I do hope you and your families are avoiding Covid19 and that your businesses are managing as well as they possibly can in these very strange times.
Many of you will likely be working from home and that could be enjoyable or difficult. I hope the former, especially with the lovely sunshine we have been enjoying which can be very tempting when there is work to be done.
At least we have dispensation to go out for daily exercise and if you can do that during a sunny day, so much the better. We are very lucky here in North Wales to be able to enjoy beautiful countryside whilst those in urban areas will find it more difficult to find open spaces and keep a distance and are prevented from travelling to do so.
We on your Committee continue to work in the background to ensure we have an interesting schedule of events for you once we are all allowed to get together again. The disappointment in needing to postpone some of our events is balanced in many ways by being fortunate to have speakers who are willing to re-schedule when we reconvene, so there is much to look forward to.
In the meantime I think we have all been glued to the TV to learn from Government what measures they have been offering to try and keep us all afloat and avoid this deadly virus.
They have developed some interesting and creative plans for business which often need more information to fully understand. It is not always easy to establish whether one may benefit from them or not and so I thought you might find the attached link helpful. Our Vice Chairman, Jeremy, suggested it and considers it a great link for everyone with regular updates on announcements – it’s easy to work through and includes details of all the support packages.
As a last comment I would like to add that I cannot think of any other time that we have relied on our doctors and nurses more than now. During the two World Wars we relied on our armed forces, today in this world war against Covid 19 our doctors and nurses are the frontline Army. I ask those of you with friends or family in that Army, please let them know how much we all appreciate their dedication and selfless consideration on our behalf, they are today’s heroes.
Every one of us on the Committee wish you, your families and your business activities well.
My very best wishes to you all,
Chairman North Wales Business Club
Posted 30 March 2020
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Summary of items featured in this section.
Details of workshops, seminars and events organised by NWBC members
The Longbow Feature Film project.
2020 Tractor Club run
Daily Post Business Awards 2019
Test the Team Quiz Night May 2019
Coleg Llandrillo Achievers Awards Ceremony 13 June 2019
Test the Team Quiz Night raises £15935.27p
How you can help St David's Hospice, Llandudno
Adrian Waine Photographer A winner.....
NWBC member John Jones is helping to organise this years event. The WNTRR will take place on Sunday 14th June 2020 in Conwy County. All tractor enthusiasts participating will start the road run from Dinarth Hall, Caravan Park, Rhos on Sea at 9.30am. They will be based at the site from Friday pm 12th June through to Sunday 14th June. The event will show case The Great Orme, Conwy Castle, Conwy Valley, returning from Llanrwst through Llanelian, Old Colwyn to Rhos on Sea returning to Dinarth Hall.
There will be at least 300 tractors participating in the charitable event with enthusiasts attending from all around the country. The committee has chosen to raise money for Welsh Air Ambulance, Ty Gobaith, St David’s Hospice and Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.).
For full details, sponsorship opportunities and entry forms please follow these links:-
Huge congratulations to the following North Wales Business Club members who won awards at the Daily Post Business Awards evening at Bangor University on 21 November 2019.
The NWBC members who were winners were as follows:-
The Daily Post Business Awards evening was held in Bangor University on 21 November 2019. Our late Chairman David Williams had been chairman of the judges committee for many years. To commemorate this a new award was created, The David Williams Judges' Choice Award sponsored by ADRA. The winner was RibRide. Photograph on right shows Davids wife Diana presenting the award.
Challenge to raise funds for local Hospice care.
North Wales Business Club with the support of Barclays Bank has raised £16,000 for St David’s Hospice from a record-breaking ‘Test the Team’ Corporate Quiz Night, which was held at Venue Cymru back in May.
The event saw fifty teams go head to head in the interactive digital quiz, which was put together by Barclays in support of the local Hospice, bringing the North Wales Business community together once again.
Rupert Moon, former international rugby union player kept everyone entertained throughout the evening as quizmaster, once again pledging his support for St David’s. 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.”
Mel Herman, Chairman of North Wales Business Club which backed the event said:
“I am delighted the quiz was so successful and am immensely proud of the Club’s members and guests whose participation and generosity has helped raise a total of £47,000 over the 4 years it has been running. We are now planning next year’s event which will be held at Venue Cymru again on Wednesday 13 May 2020”.
St David’s Hospice must raise in excess of £4 million each year to ensure that the Hospice’s services can be sustained in the local community. With just 12% of this figure coming from the Local Health Board it leaves the enormous task of raising in excess of £3.5 million each year through charitable contributions, and events such as the Corporate Quiz.
Trystan Pritchard, Chief Executive at St David’s Hospice said:
“I am once again overwhelmed at the support we have received from the local North Wales business community for the Corporate Quiz. To see nearly fifty local businesses come together on the night was quite something and I am extremely grateful to Barclays and North Wales Business Club once again for their tremendous support. The funds raised will go a long way towards caring for patients who desperately need our support in North West Wales”.
Next years quiz will be held on Wednesday 13 May 2020 at Venue Cymru. You can also see photographs of 2019 years event. Please go to our About the Club page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Thursday 13 June 2019 at Venue Cymru.
Mrs Diana Williams, Vice President of the NWBC presents Rhyl Vocational (David W Williams Award) to Tammy Moxon and Peter Smith, General Secretary and Treasurer of NWBC presents Access and Business (Sir Zachry Brierley Award) to Grace Jones at the Coleg Llandrillo Achievers Awards Ceremony.
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.
Online shop for your Christmas Cards, Calendars and Diaries https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/support-us/shop-wit...
*To go direct to St David's Hospice website please follow this link: https://stdavidshospice.org.uk
*Make a donation to St David's Hospice please follow this link: https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/support-us/donate/
*For a complete list of fundraising events please follow this link: https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/events_calendar/
*To find out more about St David's Lottery please follow this link: https://lottery.stdavidshospice.org.uk
*To find out other ways you or your company can help St David's Hospice please follow this link: https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/support-us/
*To apply to become a volunteer for the hospice please follow this link: https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/support-us/voluntee...
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.
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
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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.
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