WALES is a great place to do business.

That was the message from Wales Office Minister David Jones when he visited a Wrexham company.

Mr Jones called in at Wrexham Mineral Cables, based on the Wynnstay Technology Park at Ruabon, which is the only UK-based mineral insulated cable manufacturer.

He met management and was taken a tour of the facilities, including a demonstration of the rig used to test cables.

Mr Jones said the Government was committed to opening up business opportunities.

He said: “By working together, we can make our ambitions for growth through trade and investment a reality.

“We are working hard to put the economy on a secure long-term footing achieved by strong private sector growth and have put a number of measures in place to
reduce red tape regulation.

“We want to show that Wales is a great place to do business and an ideal business destination.”

Mr Jones earlier joined the Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green, on visits to the Airbus factory at Broughton and the Comtek Nortel Telecoms laboratory in Deeside to see how the company repairs faulty high-end communications equipment.

It also makes a contribution to reducing the millions of tonnes of E-waste which are dumped into landfills each year.

Lord Green said: “Companies such as Airbus and Comtek have a huge role to play and, as I have seen today, exemplify the innovative approach we need to see replicated across the country.”