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Pilot project in Flintshire has seen 50 new businesses created

A SCHEME to help  entrepreneurs take their  first step on the ladder to  success will be rolled out  into Wrexham in the New  Year, a group of business  professionals will be told  this week.

Already 50 young  business people in  Flintshire have started  firms under the Welsh  Government backed  Flintshire Business  Entrepreneurship  Network – double the  planned amount.

Spearheading the  campaign is Askar  Sheibani, one of Wales’  most successful  entrepreneurs and chair of  Deeside Industrial Park  Business Forum.

Mr Sheibani began his  first business venture  when he was just a child in  Azerbaijan and went on to  establish electronics giant  Comtek, which now has a  turnover of £12m.

He will be among the  guest speakers at a  meeting of the Wrexham  Business Professionals  Group.

The meeting at  Wrexham’s Ramada Plaza  on Friday November 8 will  be attended by group  members and their guests  with the roll out of the  scheme on the agenda.

He said: “Our aim was to   help 20 entrepreneurs in 12  months, especially those  from in the more  challenging areas of the  county, and mostly young.

“It has been highly  successful and now 50  young individuals are in  business, some as sole  traders and others who  aim to employ others.

“Some are already  exporting via the internet  and I can see that several  of them have the ability to  be really successful. We  now want to roll it out to  Wrexham, in the New  Year, and I will be meeting  with stakeholders to  discuss taking this  forward.”

He will be  joined by  Local  Government minister  Lesley Griffiths and Coleg  Cambria Principal David  Jones.

 

Source: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/successful-enterprise-schemes-rolled-out-6272161

 

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