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Snowdonia Candles

Snowdonia Candles

“Business Wales has enabled me to turn a hobby into a sustainable business and to expand it further.”

As an ambitious young entrepreneur, Sky Irvine decided to turn her hobby into a business, setting up Snowdonia Candles selling hand poured soy wax candles and wax melts with fragrances inspired by the Snowdonia landscape across North Wales.

Following the initial success of her business, Sky worked with a Business Wales adviser to provide the support she needed to maintain the fast growth. Her adviser helped to successfully apply for the Enterprise Renewal Grant and create a larger workspace, enabling them to increase their stock levels and to have more room to package orders. 

Her business advisor also highlighted the importance of developing their sustainability, equality and diversity policies to reflect the growth within the company, their values and ambitions. 

Sky has subsequently introduced a series of new policies within the business, including an environmental policy that reflects the positive practices they undertake.

They will also continue to monitor their use of natural resources to identify areas for continuous improvement in the future.

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