The county of Conwy has been hailed as a UK hotspot for companies run for the benefit of the community.
Among the success stories is Sarah Griffiths, 33, who has brewed up a new career after working at a coffee shop that’s operated as a social enterprise.
Sarah was left jobless after being made redundant when the Woolworths store in Colwyn Bay was axed when their firm went into administration in 2008.
Now she’s been given a fresh start thanks to Porter’s Coffee Shop & Bistro in Station Road which was one of the star attractions during a visit by a team from Social Enterprise UK.
Conwy has become only the second county in Wales and one of just 16 across the UK to be officially recognised as a hotspot of social enterprise – a business which trades on behalf of the community generating their income by selling goods or services rather than through grants and donations.