The owner of the famous Vaynol estate in Felinheli, near Bangor, has revealed that agreeing to host the first GWCT Welsh Game Fair next month has opened doors to the United Arab Emirates and potential international investment in Wales.
To investigate the opportunity, Business News Wales editor Mark Powney spoke to Gwynedd Council events manager Hugh Edwin Jones and The Game Fair Ltd managing director James Gower about international investment opportunities at this year’s first GWCT Welsh Game Fair at the famed Vaynol Estate, near Bangor.
Myfyr Jones says he is proud and delighted to host the event, organized by Stable Events in partnership with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), from September 9-11.
Myfyr Jones said,
“Through our relationships and connections with Stable Events and The Game Fair, we have entered into discussions with the UAE to explore future collaboration.”
“Vaynol Estate is also assisting with potential international investment in Gwynedd through our contacts with The Game Fair.”
Myfyr believes that the economic and educational benefits of game fairs are not fully understood or appreciated by many politicians and people who do not live in the countryside.
“Some people have a very blind view of what a gaming fair brings to the table, both economically and educationally. That needs to change if Wales is to reap the rewards of hosting this new event. which is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.
“We hope that the GWCT Welsh Game Fair will advance the political debate by showing the importance of the Welsh countryside and promoting the unique culture and heritage of Wales.
“It will also bring together representatives from a range of conservation, agriculture, outdoor sports and fishing bodies and politicians for debates on the importance of Welsh rural issues, which is a step forward. very positive.”
The mission of the GWCT Welsh Game Fair is to promote and celebrate the Welsh countryside and to educate people who do not fully understand the rural way of life. He hopes to foster and improve relationships between different groups and promote the benefits of national activities and conservation to a wider audience.
The picturesque Vaynol estate has an impressive track record of major events, having previously hosted the National Eisteddfod, the Bryn Terfel Faenol Festival, BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend and the Official North Wales Concert to celebrate the Olympic Torch Tour In the region.
International stars such as Dame Shirley Bassey, Hosea Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Ball, John Barrowman, Elaine Page, Girls Aloud, Westlife, Will Young and Boyzone have all performed at the estate.
Myfyr says the GWCT Welsh Game Fair is another “feather in the event ceiling” for Vaynol Estate, raising its international profile.
His son Keith, who operates Vaynol Gun Room from the estate, said:
“I am extremely confident that Stable Events will organize and develop the GWCT Welsh Game Fair into a must-attend event here in Wales, just like the National Eisteddfod and the Royal Welsh Show.”
Fishing, clay shooting, hunting dogs, game cooking, falconry, horses and hounds, archery, rural crafts, food and drink will be on offer.
Welsh celebrity chef and author Bryn Williams, originally from Denbigh, will create a bespoke menu for guests at a VIP Enclosure restaurant, sponsored by iconic Welsh jewelery brand Clogau. He will also participate in live, outdoor cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend.
To book tickets, visit – https://www.welshgamefair.org/