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Published: 08/11/2023

Businesses in Flintshire will have the opportunity to get bespoke support in a bid to improve the county’s town centres.

The new scheme comes after the Council’s regeneration team were awarded more than £1 million from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

Earlier this year the team went out to tender to find a partner to deliver one-on-one support to businesses, and the contract was awarded to – a movement launched in 2016 with an exciting new vision for the high street.

The pilot will run until April and will look to advise 15 businesses across 7 towns – Mold, Buckley, Flint, Holywell, Connah’s Quay, Shotton and Queensferry.

Councillor David Healey, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Economy, said: “This is the first time SaveTheHighstreet has worked with a local authority in Wales and we are looking forward to seeing what they can bring to Flintshire.

“The pilot will enable us to work with 15 local businesses as a start, but I hope if the project is a success we can look at extending it to help even more. As a council we are committed to investing in our town centres for future generations.”

Alex Schlagman, founding partner of, said: “We are excited by this opportunity to positively impact local businesses and high streets across Flintshire over the coming months. 

“Building on our experience delivering dozens of successful support programmes in other parts of the UK, the whole team here is proud to be launching our first council-led partnership in Wales with Flintshire County Council.”

Businesses located in the 7 town centres can find out more about the project at a launch event at Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 5pm at Flint Mountain Hotel or by contacting