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Flintshire’s in Business

Published: 30/05/2019

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 2019. 

Included in the line-up are events covering social enterprise, construction trade, wellbeing, digital, 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 18 October. 

Flintshire County Council’s Leader, Councillor Ian Roberts, 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 magnificent programme will continue to promote the vibrant economy of North East Wales.  The marvellous thing is that there is a cross border connection of great importance, with membership of the Mersey Dee Alliance and involvement in the region’s Growth Deal.  We remain a most effective manufacturing location in Britain and the only cross border economy in Britain.”

Headline Sponsor for Flintshire Business Awards, 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                        

Edge Transport

Best Business Over 10 Employees Award                 K K Fine Foods

Best Social Enterprise Award             

Galliford Try plc

Best Business Under 10 Employees Award    

Pro-Networks Ltd

Best Business To Work For Award          

P & A Group of Companies

Entrepreneur Award                                       


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 Business Awards website or by contacting Kate Catherall 07876 576883,

Completed entry forms and supporting material must be received by the closing date of 16 September 2019.

FBAL-Ginger-Pixie-Photography (73 of 73).jpgFrom Left: Dave Ibbotson - Wates Construction, Dave McKay - Pro-networks, Zig Kruschke - Pro-Networks, Cllr Haydn Bateman, Cllr Marion Bateman - Chair of FCC, Jonathan Turner - AGS Security Systems, Lord Barry Jones - President of Flintshire in Business, Colin Everett - Chief Executive of FCC, Cllr Ian Roberts, Leader of FCC, Nikki Edge - Edge Transport, Cllr Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Andy Farrow, Chief Officer Planning, Environment and Economy, and Steve Morgan, P & A Group of Companies






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