Industry Strengths

Denbighshire’s diverse community of industries makes it a thriving place for business.

We have some sectors we consider to be cornerstones of the local economy

Advanced Manufacturing     

With more than one  hundred companies, over 20,000 jobs and, two universities, two of the best further education colleges in the UK, three enterprise zones and easy access to two international airports. North Wales has become a manufacturing powerhouse.

In Denbighshire there is a well-established opto-electronic sector based in the St Asaph Business Park clustered around  Glyndŵr University, St Asaph which is a hub for high technology and scientific innovation, offering bespoke engineering design and consultancy services. The Incubation Centre offers a number of flexible options for accommodation, from virtual offices to dedicated desks and incubation units for knowledge based, high-tech businesses.

Companies such as TRB Ltd who supply electrical automotive switches, Reflex and Allen who supply pneumatic and hydraulic components for commercial vehicles and QIOPTIQ designers and manufacturers of photonic products and solutions are examples of the type of business that are based in the business park.

Life Sciences Sector

The North Wales Economic Observatory estimates that there are 385 science and engineering businesses in Denbighshire which represents just under nine percent of all the businesses in the County.

There is a significant cluster of medtech and biopharma sites in Cheshire, Manchester and Mersey areas- which are within relatively easy travelling distance to St Asaph via the A55.

Companies working in this sector in Denbighshire include ADC Bio –This Company’s technology focuses on new methods to manufacture the latest generation of cancer drugs.

Food-Tourism

The Clwydian Range Food Trail was established in 2011 by businesses involved in food production.   The group's aim is to increase the quantity and quality of local produce used in the hospitality sector, and to raise the profile of the area. The food trail membership is made up of primary and secondary producers, and the food retail and hospitality sectors. The Trail now has a healthy mix of retail, hospitality and food producing businesses.

Denbighshire businesses include niche companies such as Eat My Flowers which produces crystallised flowers and edible flower lollipops, through to large scale producers such as Snowdonia Cheese Company and Patchwork Pate producing award winning products for national and export markets.