Flintshire Business Week 7-10 October 2014 - Introducing the sponsors
Headline sponsors have been announced for Flintshire’s flagship 2014 business
event, Flintshire Business Week.
Westbridge Furniture Designs has signed up to sponsor the Business Exhibition
for the second year running. Held on 8 October at Coleg Cambria, Deeside, the
exhibition showcases over 70 stands to around 2,000 delegates creating a
platform for local business.
Managing Director of Westbridge Furniture Designs, Paul Islip said: Westbridge
Furniture is once again delighted to be part of Flintshire Business Week and
proud to be the sponsor of the Business Exhibition.
The one-day exhibition is a unique opportunity for a wide variety of local
businesses to promote their companies and I would strongly encourage as many as
possible to participate.
This is the fourth year as headline sponsor for AGS Security Systems, who are
backing the Flintshire Business Awards. A glittering ceremony in Soughton Hall
takes place on 17 October where there are 10 award categories for local
businesses. The company themselves won in the Small Business Award category in
Jonathan Turner, Managing Director, AGS Security Systems added: AGS Security
Systems is once again proud to be headline sponsor of the Flintshire Business
Awards 2014 and we are committed to the success of Flintshire Business Week.
I am convinced the Flintshire Business Awards could deliver a great result for
you and your business and I am personally delighted we can play our part.
Lord Barry Jones, President of Flintshire Business Week said: “Our sponsors are
two top Flintshire companies and with their backing I’m sure the event will
make great progress. Flintshire Business Week is one of the leading events of
its kind in Wales and I’m so proud to be part of such a go-head and forward
Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development welcomed the
sponsors: “We are delighted to introduce the two main sponsors of Business Week
their sponsorship adds value to the whole business experience. The Business
Exhibition attracts people from across the region and the Business Awards are a
chance for people and companies to be recognised for their contribution to the
local economy and business community.
“These are two fantastic elements to the week and we’d like to thank AGS
Security Systems and Westbridge Furniture Designs for their support.”
AGS Security Systems
Founded in 1987 the company is a leading accredited installer of intruder and
fire alarms, CCTV, automated gates and barriers, access control and emergency
lighting and now provides a key holder service and static guards as well as
world class monitoring and system maintenance. Their main office is in
Flintshire but they have expanded to set up an office in the Midlands and
clients include Moneysupermarket, Stoke City Council and Kelloggs. The company
has received business support from the Council’s business development team in
Westbridge Furniture Designs
With three factories in Greenfield, Deeside and on the Deeside Industrial Park
the company manufactures furniture for Ikea, Next, John Lewis and M&S and
specialises in sofas and upholstery. A 850 strong workforce and 30 strong
design team have helped the business go from a start-up to a turnover of £52m
in ten years. Westbridge Furniture received business support from Flintshire
Council’s business team when they secured Welsh Government funding for
expansion to premises on Deeside Industrial Park.
Photo caption L-R: Paul Islip, Westbridge Furniture Designs, Jonathan Turner,
AGS Security Systems, Lord Barry Jones and Cllr Derek Butler, Flintshire County