Dawson’s (Wales) (Porthmadog)


From the early days as a confectionary and tobacco wholesaler, Dawson’s identified a need in the market place to organically develop and service their already expanding customer base which, through their tobacco vending department, was focused mainly within the licences trade. The opportunity arose to distribute alcohol products for several major brewers which proved highly successful and now the company has long standing arrangements with many international; brewers and distillers handling a wide range of goods on an exclusive geographical basis

Success Factor

As an independent family business, Dawson’s prides itself on its service, which is available seven days per week. Also, a tight control over all aspects of financial management has allowed the company to expand within a structured and balanced plan. Finally, keeping a true measure of its targets and outcomes which has enabled the business to remain flexible within the vagaries of the marketplace and still maintain growth.

The Future

With the UK economy now leaning towards growth and the leisure industry – a major part of the business – continuing to expand and reinvent itself, the is an expectation of further sustainable growth during the next few years to create new employment opportunities in the local area.