A POWYS agricultural business has welcomed a new manager at the firm.

Lewis Davies has joined the company as its new environmental and sustainability manager, and will be involved in the development and implementation of Llansantffraid-based Wynnstay Group’s ESG and Sustainability Strategy across all Group businesses.

He will represent the company within the agricultural industry and support the common goals of the business.

Andrew Evans, Wynnstay Group operations and feeds director, says Lewis’ appointment signals the change in direction for the company.

“As a business, we’re constantly striving to support our customers in meeting the wider demands of the supply chain,” says Mr Evans.

“Creating a sustainable business which works with the environment is paramount, and we hope with Lewis’s direction, we can continue to provide our farmers and their businesses with the tools and expertise to maintain profitable.

“We congratulate Lewis in his new position, and look forward to seeing how his expertise filters to the wider Wynnstay team.”

A graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Lewis originally joined Wynnstay in June 2014 as an assistant product manager for the retail purchasing team, and became product manager in December, 2016.

More recently he has been involved with project development exploring sustainability objectives, including waste management and energy, which sits alongside his interests and ongoing professional development.

In 2020, he completed a Post-Graduate Certificate (PgC) at Shropshire-based university Harper Adams in ‘International Agri-Business and Food Chain Management’ with research projects focused on sustainability outcomes, including a life cycle assessment of UK livestock production systems, among others.

Further to this, he is currently studying towards a PgC at Cardiff Metropolitan University via the 20Twenty Level Seven in ‘Business Management and Sustainable Leadership’.

Lewis is also member of the AIC Sustainability Committee on behalf of Wynnstay.