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From Farmers to Fly Halves - What are these famous faces backing?


Some of Wales’ most recognised faces have come together in the last few weeks to back the North Wales Growth Bid.

From rugby icons to stars of the stage, the great and good of Wales have come out in force to support the bid alongside the economic ambition board’s members and local businesses.

TV farming legend Gareth Wyn Jones was the first to show his support when he sent in his video proclaiming “I’d like you guys to back the bid!” whilst stood in the scenic countryside.

Shortly afterwards came messages from two of Wales’ favourites from sport and the theatre. Sean Jones, a former Denbigh High School student turned stage hit also showed his support for the bid whilst taking a break from touring the much-loved show ‘Blood Brothers’.


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Wales of course prides itself on its rugby and they don’t come much better than former international turned commentator Jonathan Davies. One of the most recognisable voices in sport, especially when the Six Nations and autumn internationals come around, he’s hoping to kick any divide between North Wales and success in to touch and convert strong economic status in the region.

It’s not just these guys who’ve shown their support so far for the campaign, our hashtag #BackTheBid has been used across Twitter with businesses sending in their support too.

Baravelli’s in Conwy are expert chocolatiers and when asked to comment on the Growth Bid they went on to say:  "I think the Bid could make a huge difference for companies like ours, and any help the region can get to help generate tourism, big business and transport will be beneficial.

"Small businesses and big businesses here believe in this area and we need the rest of the country and the world to see what we can do - hopefully the Bid will deliver that."

Do you want to Back the Bid alongside Wales’ finest? Tweet using #BackTheBid or send over your videos to @NorthWalesEAB on Twitter!

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