Posted on: Tuesday 31 May 2022
A 3D printing business has increased its dimensions, thanks to support from Torfaen Council and Pontypool Indoor Market.
Lewis Woolfall began Woodfall's 3DP in January 2020 and moved into the market in October 2020.
He was given a Covid-10 start-up grant to help support his business, which has since grown from strength to strength.
Lewis, 22, from Pontypool, said: "My grandparents had RM and RD Rowlands' fruit and vegetables stall in Pontypool Indoor Market for almost 20 years and I remember visiting their stall when I was younger and the hustle and bustle of market life.
"So it was an obvious place for me to start my business. Since opening up in the market, my business has grown and at least quadrupled in size and output."
Lewis, who specialises in making 3D printed products such as spare parts, collectables, artistic models and seasonal items, is now planning to relocate to larger premises in Brynmawr.
"I have really relished my time in the market and enjoyed meeting new customers," he added. "I would encourage any would-be traders to consider Pontypool Indoor Market, no matter how madcap your idea is.
"It's the perfect incubator for business start-ups and with all the extra support that is available from the council within the market, there is certainly no better place to start your entrepreneurial journey.”
You can rent a stall at the market for as little as £18 per week. To find out more, visit Torfaen Council's website or contact market manager Shane Kennedy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01495 742757.
Torfaen Council is currently consulting on plans to regenerate Pontypool town centre. For more information, visit our website. To take part in the consultation, visit our community engagement site.