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Success at FBW 2014

Published: 23/10/2014

Flintshire Business Week 2014 has been hailed a success for the eighth year running, with 18 well attended events and workshops proving that Flintshire is an established place to do business. Highlights this year included Tuesday’s official opening with Mark Berrisford-Smith, Chief Economist from HSBC giving a talk entitled State of the Nation; Airbus celebrating 75 years in Broughton; a social enterprise conference at Coleg Cambria and networking events on Friday between Flintshire and Wrexham businesses. The business exhibition sponsored by Westbridge Furniture Designs was the largest of its kind in North Wales with over 70 stands showcasing companies and services from across the region. Workshops and seminars covered supply chain and marketing with 160 people attending the MDA Innovation Business seminar. FBW 2014 ended with the ever popular Flintshire Business Awards, backed by AGS Security of Mold, which took place at Soughton Hall on Friday 17 October. Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “Flintshire Business Week has once again brought hundreds of businesses together with the unique and successful partnership between the public and private sector. We’ve had some fantastic events and seminars and on behalf of the Council, I want to thank sincerely all of our sponsors and partners who work so hard with the Councils Business team to make this event possible. Flintshire Business Week 2014 ran from 7 - 17 October: Details about the Flintshire Business Awards can be found at Photo caption 1: L-R Paul Hildreth, University College London, Clare Budden, Flintshire County Councils Chief Officer Community and Enterprise, Cllr Derek Butler Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Lord Barry Jones, President of Flintshire Business Week.