Member of the Senedd congratulates veteran tourism workers
As part of Wales Tourism Week, an Abermule holiday park was visited by Russell George MS who presented awards to two longstanding employees.
On Monday (15th May), the Senedd Member visited the Smithy Country Holiday Park, run by Alwyn and Olive Jones, a leisure home and camping site on the banks of the River Mule.
Mr George presented certificates to Mervyn Joseph and Jayne Hollingworth, who were honoured for their dedication to the business over many years.
Mervyn’s certificate was presented in recognition of his long service. Mervyn was honoured for his 30 years’ service as the Park, his dedication, and loyalty. Jayne’s certificate honoured her for her organisation, efficiency, and helpful and friendly manner.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, in 2019 tourism in Wales – when over 87 million day trips were made – accounted for nearly a fifth of Wales’ GDP, 12% of its total employment through supporting 161,000 jobs, and £6 billion in associated spend.
Commenting, Russell George – Member of the Senedd for Montgomeryshire – said:
“I was delighted to be invited by Alwyn and Olive to join them in recognising the hard work of their excellent employees. I believe it is essential to properly acknowledge those that have helped build a successful enterprise.
“To do this on Wales Tourism Week, I felt, was also very appropriate because it serves to highlight the importance of tourism in Mid Wales in providing jobs as well as underpinning our economy.
“I hope to see the Joneses business continue to flourish, with the aid of their excellent employees, and that all those who support our tourism industry go from strength to strength.”