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Tourism Company Hits the Road with Trade Days for Mid Wales Businesses


A social enterprise company that represents around 600 businesses across Mid Wales will be setting out on the road with a series of local trade days which start next week.

Hosted by MWT Cymru’s chief executive Val Hawkins, the trade days will be open to members, tourism associations and guests and provide the ideal opportunity to meet informally and exchange information.

In her marketing update, Mrs Hawkins will report on the Real Ceredigion Experiences project, Real Mid Wales social media campaign, live Facebook streaming, the compilation of the Bedroom Browser 2018/19 and website development.

She is keen to receive tourism season reports from businesses and local tourism associations. Savings and new member benefits, advice, support and training information will also be covered.

Member businesses can also pre-book a 30-minute one-to-one training session on Guestlink, the online accommodation management system for tourism and hospitality businesses, before or after the meetings.

The trade days will be held at Llangorse Activity Centre, The Gilfach, Llangorse, Brecon on Wednesday, November 7 from 11am to 1pm; Penrhos Park, Llanrhystud, near Aberystwyth on Wednesday, November 14 from 11am to 1pm and Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, near Newtown on Monday, November 19 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

There will also be a special afternoon session at Gregynog Hall from 1pm to 2pm with a round-table discussion about business investment, exploring barriers and opportunities for growth.

“Whether it’s skills and training, staffing, funding or planning, we would like to hear about the issues businesses are encountering together with positive experiences,” said Mrs Hawkins. “It will be an opportunity to share success stories and plans for investment.”

Local tourism group leaders and members of tourism related organisations are asked to contact MWT Cymru on Tel: 01654 702653 if they wish to attend any of the meetings.



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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