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Old 12-21-2013, 08:17 AM
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The news of Sharp solar panel manufacture in Llay, and First Milk cheese packing in Maelor, is a blow to Wrexham. But the expansion of JCB is good news.

This shrinking of jobs comes with a big warning of the need to invest in the future. Businesses throughout the UK are opening, expanding and changing to meet new markets ...and to be part of this Wrexham needs to welcome companies, and make it easy for them to do business. The areas in the UK that understand businesses needs, are the ones that are thriving.

While these are corporations, mid size businesses are said to be the life blood of the country and expansion. It often takes years to grow businesses and the number of jobs ...if we want to reverse the decline, and have new jobs in 3 or 4 years, we need to act now.

Job prospects have interestingly been a top aspiration for some time:

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdf...s_for_wcbc.pdf
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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The news of Sharp solar panel manufacture in Llay, and First Milk cheese packing in Maelor, is a blow to Wrexham. But the expansion of JCB is good news.

This shrinking of jobs comes with a big warning of the need to invest in the future. Businesses throughout the UK are opening, expanding and changing to meet new markets ...and to be part of this Wrexham needs to welcome companies, and make it easy for them to do business. The areas in the UK that understand businesses needs, are the ones that are thriving.

While these are corporations, mid size businesses are said to be the life blood of the country and expansion. It often takes years to grow businesses and the number of jobs ...if we want to reverse the decline, and have new jobs in 3 or 4 years, we need to act now.

Job prospects have interestingly been a top aspiration for some time:

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdf...s_for_wcbc.pdf


Good overview commentary. It is always sad when businesses contract or close. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be a fact of life especially where there are macro-trends in play. You are absolutely right about priming the ground for business especially in Wales which is based on micro businesses. It is therefore vital that Wrexham gets its Education system sorted as well as all the other things that can be done to ensure local growth
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Not to mention the redundancies coming from Glyndwr Uni in the new year, as a result of financial mismanagement and falling student numbers. Sad times.
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Not to mention the redundancies coming from Glyndwr Uni in the new year, as a result of financial mismanagement and falling student numbers. Sad times.
Yes, this has been kept very quiet. However the uni can afford to spend about 4 per head sending folders to all staff with a letter in it.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Not to mention the redundancies coming from Glyndwr Uni in the new year, as a result of financial mismanagement and falling student numbers. Sad times.
Oh no, that was supposedly Wrexhams ticket to getting city status !
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:12 AM
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Kellogg's is another example of Wrexham needing to sit up and take notice of the need to look at its economy, and bring about 'cause and effect' change. The basis on which Wrexham grew is no longer, and unless Wrexham collectively, and this has to be led by WCBC, adopt a different approach to driving the economy, it will falter to an irrecoverable state, and business will move to other areas.

All town centres have there problems, but Wrexham must ask what should be different about Wrexham, and how can it be shaped for the future? The Ind Estate link road was essential, now how do we encourage businesses and employment to grow there, especially when other areas are more competitive because they have grown links more quickly and now have critical mass. What can we learn from the growth of the manufacturing base in Deeside and Flintshire.

Prisons and public funded projects are ok as part of an economy, but an economy has to be built on trade, not public expenditure.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:29 PM
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Today Kellogs are claiming that they're confident the 140 redundancies will be voluntary. On what planet?!
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Today Kellogs are claiming that they're confident the 140 redundancies will be voluntary. On what planet?!
It doesn't matter if the job losses are voluntary or compulsory, its 140 jobs gone from Wrexham.
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Kelloggs have been overstaffed for years. On nights they work hour on hour off.
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