Welcome to our countdown to the launch of Rural Economy Wales – A new dedicated news channel for the rural economy in Wales.
As part of our launch campaign every few days we will be reliving the Royal Welsh Experience through a number of spontaneous interviews. In total we spoke with over 30 business and individuals at this years 100th Royal Welsh Show – arguably one the best shows in its illustrious history.
Rural Economy Wales will launch on 7th October 2019.
The new channel will cover all the latest developments across the sector and provide an invaluable information resource for any individual or organisation working within the sector.
Regular expert columnists, podcasts, an industry newsletter and events are just some of the features that are set to hit the desks of leaders of this transforming industry.
If you would like to get involved contact [email protected]
First off we have a series of interviews with one of the main sponsors of this years show – NatWest Cymru
Siwan Rees, NatWest Entrepreneur Acceleration Manager, and businesses from the NatWest Future Brands of Wales Courtyard at this year's Royal Welsh Show.
Next up we spoke to a number of businesses who exhibited at the NatWest Future Brands of Wales Courtyard.
Carwyn Owen of CO Owens Design talked to us about his business which creates bespoke furniture.
Fashion designer and farmer Claire Johns talked to us about her luxury fashion label and how she produces her own tweed from her own sheep.
Next we spoke with Charlotte Wood who specialises in creating illustrated home ware.
Next up we talked to Hayley Hansen the world's only producer of Welsh leather
Sharon Smith of Wild Welsh Wool tells us about her Welsh wool business.
Roddy McLean, NatWest Head of Agriculture joined us to discuss the opportunities and threats for the agriculture sector.
Next we were joined by Tim Bridson, NatWest Director Commercial Banking, Swansea and West Wales
Sian Chudleigh, NatWest Community Banker tells us about the challenges facing rural communities when it comes to banking.
Les Matheson, CEO Of NatWest Business Banking talked to us about his experiences in Wales
In our next Royal Welsh show rewind, we talked to the NFU, Hybu Cig Cymru, Farming Connect, Aberystwyth University and The Monmouthshire Conservatives talk to us literally minutes after the announcement of Boris Johnston as UK prime minister.