One of the biggest business shows to hit Llanelli in recent years got underway today, Thursday (Apr 6) at the Selwyn Samuel Centre. 60 stands from small businesses upwards were showcasing their wares. As well as the many businesses attending there were cookery demonstrations and seminars. Organiser Diana Vickers said that the show had been a great success and of great benefit to local businesses. There were a number of issues including parking chaos as the car park filled up with people who were leaving their cars for the day.
S4c weatherman Chris Jones was at the show and acting as MC. Chris also spoke about his patronage of the West Wales Prostate Cancer Support Group. He said that all men over the age of 50 should start asking questions about their health and take advantage of the blood tests available through their GP.
The show was officially opened by Nia Griffith MP. She said that Llanelli needed to think big and signposted delegates to a new initiative from Lee Waters AM who is crowdfunding his project to try and get ideas from within the community. She said that Llanelli had a rich industrial past but that the town was moving into a new age of technology and where businesses had to be competitive.
Amongst the stand holders were The Corran Resort and Spa, Jennings Solicitors, Red Kite Law, Carmarthenshire County Council, Cloud Genius, Dwr Cymru, Preventapest and Celtic Pride Pies.