I chose to study Food Technology at Harper Adams as our family is involved in the food industry which is of great importance to the economy. My aspirations post-graduation are to gain further experience in the meat retail industry before – hopefully – returning home one day to take over the family business, O.E. Metcalfe Butchers. As one of the top butchers in North Wales, our success is built on our commitment to supplying the highest quality, locally sourced Welsh meat.
I’d also like to continue the support that I’ve received by providing employment opportunities within the food industry for young local people and giving careers talks to local schools. Receiving a BDCI Undergraduate Bursary has not only boosted my self-confidence but also reduced financial worries, enabling me to focus harder on my studies. I feel both honoured and extremely grateful to BDCI to have received such a prestigious award.