Backing local businesses is key to securing a successful economy in Cardiff, the Vale and RCT – South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has said.
Mr Davies made the comments on a visit to the Glamorgan Brewing Company in Llantrisant – who have recently secured a contract to supply 38 Tesco stores across Wales.
On the visit – Mr Davies met with Glamorgan Brewing Managing Director Richard Anstee – and Tesco Regional Communications Manger Rhodri Evans.
Since the Anstee family established the brewery in 1994 – it has expanded to employ over 60 people and supply many local businesses across Wales.
The brewery will supply Tesco with 3 of their top products – Jemima’s Pitchfork, Cwrw Gorslas and Welsh Pale Ale.
Praising Richard and his team – Mr Davies said Glamorgan Brewing were an example of how a small venture could become a key player in an industry.
Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to visit Glamorgan Brewing – and see the fantastic progress the company has made over its almost 25-year history.
“Richard and the Anstee family have done a top job – which has culminated in supplying one of the country’s biggest supermarkets.
“The brewery employs 60 local people – demonstrating the importance to the local economy.
“It is vital local businesses and suppliers have the opportunity to play a major role in industries across Wales – and Glamorgan Brewing are an excellent example.
“I’d like to thank Richard and Rhodri for taking the time to meet – and I wish both Glamorgan Brewing and Tesco well with this exciting venture.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies with Tesco Regional Communications Manager Rhodri Evans (fourth left), Glamorgan Brewing Managing Director Richard Anstee (centre) and some Glamorgan Brewing team]