Beatriz Albo runs Sabor de Amor in Rhostyllen, Wrexham. Since 2015 she has produced a range of authentic Spanish products based on traditional family recipes.
Sold throughout the UK, Beatriz explains the importance of trading with the EU:
“At the moment only 1% of our trade is with the EU, but we are now part of the Wales Food and Drink Export Club and about to expand this area. I also import the majority of raw ingredients for my sauces”.
“We are a small business and we can’t stockpile imported goods. We can’t use our cashflow to buy a huge amount of raw ingredients. Some of my ingredients are chilled and the shelf life does not allow us to buy large amounts in advance.”
Beatriz advises small businesses to plan ahead as much as they can and anticipate issues Brexit may cause. This might include cash-flow, storage, labelling and transportation of products:
"I’d advise other businesses to keep some cash aside in preparation for Brexit and be ready for a cut in the current profit margin together with an increase in the prices on your products."
Help and support for food businesses in Wales
Food and drink businesses can access tailor-made self-assessment and advice. To request a diagnostic by the Cywain project, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An advisor will then arrange a visit to complete the diagnostic. This will aid your business resilience and ensure that all your business areas are considered before Brexit.
For more help in preparing for Brexit, visit: