Businesses in Conwy County flocked to Conwy Business Week 2016, sponsored by local business Worldspan Creative, Supported by Superfast Business Wales, and organised by Conwy County Borough Council, which took place 14-18 November
The week attracted near 900 attendances from businesses around the County. This was a record attendance for the event which is now in its 2nd year.
Highlights of the week included a session to make the most of broadband, social media for business start-ups, run by Teresa Carnall, Glasdir Skills Academy, a Business showcase of Conwy Business Award Winners, 3rdSpace & Llandudno Bike Hire , and the Big North Wales Network event which attracted over 70 businesses and a Youth Employability Conference involving students from GLLM and Coleg Cambria discussing the issues around employability for young people in North Wales.
Sarah Ellwood, associate sponsors Supertemps said, “It was great to see so many businesses attending during the week to take advantage of the sessions available to develop their skills and take advantage of networking opportunities. Many businesses in Conwy are micro businesses employing less than 4 people, but many of these are successful businesses, trading across Wales, the UK and many internationally, and it’s gratifying to see that Conwy County provides a great place to do business.”
Andrea Knox, Knox Insolvency Limited, added, “I attend a lot of local networking events and the rooms are generally filled with “the usual suspects”, myself being one! What you have managed to achieve with this year’s Business Week is a genuine widening of the network with an additional selection of businesses now engaging with what is going on. At the events this week I have generally only known about half of the room (I would generally know 80%+ of the room) and there are a steady flow of new faces and businesses appearing. We have made four very useful new contacts this week so far and look forward to this event continuing for many years.”
Conwy Business Week 2016 Timetable of Events
.. or view the full programme here