Dylan Rowlands, Proprietor, Dylanwad Da (Gwynedd) - ex LEAD Wales delegate
Delegate Name: Dylan Rowlands
Company Name: Dylanwad Da (Gwynedd)
For over 20 years Dylanwad Da ("Good Influence") has been providing good food and wine in the centre of the beautiful little market town of Dolgellau. Dylanwad Da is open in the day as a café/bar and wine shop for coffee, cakes and tapas or to purchase carefully selected wines. In the evening it transforms into a small and friendly restaurant, with a relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices and "charming, youthful and helpful" service.
I needed to inject new energy into my business. I sensed it needed a new direction and LEAD Wales provided the ideal opportunity for me to achieve that.
The Masterclasses in Banking and Environment were highly beneficial, but without doubt my coaching sessions were absolutely tremendous. My coach really got me thinking about where I wanted to take my business. The programme allowed me to step back and take a fresh look. Even as a small business, I looked at other businesses on the course and thought, 'I can do that'.
The most important thing I gained was confidence in myself. It has allowed me to branch my business out, to buy new property whereby I can run a wine shop alongside my restaurant. I can interact well with staff, and feel more rounded as a person.