People and firms living, working and doing business in Wales will be able to find out about the many benefits and services available to them through UK Government schemes, as departments host their biggest ever showcase at the 100th Royal Welsh Show.
Under the theme of ‘Delivering for Wales,’ UK Government departments including the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), DVLA, Department for International Development (DFID) and ONS will join forces on avenue C, stand 221 with a series of events, interactive activities and information about support for people at work and at home.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:
Across the UK and around the world, representatives from UK Government departments work tirelessly to provide all types of support to our citizens and aid in countries where it is desperately needed.
During a special year for the Royal Welsh Show, I’m delighted to see so many departments represented to raise awareness about the opportunities available to families, businesses and working people in all parts of Wales.
Environment Secretary, Michael Gove said:
It is a pleasure to be here at the 100th Royal Welsh Show, one of the biggest and best agricultural events of the year, in this beautiful part of Wales.
The Royal Welsh Show is a wonderful showcase for the quality of livestock, food and drink and farm produce in Wales and all the exhibitors here should be proud of their achievements. I am very much looking forward to exploring all that is on offer.
Highlights from the week include:
- Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns will be joined by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in meeting a number of farming and agricultural stakeholders.
On the UK Government’s stand:
- Kicking off the four-day event in Builth Wells, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Ministry of Defence and ONS will provide information about their work in Wales, including the upcoming Census in 2021.
Tuesday on the stand:
- Check you’re road safe with DVLA’s registration plate test.
- Come along to the ‘Food is GREAT’ panel discussion on Tuesday with famous Welsh food and drinks suppliers to gain support about taking your next steps on your exporting journey.
- In the afternoon the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are holding a broadband advice session.
Wednesday on the stand:
- The Department for International Development will be showcasing the equipment used across the world to tackle challenges including poverty, disease, insecurity and conflict. Take part in the Halo Trust’s land mine removal activity and speak to representatives from Sure Chill, whose refrigeration technology is saving lives overseas.
Thursday on the stand:
- Ahead of Green Great Britain Week in November, join representatives from BEIS to find out how you and your business could benefit from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.