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Town Bite leaves a good taste 

  • By James Payne
  • 10 Aug, 2017
Marco Orsi (Cafe Royale) & Owen Smith MP for Pontypridd
Fantastic range of tasters that were on offer at Tesco Express
You can visit Tesco Express at 103-104 Taff Street
https://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/?bID=6492
Tucker's Bakery Team and Owen Smith MP
Tuckers Bakery can be found inside Pontypridd Market!  
https://www.facebook.com/TuckersBakery/
Organic Wholefoods & Homebrew offered some lovely local honey!
Organic Wholefood and Homebrew can be found at 8 Mill Street,
https://www.facebook.com/Organic-Wholefood-and-Homebrew-318472158252857/
Ffresh Produce Ltd are based at 64 Taff Street, Pontypridd
Delicious sausage tasters at Bevans Quality Meats - Indoor Market!
Bevans Quality Meats can be found at Stall 6, Pontypridd Market! 
http://directory.walesonline.co.uk/company/438480676655105
Bradleys Cafe at The Muni offered some lovely homemade cookies & hummus!
Bradleys Cafe can be found at the Municipal Buildings, Gelliwastad Road
https://www.facebook.com/BradleysPontypridd/

Harvest Books & Crafts gave out tasters of delicious Fairtade mint dark chocolate!
Harvest Books & Crafts are based at 2 Church Street 
https://www.facebook.com/HarvestBooks/
https://harvestbooks.co.uk/

Soul Spice are based in Pontypridd Market and offered some fantastic vegan treats!
Soul Spice are based at Stall 56, Pontypridd Market
https://www.facebook.com/Soul-Spice-1396706957039853/
The wonderful team at NYPD offered tasters on both days, the business has been a great addition to the town in the last nine months offering unique American tastes!
Subway offered samples of their wonderful sub sandwiches!
Subway can be found at 31-33a Taff Street, 
https://www.facebook.com/Pontypridd-Subway-842692925776948/
The wonderful team at Costa also offered tasters on both days!
Costa Pontypridd are based at 86-87 Taff Street
https://www.facebook.com/CostaPontypridd/

In support of RCT County Borough Council's Big Welsh Bite, businesses across the town put on tasters for the Friday & Saturday, to encourage festival goers to see the wonderful goods on offer in Your Pontypridd. 

Thank you to those who participated on both days! There was great excitement in the town and people were delighted to try the different places around Pontypridd, who offer such wonderful food. 

We were delighted to hear from businesses, that said that a few people had purchased goods from them following the taster! Thank you to all the customers and people who visited the different shops and a great time over the park at the Big Welsh Bite! It was good to here stallholders at the Big Welsh Bite talking about the Town Bite, helping to raise of profile of food businesses in Pontypridd. 

Thank you to Owen Smith MP, who visited some of the participating businesses and for doing an interview on GTFM to talk about the future of Pontypridd. His support since the BID was established has been welcome for us and the businesses. 

Speaking from the Pontypridd Town Bite, Owen Smith MP said: 

“With the support of Your Pontypridd – our Business Improvement District – the Town Bite is the perfect way to encourage people to sample the culinary delights the town centre has to offer all year round.

 

“Whether you’re looking for amazing bakeries, relaxing cafés or just a wide range of fresh, delicious produce; Pontypridd has it all.


And a special thanks to Gavin from GTFM who very kindly came into the town to record the interview, and helped publicise the event on social media. 


BID Manager Victoria Pulman said ‘The 12 business who took part really embraced the Town Bite initiative and offered a wide range of sweet and savoury tasters over the two day.

 

'The smaller retailers reported increased awareness of their business and products, as well as additional sales over the two days and the national chains reported an increase in good will towards the stores and extra footfall, especially on the Friday’.

 

We at Your Pontypridd were judging the success for this initiative by an increase in awareness of the range of food businesses Pontypridd now boasts and increased sales over the two days, but it was good to hear the stall holders at the Welsh Big Bite talking about Town Bite and the food in town! 



We look forward to bringing back the #TownBite next year, if you have a food business in the town and you would like to be involved, please contact victoria@yourpontypridd or james@yourpontypridd.co.uk or if you like call our office on 01443 244190. 


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A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

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