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Dragons’ Den Cymru – Friday 15 May

Published: 30/04/2015

Flintshire’s very own Dragons’ Den Cymru is back – and budding entrepreneurs are being encouraged to sign up. The free event, which is organised by Communities First Flintshire East Cluster, will be at Coleg Cambria’s Deeside Campus on Friday 15 May, from 10 am until 2pm. It is an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to successful business entrepreneurs who want to mentor and support new business in Flintshire. The Dragons ready to offer their support are Askar Sheibani, CEO of Deeside-based Comtek, Christine Sheibani, Director of Comtek, Adam Butler from Easy Online Recruitment and Mike Scott from The Group / Red Lion Marchwiel. Councillor Derek Butler, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “I would encourage anyone who wants to be their own boss, or who needs help becoming an entrepreneur, to come along to the Dragons’ Den Cymru event, which is being organised by Communities First. It’s a great opportunity - the Dragons are all local business owners and if they think an idea has potential they will offer voluntary one to one mentoring over the next six months.” Working alongside the Dragons’ Den events is the Flintshire Enterprise Club, whose members are all entrepreneurs of various ages and at different stages of developing their business. There is lots of free information available, and inspirational speakers at the workshops, delivered by various organisations including higher and further education establishments. Flintshire County Council and Welsh Government Business Team is also available for advice and support. The club is free to attend and meets every other Friday, from 10 am until 12.30pm at the John Summers Community Campus, Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside CH5 1SE. Askar Sheibani, the Welsh Government’s Business Entrepreneurship Champion and CEO of telecoms repair and support company Comtek, added: “I’m delighted that we’re holding another Dragons’ Den. There is a wealth of talent and ideas in Flintshire and we’ve already proven, with the previous events, that when this is harnessed and encouraged by more established members of the business community, it can lead to overwhelming success. Flintshire has already demonstrated that it is one of the most vibrant economic regions by doubling the number of start-up businesses within a year. What’s more, as we continue to add to the number of thriving businesses in the community, the resulting economic growth is paying dividends and Flintshire is becoming an increasingly attractive location for businesses.” For more information about the Dragons’ Den event, or about the Flintshire Enterprise Club, please contact Communities First 01244 846090 or email beverly.moseley@flintshire.gov.uk


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