A NEW business park has opened in Dryslwyn.

Parc Bryers is owned by the Bryer family who developed land formerly used for car sales.

The park was officially opened on Monday, August 23 with council leader Emlyn Dole invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

He said: “When (the owner) Simon told me about the plans for Parc Bryers I said, ‘that is exactly what we intend to do’.

“When the last Carmarthenshire Council administration was set up we created a Rural Portfolio looking across rural Carmarthenshire for projects to achieve regeneration and sustainability. This eventually led to our investment via the Ten Towns Initiative.

“To see the private sector doing the same thing is great to see and has our full support.

“Hopefully it will be reproduced across the county and create jobs all over Wales.”

The empty space has attracted several local businesses, including Nick Cater of Birds’ Hill Rural Renewables.

Nick said: “The new development at Parc Bryers helped the business to expand and include a new showroom.

“Our staff appreciate that we stayed local to our previous premises as they come from Nantgaredig, Dryslwyn, Cwrt Henry, Pen y Banc and Llandeilo.”

Other businesses to move into the park include hair salon Cath Redfern, ballroom dance studio Ultimate Ballroom and greeting card company The Classic Card Company Wales Ltd.




From October Ray Thomas and Ben Decort will join the development as Parc Bryers MOT and Service Centre, taking over the space of the Mazda Service Centre.

The new business park benefits from its convenient location just off the A40 with bus routes and free parking right outside the businesses.

Right alongside Parc Bryers is the volunteer-run community shop providing full Post Office services and a wide range of groceries since the Post office closures in 2008.

SiopNEWydd Dryslwyn is an appropriate neighbour to Parc Bryers and was a recent winner of the first ever Carmarthenshire Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021.




“I warmly welcome this small business development within the Dryslwyn rural community,” said Mansel Charles, Llanegwad Ward County Councillor.

“Such an area greatly needs such enterprises to sustain the local economy and employment.

“The Bryer family have been an integral part of the business at this site for over a century being the inspiration behind the Dryslwyn Shop and Garage.

“Now they have seen the need and the demand for a business centre and I wish them and the Parc Bryers development every success.”

MS and Plaid Cymru spokesman for rural development Cefin Campbell said: “It’s so great to have small units like this to create jobs and interest in the smaller rural communities, rather than expect such developments to be confined to larger urban towns.

“To me this is a model for other rural communities in Wales to use disused buildings and with some creativity turn them into viable business units.”