Menter a Busnes are continuously monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on Welsh food and drink producers. We have spoken to the major retailers, the majority are not undertaking face to face meetings and have cancelled all non-essential travel.
Special Business Readiness Bulletin - Important Coronavirus (Covid 19) Information for businesses and employers
This is a special edition of the business readiness bulletin for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries providing important information for you and your business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Welsh Government Food and Drink Division is inviting collaborative projects to develop innovative food and drink solutions, which address societal and public sector challenges and common issues, facing small groups of businesses within the food and drink industry.
Helping ambitious Welsh food and drink businesses scale up sustainability, the Sustainable Scale Up Cluster
is supporting businesses to tackle the 4 key challenges to successful scale up:
- CAPACITY to scale up
- Access to CAPITAL to scale up
- Access to the right COMPETENCIES and talent to scale up
- Having the CONFIDENCE to scale up and avoiding the overtrading trap
Visit the website for more information https://www.sustainablescaleupcluster.wales/
This project has received funding through the Wels Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government. Delivered by BIC innovation.
The Business development programme aims to enable Welsh Honey businesses to create jobs and sustainable economic growth by supporting the sector to grow through the provision of specific support - the cluster programme is an example of this support.
A map designed to highlight all the beekeepers in Wales registered through Cywain or Honey Cluster who produce honey to sell, so you can find the one nearest to you
Horticulture Wales aims to help growers and producers reduce waste and improve shelf life, sustainability, and profit.
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Horticulture Wales project commissioned a series of short films to show the diverse ways that businesses - each members of the project - worked to support communities across Wales during the C-19 Pandemic, from the March lockdown and beyond.
In this short video, we speak to two Welsh growers about the horticulture industry, and discuss the opportunities and challenges they have faced over the Covid period, as well as their views on the future opportunities for the industry in Wales. Bellis Brothers are an independently run family business, established in 1860 and located less than 9 miles from Wrexham in the beautiful Dee Valley on the outskirts of Holt Village. They offer a unique shopping experience with an extensive Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Gift Department, large Restaurant and seasonal Pick Your Own. Claire Austin Hardy Plants specialise in peonies and irises, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience of selling bare root irises, bare root peonies, daylilies, and potted perennials online. They are a mail order business and operate through e-commerce, delivering to private individuals across the UK from their base in Sarn, Powys.
The Drinks Development Cluster has been launched as part of Welsh Government’s Cluster programme and is aimed at supporting growth through industry collaboration and connectivity.
Critical services in Gwynedd are being supplied with hand sanitiser by a local gin distillery
Exporting can transform your business, with potential benefits including growing sales and profits, as well as encouraging creativity and innovation and increasing efficiencies.
The Business Development Programme aims to enable Welsh fisheries businesses to create jobs and sustainable economic growth by supporting the sector to grow through the provision of specific support.
The Business Development Programme aims to enable Welsh businesses to create jobs and sustainable economic growth by supporting Welsh food and drink producers to grow through the provision of specific support - the Cluster programme is an example of this support.
The key objectives of the CEO cluster are to help business achieve accelerated growth in sales, profit and staff numbers. This cluster will appeal to companies that have ambitious growth targets. This growth could be driven by a combination of factors including innovation, new sales channels and new product development, all of which may be supported by our work.
The Cluster will simulate joint research, product development, access to new markets and benefit the Welsh economy as well as the nutritional health of Wales.