Author: Katy Godsell

Three butchers will be putting their skills to the test in the Scottish heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition. City of Glasgow College is the venue for the heat on June 26 where Robbie Hughan and Euan McLagan from Blair Drummond Smiddy Farm Shop, Stirling and Erin Conroy from Falleninch Farm, Stirling will be in… Read more »

A Welsh border butcher gave his rivals the chop in the England and Wales heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition in Birmingham yesterday (Tuesday). Peter Smith, who works for Jamie Ward Butchers, Churchstoke, emerged the victor by less than half a mark after the keenly contested heat held at University College Birmingham. The… Read more »

Three Welsh butchers will be putting their skills to the test in Birmingham on Tuesday as they bid for a place in the final of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition. University College Birmingham is the venue for the England and Wales heat which will see four talented butchers in action – Craig Holly from Neil Powell Butchers, Abergavenny, Peter Smith… Read more »

The Northern Ireland heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition was won by Dylan Gillespie from Clogher Valley Meats, Clogher, Tyrone. A Butchery WorldSkills UK finalist for the past three years, Dylan has again put himself in with a chance of qualifying for this year’s final at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham from November 15-17. He must now wait for the… Read more »

Immediate: May 30, 2018 A nationwide hunt to find the UK’s top butcher begins in Northern Ireland next week where two heats of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition are being held. Southern Regional College, in Newry is the venue on Tuesday, June 5 for the Northern Ireland heats which will see six talented butchers put their skills… Read more »

Cambrian Training Company the award-winning, pan-Wales training provider, is opening a new office on the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. With preparations well underway with new signage all will be ready to welcome guests & colleagues for 23rd July when the Royal Welsh Show opens The company, which has its headquarters in Welshpool… Read more »

The finalists for the first-ever Chef Mentor Awards have been announced, with high-profile names from across the restaurant, hotel, catering and education sectors making up the shortlist. Being held at Celtic Manor as part of H&C EXPO on 17th July, the awards will recognise chefs who have taken time in their careers to train, nurture… Read more »

A nationwide hunt has been launched to find talented butchers who are a cut above the rest to follow in the footsteps of Lincolnshire’s James Taylor. James, who works for G Simpson Butchers in Heckington, won the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition last November and his successor is now being sought. The competition focuses on all the essential skills required… Read more »

A leading figure in the work-based learning sector in Wales has spoken about the “awe-inspiring” experience of receiving an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. Arwyn Watkins, managing director of Cambrian Training Company based in Welshpool, described the ceremony as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” which he’ll never forget. “You are made to… Read more »

Employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top training companies were recognised at an annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night. Cambrian Training Company, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli, held is second annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards at the… Read more »