude are going to be most successful at dealing with the upheavals expected to be brought about by Brexit, according to new research.   Conducted by economic development company Menter a Busnes, the research also reveals that new entrants and young people are more likely to accept new ideas and embrace change.  A strong ‘can do’ attitude came through in the research, which reviewed engagement with the 15,494 individuals currently signed up to the Farming Connect programme run by Menter a Busnes.    An independent company, Menter

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