GLOBAL business leaders have been fed a meal of Welsh venison at a Downing Street dinner.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and foreign secretary Liz Truss hosted some 20 business leaders at Number 10 ahead of an announcement on new overseas investment in the UK.

Boris Johnson is today due to announce £9.7 billion of new overseas investment in the UK, creating 30,000 additional jobs, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister will roll out the red carpet for business leaders including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, when he hosts the Global Investment Summit at London’s Science Museum on Tuesday.

Ahead of the gathering, No 10 said Mr Johnson would announce a package of 18 investment deals, supporting growth in sectors such as wind and hydrogen energy, sustainable homes and carbon capture and storage.

At the same time the Department for International Trade is launching a new online investment atlas, highlighting 53 potential strategic investment opportunities across the UK.

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Ahead of the summit about 20 business leaders attended a dinner in No 10 on Monday.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it was being catered by Clare Smyth, the first woman chef in the UK to get three Michelin stars, with a menu “showcasing the best of British produce”.

Canapes of jellied eels, chicken liver parfait, and pumpkin and white truffle gougere were being served before a starter of potato and roe.

Venison from the Rhug Estate near Corwen in Denbighshire, prepared with a 16-year-old Lagavulin whisky, is followed by a dessert of lemon and pear meringue.

Chef Clare recently visited the Rhug Estate which which supplies her restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, in Notting Hill, London. 

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Venison is significantly lower in fat than other meats and the Rhug Estate introduced a herd of deer in 2018 and it says demand for venison meat is growing year on year.

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Clare said: "We have a lot of pride in working with Rhug Estate. They’re dedicated farmers who share the same values as us in sustainability, organic farming and animal welfare."

Lord Newborough, owner of Rhug Estate, said: "I firmly believe that having chefs visit our farm is essential in order to explain how we use sustainable farming practices to produce our high-quality meats. Organic farming is all to do with adopting the highest standards of animal welfare and removing stress in the production cycle, this produces the highest quality meat."

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Additional reporting: PA