Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 Welcomes 7 New Entrepreneurs!

Menter Môn’s Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 scheme has welcomed a new group of entrepreneurs for 2022. Through the support of Llwyddo’n Lleol and the Enterprise Hub, 7 entrepreneurs will receive weekly mentorship and training from experts within the business industry. In addition, members will receive financial support of up to £1000 to help move their business idea forward.

Each of the business ideas supported in this plan aims to respond to a community challenge. The businesses involved hope to offer services or spaces that communities can benefit from and enjoy.

As the program progresses over the coming weeks the group will share their business journeys, showcasing the opportunities and possibilities that exist in North Wales. To follow the group’s development over the next 10 weeks, follow Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 @LlwyddonLleol2050 (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Who’s Who?

Funmilayo Grace Oni, 45, Bangor

Having lived in Bangor for a year, Grace noticed that there is nowhere locally for African people to do their hair, to mend their clothes or to buy African materials. Her business will therefore offer an African style of tailoring and hairdressing.

Eleri Foxhall, 32, Penygroes

With the pandemic having affected many people’s mental health Eleri wants to offer yoga and mindfulness lessons to local people, especially children and young people to help their well-being. @iogisbach

Alannah Griffiths, 29, Holyhead

Having launched her craft business Micarel a year ago Alannah is looking to further develop her business. She wants to offer workshops to schools and youth groups to develop their arts skills. She will also donate a percentage of her profits to a local youth charity to help them buy resources for the children. @micarel

Ffion Pritchard, 27, Bangor

Ffion and her business partner Esme Livingston are passionate about showcasing women’s artwork. They will be holding an arts festival to celebrate the creative work of local women, called Gŵyl y Ferch. Having held the festival in the past for free and seen its success they now want to develop it as a business. @gwylyferch_festival

Ceurwyn Humphreys, 29, Caernarfon

Ceurwyn and his two business partners want to develop their business Coffi Dre which will be a coffee shop and community hub based in Caernarfon. The business will enable individuals to socialise and host community activities and events. @coffidre

Melissa Evans, 30, Caernarfon

Mel is looking to start her business as an ear wax removal specialist using a micro suction method. As this service is no longer available by the NHS she feels it would benefit individuals with ear wax problems.

Luke Huntly, 19, Clynnog Fawr

Providing a photography and graphic design service to businesses to help them look more professional and grow their online presence and audience. @lukejoehuntly_photographer