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NWBC Chairman David W Williams MBE, DL

How you can help St David's Hospice, Llandudno

RCS Meet the buyer event in Llandudno Junction 15/1/2019

Adrian Waine Photographer A winner.....

RCS Rhyl Celebrating decade of achivement on 22/11/2018

Quiz Night raises a record £12400.50p

Coleg Llandrillo Awards Evening 14/6/2018

NWBC Chairman David W. Williams MBE, DL

Monday 14th January 2019

Ladies & Gentlemen

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that the North Wales Business Club’s Chairman, David W Williams passed away at St. David’s Hospice on Sunday 13thJanuary 2019 following a diagnosis of cancer during 2018.

Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s wife Diana and his family at this sad time.

The public funeral will take place on Thursday 31stJanuary 2019 at Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno at 12.30pm

This will be followed by The Committal and Interment Service at Llanrhos Lawn Cemetery at 13.30pm.

All donations in remembrance of David are being donated to St David’s Hospice, Llandudno where David was so wonderfully cared for during the last few days of his life.

If you wish to donate on line in remembrance of David, you can follow this link which has been set up by the Williams family.

If you wish to contact the Williams family their postal address is:

Red Roofs, Deganwy Road, Deganwy LL31 9DG

The family and the North Wales Business Club are aware that on the same day as the funeral, the Club has a dinner organised at St. George’s Hotel, Llandudno. It is the express wish of David’s wife Diana and the Williams family that this dinner should proceed as normal as a tribute to David our late Chairman.

If you need any further information, please contact me, Peter Smith, General Secretary on [email protected]

If you want any further information about the work St David’s Hospice does please visit:

If you would like to read an obituary to David written by the Daily Post please follow this link:

New NWBC WEB Site Feature – Videos

Have a look at a NWBC Dinner and see how a typical function is organised.

To see an event and listen to an introduction to the NWBC please follow this link:
Video about the NWBC

To hear some testimonials about the NWBC please follow this link:
Testimonials about the NWBC

St David's Hospice, Llandudno - How you can help.........

A local charity providing hospice care to adult patients across Conwy, Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. They deliver free high - quality, specialist palliative care to patients with advanced illnesses, their family and careers.

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*To go direct to St David's Hospice website please follow this link:

*Make a donation to St David's Hospice please follow this link:

*For a complete list of fundraising events please follow this link:

*To find out more about St David's Lottery please follow this link:

*To find out other ways you or your company can help St David's Hospice please follow this link:

*To apply to become a volunteer for the hospice please follow this link:

Posted 11/12/2018

Posted 10/12/2018

NWBC Member a winner.........

Adrian Waine wins Professional Manufacturing Process of the EEF Photography Competition 2018 with his photograph "Not Painting by Numbers"

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Capturing an image of your product, business or process is vital to the wellbeing of your business, and progression within your industry.

Adrian Waine an award winning photographer with decades of experience, nationally and internationally has recently been awarded Professional Manufacturing Process Winner within the EEF Photography Competition this year, this follows Adrian’s success in winning the overall competition in 2017.

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The theme for this year's competition was Celebrating Everyday Manufacturing.

This competition is designed to inspire a new image and improved public perception of UK manufacturing and engineering using photography. From the traditional to the high-tech the images had to reflect the strength and diversity of today's UK manufacturing sector.

Adrian’s award winning image “Not Painting By Numbers!”Pictured below, was created on a shoot Collaboration with

DuPont they are working inclusively with others to find innovative, science-enabled solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Inclusive innovation means global collaboration focused on feeding the world, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting what matters most.

DuPont believes that big challenges must be met by bigger science. Inclusive innovation and applying science to create solutions.

The image created by Adrian Waine is taken at Severfield PLC, this is the largest structural steel specialist in the UK.

Each week their Dalton site in North Yorkshire processes up to 1,000 tonnes of steel, all bound for projects across the United Kingdom.

Adrian Waine
Photography for Industry

Tel: 0151 356 3855

[email protected]

Posted 5/12/2018

RCS Rhyl Celebrating a decade of achievement...


RCS marked a decade of achievement on Thursday at a glittering celebration event at the 1891 restaurant in Rhyl Pavilion – and received news of an extended funding package for its In Work Support Service.

Speaking as guest of honour at the anniversary event, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates announced a £9.4m EU and Welsh Government funding package to extend the In Work Support service to December 2022, £6.2m of which will go to RCS to deliver the service in North Wales.

This comes in addition to the £10m that RCS has levered into North Wales over the last ten years to deliver a range of projects and services to help people enter, sustain and progress in employment through improving their wellbeing, health and employability. In total, RCS has helped 800 unemployed people to get jobs, created supported employment opportunities for 560 more, helped more than 48 new businesses set up, and provided work-related training opportunities for over 5,000 people.

Also speaking at the anniversary event were Ceri Witchard, Regulator of Community Interest Companies, RCS’s Chair Professor John Parkinson, Head of School of Psychology at Bangor University, and Steve Ray, a Director of RCS. Guests were treated to the preview screening of a powerful short film by filmmaker Will Philpin (When It Rains Creative) showcasing two personal stories about the impact of RCS’s Boost! programme and In Work Support service.

RCS was established as a community interest company in 2008, following its creation in 2007 as one of 15 DWP City Strategy Pathfinders. It currently employs 17 people across two office sites in Rhyl and Bangor.

In total the wellbeing value of RCS Wales’ work over the last decade has been calculated to be £33m in terms of improved wellbeing, health and happiness amongst the North Wales population.

Posted 22/11/2018

Quiz Night raises a record £12724.50p

Below is the Press Release issued by St David's Hospice, huge thank you to all NWBC members and their guests who helped to make this a record breaking evening

St David’s Hospice hosted their third ‘test the team’ corporate quiz last month raising a record amount for end of life care in North West Wales.

The mind boggling fundraising event took place on Thursday, 17th May at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. It is an ongoing working relationship between North Wales Business Club, Barclays and St David’s Hospice.

The Quizmaster, former international rugby union player Rupert Moon, kept everyone entertained throughout the evening as 36 teams enjoyed seven rounds and battled it out through 80 questions including general knowledge, observation, Wheel of Fortune, musical magic.

The ‘ Les Quizerables’ team from Barclays Bank took the 1st prize trophy knocking last year’s winners, Dragon Investments team off the top spot.

The quiz was a charity event and raised an outstanding £12,724, bringing the total for three years to over £31,000.

Hospice Corporate Fundraiser, Kathryn Morgan Jones said:

“We are extremely grateful to Barclays Bank and the North Wales Business Club for their hard work, making such a successful quiz night. Also a special thank you to Rupert for giving his time free of charge to host, and to everyone who took part and donated so generously.”

“St David’s Hospice receives a very small amount of funding from the NHS and therefore relies heavily on the kindness and dedication of its supporters. Events such as the quiz help us to continue our vital work right across the Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.”

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’s been an absolute pleasure, and great fun, to have worked with St David's to make the quiz such a success. Our partnership with the Hospice and Barclays Bank goes from strength to strength and we are so pleased to have raised such a substantial amount for such a great cause. The North Wales Business Club understands its responsibility to contribute to the communities in which it operates and this has been a great opportunity to do that”

The ‘Test the Team’ Corporate Quiz night will return in 2019 on Thursday 16th May, to register your interest please call Margaret Hollings on 01492 879058.

Posted 28/6/2018

Coleg Llandrillo Achievers' Awards Ceremony

Huge congratulations to Daniel Element from Coleg Llandrillo who won the NWBC's Business Award. The award was presented by Club Chairman David Williams at the ceremony which was held at Venue Cymru on 14 June 2018. Daniel is joining NWBC Club members Aston Hughes on Monday.

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Posted 18/6/2018