* Simon Baynes, left, outside the Cottage Tea Rooms with
Mehmet Cakiroglu who works there.
On Small Business Saturday, Simon Baynes, the Prospective Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for Clwyd South, visited three businesses which adjoin each other on Castle Street in Llangollen - Candy Cottage, Cottage Tea Rooms and Cottage Cards & Crafts.
He said: “These three businesses cater for local residents and visitors alike. They are welcoming places to visit which showcase what is best about Llangollen.
"Candy Cottage sells homemade fudge and locally made ice cream. The Cottage Tea Rooms are busy all year round, open seven days a week and operate as a bistro as well.
"Cottage Cards & Crafts makes a perfect place to shop local and stock up on Christmas presents as well as being vital to the tourist trade."
He added: "We need to make sure that small businesses like these have the best conditions in which to operate.
"This is why the Welsh Conservatives are campaigning for a better support package for small businesses – cutting business rates, improving access to finance for small firms and incentivising small businesses to take on additional staff.
"If every small business was able to take on a single additional employee, unemployment in
Wales could be wiped out overnight."