Ifor Williams stars in TV show about Welsh business exports

  • The Ifor Williams horse trailer is the subject of an episode of a new TV show highlighting Wales’ most successful exports.

    TV star Steffan Rhodri visited the Ifor Williams plants in North Wales and then Denmark to find out how trailer is used overseas.

    The popular Welsh actor, well known for his roles in Gavin and Stacey and the Harry Potter visited Sos Fejerskov-Quist at her home near Copenhagen who uses an Ifor Williams Trailers horsebox as a mobile health clinic.

    Steffan’s trip was for a new S4C documentary series called O Gymru Fach (From Wales).

    The show, presented by Steffan, looks at a range of Welsh success stories from food to skincare products to discover why they have become so popular across the world.

    And Ifor Williams Trailers was an obvious choice for the series, which starts on S4C in April.

    Steffan, who plays Ministry of Magic employee Reginald Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and his film crew met Sos to find out more about her business called Fit To Ride.

    The former biology and gymnastics teacher, who also breeds Icelandic ponies, uses a range of specialised treatments, including yoga, acupressure and breathing techniques, to treat horse riders and their ailments from her silver horsebox.

    Steffan, who took part in a charity horse ride from north to south Wales in aid of a cancer charity three years ago, was subjected to a rigorous health check himself by Sos as part of the filming.

    Sos said: “We discovered by asking Steffan to stand on two different weighing scales that he does not stand with equal weight distribution on both feet. He was amazed when I told him it was out by about five pounds.

    “The trailer is so easy to use and I have so much room inside for all my stuff. It is really versatile too because I can open the ramp and invite people in to see what I do but then all I have to do is shut it all up and it becomes an entirely private space where I can treat people. It really is perfect for my needs.”

    Andrew Reece-Jones, Design Engineering Manager at Ifor Williams Trailers, was pleased that the filming had gone so well.

    He said: “We really enjoyed Steffan’s visit to the factory when he came to film — he threw himself into the work when he joined the production line and gained the respect of the team.

    “We are looking forward to seeing the programme when it is broadcast on S4C.”

  • The series, O Gymru Fach starts on S4C on 12 April. The episode featuring Ifor Williams will be broadcast at the end of April or early May.
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