On his Mid Wales Tour, The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, met with Brecon and Radnorshire businesses at Llangoed Hall Hotel.
Nick Clegg was very impressed with the range and quality of the businesses in Brecon and Radnorshire, especially the manufacturing sector. Food and drink manufacturing is the largest area of the manufacturing industries and it is not surprising that this is particularly prominent in Powys. He also really appreciated the high quality niche products made in the area.
Businesses present raised issues around business rates, support for promotion and attendance at trade fairs and the difficulty in acquiring people with the necessary skills to take their businesses forward.
Roger Williams MP said:
“I am very grateful to Calum Milne, Managing Director of Llangoed, for providing such an excellent venue for this important meeting. It came at the end of a tour of Mid Wales and the Deputy Prime Minister paid tribute to the outstanding facilities and food and expressed his appreciation of how important tourism is to rural Wales. Both Kirsty and I made commitments to ensuring that tourism is given a higher priority both in the Welsh Assembly and with Visit Britain. Visitors to this area have a wide range of places to stay and eat, indeed all are of excellent quality and the Country House Hotel sector is championed by Llangoed.”