Outwrite’s managing director Tracy North delivered her final speech as chair of CBI North Wales at the organisation’s annual business dinner.
The event, which brings together leading businesses, politicians and CBI members from the region, is a major fixture in the North Wales business calendar, as it offers the chance to network among senior business leaders and discuss the challenges facing the North Wales economy.
Tracy’s speech, which was the inaugural address of the evening, focused on the need for government action to support businesses in North Wales.
The talk was Tracy’s last in her role, as she approaches the end of a three-year term as chair.
She highlighted CBI North Wales’ growth during the past three years, and the popularity of newly introduced site tours for members.
Tracy also praised the Welsh Government’s decision to launch a consultation on the A55, A494 and A548 roads, while urging for fast and effective decisions to improve North Wales’ infrastructure.
Her speech was followed by an address from CBI president Paul Drechsler and an after dinner talk from Falklands veteran and public speaker Simon Weston CBE.
Appointed chair in early 2015, Tracy’s work during her three-year tenure so far includes representing the CBI on the North Wales Business Council, promoting the Northern Powerhouse, and giving interviews to media including the BBC and Daily Post ,about the issues facing businesses in North Wales.
Tracy said: “The evening was a success as always, with a 160-strong attendance making for a great atmosphere.
“We had brilliant speakers in Simon Weston and Paul Drechsler and our membership made its vision to make North Wales’ economy a success clear.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my term as CBI North Wales chair and will continue protecting and promoting business interests as a CBI member.”
Tracy founded Outwrite in 1994 and has overseen the growth of the firm into an award-winning digital PR agency. Its clients include the Wales Air Ambulance, Wynne Construction, Mold-based chemicals firm Synthite, and engineering, planning and environmental specialists Caulmert.