Top 5 Moments of 2016

Hello Folks. So, this will be first of a number of website posts for you guys, they will span quite few topics and we figured that it would a great idea to not only introduce you guys to some of our favourite moments to do with the business! So in no particular order and bang on trend, here is our Top 5 Moments of 2016

5. Test Town 
Just over a year ago, we competed in a local competition called Test Town, the premise of the event was to try to rejuvenate town centres by allowing new businesses to test out their idea in a totally risk free environment. We won our local test town and for that we got to compete in the finale up in Glasgow. While we didn't win, it gave us a real understanding and confidence that we can run our business.

4. Contracts 
If you aren't in the loop, you may not know that we have actually been working on setting up Ddraig Valley Farm Park for a good 3 years, we had explored numerous options and sadly, none of them really ideal. So, we approached Bridgend College with our business plan and from there we were able to obtain land from the college and start building the business. Something we are beyond grateful for happening.

3. Representing our Business 
Throughout the year, some of our favourite moments have been representing our business, we have only done this on a small scale, there is actually nothing we love more then discussing our work and getting people involved and passionate about what we do.

2. Falling into place 
I realise that this is quite a jump to go from talking about our business to talking about the work load. one of our favourite things and that is why we have added it, is seeing weekly how everything develops, how our ideas change and everything finally falls into place. We have reached a pivotal moment where there is so much to do, but it is just not these huge tasks that were once there and it is those small tasks that bring everything we've done together. It wouldn't be fitting to ignore the growth of what we've done.

1. Finishing the First Milestone
As soon as the contracts were signed, we started work straight away on what we endearingly call the site. The first place we started was going to be our opening and picnic area, it isn't only the first place we started, but the first area to be finished and probably our favourite area. the area was not initially going to be used but a change of plans meant we had to utilize it, which took a good few months to do. Despite everything we have done during the time spent setting up the business, it was the first physical sign of it and for that it was always going to be number one on our list. This is our favourite picture, even without the picnic tables, it's just a lovely spot!