President Arwyn Watkins, OBE, (centre) celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Culinary Association of Wales with guests Alan Fitzmaurice, Brendan O’Neil, Lee Corke, Neil Thompson, Worldchefs’ continental director for Northern Europe, Peter Griffiths, Matt Owens, Robin Austin and Dominico Maggi, Worldchefs honorary life member from Italy at ICC Wales.
Speakers reflected on past achievements and looked forward to an exciting future as members and guests celebrated the 30th anniversary of the formation of Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) at a gala dinner.
Winning a Powys Business Award last October has helped a social enterprise, which works with young people disengaged from traditional education, to build valuable business links in the county.
The Game Change Project (TGCP) CIC, based at Aberhafesp, near Newtown, won the Social Enterprise/ Charity Award, sponsored by Myrick Training Services, at last year’s awards.
Meeting at Penrhos Park, Llanrhystud during Wales Tourism Week were (from left) Val Hawkins, MWT Cymru chief executive, Dafydd Rees-Evans from Penrhos Park, Simon Pickard from The Silver Mountain Experience, Rowland Rees-Evans, MWT Cymru chairman and Penrhos Park director, Cllr Bryan Davies, Ceredigion County Council leader, Gareth Jones from Brynarth Country House, Ben Lake, MP for Ceredigion, Zoe Hawkins, MWT Cymru operations manager and Vicky Chism from Devil’s Bridge Falls, Woodlands Holiday Park and Pentir Pumlumon.
Collaboration by politicians, businesses and local authorities is the best way to promote tourism across Mid Wales, a Wales Tourism Week meeting heard on Friday.
MWT Cymru (Mid Wales Tourism) organised the meeting at Penrhos Park, Llanrhystud, near Aberystwyth to celebrate the annual tourism week which showcases the quality of the country’s tourism offer to both UK and international tourists.
More first time visitors discovered Mid Wales as a tourist destination this year due to the staycation boom, an annual meeting was told.
An impressive line-up of speakers has been secured for the 2021 Mid Wales Tourism and Hospitality Conference will be held at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on November 9.
A leading Shropshire businessman has praised a partnership in Shrewsbury that has put on a fantastic floral display to lift spirits in the lead up to what would have been the town’s famous flower show weekend.
Tony Bywater, chairman of caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, commended the collaboration between Shrewsbury Town Council, Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee and local businesses