Ian Lucas

Your Labour Member of Parliament for Wrexham

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A great Wrexham business

A groundbreaking sports company based on Wrexham’s industrial estate is exactly the kind of dynamic business our town needs.

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I visited Net World Sports, based on Bryn Lane, and met Managing Director Alex Lovén and his rapidly-growing team. The company, which moved to Wrexham from Oswestry, was started by Mr Lovén in his bedroom and has grown to become a worldwide business in a matter of years. They have been recognised by the Sunday Times as both the second fastest growing private business in Wales and the only North Wales business to feature in the paper’s SME Export Track 100 list of UK companies, with the fastest-growing international sales.

During the visit, I heard about the investment the company is making – both in staff and premises – at its Wrexham site, and some of its exciting plans for the future. We also discussed the importance of skills and infrastructure – and how local and national politicians could help businesses like Net World Sports.

Net World Sports is exactly the kind of dynamic business our town needs. It was striking to see how committed Alex and his team were to developing and extending their business, looking at what they can do to improve – and making those improvements.

That ethos runs throughout the business and it is certainly paying dividends – the company is growing fast and gaining recognition and awards.

What businesses like Net World Sports need from Government, both local and national, is the help for their businesses to thrive – that means investment in infrastructure, such as road links, and also in people – we discussed the need for skilled IT experts during my visit. We need businesses like Net World Sports – and I’ll work alongside them to get the best for our area.

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