The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.

Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show  and the Winter Fair.

SMALLHOLDING AND COUNTRYSIDE FESTIVAL

Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival being held on the 21st & 22nd May 2022.

After months of preparation the Society are delighted to launch a brand-new exclusive platform dedicated to its membership full of new and relevant information linked to the agricultural and rural industries within Wales. The member exclusive platform was launched at the Winter Fair opening ceremony this morning.

The new membership platform will not only update our members with the latest news of upcoming grants, industry updates and resources available to download but also current and new membership benefits, ways to get involved with your county advisory and audio podcasts which will feature various stakeholders and those involved with the Society behind the scenes.

There will be opportunities for members to purchase early bird tickets for our events, and new and exciting ways to use their membership and get involved with the Society to help shape its future for generations to come. There will also be an area for members to explore how they can hire the showground for celebrations and events and advice on where they can find help and support services.

The Society are extremely grateful to the Principality Building Society for their generous sponsorship to enable us to launch this new member platform. Without this support we wouldn’t be able to offer this service for our valued membership and we hope that this partnership will continue to strengthen into the future.

Vicky Wales, Chief Customer Officer at Principality Building Society:

”We’re delighted to be sponsoring the new Royal Welsh Member’s Platform which offers a range of information and features to benefit the agricultural community in Wales. We also look forward to working with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society to bring financial education to the platform in future for their members, including resources for adults and engaging money and saving activities for children.”

Members will be able to access the platform at the following address: https://news.royalwelsh.digital/ where they can then register with their membership number and postcode. If you experience any issues, please contact the RWAS office on 01982 553683.

It is hoped that the online platform will become a hub for the numerous industries within rural Wales and that our members will help continue to grow and develop the platform. The Society’s members are an important asset to securing its future and if you think there is something missing from the site that you would like to include then please let us know by contacting press@rwas.co.uk.

Picture caption: RWAS Chief Executive Steve Hughson, Principality Marketing Communications Lead Laura Dawes, Principality Marketing Manager Katherine Burgess and RWAS Assistant Honorary Director Susan Jones at the launch of the Members Platform at the 2021 Winter Fair.