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Active CCTV celebrates 20 years in business with rebrand and national focus

A CCTV company recording 20 years in business used lockdown to reinvent itself and focus on national growth. Adrian Standerwick, Director of Active CCTV, unveiled a new-look website, branding and mission statement to celebrate two decades of the Mochdre-based firm. It has been a challenging time for Adrian and wife Debbie; four years ago, their…

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Gareth nominated for three SME awards after lockdown hot tub sales boost

AN ENTREPENEUR nominated for a string of national business awards continues to make waves in the leisure sector. UK Leisure Living Group has sold more hot tubs in 2020 than previous years put together, with the Coronavirus and Spring heatwave leading to a surge in sales. The trend continued across the summer at their revamped…

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PetPlace pumps £1m back into the business and reveals future ‘Covid store’ plans

A PET retailer will roll out new branding after significant reinvestment following a lockdown sales surge and funding boost. PetPlace has pumped the £1million it received from the Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption Scheme (CLBILS) back into the business. The award-winning company, which has a headquarters in Mochdre and sites in Ruthin, Chirk, Abergele and Mold,…

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New album from pilot and musician Allan Dawson to land on September 21

AN AIRLINE pilot has reached new heights with an album two decades in the making. Reflections of Your Face is the fourth offering from North Wales singer-songwriter Allan Dawson. Completed during lockdown, the collection ranges from piano ballad Undeterred and joyful Snowclear, to the bittersweet first single, Bubble, and epic I Wish This Would Last…

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PetPlace joins forces with Welsh Mountain Zoo to help save it from extinction

PETPLACE has joined forces with one of Wales’ most popular tourist attractions in a bid to save it from extinction. The Welsh Mountain Zoo – the National Zoo of Wales – in Colwyn Bay is facing the biggest crisis in its 57-year history, with gates closed since March 22 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic….

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‘Buy local’ message from business leader as weather leads to hot tubs sales surge

A HOT TUBS company has smashed predicted records as warm weather coupled with the Coronavirus lockdown led to a surge in sales. And Gareth Jones, Managing Director of UK Leisure Living – a past winner and runner up for Spa Retailer of the UK – is encouraging people to support local firms when restrictions are…

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PetPlace still open for business and delivering during Coronavirus pandemic

THE Coronavirus pandemic has not stopped a leading North Wales retailer from supplying vital food and health products for the nation’s pets. Farm and Pet Place – also trading as PetPlace – is still open for business, offering an online click and collect service along with delivery of online orders to its loyal customers and, more…

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Sion Pritchard celebrates 20 years with award-winning PetPlace retailer

THE visionary behind the rebrand and redevelopment of a leading pet retailer is celebrating 20 years with the company. PetPlace Managing Director Sion Pritchard joined the business to assist with security in 2000. He progressed through the ranks to become boss six years ago and has never looked back. As the original Farm and Pet…

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UK Leisure Living targets new customers and £2m turnover with swim spa centre

ONE of the UK’s largest hot tub firms will double in size and target £2million turnover this year. UK Leisure Living unveils a new Swim Spa showroom in the coming weeks, expanding its Mochdre base to more than 5,000 sq ft. Managing director Gareth Jones also confirmed the company’s acquisition of Carbon Zero Renewables in…

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Gareth Jones named Businessman of the Year at Welsh SME Business Awards

A SOLAR energy and hot tubs entrepreneur picked up a top national business award. Gareth Jones, Managing Director of the Carbon Zero Group, was named Businessman of the Year at the Welsh SME Business Awards, held at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. In what has been a challenging period for UK industry, the Mochdre-based retail…

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