It’s the time of year when we all come together to attend Wales’ famous agricultural shows.
Last week, Mike Learmond, FSB North Wales Senior Development Manager, attend the Anglesey and Denbigh and Flint Shows on behalf of FSB Wales in order to represent the organisation and meet current and prospective members. FSB will also be attending several smaller local agricultural shows across North Wales.
Agricultural shows such as the Royal Welsh Show and others around Wales give us the opportunity to be out and about, meeting members and discussing the issues that matter to them most.
FSB Wales has recently published a report on the rural economy in Wales, and how we can ensure that it has a strong future.
A Taskforce for Rural Economies called on the Welsh Government to implement a Taskforce which would oversee the “rural-proofing” of policy for Wales, as well as to implement a Rural Challenge Fund.
This would be an open fund designed to attract new ideas and new thinking for economic development in rural areas. The emphasis would be on allowing rural areas to design their own projects and interventions in a number of areas in order to further economic development.
Mike Learmond, North Wales Senior Development Manager, said: “the Anglesey and Denbigh shows are a great opportunity to catch up with members, and to be reminded of how vibrant and diverse businesses in Wales are. I look forward to continuing to work with businesses in North Wales to get the best deal for our economy.”