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Dragons Den Cymru 2016

Published: 04/02/2016

Flintshire’s very own Dragons’ Den style event is back and hoping to attract some talented people with new business ideas. This free event is aimed at anyone who wants to be their own boss or needs help becoming an entrepreneur, with people of all ages invited to pitch their idea. If the Dragons, who are all local business owners, think an idea has potential they will offer voluntary one to one mentoring over the next six months. The next event takes place at Coleg Cambria, Deeside Campus, as part of an Entrepreneur Information Day on Friday, 26 February from 10am until 2pm. Advice and support for business start-ups will be on offer from local education providers, Communities First, Jobcentre Plus, Careers Wales, Business Wales and Flintshire County Council. Councillor Derek Butler, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “It is very encouraging that many of the region’s successful business people are keen to help local budding entrepreneurs. This Dragons’ Den Cymru event is being organised by Communities First Flintshire, with support from Flintshire County Council, and is part of the excellent work that is taking place through the Flintshire Business Entrepreneurship Network, helping local people find employment in today’s labour market.” Working alongside the Dragons Den event is the Flintshire Enterprise Club whose members are all entrepreneurs of various ages and at different stages of developing their business. The club offers free information and workshops with inspirational speakers from various organisations and higher and further education establishment. Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Government Business Team is also available for advice and support. The club is free to attend and meets every two weeks at the John Summers Community Campus, Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside CH5 1SE. The meetings take place every other Friday from 10.30 am until 12.30pm. For more information, please contact Communities First 01244 846090 or email