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Flintshire’s in Business

Published: 25/05/2018

Flintshire County Council’s flagship business programme, Flintshire in Business, was launched at an event at Soughton Hall recently. A host of local business people were present at the event to hear what Flintshire in Business has on offer throughout 2018. Included in the line-up are events covering social media and online presence, finance, business growth and opportunities for promoting local opportunities to school and college students. The ever popular Flintshire Business Awards will take place at Soughton Hall on 19 October. Flintshire County Council’s Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said: “Once again, Flintshire in Business is offering a range of events, organised with our partners, covering a range of interesting topics and supporting the economic development of our region.” President of Flintshire in Business, Lord Barry Jones, said: “This is a magnificent initiative which will only further promote the brilliant economy of North East Wales. The marvellous thing is that there is a cross border connection of great importance and the County, with membership of the Mersey Dee Alliance and involvement in the region’s Growth Deal, is showing considerable wisdom. We are the most effective manufacturing location in Britain and the only cross border economy in Britain – our manufacturing capability is truly spectacular.” Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of AGS Security Systems, said: “The Flintshire Business Awards are the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the business calendar. The celebration enables businesses or social enterprises of all sizes the opportunity to showcase their company, gaining recognition, status and a raised profile, I would encourage any Flintshire business to enter these prestigious awards.” Flintshire Business Awards have a total of nine awards which you can enter and one special award – the Lord Barry Legacy Award, awarded in recognition of outstanding life-long services to business and the economy. The categories and sponsors are listed below: Headline Sponsor AGS Security Systems Apprenticeship Award Cambria For Business Business Person of the Year Award Westbridge Furniture Designs Best Business Over 10 Employees Award KK Fine Foods Best Social Enterprise Business Award (new award category) Evans Maintenance Service Best Business Under 10 Employees Award Edge Transport Best Business To Work For Award P & A Group of Companies Entrepreneur Award Pochin Most Socially Responsible Business Award Wates Residential Technology, Innovation and Enterprise Award Kingspan Insulation Panels Lord Barry Legacy Award Flintshire County Council Full details of the categories and the criteria for entering can be found at the Flintshire in Business website or by contacting Kate Catherall 01352 703221, Completed entry forms and supporting material must be received by the closing date of 1 September 2018. Photo: Tim Evans – Evans Maintenance Services , sponsor of the Best Social Enterprise Business Amanda Holden – Cambria for Business, sponsor of the Apprenticeship Award Samir Edwards – KK Fine Foods Ltd, Sponsir of Best Business over 10 employees Nikki Edge – Edge Transport, sponsors of Best Business under 10 employees Jonathan Turner – AGS Security Systems – Headline sponsor of Flintshire Business Awards Rt Hon Lord Barry Jones – President of Flintshire In Business Cllr Arran Shotton – Leader of Flintshire County Council Cllr Paul Cunningham - Chair of Flintshire County Council Colin Everett – Chief Executive – Flintshire County Council