For Wrexham preserves producer Brigid Killen, aka Mrs Picklepot, everything changed when she signed up for an awards workshop last January. Since launching in 2014, initially in the town’s Butchers Market, her business had steadily pursued its mission of "bringing pickles and chutneys into the 21st century". But a change in the way the business was run, followed by a successful awards season in 2017, led to a flurry of orders that has now seen the once cult brand go mainstream.
Welsh ministers are exploring ways of replacing the EU school milk scheme after Brexit. Currently all pupils over the age of five in Britain receive a subsidised portion of milk via an EU aid scheme administered by UK rural ministry Defra. In Wales the scheme is more lavish, thanks to extra funding from the Welsh Government, so that children up to the age of seven can get free milk. In addition, children aged over seven can access subsidised milk.
Up-and-coming Welsh food and drink firms are being dared to prove the excellence of their products – by putting their reputations on the line. They are being encouraged to put themselves forward for food industry awards, success at which can propel businesses to new heights. To help, a series of workshops are being held across Wales to show producers how they can become “award-ready”. These are being run by Cywain, a Welsh Government initiative which helps businesses in the agri-food sector.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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