The Team

Introducing who makes it possible

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Dan is a trainee Accountant, currently working for Bodnant Garden Centre in the Conwy Valley, having recently completed a year working in the Bursary for Rydal Penrhos School.

‘I am very impressed with what the Chamber is trying to achieve, and am keen to support in any way I can, whilst ensuring the accounts are as transparent and up-to-date as possible.’

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David Banks - Chair

I joined Marks & Spencer almost 30 years ago as a trainee and have spent time working abroad, in regional, divisional and various Head Office roles with the majority of time being spent in stores. I joined the team in Llandudno in September 2016 and I’m fortunate enough to be living close by in Penrhyn Bay. Myself, my wife and dog (Reuben) love Llandudno, County Conwy and North Wales and were made to feel very welcome from the start. I want Llandudno to continue to prosper and by Llandudno I mean the whole town and surrounding area. I firmly believe that for Llandudno to be successful it is far more than which big retailers are in the town, it’s about the diversity of offer and the independents as that’s what helps to make Llandudno different from other towns. As Chair of the Chamber of Trade I see a key part of my role as supporting all members of the Chamber to ensure that together we can continue to make Llandudno a great place to visit, shop and come back again!

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David Longworth - Business Development Manager

My aim is to help and develop new and small business to make them more efficient and profitable.

To give them guidance and to bring business’s together via networking for the benefit of Llandudno and communities.

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Eileen Burrows

Eileen worked for a major blue chip company in Liverpool before later moving to North Wales. She worked for Badgers Tea Rooms in HR and Management before moving into the Coffee Retail industry as a consultant to Waterstones.

She is now a Co Director for A.L.I.C.E Ltd, a community interest company set up to benefit the local community in Llandudno. She is involved in event management, tourism and has a real passion for Alice in Wonderland and it’s connection to the town.

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Jackie lives in Llandudno and has recently set up her own company ‘Castell Gwyn’ an Artisan Cheese Company producing ‘Conwy Brie’ whilst running a Leadership Programme for North Wales business owners at Bangor University.

She is keen to be part of the Chamber of Trade to help and support local businesses whilst being part of a great business community.

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Louise Bishop - Vice Chair

Louise has experience of working for Corporate Companies Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, running her own businesses in hospitality and retail, and working in the charity sector. She is currently employed by Conwy County Borough Council in the Business and Enterprise team, promoting the benefits of the government funded apprenticeship scheme and project managing all aspects of the Conwy Business Awards.

In addition to this she provides business support to SME’s across Conwy County, partners with other support organisations, and collaborates to help to businesses gain access to resources that they need for business growth.

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Nathan has been the Sales and Marketing Manager at St George’s Hotel over eight years, having previously managed hotels in Chester and South Wales. Nathan has recently been awarded Member Status at the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

“I am extremely passionate about ensuring the continued success of Llandudno and the businesses within the town and I hope my involvement in the Llandudno Chamber of Trade can make a positive impact”.

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