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Deeside Industrial Park Business Forum is set to continue

Published: 26/03/2015

Flintshire County Council will continue with its Business Forum model, following the completion of the Strategic Business Parks project. The meeting of the Deeside Industrial Park Business Forum, which has been part of the North East Wales Strategic Business Parks Project, was held recently, and attracted over sixty attendees to Days Hotel, Chester North. The Project has been supported by European Regional Development funds through the Welsh European Funding Office since 2009, and the project, and its funding, finishes on 31 March 2015. At the meeting, Forum President, the Rt Hon Lord Barry Jones highlighted the significance of manufacturing at Deeside, and congratulated the Forum on its tremendous success in promoting the area, as well as the commitment and achievements of the County Council and its employees who have worked on the project over the last five years. Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Flintshire County Council, said: Flintshire County Council’s Business Development Team is now keen for the Forum to continue its success and expand into a broader East Flintshire Business Forum, to take in Sandycroft and the surrounding area too. In addition, we are working towards developing a similar Forum in the West of the county. Whilst Welsh Government funding is no longer available, the intention is to work with local businesses and stakeholders to establish a Forum which they could then run with County Council support. Anyone who is interested in finding out more can contact the Team on 01352 703219 .