The RWAS Welsh Food Enterprise Award is a new annual award in memory of the late Mr. Bill Ratcliffe OBE FragS. The Best Welsh Food and Drink Producer / Seller Award featured at the Royal Welsh Show will be presented at the first 2022 Royal Welsh Show.
Mr Ratcliffe has been associated with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for over 60 years and has been a director for over 30 years. One of his main interests was food, especially those farm businesses that have diversified and developed markets and outlets to sell their products directly to consumers. He was also a keen inventor.
Competition criteria include:
• Welsh food and / or beverage enterprise only.
The business headquarters and main processing plant must be located in Wales.
Most of the ingredients must be collected from Wales.
Exhibition at the 2022 Royal Welsh Show.
• Certificate Environmental Health Score 4 or 5 displayed on their stand.
Producers and businessmen appearing at the 2022 Royal Welsh Show are invited to apply in early July to take part in the competition. The first day of the show will be judged and the winner will be announced at the Society Awards held at Council Enclosure on the second day of the show.
Traders and firms appearing at the 2022 Royal Welsh Show will be invited to submit an application to take part in the competition. The winner will receive the RWAS Welsh Food Enterprise Award and the Society Memento.
The Society gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the award by Mr. Alistair Ratcliffe and Mr. Anthony Ratcliffe and family.