The Latest News from Wrexham Business Professionals

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 ›

Direct line to Bank of England

One of the Bank of England's monetary experts has given an "invaluable insight" into the economy to businesses in North Wales. Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent attended a lunch organised by the Bank and the round-table session at the town's Ramada Plaza was attended by around 20 of the area's top business leaders.  ... more ›

North Wales still open for business after Brexit vote

North Wales is still open for business after the Brexit vote to quit the European Union. That was the message to business leaders in Wrexham from Welsh Government Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates. Mr Skates, who is also the AM for Clwyd South, said every effort was being made to secure cross bord ... more ›

Wrexham a “great place to do business” boss of growing company will tell area’s prime movers

THE boss of a booming financial services company, which has more than doubled its workforce over the past two years, is urging others to set up shop in Wrexham. Paul Barlow, Site Lead at DTCC Wrexham, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, says the town is a “great place to do business” and this shoul ... more ›

Economic expert highlights skills shortage “time-bomb”

AN ECONOMIC regeneration guru has warned that a shortage of skilled labour has become a “growing time-bomb” for Wrexham. Paul Hildreth, who has advised national and international organisations on the development of cities, regions and local economies, was one of the keynote speakers at a meeting of Wrexh ... more ›

Paté pioneer to spread secret of his success

Patchwork launch world's first dairy-free chicken parfait A paté entrepreneur who has launched the world’s first dairy-free chicken liver parfait will spread the secret of his success to members of an influential business group.. Rufus Carter, commercial director of Ruthin-based Patchwork Pa ... more ›

Finance Minister tells top business chiefs Wrexham is region's commercial capital

WALES’S Finance Minister told an influential audience of business leaders that Wrexham is now the commercial capital of North East Wales. Jane Hutt was one of two Welsh Government Ministers who were keynote speakers at the latest meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP). The group is made u ... more ›

Event Preview - 4th February 2016 - Powering Regional Prosperity - The Climate for Business

A Leading entrepreneur who left school with no qualifications and went on to develop a global multi million pound company in his spare time will pass on the secrets of his success to an influential audience of Wrexham business bosses next month. Alan McCall, managing director of Nu Instruments, based on the town's in ... more ›

First Minister urged to improve transport links to Wrexham

First Minister Carwyn Jones will be urged to improve Wrexham's transport links so it can benefit from being hooked up to the "northern powerhouse". According to Wrexham Business Professionals, the town should also be given city status to cement its position as the economic hub of North East Wales. Gill Kreft, t ... more ›