Farm Business Grant

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The  Farm Business Grant (FBG)scheme is a capital grant support package, designed to help farmers in Wales improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holding.

It provides a grant contribution towards items of equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified and costed and which offer clear, quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises.

The items available through the scheme cover the following five themes:

  • Animal Health, Performance and Genetics
  • Crop Management
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Energy Efficient
  • ICT

The minimum grant available is £3,000 and the maximum is £12,000.

If you have applied for FBG in one of the first two application windows and your application has been selected, but did not reach the £12,000 maximum, you can apply in this or a future window.

All businesses applying for the FBG must attend aFarming for the Future event organised by Farming Connect.

FBG is only available by accessing RPW Online. To request access to RPW Online or, if you have any queries on using the online system, please call the Customer Contact Centre.

For further details on the application and supporting scheme documentation, please see the attached link:

www.gov.wales/Farm Business Grant Scheme

 

The window closes on 16 March 2018

 

Local Business – Global Market!

Cardigan Castle was the perfect setting for a business networking event arranged by Antur Teifi in September.The event was well attended and it was encouraging to see representatives from a diverse range of organisations from the private, public and third sector keen to find out more about Antur Teifi’s broad range of business support services. Key speaker Professor Landon MD, Chairman and Research Director at MicroPharm gave an inspiring presentation and an insight into the ground-breaking work being carried out at the Newcastle Emlyn based organisation. MicroPharm produces anti-venoms for the treatment of snakebites – from the common adder and the West African carpet viper. MicroPharm are expanding and have recently opened a new facility in Cilgerran with the support of Antur Teifi. This new centre is part of a £2 million expansion programme that’ll be used for on-going research to provide much needed treatments for devastating diseases such as C.difficile and Ebola

Says Beverley Pold, Chair of Antur Teifi: “We are delighted to be a part of MicroPharm’s story. We were able to support the company in the early days by providing manufacturing facilities for their operations at the Aberarad Business Park and the recent expansion is certainly good news for the local economy with the creation of more skilled jobs in this area. It’s certainly inspiring to see a business taking advantage of local talent and support thriving on a global scale.”

 

Accrediation News

Committed2Equality is the national Diversity Assured accreditation body which aids, confirms and recognises commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace. For more information about the scheme click here http://www.c2e.co.uk/

We are pleased to announce that Antur Teifi has been awarded Disability Confident Employer status for a further two years. This accreditation acknowledges our commitment to ensuring that the disabled, or those with long term health conditions, have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and realise their aspirations. The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.​ For more information about the scheme visit

www.gov.uk/government/collections/disability-confident-campaign

Antur Teifi has once again been successful in gaining the Cyber Essentials Certificate. After completing all the necessary requirements Antur Teifi will now be able to proudly display the *CREST badge to show that it is actively protecting the business against cyber threats.

Thank you to the Telemat IT Support team for their guidance in our successful retention of the Cyber Essentials accreditation this year again.

*The approved accreditation body under the UK Government Cyber Essentials scheme.

Wales Tourism Awards 2018

The National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the best of Wales’ tourism – showcasing Wales’ tourism businesses and the industry’s achievements.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport and nominations are now being invited in the range of categories outlined below.

Categories for the awards are:

  • best hotel
  • best bed & breakfast
  • best self-catering
  • best caravan, camping or glamping
  • best attraction
  • best activity
  • best event
  • best place to eat
  • best destination
  • young tourism person of the year
  • tourism business innovation award

Nominations close on the 12th of January, 2018.  For more information visit https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/national-tourism-awards-wales-2018