The Latest News from Wrexham Business Professionals

North Wales companies could go bust within three weeks of Brexit, warns First Minister

The First Minister warned business leaders in Wrexham that some companies in North Wales would go bust within three weeks as a result of a bad deal Brexit. According to the Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AM, leaving the EU on the wrong terms would spell disaster for the Welsh economy and if there was another poll he  ... more ›

Give more power to people of North Wales after Brexit

Give more power to people of North Wales after Brexit A former top civil servant says that an elected mayor or a regional assembly are potential solutions to the challenges facing North Wales in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Lord Michael Bichard, a crossbench peer, will tell a meeting of business  ... more ›

City status for Wrexham

City status for Wrexham is now “inevitable”, says top minister A top politician has backed calls for Wrexham to be granted city status. The message from Ken Skates AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, to local business leaders was: “Think like a city, act like ... more ›

Army of Investment Angels

Army of investment angels will help Welsh businesses fly An organisation to match investors to businesses in Wales seeking funding is being launched by the Wrexham-based Development Bank of Wales. Neil Maguinness, the bank’s director of risk, compliance and legal development, revealed that Angels Inve ... more ›

Lets work together

Let’s work together to make Wrexham more prosperous, says new council boss A new council boss has vowed to build a “new and exciting” relationship with the business community in Wrexham. Ian Bancroft, the recently-appointed chief executive of Wrexham County Borough Council, says it’ ... more ›

High-flying travel boss will champion Wrexham

High-flying travel boss will champion Wrexham at business leaders event A HIGH-FLYING travel firm boss who has created more than 50 jobs in less than a year will tell Wrexham business leaders how his 35-store empire remains rooted in the heart of the town. Don Bircham, Managing Director of Hays Travel Nort ... more ›

Hostage given book called Great Escapes

Hostage Terry Waite given a book called Great Escapes by his captors Former hostage Terry Waite told how the Islamic jihadists holding him captive unwittingly gave him a book called Great Escapes. The revelation about the irony of reading material presented to him by his guards who were unable to s ... more ›

The art of business can boost economy

The art of business can boost economy, says opera legend A towering figure from the world of opera will urge business leaders in Wrexham to support the arts as a way of boosting the economy. Welsh National Opera’s Artistic Director David Pountney will be one of three speakers at a morning meeting of the ... more ›

"Wrexham can still be top of the shops"

Ex-Disney Stores boss says Wrexham can still be top of the shops A miner’s son from Wrexham who rose to become the boss of all the Disney stores across Europe is returning to his hometown to share the secrets of his success. Chris Davies will be discussing the future of the retail sector in North Wales wi ... more ›

Business leaders have vital role in Wales taxes

Businesses leaders told they have vital role to play in bringing in Wales’s two new taxes Business leaders have a key role to play in the smooth introduction of Wales’s first home-grown taxes in around 800 years. That was strong message to members of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) at thei ... more ›