A casualty of the worldwide economic slump has been the opportunities provided to youngsters to start up and promote their business with many unfortunately never even getting off the ground. However, thanks to recent reports emerging from Wrexham, young business men and women might be afforded the help they need in North Wales.
An intriguing scheme called the Flintshire Business Entrepreneurship Network was original mooted for 25 individuals to become involved in but amazingly, almost double that have signed up for what could be the making of their young careers and are now in work. This could see the start of a larger-scale scheme being rolled out all across the region.
With a pioneering idea such as this, there has to be the brains to go with it and Askar Sheibani was more than happy to throw himself behind it, cementing its success.
Mr. Sheibani is a great example of how to make it in a tight industry with his Azerbaijani-based electronic company being his most reputable enterprise. Comtek has turned over an impressive £12million and it’s this sort of success that the lucrative businessman would like to pass onto young people in this country.
“Our aim was to help 20 entrepreneurs in 12 months, especially those from in the more challenging areas of the county, and mostly young,” he said.
“It has been highly successful and now 50 young individuals are in business, some as sole traders and others who aim to employ others.”
Mr Sheibani continued: “Some are already exporting via the internet and I can see that several of them have the ability to be really successful. We now want to roll it out to Wrexham, in the New Year, and I will be meeting with stakeholders to discuss taking this forward.”
With the continued backing of the Welsh Government, Wrexham could very well become a business hotspot for not only North Wales but the whole country.
The Wrexham Business Professionals Group will be holding a meeting to discuss future plans on the 8th of November at Wrexham’s Ramada Plaza.
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