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Business Focus: The Taff Tail

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For our latest “Business Focus” article, I spoke to the man behind the best named business in Tongwynlais, The Taff Tail.

The owner, Paul Williams, explained that the name came to him in a flash of inspiration while pruning the trees in his garden. After discarding several bad puns he felt the name was perfect for the location and will hopefully be memorable.

Paul Williams, The Taff Tail

I caught up with Paul on a quiet Monday and asked him how he ended up opening a dog groomers in Tongwynlais. Paul worked as a call centre manager and technical support contractor for many years, so this is quite a career change. With some redundancy money and help from Business Wales, he told me it was a perfect opportunity to work close to home and do something he loves.

Paul has lived in Tongwynlais for 3 years and watching all the dogs being walked through the village made him consider starting his own business. After a 2 month City and Guilds training course, Paul outfitted the premises himself and began work. With the shop close to home, he’s able to offer a flexible service for dog owners, often working in the evenings and weekends. He’s helping out Hope Dog Rescue in Caerphilly by giving each dog they foster a free groom.

I asked Paul if he’s got any favourite customers and he told me there’s a greyhound called Rocky who always stops when they pass the shop and he won’t leave until Paul says hello!

Paul is clearly loving this new venture and is excited about the future of his business. You can call 02920 814020 to make an appointment or email has not been paid to write this article. We offer free promotion to all local businesses. Please get in touch if you would like us to promote your business. This service is offered at our discretion.



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2 thoughts on “Business Focus: The Taff Tail”

  1. Paul is so patient he clipped the asbo twins (poppy and cheeky) nails and that’s no mean feat with those two highly recommended


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