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Funding For The Three Food Centres In Wales

31 May

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes and Minister for Business, Enterprise,
Technology and Science have agreed to support the three Food Centres in Wales for the period from January to March 2012 at a rate of £35,000 per centre. The Ministers have also agreed the support the centres for the following three financial year
from 2012 to 2015 at a total cost of £1,560,000.

Statement of information

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes and Minister for Business, Enterprise,
Technology and Science are being asked to authorise payments and commitmentsdue to individuals and organisations underapproved programmes of activity. These activities relate to the provision of support to the Food & Drink sector by engaging strategic partners in the delivery of new product development, technical advice, the lease of processing halls and incubator units, laboratory services, test kitchens, sensory analysis and associated activities.

I’ve just been alerted to this news by a trader, but it was news to me as I’d heard nothing about it. So I thought I’d see what was
happening at Horeb which is literally just down the road from me, only to find I couldn’t access their website as the links were broken. I know many producers, especially in Ceredigion, that could find many uses for £35k. I assume Horeb is still being funding by Ceredigion County Council and now intrigued to know what Horeb plans to spend it’s latest funding on………………

 
 

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  1. Producer

    May 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    So that works out at £185000 each per year. What do we get for that? I
    I have enquired a couple of times about renting something, only to find it was much cheaper to rent elsewhere. The Hygiene courses were much cheaper.through other providers, and in some cases, free. This place is a total rip off! They cannot even keep their website updated. Disgraceful!