Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, officially opened a brand new Business School this week at Coleg Cambria’s Northop site.

The purpose built facility has been made possible through a Welsh Government capital investment grant to boost infrastructure, skills and promote economic growth across Wales and will be offering degree, professional development and bite-sized learning and development.

The Economy Secretary said:

“I am delighted to be officially opening the new business school at Coleg Cambria and proud that the Welsh Government has been able to support this excellent facility with £1.5m of capital investment.

“The College already plays a hugely important role in linking local residents and employers with educational, training and apprenticeship opportunities and the new business school will only enhance that, driving up skills and collaboration in order to ensure increased productivity and economic growth for the region.”

The Business School will build on the excellent work the college are doing with both the private and public sector in the area and will focus on leadership for productivity through lean methods and business improvement techniques.  It will have strong links with Cambria’s University Centres and will integrate closely with the college’s apprenticeship programmes ensuring that qualified apprentices progress to higher level learning equipping them as tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs.

Keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by City and Guilds ILM, was Wrexham born business leader Chris Davies, previously CEO at the HSS group, Hunter Boots, Disney Stores Europe, Staples Office Equipment and Jewsons.

David Jones OBE CEO of Coleg Cambria added:

“We are delighted to be officially opening the Cambria Business School today building on the excellent work that we are already undertaking with both the private and public sector in the area.

“The modern, state-of the-art facilities are unmatched in the region and provide an inspirational learning environment to deliver high quality education and training.

“It’s a an important milestone in the development of leadership skills and capacity in North East Wales.”

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