All Wyred Up for business success

BOLD START: The launch of Wyred Up in 2009 included Coun Peter Gibson, now leader of Wyre Council, and Jane Littlewood (second right) who is chairman of Wyred Up.
BOLD START: The launch of Wyred Up in 2009 included Coun Peter Gibson, now leader of Wyre Council, and Jane Littlewood (second right) who is chairman of Wyred Up.

A HIGHLY successful collaboration between Wyre Council and local businesses has won Government praise.

The Wyred Up initiative brings together the businesses and all Wyre’s support partners for business development, employment, skills and training at regular networking events and online.

Since it was launched in August 2009, a staggering 4,000 firms and enterprises have got on board.

This makes Wyred Up one of the most successful collaborations of its kind in the North West.

In a letter to the council’s Chief Executive, Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, said: “I would like to congratulate you on delivering a project which is clearly welcomed and needed by the people that you support and I hope that you are justifiably proud of the valuable contribution you are making.

“I do not underestimate the challenges of delivering projects such as Wyred Up in the current financial climate.”

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Councillor Peter Gibson, Leader of Wyre Council, said: “This is well deserved recognition of the work that the council does to support the private sector in Wyre. We have established strong relationships with business owners to ensure that they steer the direction of Wyred Up.”

Coun Gordon McCann, Cabinet member with responsibility for economic development, added: “Wyre has many dedicated and innovative business owners and Wyred Up provides opportunities for these people to get together, share working practices and trade with each other.”

Jane Littlewood, business owner and Chair of Wyred Up, said: “I’m delighted with the success we’ve achieved between us and really proud of the project.”

Four networking events are held each year, and the next is at Rossall School on March 14 at 3pm.

To register and for and more details contact Julie Barlow on (01253) 887282.

www.wyredup.co.uk provides a directory of 4,000 local companies, a classified index of goods and services, jobs advice and contacts.