Welsh Succeeds in Business
This year Diwrnod Su’mae, the annual event which encourages everyone in Wales to say something in Welsh has been marked in Abersoch by partnership working to promote the benefits of using the language in business.
Pupils from Ysgol Abersoch together with Hunaniaith: Menter Iaith Gwynedd, the Welsh in Business programme Cyngor Cymuned Llanengan and the Abersoch branch of Merched y Wawr teamed together to visit businesses in the Pen Llŷn village to spread the message that using Welsh can benefit every business.
Pupils form Ysgol Abererch spoke to business owners about the need to use the language in their village and presented them with useful vocabulary translations.
Elen Hughes of the Welsh in Business initiative took advantage of the opportunity to introduce the Welsh Government funded service which provides information, resources and a free translation service to small businesses.
Ifan Llewelyn Jones, Language Development Officer with Hunaniaith, who coordinated the event said: “Something people don’t always realise is that many business owners and their employees in Abersoch are Welsh speakers.
“There is a real advantage to using the language in business; local loyalty can be built up and retained on the one hand, on the other visiting tourists delight in sampling a diferent and unique culture which possibly they had not realised they would encounter here.”
The picture shows, l to r:
Linda Jones, Head of Ysgol Abersoch,
Wendy Lloyd Jones, Merched y Wawr Abersoch,
Elen Hughes, Welsh in Business,
Einir Wyn, Cyngor Cymuned Llanengan,
Ifan Llewelyn Jones, Hunaniaith,
Anna Jones, Merched y Wawr Abersoch,
Gwenlli Jones, Ysgol Abersoch,
Llinos Owen, Ysgol Abersoch,
Tamsin Armishaw, Jooles of Abersoch,
Ysgol Abersoch pupils.