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An Assembly Member visited a recently refurbished local pharmacy to discuss the vital role they play in keeping health on the high street.

Ken Skates reopened Vittoria Pharmacy in Rhostyllen following the Welsh Government’s decision to invest in the community pharmacy sector in Wales, in contrast to the reduction in funding in England from December 2016. Read more “Clwyd South AM Ken Skates reopens revamped Rhostyllen pharmacy”

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Shareholders of a company shrouded in uncertainty have been urged to think of the workforce and local jobs when they vote on its future.

The Dee Valley Water board will decide which of two rival bids to accept on Thursday morning (January 12), with employees at the firm’s Rhostyllen headquarters having previously raised concerns about a possible takeover by Severn Trent Water.

The Coventry-based company has outbid investment firm Ancala, which is the workforce’s preferred option. Read more “Ken Skates AM urges shareholders to prioritise jobs ahead of Dee Valley Water vote”

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Economics students got the chance to talk business during a question and answer session with a Welsh Government minister.

Ken Skates visited Coleg Cambria on Friday (December 9) and was quizzed about his wide-ranging role as Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.  Read more “Economy Secretary quizzed by business students at Coleg Cambria, Deeside”

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An Assembly Member fighting for staff at Dee Valley Water says retaining local jobs is ‘a red line’ as the company’s future remains uncertain.

Workers at the firm’s Rhostyllen headquarters in Ken Skates’ Clwyd South constituency have spoken of their concern at a possible takeover by Severn Trent Water, which is currently leading the bidding war with London investment firm Ancala.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said this week that he ‘would not support any change that would mean the loss of Welsh jobs’. Read more “Jobs ‘a red line’ in Dee Valley Water takeover saga, says Ken Skates AM”