‘Healthy leadership’ will be the theme, when Leadership & Management Wales (LMW) visits the Royal Welsh Show in July, offering free expert advice, leadership masterclasses and a special panel discussion around leadership in the food, drink and farming sectors.

This will be the first time LMW, the Welsh Government’s centre for excellence in leadership and management skills, has attended the show, which takes place at  Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, from July 21-24.

As well as offering guidance on training and funding at its stand, LMW will host daily leadership masterclasses with inspiring figures from the food, drink and farming sectors in Wales.

There will also be the chance for free one-to-one sessions with an expert business engagement officer, who can help identify individual skills needs and suggest the best route to improvement.

“This is an exciting new venture for us,” said LMW director, Dr Barrie Kennard. “The food, drink and farming sectors are areas where Wales has shown real leadership, so we’re joining with some key players to gain some valuable insights into the management lessons and explore some of the issues they face.”

The LMW masterclasses will take place daily at 3pm:

Monday 21 July: In Conversation with Gareth Jones, TV’s The Hill Farmer;

Tuesday 22 July: In Conversation with Gwyndaf Pritchard of Bodnant Welsh Food;

Wednesday 23 July: Panel discussion with leaders from the food, drink and farming sectors;

Thursday 24 July: In Conversation with Brian Jones of Castell Howell Foods.

All the events are aimed at current and aspiring leaders and managers in private sector firms in Wales. Attendance is free, but attendees will have had to pay admission to the show.

Places are limited, and it is recommended to book in advance at www.lmw.org.uk/events/ or by phoning Leadership & Management Wales on 029 2087 6560.

Leadership & Management Wales is the centre for excellence for leadership and management skills in Wales. It is part of the Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills (ELMS) programme. ELMS is part funded by the European Social Fund delivered through the Welsh Government.