north wales businesses urged to take part in survey

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North Wales businesses are being urged to take part in a new online survey.

The Isle of Anglesey Energy Island Programme (EIP) and the North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB), together with Horizon Nuclear Power, are looking to build a comprehensive picture of the range and types of businesses on Anglesey and across the region.

The information will be used to support North Wales businesses looking to work on the £12billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project.

As well as helping to create a picture of the current mix of businesses across the region, the survey will provide insight into current and projected growth trends in different industry sectors, and provide a chance for firms to express their views on the opportunities and challenges presented by the proposed Wylfa Newydd project.

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is open until February 19, 2016.

Dylan J Williams is head of both the Economic Development & Community Regeneration Department, and the Energy Island Programme at Isle of Anglesey County Council (IACC). He also leads the NWEAB supply chain programme.

He said: “The proposed Wylfa Newydd Project presents a wide range of transformational business opportunities for local and regional businesses and we are keen for companies here to be the first to capitalise upon these.

"From sandwich-makers to project managers, from engineers to painters and decorators, from hairdressers to architects, dog walkers, builders, welders, gardeners, plumbers and more – we urge all North Wales businesses to take part in our business survey so that we can form a clearer view of the position of each of the business sectors within the area, both now and over the years ahead."

Council Leader and Economic Development portfolio holder, Councillor Ieuan Williams, added: “The survey also aims to ascertain what local businesses think about the opportunities and challenges presented by the Wylfa Newydd project, how they feel it is relevant to them and whether - or how - they plan to grasp this once-in-a-lifetime chance.

"The responses will give us and our partners a chance to understand more fully the breadth and depth of the local business offer, perceived challenges and obstacles, and any gaps or oversupply. We would urge all businesses to take part so that all businesses can be counted.”

Tim Eaton, Commercial Director of Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “We expect Wylfa Newydd to be a focal point for the local economy, opening up a wide range of opportunities for Anglesey and North Wales - including contracts for competitive local companies.

"We’re committed to ensuring local companies are given every chance to compete for a share of the work that Wylfa Newydd will provide. We hope there will be a high response to the survey revealing the strengths in the supply chain already here in the region.”

The survey can be found on the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s website and needs to be completed before February 19, 2016.



Information collected through this survey will be used by the Isle of Anglesey County Council, the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, and Horizon Nuclear Power to bring together a comprehensive view of the nature of businesses located across the region.

We will not discuss or disclose any information to any other parties outside the county council, North Wales Economic Ambition Board and Horizon Nuclear Power.

All data will be treated in confidence and individual responses will not be made public.



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