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Sunshine, beaches and great business

David Knight
Assistant Investment Executive
The Hours cafe and bookshop

The summer holidays are nearly upon us and it’s high season for Wales' many tourism businesses. The tourism sector has a significant impact on the Welsh economy and visitors to Wales spend £5.1 billion a year.

From shops and cafes, through to hotels and leisure resorts we work with a wide variety of great Welsh companies. Here’s just a few we’ve recently supported:

The Hours café and bookshop, Brecon

Brecon tourism award winners, The Hours, have expanded their café and bookshop thanks to a micro loan from us. The company have taken over the adjoining premises - literally doubling the size of this great Brecon landmark.

The Mount Rooms, Barry

The Mount Rooms is gearing up for its first summer season. A great bijou hotel in the resort made famous by Gavin and Stacey, we helped the new hotel renovate their premises with a six-figure investment.

Carreg Adventure, Swansea   We supported husband and wife team Ceri Butcher and Eoghan Powell with start-up costs for Carreg Adventure. The pair renovated local landmark Stouthall, they now run camps, educational groups and corporate team building events - all with an adventure theme - as well as hosting weddings from their base on the Gower Peninsula.

We’re able to help tourism businesses in a number of ways, be that cash-flow lending, or money for renovation and expansion. Our investment teams can tailor loans and equity deals from £1,000 up to £5 million for your tourism business.