Portfolio Executive

I’d recommend any local entrepreneur looking to start up or grow a business to have a chat with the Development Bank team. Their support has been fantastic, and the team is a pleasure to work with.

Catrin Jones, owner

Crwst is an eatery based in Cardigan, run by local couple Catrin and Osian Jones. They specialise in making quality food using locally sourced produce.

They established their micro-bakery making fresh bread, doughnuts, cakes and pastries in 2017. A year later, they secured a six-figure loan from us to expand the business and open a café, deli and restaurant in the centre of Cardigan.

Employing 50 local people, the eatery is open seven days a week, offering brunch and evening menu, and now has a licensed bar.

In 2021, we backed Crwst again with another round of funding from the Wales Business Fund, after they opened their second venue – a takeaway hatch at Poppit Sands.