Coming up this year

We’ve hit the ground running in 2014, with some projects from the end of last year coming to fruition which we’re looking forward to implementing soon, also we have some new up and coming plans:


Workshops to support local food, drink and craft producers

We are doing a couple of really useful workshops on the Art of Display, mainly to help local producers of food, drink and craft in Caerphilly and Torfaen.

Michelle will talk you through the art of displaying your product and driving engagement, so you can really maximise your potential at festivals or retail events. Over the course of the workshop she will talk about important factors like your brand, product packaging and marketing, and how to operate within a tight budget. She will also be talking about buyer behavior in order to help you understand what drives a customer to purchase a product.

Dates are 25th and 26th March 2014 at Newbridge Memorial Hall.

Hosted by the Caerphilly Rural Development department, there are still places available, you have less than 10 employees and based in Caerphilly or Torfaen.

Contact Kevin Eadon by phone on 01443 838632 or
email him

More workshops…

The Art of Display, is a precursor to a series of three half day workshops that are running later this spring. They have also been specifically designed to support local food, drink and craft producers and will unpack the art of display in much greater detail. The themes are:

  1. Customer Insights – 29 April 2014
  2. Product and Business Values – 6 May 2014
  3. Brand and Marketing – 27 May 2014 Venues tbc.

We are also doing some research with “Local Retailers and Local Suppliers” for the Rural Development department in Caerphilly. We’ll be focusing on connecting local micro business to retail and plan to explore opportunities and uncover issues between them, with a view to creating a practical tool kit that will benefit both parties.

We are currently looking for local food and drink retailers producers as well as local people to take part in the research. If this is you do get in touch and let us know if you’re keen to get involved!

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