Food and Drink Wales Newsletter - April 2017

April 2017 • Issue 0005


£21 million food innovation project set to safeguard thousands of Welsh jobs

Project Helix


Andy Richardson

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board - Chair's Update

It’s been a busy couple of months for the Board, along with the wider industry in Wales, and members have been following up on a number of actions since our last meeting at the end of March, where a range of progress reports were given on key work streams including Business and Investment; People & Skills; Customers and Markets.

Drinks Cluster

Drinking to success: Welsh Drinks Cluster announced

Juice producers and soft drink businesses will join brewers and vineyards in a new drinks cluster being developed in Wales.

Food and Drink Trends

Food and Drink Trends 2017

The Welsh Government invests in insight to understand the retail market for future development opportunities and provide Food and Drink companies in Wales a base level of market data.

Heathrow Business Summit

Heathrow Business Summit

The Welsh Government and Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) invites you to apply* for the first Welsh Business Summit that will connect Wales based businesses ‘face to face’ with supply chain opportunities from one of the World’s busiest airports. The Summit will provide new growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

Wrap Cymru

Your business is food, don't throw it away

WRAP Cymru is looking for a range of hospitality businesses to trial a brand new programme to help food businesses save money.

Peas Please

Peas Please Initiative

Peas Please aims to bring together farmers, retailers, fast food and restaurant chains, caterers, processors and government departments with a common goal of making it easier for everyone to eat veg. A summit will be hosted by the London Produce Show in Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London acting as an advocacy to major businesses and government bodies. The summit will be a pledging moment, when it is expected that businesses and others will also make commitments.

Further information can be found here along with all the information on the work streams.


Events Calendar
Event Calendar

Events Calendar for 2017 - 2018

Read on for further information of our events calendar.

Speciality Fine Food Fair

Speciality and Fine Food Fair, London

Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the leading UK trade event that exclusively targets food and drink buyers from the speciality and artisan food industry.


Anuga - World Food & Drink Trade Exhibition

The biennial leading World food & drink trade exhibition, and a must for Welsh companies seeking to identify new export opportunities and also those looking to further develop their existing trade with buyers from across the globe.

Superfast broad band

Superfast Business Wales Food and Drink Masterclass

Calling all food and drink businesses! Join Superfast Business Wales for a four hour interactive masterclass designed specifically for businesses operating in the food and drink industry.

Social Media

Celtic Manor


Please see our Storify board which captures our social media activity during the TasteWales event at the Celtic Manor.


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Quarterly newsletter for the Welsh food and drink industry from the Welsh Government's Food Division.  

News, events and matters relating to the industry in Wales.

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