Posted: Fri 7th Jan 2022

Search is on for a ‘Bari-Star’ to join business community at historic market

Business, in Wales.

THE search is on for a talented ‘Bari-Star’ to lead an exciting new business partnership.

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC) and Cadwyn Clwyd are stirring up interest in an exciting collaboration – focused on sustainable coffee, health and wellbeing – with a unique recruitment drive over the coming weeks.

The successful entrepreneur will receive six months start-up funding, a fully equipped space at Ruthin’s revamped Market Hall, a collaboration with a sustainable coffee roaster and marketing as part of the Community Innovation Denbighshire campaign, supported by Denbighshire County Council.

Advanced barista skills training is also featured in the offer, along with mentoring, guidance and advice and inclusion in Ruthin Market Hall’s new film series.


Ali Carter, Enterprise and Investment Manager for DVSC, said: “We’re looking for someone with barista, creative and entrepreneurial skills, experience working in coffee retail and with a passion for independent, speciality coffee retail.

“This is a fantastic project in one of the most exciting, boutique venues in the region, a space which brings together like-minded artisan traders and individuals with exciting and innovative ideas that support local industry and give back to the community.”

She added: “We look forward to hearing from those who meet the above criteria in the weeks ahead; it’s a brilliant way to start the year, so we hope people wake up and smell the opportunity!”


To apply, send a three-minute video pitch to Ali and the team explaining why you would make a great ‘coffee entrepreneur’.

Include ideas on how to reinforce DVSC’s vision to embrace, attract and encourage contemporary sustainable businesses to join the Market Hall.

The initiative is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Follow the hashtag #UKCOMMUNITYRENEWALFUND.


NOTES: The initiative is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22, which aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. The total value of funding is £543,871.


The project is a partnership approach between Cadwyn Clwyd Rural Development Agency and Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC). Activities will focus on community-led local economic development and will enable geographical and sectoral communities in Denbighshire to realise and foster innovation and an entrepreneurial attitude at the local and micro level.


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