A local business has been named as the best food and drink processing SME business in Wales.

Brecon Carreg, based in Trap, near Llandeilo, received the honour at the Lantra Cymru Awards 2022 last week.

The awards – which are part of the Food Skills Cymru programme and run by Lantra, recognise Wales’ food and drink processing and manufacturing businesses – were held at Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on Thursday, January 19.

Brecon Carreg Ltd won the SME Business category. Andrew Williams, operations director for Brecon Carreg Ltd, said: “It’s a great honour for us here at Brecon Carreg to win this award.

“It is a great vote of confidence in the training and development that we are undertaking for our staff. Not only for their continued professional development but also for the sustainability and growth of the business.”

The awards recognise the initiatives, skills and enthusiasm of individuals pursuing careers within the environmental, land-based and food manufacturing sectors and acknowledge businesses in the food and drink manufacturing and processing industry that have undertaken training over the last three years, investing in their employees and upskilling their staff with a defined range of training courses.

Sarah Lewis, project manager for Food Skills Cymru, said: “I would like to congratulate all the businesses that were nominated for the Food Skills Cymru categories in the Lantra Cymru Awards.

“These awards highlight the exceptional achievements and contributions of these businesses who work within Wales’ food manufacturing, land-based and environmental industries as well as the many rewarding careers available in the industry.”

Lesley Griffiths, minister for rural affairs and north Wales, and Trefnydd, said: “A huge congratulations to each individual and business recognised in this year’s Lantra Cymru Wales Awards. They all make a valuable contribution to agriculture, the environment, land-based and food manufacturing sectors here in Wales.

“The Food Skills Cymru programme plays a vital role in the food and drink processing and manufacturing industry by ensuring employees have the correct skills to thrive in an ever-changing industry.”

For more information about the Food Skills Cymru programme visit https://www.foodskills.cymru/.