More than 400 business leaders gathered to take part in Denbighshire’s biggest ever business event.

Denbighshire County Council’s (DCC) March for Business month saw attendees take part in 25 workshops including social media training, a masterclass on exporting goods post-Brexit with Former Bank of England economist Neil Ashbridge, branding, marketing and a food showcase promoting produce from across the county.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “Our third business month has proved to be the most successful yet. I’d like to thank all the businesses, support providers and experts who have taken part to help build on the work the Council is doing to make sure the county is ‘open for business’.

“As a council we are here to support entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, and themselves, because we believe passionately in supporting our local business community.

“The real target for us is to see the success of the programme translate into local business success and there are some strong signs that this is happening.”

Over the past three years the Council, through its Economic and Business Development Team, has handled more than £20,000,000 of investment enquiries, helping businesses create 250 long-term jobs and invested more than £200,000 in 60 local business start-ups and expansions through council grants.

Colin Brew, chief executive officer of West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “Denbighshire’s March for Business month has proved a great success and highlights the local authority’s desire to engage with local companies and provide a landscape which supports their ongoing growth.

“Chamber members who have benefitted from the project have confirmed their desire to see similar initiatives across our great region and have praised Denbighshire for their forward thinking approach.”