1989 - Rhian Davies and Rhian Williams (Siwgar a' Sbeis)
The 1989 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Wales) was won by Rhian Davies and Rhian Williams for their business Siwgar a' Sbeis.
Based in Llanrwst, at the heart of Snowdonia in North Wales, Siwgr a Sbeis is not only a true Welsh story but a delightful tale about how two women literally ‘got the Valley baking!'
Rhian Owen and Rhian Williams founded Siwgr a Sbeis over twenty years ago. Both school friends went to a bakery and confectionery college together before starting their small venture specialising in the baking and manufacturing of cakes and confectionery for the local population.
The two Rhians received their Shell LiveWIRE Award in 1989 from Richard Branson.
In this way they have become one of the most important employers in the area. Thanks to the use of traditional methods, traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations of families, brand new and exciting recipes and the use of new Welsh fine foods that are just emerging on the market place, Siwgr a Sbeis makes for a truly inspiring place to work.
The company now operates out of their own custom built premises, a 5000 square foot bakery that was purpose built to the design specifications of both founders who required a specialist working environment where different recipes can be made and baked using traditional methods. As a result of these new premises it has allowed the company to carrying out growing and thus been able to employ more local people.
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