Wrexham’s innovation hub opening soon! - Welsh ICE

Wrexham’s innovation hub opening soon!

26th June 2017

Rachel Harris

Earlier in the year we announced a new initiative to create a £1m business hub to create 260 jobs in Wrexham.

Working with the Welsh Government, we aim to recreate the success of our centre in Caerphilly, offering start ups a bespoke package of business support and a space for like minded entrepreneurs to develop their ideas.

The Hub will provide a community for entrepreneurs that will link to the wider ecosystem including Glyndwr University, Coleg Cambria, industry and support agencies in the region.

We hope to support around 100 new innovative new start-ups over the next two years, and provide a significant boost to the local economy will be up and running soon.

This follows the Welsh Labour Manifesto pledge, highlighted by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, to create similar hubs to ICE right across Wales to drive innovate creativity and enterprise.

 

On this latest news, Mr Skates said:

“I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting this excellent initiative in Wrexham. It will form an important part of our programme to support businesses across Wales and give start ups and budding entrepreneurs the space and help they need to get their ideas off the ground.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are vital drivers for the economy and we know from the success of other incubators that this collaborative approach will bring a host of benefits to the wider Wrexham area. And the new Hub building will also provide a real focus to the ongoing regeneration of Wrexham town centre.

“Work is now underway to recruit the Hub’s first set of entrepreneurs, with the next workshop being held in Wrexham on 12th July. I would urge local start up companies looking to get their business off the ground to come along to find out more about the potentially transformative help on offer.”

 

The new business hub will open in the heart of Wrexham town centre soon but in the meantime we urge entrepreneurs to come along to our launch workshop on Wednesday, 12th of July.

The workshop will be held at Undegun, 9-11 Regent St, Wrexham. It will provide local start up enterprises with the opportunity to see more detailed plans for the centre and learn more about the support on offer.

To find out more, call us on 02920 140 040 or email mandy@welshice.org.

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