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Welcome from Lord Barry Jones
President of Flintshire in Business

As the president of Flintshire In Business, I’m extremely proud to be involved, in such a successful, high profile series of events.

Having lived in the area all my life I have seen the fortunes of local industry and the job market in Flintshire rise and fall and steadily grow into what it is today.

We now have some of the leading manufacturing industry firms based in Flintshire, creating jobs and opportunities for thousands of local people – 34 per cent of all jobs in Flintshire are in the manufacturing industry. Efforts made by Flintshire Council over the years have brought businesses into the area and encouraged people to start their own companies all making valuable contributions to the local economy and creating a vibrant place to live and work.

With the help of events during Flintshire In Business these opportunities will keep growing, bringing together businesses and entrepreneurs to create a strong economy for generations to come. I’m delighted to be part of the team that takes Flintshire In Business forward and hopefully goes some way to help build industries of the future.

Finally I’d like to thank all of our sponsors and partners on behalf of Flintshire County Council. Without your support the opportunity for Flintshire In Business would not exist so a huge thank you goes to everyone involved.

Kingspan was delighted to win the Environment and Sustainability Awards in 2011. We dedicate the winning of these prestigious awards to the fantastic commitment and effort of our staff in putting our sustainability vision into practice. These awards play an important role in demonstrating our achievements to our key stakeholders including our customers and those involved in the specification and use of our products. Our vision for the future is that our Holywell site will be powered totally by renewable energy as we seek to further reduce our impact on the environment.  Mark Harris - Kingspan Insulations
"As a family run business that is still growing (even in these challenging times), we are particularly pleased to win the FBW Awards as we have always regarded our employees as one of our key resources. We are very proud that our efforts have been recognised in this way." Steve Morgan - MD - P & A Group
I was amazed and immensely proud to win the 2011 Business Person of The Year. To win such a prestigious award was testament to all the hardworking staff at Wagtail who have supported me and the company. This award is particularly satisfying for me personally as it demonstrates Wagtail’s high standing within the Flintshire business community. Collin Singer, MD - Wagtail UK
Winning the award for Flintshire Business Person 2013, was a tremendous accolade. It was great to receive the recognition from my peers in the Welsh Businesscommunity for the achievements of all the members of the West Coast Group of Companies.Paula Jewson :: Business person of the Year 2013
Cllr Derek Butler Cabinet member for Economic Development
Flintshire firms are giving us so much cause to celebrate, even in difficult times. I hope as many companies as possible will take this opportunity to enter. Cllr Derek Butler :: Cabinet member for Economic Development