Trade Development Programme

Our Trade Development Programme (TDP) aims to help you, as a food and drink producer, processor or distributor in Wales, to grow your business and create jobs. We’ve got specific programmes to support high growth companies to address skills and competencies gaps or to add broader commercial management experience into your mix.

Retail Plan - Summary

The Retail Plan includes background on the various opportunities and challenges currently facing Welsh food and drink producers in the UK retail market. It investigates consumer trends to create key objectives to further grow and develop Welsh food and drink in the UK retail market.

Trade Development Programme - Webinars

The Trade Development Programme of Support currently runs a number of webinars aimed at providing practical knowledge in a range of areas to help businesses develop.

Click here for upcoming webinars.

Meet the buyer

Meet the buyers and gain new skills

Strengthening the supply chain within Wales is a priority. Our Meet the Buyer events bring in major food and drink retailers, wholesalers and independents. We provide an insight into purchasing requirements, and provide companies with unique opportunities to boost sales. Our Commercial Skills Programme addresses gaps in company skills and competencies, developing professional commercial management standards within the industry in Wales. Tailored advice and guidance is also available to key personnel on industry related issues, and long-term mentoring already supports bakery, confectionery and dairy processing sectors.

Read more about the Meet the Buyer Events

Commercial Skills

The Commercial Skills Programme is a series of workshops and 1:1 support aimed at all Welsh food and drink businesses. The programme provides practical advice and support to businesses in order to develop capability in delivering commercial plans across all business functions.