Denbighshire’s March for Business month hailed a succes

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Denbighshire’s business community has taken part in the county’s biggest ever business month.

Denbighshire County Council’s March for Business month saw more than 400 attendees take part in 25 varied events.

Working with partner support providers, the Council’s business month, held throughout March, included social media training, workshops on exporting post-Brexit, branding and marketing as well as a food event to showcase local produce.

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Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “Our third business month has proved to be the most successful yet. I’d like to thank all the businesses, support providers and experts who have taken part to help build on the work the Council is doing to make sure the county is ‘open for business’.

Helen Hodgkinson of the Retail Skills Academy delivering a social media workshop at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhyl

“As a Council we are here to support entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, and themselves, because we believe passionately in supporting our local business community.

“The real target for us is to see the success of the programme translate into local business success and there are some strong signs that this is happening.”

Over the past three years the Council, through its Economic and Business Development Team, has handled more than £20,000,000 of investment enquiries, helping businesses create 250 long-term jobs and invested more than £200,000 in 60 local business start-ups and expansions through Council grants.

Colin Brew, chief executive officer of West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “Denbighshire’s March for Business month has proved a great success and highlights the local authority’s desire to engage with local companies and provide a landscape which supports their ongoing growth.

“Chamber members who have benefitted from the project have confirmed their desire to see similar initiatives across our great region and have praised Denbighshire for their forward thinking approach.”

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