ITV news report by Carole Green, featuring Accelerated Growth Programme client Hi Mark, a family-run business based in Wrexham.
The company employs 40 people that design and manufacture injection moulded products for the automotive industry. Managing director Jack Yates and finance director Ann Pinnington discuss their Brexit preparations. The car manufacturing industry employs 19,000 people in Wales.
The Welsh Government’s Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, (AGP) is delivered by the Excelerator Consortium (Winning Pitch and Impact Innovation).
Impact Innovation MD David Notley was invited to a roundtable discussion today organised by the Royal Society, to discuss the future of Research and Innovation in Wales. #ImpactGrowth
Mr Ian Bond, CEO of Bond Digital Health explains the benefits of joining the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme (AGP).
Starting a business includes lots of paperwork and contracts, but thanks to Brightstar Legal and CHIRP, our Contracts & Agreements workshop gives you an insight on how to do it right.
Common High-growth Investment Readiness Programme (CHIRP). #ImpactGrowth #CHIRP
It’s been a big week for the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, as we hit the milestone of 5000 jobs created, over £200m of investment and over £110m of export sales generated.
The Welsh Government programme offering individual support to SMEs with growth potential reached this milestone as Tiago Szabo, a factory operator for Wrexham based automotive design and manufacture company Hi-Mark, began work at the company’s 25,000 sq. ft site.
The story has received widespread press attention, from media outlets including Business Matters, Business Mole and Markets Insider.
Economy Minister Ken Skates was at Hi-Mark’s factory to witness their growth and to meet Tiago. He said:
“The Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme has been a real flag bearer for Business Wales and it’s fantastic to see that it’s now been directly responsible for some of our most ambitious and high potential SMEs creating 5000 new jobs across Wales.
“I would encourage businesses in Wales with strong ambitions to grow and expand to explore whether the Accelerated Growth Programme can help them too.”
Further information on the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme.
We are delighted to welcome Tara Gillam to the team this week. Tara takes up the critical role of Operations Manager in our Accelerated Growth Programme run for Business Wales. Tara met with the many Impact personnel who already play a key role in delivering this huge programme.
Another successful CHIRP workshop on Pitching with David Walton, we’re now in full swing and workshops are coming thick and fast.
Another great month of results from the Excelerator Consortium. Amazing levels of exports being recorded - as we predicted. In high growth clients, exports are often a 'lagging indicator'.