Food and Drink Wales Newsletter March 2018

March 2018 • Issue 0008



Customers challenged as biggest Welsh food and drink celebration ever announced this St David’s Day #ThisisWales

Dydd Gwyl Dewi
Tasty Careers Pledge

Food and drink industry in ‘pledge’ to boost skills

A new skills strategy is to be launched later this week as leading figures from the food and drink industry seek to boost skills and attract the next generation of workers.

Caerphilly Cheese

A grate result - Wales’ iconic Caerphilly cheese gains European protection

‘Traditional Welsh Caerphilly/Traditional Welsh Caerffili’ has joined the ranks of Champagne, Parma Ham and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies by being awarded protected food name status by the European Commission.

Food Sectors

Something to toast to: Welsh Food and Drinks sector edges nearer to meeting 2020 target early

The Welsh Food and drinks industry turnover has increased strongly to £6.9bn and is edging ever nearer to meeting ambitious targets for the sector.

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Updated advice for businesses on protecting food and drink supply

Revised guidance has been published for businesses on how to improve protections for food and drink supply.


Events Calendar for 2018 - 2019

Food and Drink Wales Events Calendar
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Tuck In - Food and Drink Marketing Masterclass

Food and Drink Marketing Masterclass organised by the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board.

Cardiff Airport

Export Club Breakfast Seminar

With Cardiff Airport launching  a daily flight to Qatar from 1st May 2018, this opens up a whole new range of export opportunities in Qatar and the Middle East.

Export Grant

Pilot Foreign Language Translation Grant

We recognise that the requirement to have sales and marketing material, product packaging, website, etc available in the language of the export destination market can be cost and therefore a barrier to securing export orders.

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Celebrating Success in the Technology Industry in Wales

The Wales Technology Awards celebrate the talent and achievements of the electronic, software and technology sectors in Wales. They are Wales’ opportunity to show the world that we have individuals and companies capable of competing and thriving on a global scale. The Wales Technology Awards, with headline partner GoCompare, will be held at Cardiff City Hall on 3 May 2018. Book your place now.

Social Media

This is a celebration
St Davids Day

Dathlu Dydd Gŵyl Dewi / St David's Day Celebration

Please see our Storify board which captures our social media activity during the St David's Day celebration.


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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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