Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid has been connecting with businesses, particularly those in the agricultural sector, at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, the Royal Welsh Show has become the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In addition to the Royal Welsh Show, the society also organises the Smallholding and Countryside Festival and Royal Welsh Winter Fair.
Based at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd near Builth Wells, Powys, the Royal Welsh Show celebrates the very best of Welsh and British agriculture, Welsh food and drink manufacturers and local retailers through competitions, displays, tradestands and a range of activities from crafts to countryside sports.
This year’s show, the 102nd in the show’s history, took place from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July.
The Chamber’s team attended every day of the show, meeting with its members, engaging with the local business community in mid Wales and connecting with businesses from a range of sectors including agriculture, food and drink and manufacturing.
From farming to transport, the Chamber’s team heard from businesses about industry-specific challenges and discussed how the work of the Chamber can support businesses through facilitating connections with members and partners and sharing information about export and trade opportunities.
Speaking about the Chamber’s attendance at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid’s CEO, Paul Butterworth, said:
“The Royal Welsh Show showcases the Welsh agricultural sector at its finest and Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid was delighted to be back supporting the farming community and mid Wales businesses at the most significant event in the Welsh agricultural calendar.
“As your local Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber’s mission is to help and support Welsh businesses, promote and connect trade nationally and internationally through our global network and be business’ voice with policymakers by lobbying for better skills, infrastructure improvements, jobs and economic growth in mid Wales.
“We were excited to be back at the show this year, meeting members and businesses, and forging stronger relationships with businesses operating in agriculture and mid Wales.”