Bodnant Welsh Food Centre will close unless new buyer is found
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre has announced that it will be forced to close unless a buyer can be found to save the business.
The centre has faced “intense financial pressures over a significant period” and – despite efforts to recover – can no longer trade in its current form. A team of accountants and business advisors have now been brought in to try and bring about a sale.
Current owners Michael and Caroline McLaren said they are “devastated to be in this position” but will continue running the business for the next month while a potential buyer is found.
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre has been trading in the Conwy Valley for the last six years, offering locally-sourced meat and dairy products as well as ambient products from Welsh artisan producers.
The potential closure could see around 50 full-time staff lose their jobs, many of which have been with the business since it began in 2012.
“We fervently hope that someone can be found to take over the business and preserve the jobs of our staff, and the concept of exemplary Welsh food in the Conwy valley,” said Michael.