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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Record-breaking time for Denbighshire business

Denbighshire’s business community has taken part in a record-breaking month.

The county council’s fourth March for Business month saw more than 530 attendees take part in 26 varied events, the highest figures so far.

Working with partner support providers, business month offered a range of training events including updating businesses on the £1bn North Wales Growth Deal, a food event to showcase local produce and a summit on town centres with industry experts.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “I’d like to thank all the businesses, support providers and experts who have taken part in our biggest ever business month.

“The focus of March for Business was decided after we asked businesses what support they wanted. As a Council we listen to our business community and we are here to support entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

“The feedback from March for Business has been really positive with businesses telling us the support provided will help them moving forward. With a difficult trading environment facing High Street retailers and uncertainty around Brexit, it is vital we continue to provide support to Denbighshire businesses so they can carry on growing the economy and creating jobs county-wide.”

Other events included a session for businesses to make the most of the Urdd Eisteddford when it is held in Denbigh in 2020, helping businesses with taxation as well as social media training.

Organisations who worked with the Council included Business Wales, the Federation of Small Businesses, the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce and the Development Bank of Wales.

Fiona Evans from Denbigh’s Snow in Summer, said: “March for Business is a great opportunity for businesses to attend various free events and workshops throughout to help benefit their business.
“The social media workshops I have attended have been really beneficial for promoting the shop such as the Instagram workshop, and also the Urdd event.

“I would recommend March for Business, it’s a good opportunity to network with other local businesses.”

March for Business is part of the Council’s work on developing the local economy to make sure the county’s communities are resilient and residents have access to good and services.

Hannah James, who owns Rhyl’s Clwyd Chambers, said: “There were great events at March for Business. Marketing advice is invaluable to small businesses and the events give small businesses access to quality advice at an open and applicable level.

“I would recommend businesses take advantage of the training and support provided by the council.”

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