Welsh Speaker Returns to Her Roots To Work for Beech Developments

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Posted Aug 22nd, 2018

A Welsh-speaking mum-of-two who swapped the idyllic Snowdonia National Park for the bright lights of the city, has returned to her North Wales roots to take up a new role.

Following a series of financial and management positions within the housing and accounting industry, Heledd Owens will now head-up the day-to-day finance function for Beech Developments, based in Llandudno Junction, and help contribute to the future growth of the business.

Heledd said: “I’m thrilled to take up the position as financial controller. Beech Developments has an excellent reputation as an employer and I am looking forward to getting to know the team.”

Heledd is originally from Trawsfynydd in North Wales, in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, and now lives locally in Llanrug with her two children aged 11 and 7. She trained as an accountant in Chester at McLintocks but moved back to Caernarfon to take up a finance position at Gwynedd Council.

She later worked for Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG), a housing association were she gained invaluable experience within the capital refurbishment and new build department, progressing from management accountant to deputy head of finance, before moving to Beech this Summer.

“Beech Developments has grown a lot over the past few years and I really love how innovative they are,” added Heledd. “I’m looking forward to what the future holds with Beech.”

The home builder and development firm currently builds around 80 new homes per year and employs 20 people at their head office in Llandudno Junction. Famed for their award-winning designs and sustainability credentials, the business headed by director Matthew Gilmartin, is stepping into its 24th year in business next year.

Matthew added: “Heledd is a welcome addition to the team, as plans for growth start to gain traction it’s great to have someone with her wealth and breadth of experience on our side and we look forward to working with her.”

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