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Best Butchers in Wales Sought for Contests at Royal Welsh Winter Fair


The best butchers in Wales are being encouraged to enter two competitions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month.

The popular annual Welsh Young Butcher Competition is joined on the show programme this year by the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which is being held for the first time.

Both competitions will be held on Monday, November 30, with the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which is open to butchers of all ages who currently live or work in Wales, in the morning.

The Welsh Young Butcher Competition follows in the afternoon and this year the age limit has been extended to under 25 on January 1, 2015 to align with apprenticeship programmes in Wales. The competition is organised by Welshpool-based Cambrian Training Company, who are also collaborating with Keith Brown, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s meat production competitions chief steward, to jointly run the Welsh Pork Butcher contest.



Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Limited is a well established communications consultancy based in beautiful Mid Wales.

Incorporating public and media relations, the consultancy provides a range of services to businesses and organisations throughout Wales and the Marches.

A former newspaper journalist for 24 years, Duncan moved into PR in 1999 after editing the County Times & Express & Gazette newspapers – the main weekly titles in Mid Wales – for five years.

His main reason for leaving the newspaper industry was a desire for a new career challenge. His successful PR business predominantly focuses on companies based in Wales and Shropshire.

His motto is to keep things as simple as possible to avoid over-complicating what is a straightforward goal – to achieve media coverage for a client.

Duncan’s wide-ranging work entails media campaigns, researching and drafting press releases, media liaison, political lobbying, event management, organising photocalls, website content advice, social media and newsletters.

He has extensive PR experience of the food and drink, education and training, catering and hospitality, insurance and financial services, manufacturing, tourism, farming, property, fine art, lubricants and telematics sectors.

His contacts extend from local newspapers in Wales to the national print and broadcast media, trade publications and digital media.

Duncan Foulkes PR uses only the most creative photographers, ensuring that photography to support his work is of the highest quality.

He is passionate about issues relating to the countryside and enjoys fly fishing, watching sport and spending time with his family in his spare time.

Services provided:

Public Relations
Media Relations
Public Affairs
Crisis Communications
Event management


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