Measuring our progress

We’ll examine a wide range of indicators – including the number of businesses and their value, export figures, accreditation and awards, and environmental and well-being measures. We’ll publish everything on the Business Wales website, so there’s an ongoing record of progress. These key success measures will give us all a clear idea of how we’re doing, and what needs more attention.

Our success measures

  1. Every year the turnover value of Wales’ food and drink sector will proportionately grow more than the rest of the UK.
  2. The three year average of Gross Value Added (GVA) per hour worked of the food and drink sector in Wales will increase proportionately more than the rest of the UK.
  3. Every year, the proportion of food and drink sector employees receiving at least the Welsh Living Wage will increase.
  4. Every year, there will be an increase in the proportion of businesses in the food and drink manufacturing sector holding appropriate accreditation (i.e. environmental management, staff development, production and other relevant standards) for their business.
  5. Every year, there will be an increase in the proportion of businesses in the food and drink manufacturing sector achieving awards appropriate to their business.
  6. 98% of food and drink sector businesses will have a food hygiene rating of 5 by 2025.

 

Other indicators

Along with the success measures, other targets and indicators are important to monitor and are likely to become relevant over time. Our dashboard will be flexible enough for us to add to these as and when needed.

  • Number of businesses in the sector and historic data for earlier years
  • Annual business birth rate
  • Business survival rate to five or more years age
  • Export value for the year and historic figures
  • Total employee numbers
  • Businesses signing up to the skills pledge
  • Access for businesses to reformulate products through the Welsh Food Innovation Centre