Can you help Dr Zig to blow bub­bles all around the coun­try?

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

A GI­ANT bub­ble en­tre­pre­neur has launched a crowd fund­ing ap­peal to fund the con­tin­u­ing ex­pan­sion of the firm.

Paola Dy­boski-Bryant launched Dr Zigs from her home in Betws-yCoed and now has a man­u­fac­tur­ing site at Ban­gor - em­ploy­ing 10 per­ma­nent staff and 20 ca­sual work­ers.

Now the en­tre­pre­neur has launched a £5,000 crowd fund­ing bid on www.in­diegogo.com - with more than £1,000 al­ready col­lected.

The money will pay for a re­vamp of their pack­ag­ing and help with the con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion of the com­pany.

It fol­lows the latest boost for the com­pany af­ter they took the small busi­ness award at the Conwy Busi­ness Awards.

She has also re­cently won a high pro­file con­tract to at­tend the Ken­dal Call­ing pop fes­ti­val in the Lake Dis­trict where The Kaiser Chiefs will be star­ring with El­bow and the Vac­cines.

She’s con­fi­dent she can put them in the Dr Zig’s gi­ant bub­bles.

On the crowd-fund­ing, Paola said: “Our cur­rent pack­ag­ing is still pretty much what I cre­ated back at our kitchen ta­ble us­ing MS Pub­lisher and clip art.

“It’s no longer fit for what is a re­ally cool and won­der­ful prod­uct – and cer­tainly no good for help­ing us to #sharethe­bub­blelove.

“We have a lot more peo­ple to make happy, but in or­der to be stocked in shops, and to be con­sid­ered by dis­trib­u­tors, we need pack­ag­ing that is not only good for the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Conwy County Bor­ough Coun­cil’s Busi­ness and En­ter­prise skills de­vel­op­ment co­or­di­na­tor, Anna Open­shaw, says the an­nual busi­ness awards are go­ing from strength to strength. She said: “Busi­ness such as Dr Zigs, which were formed in the re­gion and are hav­ing a hugely pos­i­tive im­pact on the North Wales econ­omy and it is only right that we celebrate their suc­cess.”

Paola Dy­boski-Bryant of Dr Zigs has launched a crowd-fund­ing bid

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