Carwyn Rees

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Chartered surveyor Carwyn Rees (26) a dairy farmer’s son from Llandovery, who works for a firm of rural chartered surveyors in Pembrokeshire, was the winner of last year’s highly contested Agri Academy Business & Innovation Programme challenge. Carwyn says it is thanks to the guidance of Academy mentors and encouragement of fellow students that he is now developing the next on-farm ​enterprise of high end camping pods on the family-run caravan park.

“The Agri Academy experience has made me realise that I should take on new challenges now rather than postponing them. I’ve finally put my ideas into practice and have purchased four new camping pods to expand the current touring park. I have a business plan to keep me on track with financial targets and I’m already well advanced with plans to market the business in time for this summer’s visitors.”