Glynllifon Student Selected for Prestigious Business and Innovation Programme.

A teenage Coleg Glynllifon agricultural student has beaten the odds after being selected for the Welsh Government’s Business and Innovation programme.

19-year-old Hari Roberts from Llannefydd, Conwy - who has just finished a Level 3 Apprenticeship at Coleg Glynllifon - has been selected for the prestigious Business and Innovation programme. The initiative is a funded partnership between the government and Farming Connect.

The programme aims to: support personal development through workshops and seminars; offer opportunities to meet industry experts and business leaders; create an environment to improve business management skills, and promote effective networking among the most forward-looking, agri-business people in Wales.

Hari Roberts said: “I hope to broaden my knowledge of the agriculture sector and be exposed to businesses which are ahead of the game, as well as leading new ways of farming, such as incorporating environmentally sustainable practices into business strategies. I’m looking forward to talking with like-minded people who share a desire to improve their business and are not afraid to take risks. Hopefully, this will help me take our business to the next step.”

Hari has strong ambitions to expand the current farming business beyond its current income streams by exploring other avenues and is considering applying the knowledge and skills he has developed in the dairy sector into practice through rearing dairy heifers. Not fazed by the opportunities that can flourish from change, Hari is determined to maximise the businesses potential.

Charlotte Roberts, assessor for agricultural apprenticeships at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Coleg Glynllifon site, said: “At 19-years-of-age Harry has done really well to get on to the Business and Innovation programme rather than the junior programme. We always knew that Hari had a really bright future in the agriculture industry. We are very proud of him and this major achievement.”

For more details on any courses starting at Coleg Glynllifon, visit: www.gllm.ac.uk telephone: 01286 830 261 or email: enquiries.glynllifon@gllm.ac.uk

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