It was great to welcome Leighton Andrews AM, who is also the Assembly Miister for Regeneration, to Caernarfon today and for him to congratulate the 10,000th visitor to Redline Indoor Karting. Champagne was in order (See photos to follow).
What a great success for the Former Friction Dynamics workers. They have now taken on some previously unemployed people to help move their business forward. Fantastic.
Leighton was announcing Welsh Labour's new economic commission and the media were in attendance. (Hopefully see Sharp End at 11.05 on HTV tonight and somewhere on the BBC tomorrow).
Leighton also helped me to launch a "Driving Forward Business" survey that I will be running in Arfon over the next few months. I want to hear more about what the local business community has to say - how can we provide for more and better paid jobs in our communities.
Is it a skills challenge, new investment, different regulation, what are company prospects for the next 12 months ? I will be asking all this and more in the coming period.
ps I still can't persuade leighton that WBA are a better bet than Cardiff !