Welcome to this years Royal Welsh Online Business Show

Every day we will be adding new insightful panel discussions, audio interviews and the latest
news stories covering a wide range of topics relevant to rural Wales.

Day 1 – Monday 18th July 2022

The Royal Welsh Show is back

Following a 2-year absence, this panel discussion hosted by former first minister Carwyn Jones is designed to provide a behind the scenes insight into what it has taken to get this year’s show ready, the challenges over the last two years what the future holds for The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

Guests include Chief Executive Steve Hughson, Royal Welsh Show Director, Richard Price, Chair of Council, Nicola Davies and Vice Chair of Board Professor Wynne

The Royal Welsh Show is back

Exclusive Interview: Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths

In this exclusive interview for the Royal Welsh Online business show Business News Wales editor interviews, Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

Lesley Griffiths

The Recruitment Crunch: Finding Staff in Food and Drink Manufacturing

Businesses across many industries are facing major challenges around staffing, with a huge decline in the number of available workers fuelling staff shortages. Adding to the pressure is an acceleration in the skills gap, as well as a trend for employees changing jobs, attracted by higher salaries or other benefits such as more flexible working.

Food and drink manufacturing is one industry grappling with these issues. NatWest Cymru’s Ecosystem Manager for Wales Gemma Casey is joined by Leanne Yau of Highfield HR, which provides outsourced HR support, James Hicks, Strategic Development Manager for Wales with National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, and Ed Morgan, Group Corporate Social Responsibility & Training Manager at Castell Howell Foods. They discuss how food and drink manufacturers can successfully recruit in such a climate, initiatives such as the Food & Drink Careers Passport, and establishing a pipeline of future talent.

The Recruitment Crunch

Today’s Audio Interviews

The Opportunities & Threats Facing The Red Meat Industry in Wales

The Opportunities & Threats Facing The Red Meat Industry in Wales

Dr Owen Roberts, Communications manager at Hybu Cig Cymru spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual…

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The Climate for Farm Diversification Projects is Strong

The Climate for Farm Diversification Projects is Strong

Huw Watkins, Director at Bic Innovation spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual Business Show, about…

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Raising the Price of Wool for Farmers Across Wales

Raising the Price of Wool for Farmers Across Wales

Project Manager at Mentor Mon, for the made in wool project, Elen Parry, spoke with Business News Wales as part of this…

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A Well Trained Workforce Needs to be Empowered to Support Rural Well-being

A Well Trained Workforce Needs to be Empowered to Support Rural Well-being

Chair of Rural Health and Care Wales, Jack Evershed, spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual…

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Deploy Tech - Helping Rural Communities to Access Water Storage Infrastructure

Deploy Tech – Helping Rural Communities to Access Water Storage Infrastructure

Beran Kayali and Tony Gale of Deploy Tech, spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Online Business…

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Edward Jones - Wales Can Become A Global Leader in Agri-Tech

Edward Jones – Wales Can Become A Global Leader in Agri-Tech

Dr Edward Jones, Lecturer in Economics at Bangor University spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual…

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Jonathan Hughes - A Circular Economy Approach in Developing a New Pesticide Export Opportunity

Jonathan Hughes – A Circular Economy Approach in Developing a New Pesticide Export Opportunity

Dr Jonathan Hughes, Managing Director of Pennotec spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual Business Show,…

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Integrating Trees on a Farm can Bring Huge Benefits

Integrating Trees on a Farm can Bring Huge Benefits

Jerry Langford, or the Woodland Trust spoke with Business News Wales, as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual Business Show, about…

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Bringing in Expertise has Enabled the Business to Become Carbon Negative

Bringing in Expertise has Enabled the Business to Become Carbon Negative

In this Royal Welsh Virtual Business Show event, NatWest Cymru’s Gemma Casey is in conversation with Bonnie Rowley, managing director of Glaslyn,…

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Nick Connors: A Data-driven Approach can Truly Revolutionise the Agricultural Sector in Wales

Nick Connors, Managing Director of TEKenable, a software company specialising in data driven technologies within the agriculture sector, spoke with Business News…

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Dr Rachel Rahman: Identifying- the Health and Care Challenges Within Our Rural Communities

Dr Rachel Rahman: Identifying- the Health and Care Challenges Within Our Rural Communities

Dr Rachel Rahman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Aberystwyth University spoke with Business News Wales, as part of this year’s Royal Welsh…

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Uncertain Times for Rural Wales with More Pressures Than There Have Ever Been Dr Nick Fenwick Head

Uncertain Times for Rural Wales with More Pressures Than Ever

Dr Nick Fenwick Head of Policy at the FUW spoke with Business News Wales as part of this year’s Royal Welsh Virtual…

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Day 2 - Tuesday 19th July

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Day 3 - Wednesday 20th July

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Day 4 - Thursday 21st July

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Day 5 - Friday 22nd July

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