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Love was in the air at a 'Meet the Neighbour' event at the Redwither Tower Wrexham Industrial Estate today where businesses took part in a speed networking session.

Principal Accountant Robert Ellis and Tax Manager Peter Way-Rider of Ellis and Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers took part in the networking session which was set up in the same format as the dating trend.

As many as 25 companies took part, spending three minutes on each table to swap business cards and chat about what their company has to offer.

The event gave businesses the opportunity to get to know their neighbours on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, which is one of the largest industrial estates inEurope.

Businesses showcasing their expertise alongside Ellis and Co ranged from leading manufacturers to Barclays Bank, Hill Dickinson Solicitors, Total Staff recruitment services, the job centre, design and print companies and a charity that specialises in recruiting youth apprentices.  

"The event was a great success as it gave us the opportunity to literally tell our neighbours what we do, how long we've been operating and what help we can offer new and established businesses," said Robert. 

"There was just enough time to swap business cards and I'm confident that we will benefit from the new contacts we have made in future."

Wrexham Industrial Estate Co-ordinator Rebecca Morgan, who organised the event, added: "These sessions allow people to deliver a very short concise pitch on their business to in excess of 20 other businesses in a one to one environment. Just think how much time and effort would be needed to arrange and meet with 20 potential suppliers or customers in the normal working environment."

The North East Wales Strategic Business Parks Project, led by Wrexham County Borough Council, aims to hold a future event in November.