Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, visited AW Services in Ruabon on Thursday 10th March where he met Jim Hand, owner and Managing Director of the business. He was accompanied by Simon Baynes, Welsh Conservative Assembly Candidate for Clwyd South.
AW Services, located on the Vauxhall Industrial Estate in Ruabon, is a fast growing business involved in powder coating, industrial coating and shot blasting to both the public and industrial customers such as the aerospace, automotive and engineering sectors.
Jim Hand said:
“As powder coating specialists we are experienced in dealing with a very wide range of items, from shop fittings, railings, gates, bed frames, garden and household furniture to a wide variety of automotive parts, particularly steel and alloy wheel refurbishment. As a result, the general health of the economy is vital to us and we need this to be maintained in order to continue our current expansion”
Simon Baynes said:
“AW Services is a local success story and provides skilled jobs for local people. With my own background in business and finance, I am determined to support such businesses and ensure that they have the right conditions in Clwyd South to prosper and expand.”
Andrew RT Davies AM said:
“I was very impressed by AW Services and it was a pleasure to speak at length with the owner and Managing Director Jim Hand.
It is clear that the Welsh Labour Government has failed to take the measures necessary to empower local businesses and to deliver a more prosperous economy, and our strategy would place small businesses at the very heart of economic development in Wales.
As leader of the Welsh Conservatives, I have pledged to lead the most small business friendly government that Wales has ever seen - these businesses play a key part in Clwyd South and make up 99% of all Welsh firms. If every one were to take on a single additional employee, unemployment in Wales could be wiped out overnight.
That’s why it’s so important we have a government which is on the side of small businesses and listens to those in north Wales. Our outstanding candidate, Simon Baynes, will provide a strong voice for Clwyd South and secure real change for communities across the constituency.
I’d like to wish Jim Hand and his team at AW Services every success with the business so that it can continue to flourish and expand its workforce.”