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Flintshire Business Week 13th – 16th October

Published: 24/09/2015

Flintshire Business Week 2015 is nearly here! The prestigious event, now in its ninth year, takes place between 13 and 16 October. Headline sponsors this year are: AGS Security Systems (sponsoring Flintshire Business Awards) Westbridge Furniture Designs (sponsoring Business Exhibition) FBW has become the most important event of its kind in the region, attracting around 2,000 delegates from businesses every year. It supports the business community in the county and, increasingly, the wider region, to promote their companies, develop trading opportunities and to raise the profile of the area as a vibrant business community and a brilliant place to invest. The programme has been developed with the needs of local businesses in mind and this year the focus will be on engaging businesses with politics, the economy and future prospects for growth. Highlights this year include: The Business Exhibition on 13 October at Coleg Cambria, Deeside provides a platform to showcase local businesses and B2B opportunities, plus seminars on jobs growth in Wales, social media, superfast broadband and apprenticeships and training. The National & Regional Economy on 15 October at St David’s Hotel, Ewloe where speakers will highlight subjects including business success, the state of the nation and regional skills development. Among the speakers will be Colin Everett, Chief Executive at Flintshire County Council, talking about the local economy. On 16 October businesses will have the opportunity to participate in an AM and MP Question Time session at Coleg Cambria, Deeside. This is a great opportunity for businesses to engage with politicians representing all elected parties and ask questions. The theme of regional prospects for growth on 14 October at Springfield Hotel, Holywell, includes seminars on the National and Local Transport Plan, the North Wales Prison Project and public sector construction projects. Businesses will be informed about the projects and how they can engage in the process. Cllr Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said, Flintshire Business Week helps our local businesses and puts our area on the map. It’s a unique and very successful partnership between the public and private sectors. I’d encourage as many businesses as possible to get involved and make the most of the fantastic opportunities available throughout the week. It’s a great platform for networking and to profile Flintshire’s businesses to the widest possible audience.” For further details about all the events taking place during Business Week go to or contact the Business Week team on 01352 703219.