Kay’s latest visits in Wales
Avox, Wrexham, April 2014
It was a pleasure to be invited to speak at Avox in Wrexham and to take part in the announcement that this global company has the confidence in the UK economy to create 200 new jobs in the local area. I have worked tirelessly to ensure the economic reform in Europe that will enable businesses to grow and provide prosperity here in Wales and further afield.
Gower Brewery, March 2014
It was a pleasure to be invited to a Gower micro brewery to see the excellent contribution they are making to the economy of the local area. In two and a half years, this enterprise is now running at capacity!
Mumbles, March 2014
I spent a very interesting afternoon with local business owners discussing issues such as how red tape is affecting the operation of Welsh businesses through to reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. It was great to meet with so many people who contribute so much to their local communities.
Radyr and Pentyrch Conservatives, Cardiff, February 2014
It was a pleasure to return to Radyr to speak to the local Conservative branch and update them on the latest developments in the European Parliament. Thank you for the kind invite and for your engaging questions!
Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters, Carmarthen, February 2014
I spent an informative couple of hours with the local Police Commissioner and Chief Inspector of Dyfed Powys Police who updated me on neighbourhood policing in the area and their priorities for the future.
Welsh Cottage Cakes, Llandeilo, February 2014
I spent a very interesting morning with the proprietor and staff of Welsh Cottage Cakes in Llandeilo. It was great to see a local business contributing so much to the local economy.
Ty Hywel, Cardiff, February 2014
I met with European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, László Andor in Ty Hywel and had the opportunity to discuss with him how Wales can ensure it generates the absolute maximum benefit from its new allocation of European Union funding for 2014 – 2020. During his visit Commissioner Andor will also be visiting the sites of three European Social Fund projects in Wales, to see how our communities have already been aided by EU funding.
Knighton Fire Station, November 2013
On a visit to Knighton Fire Station, I was saddened to hear about the threat to its future. Such an amenity provides an essential service to local people and I fully support the staff in their campaign to keep it open.
Whitton Community Centre, Powys, November 2013
It was a pleasure to be invited to Whitton Community Centre to speak to local members about my work for Wales and the UK in the European Parliament. I enjoyed hearing your views on the UK's relationship with the EU.
Knighton Town Council, November 2013
I was happy to be invited by the Knighton Town Council to speak with them regarding any EU funding opportunities that might be of help to the local area. For as long as we remain a part of the EU, it is important that communities in Wales are aware of any funding opportunities the EU can offer.
Protocol Control Systems, Knighton, November 2013
I was impressed by Protocol Control Systems in Knighton, who manufacture electrical control systems for the process industry. John Thomas was an excellent guide to the impressive work going on there.
Radnor Hills Spring Water, Knighton, November 2013
I was extremely pleased to visit Radnor Hills Spring Water in Knighton with Cllr Trevor Johnson and Chris Davies. In 2012, Radnor Hills was placed amongst the 50 fastest growing privately owned food and drink companies in the UK by The Grocer magazine, the voice of the British grocery industry. What an excellent contribution to the local economy!
Roundtable meeting with William Graham AM and Sue Coles of University of South Wales, November 2013
I found a roundtable business meeting with William Graham AM and Sue Coles, Senior Marketing Lecturer at University of South Wales, very illuminating. It is vital that we support education as a driver of economic strength in Wales.
Sea Defences, Nr Langstone, November 2013
I met Mr Neville Walters and visited the sea defences near Langstone, Monmouthshire, to discuss issues arising there with local farmers.
Welsh Conservative Party Policy Forum, Llandudno, November 2013
It was once again a pleasure to address the Welsh Conservative Party Policy Forum in Llandudno and to see so many friends and supporters there. Discussions were varied and the interactive session on the UK and the EU was particularly interesting.
Preseli Pembrokeshire, November 2013
I spent a great afternoon with Paul Davies AM and his very able team in Preseli Pembrokeshire, campaigning on issues in the local community. I look forward to joining you again in the future!
Milford Haven Port Authority, November 2013
I was very pleased to be able to take up Milford Haven Porth Authority's invite to visit the site and to be briefed on the plans for Milford Haven. Thank you for a very informative visit!
Cardigan Castle, November 2013
It was a pleasure to return to Cardigan Castle and to hear from Cadwgan about the £11m restoration that has taken place there - which was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Tourism is vitally important to the economy of Wales and so I was particularly pleased to hear of the developments there.
Aberystwyth Conservative Future, November 2013
I spent a very interesting evening answering a wide range of stimulating questions on the EU from Aberystwyth CF members at Aberystwyth Conservative Club. It is always a pleasure to return to Aberystwyth and see the academic talent being nurtured there.
Conservative Policy Forum, Cardiff, October 2013
I was delighted to see so many Welsh Conservative Party members turn out to support our Policy Forum in Cardiff yet again this year. As always, it was a very fruitful day, and a great opportunity for us to discuss the UK's relationship with the EU.
RSPB Conwy, October 2013
I have always enjoyed supporting the RSPB and was therefore keen to take them up on a visit of the Conwy reserve. It provided an excellent opportunity for the Head of European Policy Campaigns and the Projects Manager, to discuss their hopes and concerns for the future with me.
CBI Wales, Clwyd, October 2013
I spent a very interesting breakfast meeting with CBI Wales, where I answered questions from Welsh businesses in a 'Question Time' format. I was delighted to see so many representatives present, with such an appetite to develop their businesses.
Cowbridge Conservative Branch, Vale of Glamorgan, October 2013
It was a pleasure to be invited to address Cowbridge Conservatives at their branch function, on my work as the Conservative MEP for Wales. Discussions took a number of interesting routes and it was great to see friends old and new there. Thank you for such a warm welcome!
Llanfair and Caerwent Conservative Branch, Monmouthshire, October 2013
I spoke at Llanfair and Caerwent Conservative Branch's evening and was pleased to see so many Party supporters in attendance.
FSB Caerphilly Castle, September 2013
It was a pleasure to be invited to address the FSB at Caerphilly Castle on my role as a Member of the European Parliament for Wales and how this enables me to help the business community expand in Wales.