July 19, 2024

Denbighshire County Council’s Working Denbighshire Team, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be hosting a free Business Support Event on the 7th of November to talk to businesses about the support available for staff and how taking advantage of this can positively affect their workforce.

The event is open to all businesses operating in Denbighshire and will be held at Optics Technology Centre in St Asaph from 9am until 12.30pm.

As well as focusing on the advantages of supporting staff, there will also be information about the funding opportunities in place to develop staff learning and how to access additional support including Access to Work and Disability Confident schemes.

This is a great opportunity for employers to meet and engage with key partner organisations including Careers Wales, Open University Wales, Wrexham University and Grwp Llandirllo Menai who can help with career progression, development, and retention.


Rees Brown, Employer and Training Relationships Manager at Working Denbighshire said:

“It is important that employers are familiar with the support available to their staff, and how they can take advantage of this to upskill and progress within the workplace.

“Employees are frontline in any business, so by providing additional support to them, your business is more likely to thrive.”


Councillor Jason McLellan, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation said:

“This is a brilliant opportunity for local businesses to discover the employment support that is available to them.

“This event is free of charge and will give employers a unique opportunity to explore the local support and resources available to them. It will also give local businesses the platform to engage with each other and share ideas.”


Lucy Beumont, In Work Progression Lead North and Mid Wales at DWP said:

“This event will be a great opportunity for local employers to engage with a variety of organisations that can help their employees to thrive and develop their careers.

“Universal Credit offers flexibility to both employers and claimants. Employees’ Universal Credit will not necessarily end if they work extra hours, get bonus payments or work overtime.

“The DWP are committed to ensuring that everyone, no matter their background, has the opportunity to start, stay in and progress in work.”


To secure your spot or for more information please email rhyl.epteam@dwp.gov.uk


Working Denbighshire is part funded through the Welsh Government Communities for Work Plus Programme which supports those most disadvantaged in the labour market to overcome the barriers preventing them from gaining employment.

Working Denbighshire has also received £3,529,632 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.