Wrexham’s Innovation Hub Opening Soon

A £1m Wrexham-based business hub is soon expected to be up and running.

The Welsh Labour Government scheme will support 100 new enterprises and 260 new jobs over the next 2 years, with work underway to recruit the first set of entrepreneurs.

Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, has praised the Welsh Government initiative and is encouraging local residents looking at starting up a business to participate.

She said: “The Welsh Labour Government is investing in Wrexham, delivering innovative projects aimed at supporting aspiring entrepreneurs.”

“This coordinated approach provides the ideal opportunity for new business start-ups.  The additional support will hopefully create hundreds of skilled jobs, providing a real boost for the regional economy as well as our town centre.”

“The next workshop is scheduled to take place at Undegun on 12 July and I would urge any interested individuals or parties to contact the Business Wales Helpline for more information.”

The new Business Wales Entrepreneurship Hub was first announced in February by the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM.

Working closely with Welsh ICE (Innovation Centre for Enterprise), the hub will aim to give start-ups and North Wales-based entrepreneurs a bespoke package of support, offering them the very best chance of making their businesses a success.

The hub will open in the heart of Wrexham town centre soon but while work to procure and prepare the new headquarters is being finalised, efforts are well underway to recruit the first set of entrepreneurs.

The next workshop will be held at Undegun on Regent St, Wrexham on Wednesday 12th July.  It will provide local start-up enterprises with the opportunity to see more detailed plans for the centre and learn more about the support on offer.  To find out more you can call the Business Wales Helpline on 0300 060 3000 between 8:30am and 5:30pm (Monday to Friday) or contact us via our website at www.businesswales.gov.wales