The Latest News from Wrexham Business Professionals

Princes new ambassador

The Prince of Wales's new business ambassador wants to create a new generation of ethical entrepreneurs. Chris Nott OBE says that working in a responsible way can be good for businesses and is not simply about philanthropy and firms in Wales are already setting an example in adopting good operating practices.  ... more ›

Business group creates confidence for Wrexham

Business group hailed for creating confidence to invest in Wrexham An influential business group helped pave the way for two major economy-boosting projects in Wrexham, it's been revealed. According to Welsh Government Economy Secretary Ken Skates, the work of Wrexham Business Professionals was crucial when decidin ... more ›

New research centre will deliver £4b boost to economy

A new advanced research and manufacturing centre in Flintshire will give the Welsh economy a massive £4 billion boost, according to Economy Secretary Ken Skates. Mr Skates revealed he had approved funding to complete phase one of the development in Deeside which will help secure thousands of aviation jobs.  ... more ›

Business leaders say new hub will be the catalyst for future growth

Ambitious plans for a new innovation hub that's set to create 100 new businesses and more than 250 new jobs will help transform Wrexham's economic prospects. More details will be unveiled by the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, at the next meeting of Wrexham Business  ... more ›

Agriculture is of growing importance to economy, boss of successful tractor firm will tell business leaders

People should be more aware of the importance of the agriculture sector to the economy in general. That’s the message the boss of a successful Wrexham machinery firm which itself started down on the farm will have for business leaders next month. Paul Reeves, Managing Director of Malpas Tractors, is one o ... more ›

Wales should get as much cash help after Brexit as it did from the European Union, Cabinet Secretary tells business leaders

It's vital that Wales doesn't lose out as a result of Brexit and that we carry on having access to the single market in Europe, according to a leading figure in the Welsh Government. Professor Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, says the same amount of money must continue to co ... more ›

North Wales could help in mission for Britain to produce more of its own food, says entrepreneur

“In North Wales we’re very well served for food producers and I see opportunities everywhere I look." “It's clear to me North Wales could play an important role in helping Britain to produce more of her own food.” Phil’s new Sea Shanty Café on Lon St Ffraid, which he runs ... more ›

Wrexham business leaders first to hear of £150,000 boost for area’s disabled women

Wrexham is to receive a massive funding boost of £150,000 to help encourage more disabled women to take part in sport. The good news was revealed by Jon Morgan, Executive Director of Disability Sport Wales, when he was a keynote speaker at the Christmas gathering of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP). T ... more ›

Wrexham’s new super-prison pumps over £34m into area’s economy, says governor

Wrexham’s new super-prison has already pumped £34 million into the local economy - and there's a lot more to come. That was the message from Russ Trent, governor of HMP Berwyn, when he was one of the keynote speakers at the latest meeting of the influential Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP). The  ... more ›

Decisions could be devolved to North Wales as a result of Brexit

The vote to leave Europe is a chance to devolve some key decisions to North Wales instead of them being taken in Cardiff, according to a Government minister. Guto Bebb, Under Secretary of State for Wales, told the influential Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) the Brexit negotiations were also an opportunity ... more ›