Rt Hon Lord Barry Jones PC with Adam Butler, Chair of SAFE

The Sandycroft Area Forum for Enterprise – SAFE – was formed with the aim of promoting growth and industry in the area.

SAFE launched with an inaugural meeting in June 2014 hosted at The Bridge Inn in Sandycroft.

The keynote speakers were Lord Barry Jones, founding member Adam Butler, who at the time had 2 offices on the Sandycroft Industrial Estate, and Deeside Industrial Park Forum founder Askar Sheibani.

The idea for SAFE was inspired by the Deeside Industrial Park Forum, which was initiated by Askar Sheibani, managing director at Comtek Network Systems.

Askar explained that the forum offers significant benefits to its members by way of networking opportunities, sharing of best practice, public information, and much more.

Lord Barry Jones who has agreed to be President of SAFE gave a rousing speech at the event about the specific history of the area and was extremely complimentary of what the forum had already achieved.

“In all my years of public service this is one of the best organised and most successful community business launches I have had the pleasure of being involved with,” he said.

Adam Bulter said it was Askar’s enthusiasm and passion for helping the business community that really inspired him and his colleague Gary Beagan to create something similar for the Sandycroft area.

The Sandycroft forum will help provide a channel through which local businesses can benefit from information and initiatives from fellow businesses, the council and government.

The forum was founded by  a steering committee including representatives from Adam Butler Consultancy, Easy Online Recruitment, Delsol, Knauf Insulation, 2 Sisters Food Group, Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Pro Networks as well as Flintshire County Council and North Wales Police.

We remain committed to developing SAFE and encouraging all our business neighbours to join the forum to build a better sense of business community and benefit from a collective voice.

Any businesses in the Sandycroft area which would like to get involved can email and a member of the team will be in touch to provide more information.