The Latest News from Wrexham Business Professionals

Private pension changes are a ticking timebomb

NEW rules allowing people more flexibility in how they take their private pension pots are a “ticking timebomb” for some. That was the warning from top pension adviser Richard Costain to over 50 members of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) when he addressed their latest technical event at the town's Ramada Plaza H ... more ›

Let's copy the magic of Disney - but with real castles

Conjuring the same marketing tactics as the magic of Disney could put Wales on the world map as a top tourism destination - with the added bonus of having real castles. That was the message of Ken Skates, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, when he addressed a meeting of an influential group of busines ... more ›

Make Wrexham the capital of North Wales

Top businessmen call for Wrexham to become North Wales regional capital A campaign has been launched to secure official recognition for Wrexham as the regional capital of North Wales. The call came from a trio of top local businessmen at a meeting of the influential group, Wrexham Business Professionals, that's ... more ›

Savvy students are the business

Team from Prestatyn High School win place in UK final A group of business-savvy students from Denbighshire beat off stiff competition from nine other teams to challenge for a UK title. The team of six from Prestatyn High school won the North Wales regional heat of the national business and accounting competitio ... more ›

Top politician backs city status for Wrexham

WREXHAM'S future is to become a city as the centre of a "powerhouse" North Wales, according to one of the country's leading politicians. Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, who has served for over 40 years as a Plaid Cymru MP and AM and is a former Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, was guest speaker at the an ... more ›

Investing in staff is key to business success

A GIANT of the UK health sector says investing in his staff has been one of the main reasons for his success. Mike Parsons, the founder and former chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, was a keynote speaker at the recent meeting of the Wrexham Business Professionals where he shared some of the secrets of his pheno ... more ›

Plan to turn Wrexham into economic powerhouse given kickstart

BUSINESS leaders in Wrexham are getting behind a masterplan to turn Wrexham into an economic powerhouse. The blueprint was unveiled to a meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) by David Jones, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria. On the economic front, the meeting heard, there was already a ra ... more ›

Top accountant calls for action

The UK's top accountant who gave advice to 10 Downing Street during the financial crisis has called for more help for businesses in North Wales to ensure the economic recovery is sustained.. Martyn Jones, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England Wales (ICAEW), says more needs to be done to help s ... more ›

Things are looking up says Timpsons boss

One of the best known names on the UK's high streets will urge entrepreneurs and their financial backers to ditch the cautious approach and take a chance on the recovering economy. John Timpson, chairman of the Timpson group of companies, will be delivering the upbeat message at a special dinner in Wrexham. It's ... more ›

Make Wrexham a city

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas is backing calls for the town to be made a city to underline its credentials as the civic capital of the region. Mr Lucas said that North East Wales could become a dominant economic force with the city of Wrexham at its heart. He was speaking at a meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals, a ... more ›