Wynne Construction has featured prominently in the regional press as an example of a firm that has benefited from a new regional construction framework.
The firm was chosen to be highlighted in publicity about the success of the first-ever North Wales Construction Framework. It had been one of six companies selected for the framework.
Started in 2014, the four-year framework is on track to deliver £200m of public sector contracts across the region. It had been established to be a cost-effective mechanism to secure contractors to build new schools and other public buildings, as well as delivering benefits for local sub-contracting businesses and communities.
Benefits to the North Wales economy include: more than 7,800 hours of work experience; 29 permanent new jobs created for unemployed people; 8,800 pupils involved in engagement events and 30 work placements for NEETs (individuals not in employment, education or training) in partnership with The Prince's Trust.
The coverage quoted Wynne managing director Chris Wynne as saying: "The North Wales Construction Framework has provided a source of new and exciting contracts for our company and has facilitated our business growth, both in terms of sales turnover and employees.
"We have accordingly been able to invest in our business processes, in new hardware and software systems, in the training and development of our staff and the recruitment of new technical and site management personnel.
"By ensuring 70 per cent of the project workforce resides within the region, our growth has created sustainability for both our local SME supply chain and the North Wales economy, thereby supporting long-term skills and job retention within the industry."
Cllr Hugh Evans, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, the lead authority for the framework, said: "The framework has demonstrated that construction is much more than just delivering buildings on time and budget, but also about involving the community and maximising the economic benefits from the investment through training, recruitment, upskilling and support in kind. It is about creating opportunities for future generations in the region."