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Summary of items featured in this section

Test Team Quiz Night raises over £10000

News from new NWBC members Crime Prevention Services

Good news from NWBC Member Industrial Photographer, Adrian Waine

Aaron & Partners Employment Law Update Seminars

Quiz Night May 2017

Stress Management Free Workshop

Information from the Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisor - North Wales Police

Lord Mostyn new NWBC President




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

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



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 equiries@preventcrime.co.uk 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



NWBC Members Aaron & Partners Employment Roadshow 2017

Aaron & Partners are organising a series of seminars on Employment Law.

For full details please download their flyer for full details of dates, locations and topics.

Please follow this link: Aaron & Partners

Posted 8/6/2017



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

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 too is a huge privilege. 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 £10,300 for St David’s Hospice patients and their families!!
A special thanks 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 on this event. 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 24/5/2017



Stress Management - Free Workshops

Organised by NWBC members RCS

Posted 10/5/2017

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


Lord Mostyn accepts invitation to become President of the NWBC

Lord Mostyn (R) with NWBC Chairman David W Williams (L)

The Club are delighted and honoured to announce that the 7th Baron Mostyn has accepted our invitation to become President of the Club, succeeding the late Lady Iris Brierley.

Many members of the Club will have attended our recent dinner when the formal announcement was made and Lord Mostyn said a few words of acceptance. It is very appropriate that Lord Mostyn’s late grandfather, the 5th Baron Mostyn, was also President and as a Club we are very proud of this continuing Mostyn association.

Lord Mostyn succeeded to the hereditary title in 2011 and has taken great and practical interest and management in the continuing development of Mostyn Estates where he is life tenant of the estate. He has also involved himself in many community and charity projects in North Wales and largely bases himself at the historic family seat of the Mostyn family, Mostyn Hall in Flintshire.

Posted 18/4/2016