We’re delighted to provide the perfect “home” for CLA members and their guests at Europe’s largest agricultural show: comfort and catering, and a place to meet friends – but, above all, members and guests can join us in our events during the course of the show, later this month.
The Show truly is the pinnacle of the Welsh agricultural calendar, where announcements are made and a huge amount of civil and commercial business is conducted. Now we’re past the pandemic lockdowns, the Show is predicted to assert itself again as a major event for the Welsh economy. The Show itself creates a positive economic hit of around £10 million, with “secondary sales” (put down to the presence of the Show) adding a further £6 million. A further £3 million of downstream economic activity is calculated to benefit the local economy.
This year our Tuesday morning (25 July) 08.30am breakfast debate examines innovation in the food sector. Chaired by ITV Wales’ Rural Affairs correspondent, Hannah Thomas, we will hear from industry leaders from the dairy, red meat, organic and technical sectors. In this event we’ll be digging deep in to the short term process and long term mission in supporting Welsh farming.
Following logically from this, at 11.30 on the same morning, we’ll be hosting the fourth and final session of the Senedd Cross Party Group (CPG) on Rural Growth inquiry into rural productivity. This meeting will focus on farming and the food chain, food security, innovation in food production dietary trends and how they drive farming markets.
CLA advisors and staff will be available at the Show for private discussion about business issues, including our Chief Tax Advisor, Louise Speke, representatives from our energy services partner, Troo Energy, our financial services partner, Lift Financial Services, and, of course, members of the CLA Cymru team.