Three passionate business people are joining forces to create a new networking venture for companies across the North Wales region.

The new network, North Wales Social, launched at the weekend and aims to bring to life its vision of offering an online business community platform powered by its members, bringing together local people with local companies.

The three businesses behind the new North Wales Social brand - North Wales Tweets, Celtic Community Network and Adam Southwell Media - are already well known in the area.

Dave Ledward, who also runs Mold-based Social Media Studios, launched the #NorthWalesTweets brand and network on Twitter and Facebook in March 2013. Since then he has built up a community of businesses across north Wales who join in with #nwaleshour on Thursday nights as well as attend face to face and virtual networking "TweetUp" events. The Celtic Community Network was founded in 2018, bringing together local businesses at its popular breakfast meetings in Mold to help them connect, learn from each other and do business together.

Co-founder Rob Lewis is also the owner of Celtic Financial Planning Ltd and The Celtic Incubator Centre which offers support to local entrepreneurs.

Mold-based businessman Adam Southwell of Adam Southwell Media completes the new North Wales Social team, bringing creative expertise that will help North Wales Social members harness the power of visual marketing to an even greater extent.

Former North Wales Tweets collaborator Jannie Rawlinson is now stepping back from her involvement in business networking to concentrate on the ongoing expansion of her new venture as a classical crossover music promoter.

Dave said: "In these very tough times, we want to help our members do everything possible to sustain and grow their businesses. North Wales Tweets and The Celtic Community Network have both helped businesses all over North Wales connect with one another, creating a vital support network that also helps with identifying new business opportunities.

"Now we want to take it to another level, with North Wales Social increasing that reach even further."

Rob added: "Not only will the new venture increase the reach of its members but it'll also give them a greater range of benefits and even more assistance.

"Contributors on the North Wales Social website will be involved in generating engaging content to guide, inspire and support local businesses, helping them cope with and ultimately bounce back from the impact of the pandemic."

Adam said: "The pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges for businesses looking to grow their customer base, so companies need to be even more creative in getting their message heard. North Wales Social will make sure that companies have the tools to grow awareness of their brand more than ever."

For further information about North Wales Social, including how to become a member, visit