Author: Katy Godsell

Champion Welsh Young Butcher Peter Rushforth successfully defended his title after a closely fought final where the high standard of butchery was praised by the judges. Rushforth, 20, from Swans Farm Shop, Treuddyn, Mold, went into the final at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Monday fresh from winning a bronze medal… Read more »

Defending Welsh Young Butcher champion Peter Rushforth will be up against three times former winner Tomos Hopkin in this year’s final at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Monday. Rushforth, 20, from Swans Farm Shop, Treuddyn, Mold, goes into the competition fresh from winning a bronze medal at the Butchery WorldSkills UK… Read more »

Talented North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards celebrated his greatest achievement to date by winning the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition on Saturday. Matthew, 23, who works for Vaughan’s Family Butchers, Penyffordd, near Chester, was awarded the gold medal after two days of tough competition at The Skills Show, held at the NEC Birmingham. He was… Read more »

Three butchers from North and Mid Wales will be testing their skills against the very best in the business in the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition final this week. The six top scoring butchers from the combined heats in Wales, Northern Ireland and England go head to head in the final at The Skills Show,… Read more »

A woman who gave up a job selling advertisements for the Glasgow Herald newspaper to start her own business in Wales has been described as “a shining example of Welsh fish mongering at its best”. Sarah O’Connor, who runs The Fabulous Fish Company at Chepstow Garden Centre in Chepstow, has become the first fishmonger in… Read more »

A unique approach to employment and training by a North Wales waste and recycling company was recognised with double success at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015. Thorncliffe Abergele, a family owned company established in Abergele 1987 which has been described by a training provider as “inspirational”, was named Medium-sized Employer of the Year while superviser… Read more »

The best butchers in Wales are being encouraged to enter two competitions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month. The popular annual Welsh Young Butcher Competition is joined on the show programme this year by the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which is being held for the first time. Both competitions will… Read more »

TUESDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 CENTRAL CARDIFF THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED Guest of Honour: Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills Timed to follow the Welsh Government’s response to their ongoing consultation on reforming the Apprenticeship model in Wales, this seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the future… Read more »

Award-winning learning provider Cambrian Training Company has demonstrated successful partnership working to get butchery adopted as a WorldSkills UK National Competition for the first time this year. Now the innovative Welshpool-based company is in contention to win a major award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015. The company is one of two finalists in the… Read more »

CHRIS RILEY and PETER RUSHFORTH representing the United Kingdom (UK) at the International Young Butcher Competition (IYBC) raised their game and reputation against stronger than ever opposition in Utrecht, Holland earlier this week. Recognised as the leading competition for 18 – 24 year old European butchery apprentices the six categories, two day event held in… Read more »