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About Mold Business Forum

Mold Business Forum (MBF) was formed more than 20 years ago by Mold businesses as a local Chamber of Trade. It provided members with an opportunity to meet socially and to network with other similar people with business interests in the Mold-CH7 postal area.

Recently, a small group of Mold businesses agreed to build on the MBF’s traditional roots to provide a Forum through which businesses could have a voice on local matters with access to key people in Flintshire County Council and Mold Town Council. The MBF is also a key stakeholder in the Mold Town Partnership so that business interests are included in the Mold Town Action Plan and the Local Development Plan for Flintshire. The MBF was established to provide a vehicle through which members can obtain support, advice, information and exchange ideas and information and lobby local and national government.

There is a very diverse set of businesses in the Mold area from small start-up companies through to those that have been operating for many years. They include niche high-tech specialists, professional service companies, and consultants, many of whom are UK- and world-leaders in their specialist sectors. Mold has the reputation as outperforming many larger towns in terms of its retail offering that includes many independent retailers as well as branches of national chains. Mold’s vibrant town and community, and hinterland of surrounding villages, contribute to the Mold area being an excellent location in which to base any company; the MBF is here to help you, as a local business person, and your business to thrive.

The Approach

Mold Business Forum is a properly constituted organisation and aims to meet regularly throughout the year with breakfast and lunchtime meetings as well as special evening events, such as our annual Showcase Exhibition, as the calendar permits.

To help deliver the MBF’s aims and objectives, it has entered into a strategic relationshi§p with the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce. MBF members have the benefit of very attractive membership rates of the Chamber including access to the full range of the Chamber’s member benefits.

While we provide networking opportunities, we also tailor our activities to support locally-based business people in addressing issues that affect us within our specific geographical area (CH7 postal code) as well as attracting outside speakers who can advise, motivate and inspire us in dealing with more generic business-related matters. The Forum also offers the opportunity to provide mentoring to members.   Through these various activities we can identify local issues common to many businesses in order to influence decision-makers and access opportunities across the sub-region.

Aims and Objectives

The MBF is open to ALL business people; from high-tech business and professional services, through to national retail chains, the independent retailer and sole trader, across a diverse range of sectors, whether trading locally, nationally or internationally. The Mold Business Forum therefore provides opportunities for all business owners/entrepreneurs and senior managers to:

1.

Positively take forward the message that Mold is a jewel in the North Wales crown and is an excellent place to locate and develop a thriving business;


2.

Act as a representative group to lobby politicians and influence local government for better business-friendly policies and strategies – especially to the benefit of Mold;


3.

Support events and initiatives that will enhance the profile and economic success of Mold/CH7-based businesses;


4.

Access business networking with other business people, professionals and entrepreneurs in the Mold/CH7 area;


5.

Access to mentoring from other like-minded business people;


6.

Establish links with other suitable groups and organisations for mutual benefit;


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