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Flintshire Business Week begins

Published: 06/10/2014

Flintshire Business Week 2014 is nearly here! This year’s event takes place between 7 and 10 October. Headline sponsors this year are: AGS Security Systems (sponsoring Flintshire Business Awards) Westbridge Furniture Designs (Business Exhibition) FBW is now the most important event of its kind in the region, attracting around 2,000 businesses every year. It supports the business community in the county and, increasingly, the wider region, to promote their companies, to develop trading opportunities and to raise the profile of the area as a place to invest. The programme has been developed with the needs of local business in mind and the emphasis will be on the manufacturing industry and assisting businesses to grow and succeed in these challenging economic times. Highlights this year include: The Regional Economy where speakers will highlight subjects including business success, strategic economic development, the state of the nation and the North Wales and Mersey Dee Alliance. The Business Exhibition on 8 October at Coleg Cambria Deeside with stands to showcase local businesses plus seminars on jobs growth in Wales, social media and an introduction to Business Wales. Airbus, who celebrate 75 years at Broughton is hosting Business North Wales on 9 October with speakers on manufacturing trends in the UK, academia, advanced manufacturing and apprenticeships. The theme of working together on 10 October with a networking event, the Business Entrepreneurship Network and a speaker from the housing company North East Wales Homes talking about new opportunities for housing development in Flintshire. Rounding off Business Week will be the prestigious invitation only Flintshire Business Awards Gala Dinner which will be held at Soughton Hall on 17 October with awards for local businesses in 10 categories including Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year. Cllr Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said, Flintshire Business Week helps our local businesses and puts our area on the map. It is a unique and very successful partnership between the public and private sectors. On behalf of the Council, I want to sincerely thank all of our sponsors and partners who work so hard with the Councils Business Development team to make this event possible. For further details about all the events taking place during Business Week go to or contact the Business Week team on 01352 703219.