I’d like to wish all our customers and friends a Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2019.

Thank you to all of you for your support during 2018 and we hope you will continue to support us in the year ahead.

I don’t want this to be a political message but I have to say I am concerned about what lies ahead for small businesses like ours. In my heart I hope Brexit never happens. It is my New Year’s Eve wish that the UK doesn’t leave the European Union. I’m expecting it to be tough and turbulent for everyone both in the home market and exports.

On a brighter note, I’m excited about the new diversification project we are working on at Rhug. Hopefully by the beginning of 2020 we will be launching Rhug Organic Cosmetics and Spa range. Although this project is in its early stages, I’m pleased with how progress is being made to capture the essence and provenance of Rhug with a newly assembled and expanding team.

On the farm we will look to increase our herd of Japanese Sika Deer as the feedback we’ve received from chefs for our venison has been very positive. We will also continue to expand our markets for organic chicken eggs.

We will endeavour to improve the service we provide in all aspects of our business and will continue to listen to our customers’ needs with opening hours, new menus and products. We also hope to reach new markets for our wholesale business into the Maldives, Denmark and Sweden.

When the going gets tough the tough get going and that’s what we intend to do.

May I wish you all the very best for the year ahead. May the next year exceed all expectations.

As we celebrate the New Year, I wish everyone success, a healthy long life and a fresh new start.

Happy New Year to you and your families.