December Meeting 2019 – Cancelled

Due to the December meeting coinciding with the General Election, it has been decided to cancel the meeting. Therefore the next meeting of Wrexham Business Group CIC will be on Thursday January 9th at 1615, venue to be confirmed.

Please e-mail if you have any suggestions for the agenda.

Please see Minutes November 2019 for the minutes of our November meeting.

Minutes November 2019

Minutes November 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended November’s meeting, please click the link above to view the minutes.

Please contact Julia if you have any amendments to propose,

August 2019 Meeting


As so many members are busy with the really important stuff in life, like spending time with their family or enjoying some well deserved relaxation, there will be NO Wrexham Business Group meeting this month.

The next meeting will be Wednesday September 11th, at 4.15pm at Town Square Enterprise Hub, Queens Square. Hope to see you there!

AGM 8th May 2019, short report

Our Wrexham Business Group AGM at Town Square on Wednesday afternoon was quite well attended… 11 people from the business community and also Graham from Santander Bank, Norah Lucas our MP’s wife, John Gallanders of AVOW, and Gareth Hatton of Businessline.
We elected new committee members Daphne Roberts and John Jones, to replace retiring ones Richard Evans, Laura Evison and Nigel Lewis.
Discussed what we want our Business Group to become in the future and what we hope it can do for us and the town…
Decided on some immediate goals to work towards, including better communication between ourselves as the first one!
Gareth from Businessline gave us a quick overview of the ways he can help us, amazing how many there are.
We decided to meet up again on the second Wednesday of each month, at 4.15pm at Town Square.
Any owner or manager of a business based in Wrexham, either town or county, is welcome to join our group – it’s only £25 for businesses with 3 or more employees, £5 for a sole trader or those with 1-2 employees, or FREE for start ups in their first year.

Draft agenda for AGM (Wed 8th May 4.15pm, Town Square)

Election of new committee (Richard Evans and Laura Evison both standing down)


The Business Group CIC, and its relationship with the Business Group

Issues we face and how best to tackle them:

  1. Parking Eye in Island Green and St Marks, can we influence those who run these car parks, if so how?
  2. Council-run car parks, overly zealous enforcement, and officers not being able to access details of online extensions.
  3. Loading/unloading, what are the rules, should there be a 10-minute window? Some traders have not been allowed to do so at all, at times
  4. Getting back “free after 3” in at least one Council car park – maybe Market Street? Already working on this, how to take it further?
  5. Business rates – what a nightmare. No short term solution, but may be worth writing joint letter to Welsh Government etc.

Gareth Hatton of Businessline, on the different ways he can help us

Support each other by using each other’s products and services

Any other business

WrexhamBusiness Group AGM, Wed 8th May 4.15pm

I propose to call a (somewhat belated!) AGM for the business group on Wednesday 8th May at 4.15pm, at Town Square Business Hub on Queens Square.

Any business owner or manager in Wrexham County is more than welcome to attend if they are interested in becoming a member, and of course we hope to see as many as possible of our current members too – lots to discuss – I will give more details in a few days’ time.