In the midst of the downturn, one Gywnedd-based manufacturer has come from humble beginnings to reach impressive heights.
DMM started life in a shed in Llanberis 20 years ago, founded by four friends who made mountain climbing equipment. But the increase in health and safety legislation has allowed the firm to trade in new and fruitful markets.
“We are finding that more and more of our products are being used in above ground work,” explained managing director Richard Cuthbertson.
The company now employs 120 people in Gwynedd.