‘Let’s support our fantastic local businesses, and help them win ‘rural Oscars’” says local Plaid Cymru candidate, Catrin Wager.
Two businesses from the new constituency of Bangor Aberconwy have reached the finals in the prestigious Countryside Alliance Awards. Both Jones a’I Fab Butchers, Llanrwst and Y Llew Gwyn pub, Cerrigydrudion are up for the awards. Dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars’, the Countryside Alliance awards celebrate local businesses that go the extra mile. Finalists are nominated by residents, and as the website states:
“The Countryside Alliance Awards are our annual celebration of rural businesses that go above and beyond, supporting their local economy and being the unsung heroes of their community. It's a huge triumph and credit to every business that is nominated for a Countryside Alliance Award and shows the impact that you make in your local community.”
Llion Jones of Jones a’i Fab, stated “It was such an honour to be nominated for this highly respected award. We are grateful to all of those who put our names forward for this.”
“We’ve been operating since 1991, and quality produce and excellent customer service have always been at the heart of what we do. We work with local farmers and food producers to ensure that our shop is a showcase of the fantastic food we have here in North Wales, and we are so grateful that our customers appreciate that. As a small family business in the heart of Llanrwst, this really means so much.”
According to Catrin Wager, Plaid Cymru Parliamentary Candidate for Bangor Aberconwy:
“Both businesses in the final of this award are fantastic local businesses that are clearly valued by their community. Both are great examples of local businesses that have make a positive impact. From community run pub Y Llew Gwyn, to the the quality produce sold by Jones a’i Fab – both are testament to the incredible rural businesses we have in Bangor Aberconwy.
“Farmers in Bangor Aberconwy produce high quality sustainable food, and this is just what is on offer in Jones a’i Fab. By buying from Llion and his family, you are supporting not only the shop itself, but the family farms that form the backbone of our rural economy. Also, in doing so, you reduce the miles your food travels and keep the supply chain local.”
“The fact they have reached the final of this prestigious award is testament to the quality of their produce and the unique service offered by this wonderful independent business. It also shows how valued they are by the local community.
“I would encourage everyone to cast a vote for Jones a’i fab and Y Llew Gwyn. Let’s celebrate our businesses - and help them get the recognition they deserve - and win!”
Voting is open to everyone, and will close on Sunday the 10 February. Voting is done via the awards website - https://www.countryside-alliance.org/