New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
£2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
- PRA Health Services expansion to create nearly 90 jobs in Swansea
- E-cigarette use more common among under 15s than tobacco, research finds
- £2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Aligning the apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Trade Development Programme
The Welsh Government offers trade development support to food and drink producers throughout Wales.
The support ranges from offering primary producers and growers tips on selling at the local farmers' market through to account managing a multi million pound contract with a major retailer. We also offer specific sectoral support for varied industries such as fisheries, horticulture and dairy.
The Welsh Government mentoring scheme is delivered by a team of food industry specific mentors. A typical mentoring project will last up to 12 months with the mentor offering support through face to face meetings and telephone and email support.
Companies that are on the mentoring scheme have reported a range of improvements to their businesses. These include increased profitability brought about by improved management structures, improved internal and external communications, more effective distribution, and improved marketing strategies leading to an increase in sales with existing and new customers.
Client Feedback for the Mentoring Scheme
"The mentor is highly regarded by us. He has a wealth of practical experience in running a food manufacturing company. When you ask for advice, the answer is based on actual experience not text book theory."
(Ieuan Edwards - The Welsh Sausage Company, Conwy)
On St David's Day we promote our food and drink at some of London's most prestigious retailers, under the Trade Development Programme. Welsh Government support has provided these producers with the opportunity to access these markets and we are proud to promote our produce in London.
See how we celebrated St David’s Day 2014 in London. (External link)
To access business support for the food and drink sector, please contact our business support helpline:
Tel: 03000 6 03000