North Wales Business Club
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Summary of items featured in this section

North Wales Business Leaders Awards

New facility in Rhyl

St David's Hospice Newsletter 'Life' published + Various events

How to help St David's Hospice

Free workshops provided by RCS Wales

Test Team Quiz Night raises over £10000

News from new NWBC members Crime Prevention Services

Good news from NWBC Member Industrial Photographer, Adrian Waine

Information from the Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisor - North Wales Police

Lord Mostyn new NWBC President




Why not enter North Wales Business Leaders Awards

Members of the North Wales Business Club are invited to enter into this year’s North Wales Business Leaders Awards.

Now in their second year, the awards provide an opportunity to highlight the talent and enterprising skills that North Wales has in abundance.

Last year’s winners included Watkin Jones Group, Redrow Group, Electroimpact UK, LDF Group, KK Fine Foods, Zip World, Dylan’s Restaurant, Net World Sports and Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc.

There is no cost to entering the awards and we have ten categories available:

  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Young Business Leader of the Year
  • Professional Service Business of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Tourism, Leisure and Retail Business of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • People Development Award
  • International Trading Business of the Year
  • Innovative Business of the Year
  • Company of the Year
  • The deadline for entries is Friday 19 January. Please click here to access the forms and criteria. You simply have to answer 3-4 questions dependant on your chosen category in around less than 500 words and re-submit the form online!

    We're looking for the most successful, ambitious and progressive businesses in the region. The award winners will be revealed at the black tie awards dinner on Thursday 15 March 2018 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

    Please can you reply to this email to let me know whether you are interested in entering? If there is an issue with the deadline date please let me know.

    We encourage you to enter as many categories as you deem applicable to your work this past year.

    To view coverage from last year’s event click here. http://events.insidermedia.com/files/amf_newsco_in...

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,

    Lauren Ainsworth

    Boulton House

    17-21 Chorlton Street

    Manchester

    M1 3HY

    t: 0161 907 9735

    f: 0161 236 9862

    www.insidemedia.com



    New Facility in Rhyl

    Web site: www.clwydchambers.com

    The building was the former court house in Rhyl, North Wales. Its quite spacious and may be suitable for your or your members needs

    We have several different sized meeting rooms on the ground and first floor levels which are all available for hire at a competitive rate.

    Rooms

    Sizes range from:

    • up to 5 persons
    • 5-10 persons
    • And 10 to 50 persons (former court room). The Court Room is 11.5m by 7.5m with a small stage to the front
    • There is a large break out space on the landing

    All rooms have a lot of natural light and are generally architecturally pleasant.

    We hold all the usual requirements. Stair lift to first floor, Fire alarm, security alarm, panic alarms, CCTV

    We can provide the usual conference facilities, projector, audio system, computer, catering, and drinks

    Transport

    We are in the next street to the train station and bus station

    There is a very large car park local authority on the next road (Morley Road), on street parking and there are visitor on-site parking spaces.

    We can book over the phone and later on line.

    The website is under construction - www.clwydchambers.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/clwydchambers/

    Twitter https://twitter.com/clwydchambers

    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/27118590/

    Posted 20/12/2017



    St David's Hospice Newsletter 'Life' has just been published.

    Please follow this link for the English version: https://issuu.com/sdhfr/docs/final_st_davids_hospice_newsletter_

    Please follow this link for the Welsh version: https://issuu.com/sdhfr/docs/final_st_davids_hospice_newsletter__6c5ae59557d4b6

    Various ways you can support St David's Hospice are listed below

    Some forthcoming events:

    For full details up to next June 2018 please follow this link: http://www.stdavidshospice.org.uk/events_calendar/

    TREE OF LIGHT - FULL DETAILS - follow this link: http://www.stdavidshospice.org.uk/donations/tree-o...

    SANTA DASH - LLANDUDNO - follow this link: http://www.stdavidshospice.org.uk/event/santa-dash...

    ON LINE SHOP - follow this link: http://www.stdavidshospice.org.uk/shop/?utm_source...

    Posted 4/10/2017



    How to support St David's Hospice

    Follow this link to find out all about St David's Hospice Llandudno: http://www.stdavidshospice.org.uk

    For information about St David's Hospice Lottery please follow this link: St Davids Hospice Lottery Information Sheet

    To join the Lottery please download and complete this form : St Davids Lottery Application Form Page 1 : St Davids Lottery Application form Page 2



    NWBC members RCS Wales would like you to see all about their free workshops.

    Please follow the link for full details about 'Managing Sickness Absence' workshops. All workshops are free.

    Please follow this link for full details: Managing Sickness Absence Workshop

    Posted 4/10/2017





    Test the Team Quiz returns to raise over £10,000 for St David’s Hospice

    For information about St. David's Lottery please see the end of this report;

    Following on from the success of last year’s event, the “Test the Team” Corporate Quiz returned to Venue Cymru on Thursday, 18th May.

    This innovative quiz is as result of an ongoing working relationship between North Wales Business Club, Barclays and St David’s Hospice.

    Businesses from across North Wales and Cheshire were all competing to be crowned champions of this innovative and interactive quiz which was once again hosted by former Welsh International rugby union player, Rupert Moon.

    Thirty eight teams were all hoping to have the right answers. Round after round went by in close competition but by the end of the night it was the team from Dragon Investments who walked away with the coveted trophy followed closely in 2nd place by the Quizzee Rascals from Live Well Contract Interiors.

    Kathryn Morgan-Jones from St David’s Hospice said “I was absolutely delighted to see the return of the Corporate Quiz which is courtesy of Barclays and to partner with North Wales Business Club is a huge privilege too. It’s a fun and exciting event with lots of twists and surprises as the leader board changes after every round.

    The popularity of the quiz saw more teams taking part this year which I am delighted to say raised over £10,400 for St David’s Hospice patients and their families!!
    A special thanks has to go to our Quizmaster, Rupert Moon who did an amazing job once again, keeping everyone entertained throughout the evening and to all those who supported through sponsorship, donations and volunteering on the night”.

    John Pitchford, Corporate Banking Director for Barclays said “We are delighted with the amount raised for St David’s Hospice and would like to thank everyone who supported us to make this happen. Alongside our Shared Growth Ambition, Barclays has a fantastic Colleague Community Programme that encourages employees to get involved in the causes we care about. It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities – so we’re thrilled to have raised this money.”

    David Williams, Chairman North Wales Business Club added “It was a privilege for the North Wales Business Club to partner Barclays and support St David's Hospice with this event once again. We were delighted with the amount raised for the Hospice on the evening and we look forward to the opportunity of working with them again in the future.

    Posted 19/6/2017

    For information about St David's Hospice Lottery please follow this link: St Davids Hospice Lottery Information Sheet

    To join the Lottery please download and complete this form : St Davids Lottery Application Form Page 1 : St Davids Lottery Application form Page 2



    News from new NWBC members Crime Prevention Services

    Crime Prevention Services are very happy to join the North Wales Business Club. Our Director Karen Farrell is looking forward to meeting many fellow members at upcoming events.

    We thought we would introduce ourselves, you may indeed already recognise us from our landmark spot on the A55; We have designed, installed, maintained and monitored electronic security systems for over 30 years. Our solutions are tailored to individual needs, and we take a great deal of time and care in assessing the needs of our customers and providing a bespoke solution.

    We are industry accredited to Gold Standard by the NSI (National Security Inspectorate) and work to maintain the highest standards for the systems we install, and also in our excellent customer care.

    We offer a one-stop-shop solution for your fire and security needs. As an independent company, we are able to offer an excellent after sales service and have a wealth of experience within the industry.

    Our clients include national retailers, property management companies, sports stadiums, hotels as well as residential home owners the length and breadth of the UK.

    We have a wealth of experience and are confident we can assist you with all your security and fire needs. Whether it’s taking over an existing system, installing a new system or monitoring via our Alarm Receiving Centre 24/7, 365 days a year.

    Don’t hesitate to contact us on 0845 23 098 23 or drop us a line on [email protected] for an enquiry or an informal chat.

    Posted 15/6/2017




    Good news from Industrial Photographer Adrian Waine

    As a direct result of my success in the EEF photography competition "Made in Britain 2016", I now have an article published on www.zenoot.com which features a range of good news stories surrounding manufacturing. I’ve put my thoughts alongside some pictures to tell how some of this imagery is achieved. Its a 2 minute read !

    Industrial Photography - Glamorous?

    The combination of photography and manufacturing may not sound like much of a marriage to most people, but to industrial photographer Adrian Waine, it’s a blend which continuously opens the door to new and varied subjects.


    With most photographic assignments underpinned by marketing, the whole point is to raise a company profile or to tell the world just what you are capable of. A stunning visual image will always take precedence over the written word and it cuts across the cultural and language barriers too. A picture which carries its message from one brief glance can be worth its weight in gold, but how’s it done?


    A new brochure or an exhibition are little use without riveting pictures which stop you in your tracks. It’s necessary to draw you in, look deeper, maybe ask some questions and then you might be on your way to doing some business. Adrian’s job is to create these pictures in the first place. So, returning to the Midas Touch, there are a number of different elements which create fantastic pictures and they begin with a) Lighting and b) Attention to detail. The key is often to route out something interesting about your subject which most people might miss, this might mean looking at it from floor level – yes down where all the dust and dirt lies!

    Once the viewpoint is located, it’s then time to bring it to life with flash lighting which transforms it into a front cover or a backdrop to an exhibition. Picking out intricate details and textures by using small flash guns hidden within machinery can produce the most spectacular results. It shouldn’t be underestimated though, doing this kind of work takes time and sometimes equipment is out of action whilst the shoot takes place. This has to be seen as an investment as a set of really great images can run for miles and help to win oodles of business and endorse the company’s brand through marketing and PR. Those commissions which allow the time and space usually produce the worthiest photographs.


    If you’re a fan of industry, then you will already know that the manufacturing environment can yield some of the most interesting and fascinating subjects. Transforming these into pictures can be heaven and hell at the same time for the industrial photographer as things are not always as easy as they might be. Seemingly simple issues such as power supplies, solvents and moving machinery are all obstacles to overcome. One everlasting occurrence is the flashing light on a fork lift truck. There’s more to it than just a light, it is more likely a pulse which can continuously trigger electronic flashes into perpetual motion. Very quickly all the fuses can blow due to overheating.


    Planning a photographic job requires a good technical knowledge where the photographer works in tandem with the site operators. The key is to get the job done safely whilst everyone else manages to achieve theirs with minimum disruption. Hence work permits and gas detection meters come into action before a single shutter is fired. A good example would be paints and solvents where there’s a potentially explosive atmosphere – don’t forget, an electronic flash is a spark!

    We have all no doubt seen countless shots appear on magazine covers, at exhibitions and in brochures so in future give a thought to what effort from the photographer hides behind them.

    Posted 15/6/2017



    Information received from the Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisor - North Wales Police

    For full information and contact details please follow this link to their Project Griffin flyer:- Counter Terrorism Project Griffin

    Posted 14/12/2016