Colwyn Bay is located along the Welsh coast just a few miles away from the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. With a number of different areas of work to find jobs in, Colwyn Bay could be the perfect place for you to make that big move. Read six reasons why we think Colwyn Bay is a great place to live and work.
Up and coming
Over the past few years Colwyn Bay has been a centre of activity for musicians and artists, with a number of performances held at Eirias Park stadium. The venue has recently seen the likes of Tom Jones, Little Mix and Bryan Adams take to the stage – with many more big names to come in the future. The stadium also holds regular sporting events including the U20’s Six Nations, and Colwyn Bay beach is home to Porth Eirias water sports centre – perfect for sports lovers. The town is also home to the National Zoo of Wales – the Welsh Mountain Zoo – where animal lovers can see the penguin parade, get up close with the meerkats, and even have a chance at feeding the animals with the Zoo Keeper Experiences. Whether it is entertainment, sport, or even something as specific as Zoology there are a number of different industries you can look at for new job opportunities.
A bite to eat
It's great to step away from work during lunch breaks and what better way to spend them than strolling along Colwyn Bay’s beach with an ice cream in hand and sinking your toes in the sand. There are a number of delis and sandwich shops, including carvery baps, a country kitchen with freshly baked cakes and for something a bit hotter – noodles and pub food. If you are partial to a meal after work with colleagues or family there is a number of high quality restaurants to pick from – why not eat at celebrity chef Bryn William’s Bistro restaurant at Porth Eirias, or sit down for stone baked pizza and wine with a spot of live music at the Green Room Jazz Café.
If you love your history you will love Colwyn Bay. There is a number of interesting facts to discover about the town – which was only created 165 years ago after the railway was built. If you are lucky you will catch the town’s annual 1940’s festival that celebrates everything retro. From classic cars, military aircraft, trenches and dressing up in the attire of the day – the parade that goes through the town once a year is the perfect event for anyone with an interest in British history. The old town clock and the Victorian buildings add a special touch to the town – including the impressive old cinema building “The Picture House” which is now home to JD Wetherspoon’s.
You can immerse yourself in the folklore of Wales by taking a trip down to Colwyn Bay’s Fairy Glen – mentioned by traveller Edward Llwyd in 1699 – the site is believed to be an ancient woodland that was home to seven wells. It is now part of the North Wales Coastal Path after being gifted to the council in 1903.
Colwyn Bay is a great place to work and do business. A number of new and up and coming businesses have made their home in Colwyn Bay thanks to a recent initiative to help first time businesses get started. The ‘Pop Up Shop’ scheme, which allows start-ups to rent a store on the high street for a limited time, has allowed a number of businesses to flourish. From wool weaving and arts and crafts to home farm foods – more artisan businesses are starting to make the town their home. Stores are even being snapped up by young entrepreneurs, with recent streetwear clothing store – Rain – being opened by young skateboarders from the town.
Colwyn Bay is situated in the centre of the North Coast of Wales making it the perfect place to commute to no matter which direction you might be coming from. Just a short drive from Llandudno and a fifteen minute drive over to the towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn – the town is easily reachable by both car and public transport. Tucked between the hills and the sea, Colwyn Bay is a great location for anyone who loves nature – providing ample opportunity to explore.
There is a wide variety of industries in Colwyn Bay. The North Wales Police headquarters is located in Colwyn Bay and Trinity Mirror Plc have recently moved their offices for North Wales paper the Daily Post to the town from Llandudno. There is opticians, Colwyn Bay’s community Hospital, the council, the retail and hospitality industry, a number of restaurants, as well as beauty and real estate and the offshore windfarms. When looking for a new job in Colwyn Bay you are likely to find a job suited to your area of work.
Also, the Colwyn Bay BID project – Business Improvement District – aims to provide opportunity for businesses to shape the future of the town and to build on recent investments such as the waterpark and Eirias stadium, meaning the future of Colwyn Bay is in constant focus from those who live and work in the area.
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