Press Releases 2017

Carmarthen business breakfast event to provide social media management advice to local businesses

11.05.2017

A business breakfast event which will provide free social media management advice to local businesses is being held at Yr Atom this month. 

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This latest event will be the second in a series of business breakfast events hosted by Yr Atom.  The objective of this latest event is to offer advice and support to local business owners to help them market their businesses in an effective way through social media. The discussions will be led by Lisa Jones who runs Sblash, a local Marketing and Consultancy business based in Llandeilo. 

Earlier in the year up to 50 of the town’s business owners and leaders attended the first ever business breakfast event held at Yr Atom.  During that first event those present discovered more about what Yr Atom has to offer and what support and help is available to businesses in the town.   That first free business breakfast networking event was arranged as part of a new pilot scheme set up by the Welsh Government and Welsh Language Commissioner aimed at encouraging businesses to find out more about the benefits of operating bilingually. 

Angharad Harding, Manager at Yr Atom said:

 “Following the extremely successful business breakfast held at yr Atom earlier in the year and the interest generated from that meeting we’ve decided to hold a further event this month.  We were delighted with the feedback from those who attended our first ever event and I’d like to thank everybody for their support. Following discussions on the day it was apparent that there was a desire to hold another similar event in the future.    

One of my aims is to nurture and develop partnerships across the town in order to promote the use of the Welsh language and to help ensure that Carmarthen is a truly bilingual town. 

We also want to offer support and expert advice to help businesses grow.  A large number of companies in Carmarthenshire and across Wales, from service providers to retailers of different sizes, are now realising that providing a bilingual service is part of good customer care and are benefitting as a result.

One of way of doing this is through social media.  The effective use of social media is vital for any business and I’m looking forward to discussing and sharing ideas with the town’s business leaders. As a result, we’ve decided to bring in Lisa from Sblash to offer that expert advice."

 

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Sblash is based in Llandeilo and specialises in social media management, creating and delivering marketing strategies, project management, consultancy work and training.  Company owner, Lisa Jones added:

“Today, it’s hard to imagine business without the internet and social media.  During these challenging times traditional marketing can be a strain on the budget of any small business. Social media marketing, on the other hand, is pretty low-cost in terms of actual financial costs and gives you a direct line to current and prospective customers.  Recent studies have shown that social media activities help strengthen the relationship between the customer and your business.  Also, customers following a company’s social media channels contribute 5.6% more revenue and visit the business about 5% more than customers who don’t engage through social media.

I attended the first business breakfast at Yr Atom and it was a wonderful opportunity to come together to discuss and share some of your ideas with other local business people.  I’m delighted that a further event is now being held and I’m looking forward to passing on some advice about the use of social media in the business world,”

The latest business breakfast event is being held on Tuesday, May 23rd between 8:00am and 9am at Yr Atom, 18 Kings Street, Carmarthen.  To find our more information about the event please contact Angharad Harding at Yr Atom on 0300 3231848 or ymholiadau@yratom.cymru     

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk