July 13, 2024

Denbighshire Tourism Forum Event proves to be Huge Success

Over 75 people attended the recent Tourism Forum at the Oriel House in St Asaph.

The Forum formed part of the Council’s March for Business campaign and provided a great opportunity for delegates to hear about the latest tourism news and meet other like-minded businesses.

Delegates heard from a range of key speakers including Robyn Lovelock, Programme Manager for the Agri-food and Tourism Programme, Ambition North Wales, who presented on the progress and opportunities of the North Wales Growth Deal. Alice Kirwan and Rachel Sumner-Lewis highlighted the Working Denbighshire and Work Start Programme and established new contacts with local employers which they hope will lead to work placement and job opportunities for their participants.

Finally, attendees were treated to an inspiring question and answer session with Jenny and Tom Williams from The Laundry Retreat in Llanrhaeadr who spoke about their story and how the business has grown as well as sharing useful tips for fellow local businesses.

Attendees were able to visit a variety of information stands including Visit Wales, Clwydian Range & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Business Wales, North Wales Tourism, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and the Development Bank of Wales.

Denbighshire County Council’s Tourism Team organise two Forums a year for local businesses, community groups and stakeholders and the next one is planned during the Autumn.

Councillor Win Mullen-James, Lead Member for Local Development and Planning said:

“I’m pleased to hear this event was well attended as it’s a valuable opportunity for everyone in the sector to get together and share their knowledge and plans to ensure sustained future tourism growth.”