DRB Group Factory Tours

Enjoy a bacon roll while you meet the DRB team and network with guests on the tour. Then, spend some time meeting the people behind the coveralls as we take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our 6.5-acre factory to see the breadth of our operations. You’ll hear about and see the kind of projects we deliver: from precise pharmaceutical […]

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8 Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List After GDPR

In the run up to the GDPR it’s likely that you ran some form of opt in campaign to gather consent and cleanse your email marketing data. If you saw a drop in subscribers, there are some key things you can start doing now to rebuild and grow your marketing lists. It’s important to note that all your activities will […]

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Run a small business in Wales? Find Out Your Digital Maturity Score

Do you run a small business in Wales? Would you like to know how your digital maturity compares to others in Wales? Complete the survey and receive your free digital maturity score. Wales, like most other nations, is undergoing a period of rapid digital transformation, with broadband-enabled digital technologies such as cloud computing, video conferencing, and social media playing a […]

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Hillyer McKeown Shortlisted for the Excellence Awards

DBF member Hillyer McKeown has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society award for the second year running in the Marketing and Communications category. The nomination is for the campaign that took place from 5th to 9th March and promoted International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018. Throughout the week, the activity was designed to raise the visibility of women online and […]

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Flintshire Business Awards 2018

The countdown is on now to the 2018 Flintshire Business Awards. The Awards, in association with AGS Security Systems, is set to be the most prestigious and celebrated business event of the year. There are nine trophies up for grabs including the prestigious business person of the year award , along with innovation , entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Benefits of […]

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DBF November Conference – Digital Connectivity: North Wales & Smart Towns

Digital Connectivity: North Wales & Smart Towns is Deeside Business Forum’s latest business networking conference. *Agenda & Speakers TBC* This event is open to all individuals within the local business community of North Wales and North West England. We are expecting a high level of interest in the event and have limited space so register your attendance as soon possible. […]

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6 Easy Ways to Market Your Business Over Summer

By Superfast Business Wales The good weather (sometimes!), brighter days and longer evenings mean summer provides a great time for your business to take advantage of the positive mood and adventurous spirit that comes with the time of year. Here are 6 ways to boost customer engagement and grow sales during the summer season. Think About What you Want to […]

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North Wales Business Exhibition 2018

Join us on November 7th as we champion business in North Wales at our first ever North Wales Business Exhibition. It will be the event you won’t want to miss in 2018.

It will feature a Mersey Dee Alliance breakfast, a chance to exhibit your business, Meet the Buyer experiences, Dragons Den-style event, seminars and a networking lunch. Book your place and promote your business for November before places run out!

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FGH Business Forum July Conference

Flint Greenfield and Holywell Business Forum offers a warm welcomes all businesses to the second business forum meeting. Thank you to Wagtail UK for sponsoring the refreshments and to Greenfield Business Centre for hosting the event. Date: 11th July 2018 Venue: Greenfield Business Centre, Greenfield Road, Book: Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fgh-business-forum-tickets-46757945273 Agenda 08:00 Refreshments and Networking 08:15 Welcome and Introduction to […]

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DBF June Conference: Brexit and Beyond

DBF’s June conference Coleg Cambria. Refreshments were kindly sponsored by HSBC Bank Plc UK and the Development Bank of Wales Plc. DBF Chair Askar Sheibani opened the conference, paying tribute to DBF’s campaign for fibre optic connectivity across North Wales. He informed attendees of the positive news regarding DBF’s role in the region with praise from Shadow Brexit Secretary Kier […]

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June SAFE Forum Meeting

SAFE Business Forum welcomes all businesses from Sandycroft / Pentre / Hawarden and surrounding areas to join a lively and long-established FREE networking and information sharing event. We are open for business. 12th June 2018 | 8:00am – 10:00am The Boardroom Climbing, Rectors Lane, Pentre, Queensferry, North Wales CH5 2DH Agenda 08:00 Networking and Refreshments 08:30 Welcome from Lynne Wood, […]

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Overwhelming Demand for Full Fibre Networks in North Wales at DBF Conference

Deeside Business Forum’s February fibre connectivity themed conference saw one of the largest turnouts on record. This was the first extended DBF conference of its type, dedicated to showcasing and making the case for the socio-economic benefits for full fibre networks in North Wales.

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March SAFE Forum Meeting

SAFE Business Forum brings together the Sandycroft and surrounding area businesses and other professionals every quarter.

The purpose of these meetings is to give a voice to local companies and feedback messages via established channels to the appropriate organisations and local government to ensure the area remains a vibrant and great place for business to grow and prosper.

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DBF Event: Full Fibre Digital Connectivity for North Wales

Full Fibre Digital Connectivity for North Wales will showcase the impressive social and economic benefits that full fibre connectivity can deliver to North Wales. The informative day of events features presentations, case studies, speeches, workshops, information on funding, networking opportunities & more.

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New DBF Member: Wagtail UK

Wagtail UK are international specialists in detection dogs and dog handler training. We specialise in detection dogs for: explosives, drugs, tobacco, cash, ‘live’ body detection, cadaver, disaster search/rescue, conservation and products of animal origin. Established in 2003, Wagtail UK provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies such as UK Border Force, HM Revenue & Customs, Police, Trading Standards […]

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DBF December Conference: Energy

This event is open to all individuals within the local business community of North Wales and North West England. We are expecting a high level of interest in the event and have limited space so register your attendance as soon possible. Refreshments are kindly sponsored by Wheelabrator Parc Adfer. Date/Time: 8th December 2017, 8am – 10:30am Location: Deeside Sixth, Golftyn […]

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Hillyer McKeown ‘Highly Commended’ in National Law Society Awards 2017

Hillyer McKeown has been Highly Commended by the Law Society in the Excellence Awards. The award category was for Marketing & Communications in which we celebrated the valuable contribution our apprentices make to our business, and the economy as a whole. National Apprenticeship Week 2017 The award submission focused on National Apprenticeship Week, during which time our apprentices shared their […]

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CH4 Business Forum 4/10/17

The inaugural meeting for CH4 Business Forum took place this morning at 8am. Hosted by Morrisons Saltney, the event was supported by many local businesses and support agencies. Thank you to Business Wales, Safonda and Worldpay for their support. The content of the presentations were very informative to assist SMEs to be more aware of the information available to them […]

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CH4 Business Forum

Free and friendly business club with lots of networking for small businesses, managers and entrepreneurs to access and share information, experiences and business ideas as part of the CH4 business community. Come along and introduce yourself and your business: Wednesday October 4th 8:00–10:00am, Morrisons Saltney. Meeting focus: Learn about how to Improve your Business Digital Market and How to Prevent […]

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DBF September Conference: Connectivity

DBF’s September conference saw one of our largest turnouts of the year, focusing on the theme of connectivity. The conference focused on the critical need for a robust digital infrastructure and making this fit for purpose to support North East Wales’ and the surrounding area’s continued growth and thriving digital economy. Refreshments were kindly sponsored by The Federation of Small […]

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Flintshire Business Awards 2017

Does your organisation have great customer service? Have you created an outstanding innovation? Perhaps you are a great employer or a successful entrepreneur? No matter what your business strengths are, you need to shout about them, enter the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards The Flintshire Business Awards are the region’s recognition platform that elevates distinguished organisations above the rest. Entering the […]

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DBF September Connectivity Conference

8th September 2017, 8am – 10:30am Coleg Cambria (Deeside Campus) – Conference Suite This event is open to all current DBF members and individuals within the local business community. We are expecting a high level of interest in the event and have limited space so register your attendance as soon possible. Info: North East Wales must ensure national and international […]

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Data Protection Changes: Why You Need to Start Planning Now

You may already have read about General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), a major change which will replace the Data Protection Act on 25th May 2018. Are you aware of how the rules will affect your business? Significant changes include: An increase in the responsibility of people and businesses which use and store peoples’ data, including contact information. Large fines for […]

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Cyber Crime Event – How to Protect Yourself and Your Business

With cyber crime in the news on an almost daily basis it is important to understand how you can take steps to protect both yourself and your business from these threats. One of the Business Digital Eagles will help you to understand what threats exist and advise on some steps you can take to help protect yourself. Agenda 08:00 Networking […]

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Pathway to Finance: Brexit, the Future of the UK Economy and Funding for Business

Deeside Business Forum’s latest conference proved yet another success for the organisation with information-packed presentations on where the economy is going, the effects of Brexit and information on financial assistance within the region. Taking place at Catrin Finch Centre at Wrexham Glyndwr University, DBF Chair Askar Sheibani opened proceedings. This paved the way for DBF President Lord Barry Jones PC […]

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Next DBF Conference: Flintshire in Business – Pathway to Finance

Deeside Business Forum are holding their latest conference on May 23rd at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The event is open to all individuals within the local business community. Info: Pathway to Finance is a challenge for many SME’s starting or growing their businesses. The purpose of this event is to share economic information and look to the future whilst informing of […]

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Apply for a Share of up to £15m for Innovation Projects

Innovate UK is set to back projects that stimulate new products and services through emerging and enabling technologies. The government said it expects schemes to last between six months and three years and will range in size from £35,000 to £2m. It also said it is targeting projects in four areas including: emerging technologies, digital, enabling capabilities and space applications. […]

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017

March 6th to the 10th marked the 10th Anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week 2017. Throughout the week we shared stories from our apprentices about why they chose an apprenticeship, what they were learning and what they hope to do once they have completed their apprenticeship. The week ended with a celebratory lunch – including a huge cake! The National Apprenticeship […]

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Brexit Minister David Jones MP Speaks to DBF Members

Rain soaked the Village Hotel Club at St. David’s Hotel in Ewloe. But it did nothing to dampen the atmosphere as representatives from local and national businesses positioned in North Wales assembled for a packed Deeside Business Forum conference. The topic discussed was the impact of Brexit on the North Wales Business community. Prominent speaker for the conference, David Jones […]

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Flintshire County Council Awarded Transport Grant

Flintshire County Council has been awarded an £85,000 grant to improve its transport links to key employment sites between the B5129 at Queensferry and Deeside Industrial Park. These are being developed ahead of the planned £50m North Wales metro system. The development will be welcomed across the North Wales community as it will help make travel quicker and more convenient. […]

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Grant Thornton’s Rob Turner Leads Striking September DBF Conference

On behalf of Mr Sheibani (Chair of Deeside Business Forum) and the newly appointed Board of Directors we wish to thank all of those who attended our Flintshire Business Week event on Friday September 30th at Coleg Cambria. Mr Rob Turner, Associate Director for Grant Thorton gave a fascinating presentation entitled, “Making Growth Happen”. He revealed several data points and […]

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Deeside Business Forum Referendum Debate at Coleg Cambria 10.06.16

A lively debate from members of the Deeside Business Forum followed representatives for the Remain /Leave Campaigns at the Referendum Debate held at Coleg Cambria on Friday 10th June. Julie Ann Alison argued the case to Remain against James Pearson’s for Leave. Delegates from Deeside, Manchester and Chester listened to both sides before the Chairman, Askar Sheibani, took questions from the […]

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Northern Powerhouse Conference 15/04/16 hosted by Deeside Business Forum, held at Coleg Cambria

Over 100 delegates attended the Transport and Northern Powerhouse debate which was chaired by Askar Sheibani , Chairman of Deeside Business Forum. The event was held at Coleg Cambria on Friday 15th April, All political parties were invited to take part in the debate and five AMs and MPs representing Labour, Conservatives, Green party and Plaid Cymru delivered their parties policy on transport and other issues pertaining to current and futures needs to ensure North Wales can compete on a level playing field. The session ended with q & a from the delegates. The debate was lively but conclusive in that all the Politian’s are united in their desire to improve all forms of Transport in North Wales

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