Net Zero 2021 – North Wales & Mersey Dee

Business Conference – Free & Online May 20th Inspiration, information & advice for businesses on their journey to Net Zero. Themes include Tourism & Hospitality, Energy & Transport, Manufacturing, Food & Retail, Buildings & Construction. MC’d by Broadcaster and Journalist Jamie Owen event includes free “Business Support & Finance for Net Zero” guide for attendees. Click here to register today. Sero Net 2021 – Gogledd Cymru, Mersi a’r Ddyfrdwy Cynhadledd Fusnes am Ddim ac Ar-lein – Mai 20fed Ysbrydoliaeth, gwybodaeth a chyngor i fusnesau ar eu taith i Sero-net. Rhoddir sylw i Ynni a Thrafnidiaeth, Twristiaeth a Lletygarwch, Gweithgynhyrchu, Bwyd a Manwerthu, Adeiladau ac Adeiladu. Cyflwynir y digwyddiad gan y […]

Workshops for the retail and hospitality sector – preparing to open up

The “Wales. A Food Destination” team organise events throughout the year aimed at helping retail and hospitality businesses upskill across a range of different areas. Following on from the success of the March masterclass workshops further courses are being offered throughout April to highlight the benefits of sourcing, serving and selling Welsh food and drink in a post-Covid world. For further information please follow the link below: 210401-WFD-Workshop_ENG_MasterclassDownload 210401-WFD-Workshop_WEL_MasterclassDownload

UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme

DCMS has launched their new UK Gigabit Voucher scheme. It provides grants of up to £1500 per household or £3500 per business in hard to reach rural areas To qualify for a business voucher you will be asked to self-certify that you are a Small or Medium size Enterprise (SME) – Up to 249 employees and annual turnover no greater than £36 million; and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding £18 million.

Go North Wales Tourism April Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. We continue to monitor the circumstances as they are developing and also continue to engage with MPs and MSs, lobbying on issues on your behalf and making sure your voice is heard. We’ve also continued to carry out activities in preparation to when restrictions are lifted through: Attendance at Virtual Exhibitions and Trade Shows,Organising of webinars covering topics on marketing and digital, customer care, revenue management;Lobbying on issues affecting the industryConducting Press and PR […]

Revenue Management

Andrea Knox from Knox Commercial & Insolvency Solicitors and Jeremy Salisbury from Salisburys Chartered Accountant recently hosted a webinar on Revenue Management as part of its second session of Re-igniting the North Wales Visitor Economy series of events. During the session, areas covered included Cash Flow Management – debtor management and avoiding bad debts in the first place. You can now view the recording of the webinar here Contact Details for the speakers: Andrea Knox, Knox Commercial & Insolvency SolicitorsTel: 03330093274Email: Jeremy Salisburys, Salisburys Chartered AccountantsTel: 01745 583 606Email:

Regional and Local Tourism Profiles

A summary of key tourism statistics at regional and local levels for 2017-2019 is available on the Welsh Government website. These reports bring together findings from key tourism surveys, with additional analysis by region and local authority areas within Wales. tourism-profile-wales-local-authorities-2011-19Download tourism-profile-north-wales-2017-2019Download tourism-profile-mid-wales-2017-2019Download

£9m boost for North Wales Metro

More than £9m is being made available to Transport for Wales to take forward work on the North Wales metro, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates announced today. Schemes set to benefit include over £1m to improve rail, journey times between Wrexham and Liverpool. £1.5m is provided towards the new integrated station at Shotton, and £670,000 towards the development of Deeside Parkway. £900,000 is allocated towards a study of the North Wales Coast mainline, with a view to improve journey times on certain services. Just over £1m is available for the Snowdonia Transport Strategy which aims to encourage park and ride, bus and active travel in the National Park. […]

Town Centres across Wales to receive over £24 million

Welsh Government Ministers have announced an additional £24 million package of support to revitalise Wales’ town centres. £18.4 million of Transforming Towns loan funding will breathe new life into old and empty properties.£3.34 million will help high street businesses grow and embrace innovative digital technology that will help their business thrive as part of the Year of SMART Towns.An additional £3 million will be used to incentivise more North Wales businesses to locate in town centres. A separate £3 million North Wales town centres entrepreneurial fund will incentivise new entrepreneurs to locate their businesses within the town centres of Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The fund comprises grant and […]

Next Tourism Generation Competition

The Next Tourism Generation in collaboration with Tourism Society Cymru and Planed is giving tourism and hospitality students and 16–25-year-olds working in the tourism sector a chance to win £250.  The competition is open to students enrolled in Wales on courses that have a component relating to tourism or hospitality AND to young people who work in the industry including 16-25 year olds who have been furloughed or recently been made redundant.  English-A4-Next-Tourism-Generation-Competition-2021-posterDownload Full information is available on the website: Deadline to apply is midnight Friday 30 April 2021