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Wales’ fastest growing company AerFin to showcase impressive growth at flagship business event

Written by Caerphilly Business Forum, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Ever wondered how to be recognised as an emerging corporate player by the business editors that shape the news? Or perhaps you’ve got a list of questions you’d love to ask a CEO at the helm of a business that’s smashing all its sales targets and the competition? Well now’s your opportunity.

On Monday February 27th the Welsh Government’s Business Wales service will launch its first ever Growth Week, a week-long series of events hosted at flagship companies across Wales dedicated to fostering a growth environment in the Welsh market, and equipping SMEs with the skills to grow successfully, and sustainably.

And fittingly, Wales’ fastest growing company AerFin has been named as one of the principal event hosts of Business Wales Growth Week. The event follows a landmark year for the Caerphilly based aviation services provider, which saw them named as Wales’ fastest growing firm in 2016 in the Fast Growth 50 listings, and has seen profits rise by an incredible 1044% in two years, generating over £17million of additional turnover.

The civil aviation parts distributor and lessor will feature in the Business Wales Growth Week line up alongside 5* Pembrokeshire resort, Bluestone; international media producer and distributor Tinopolis in Llanelli, and Toyota in Deeside.

All four host companies have demonstrated strong growth in recent years and each event will be attended by business representatives from the local community whose companies and business ventures have been identified as strong candidates for growth.

Guests at each event will enjoy a behind-the-scenes insight into how Wales’ leading businesses have achieved their success, learning from the people who have made it happen.

The AerFin event will take place on Tuesday 28th February where guests will have an exclusive tour of the facilities, hear first-hand from Sales and Marketing Director, James Bennett, and have the opportunity to take part in a special Q&A.

Since being established in 2010, the company has grown rapidly, achieving 1,044% growth between 2013 and 2015, and being placed sixth on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list for UK companies.

Bob James, the firm’s Chief Executive, commented: “The growth that AerFin has achieved over the last three years is down to strategic investments, an international outlook, and the dedication of an exceptionally talented, dynamic and experienced workforce.

“We look forward to sharing AerFin’s experience with other ambitious local businesses”

Speaking about the events, Ellie Fry, National Manager for Business Wales, commented: "Learning important lessons from businesses who have achieved, the ones who will also tell you about their failures, is one of the most powerful ways to help grow your business.

“We are happy to be able to organise these signature events and provide Welsh SMEs with the opportunity to get the inside track from some of the great thought leaders from across Wales.”

Business Wales, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, supports the sustainable growth of small and medium size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support. To find out how Business Wales can help start or develop your business, call 03000 603000, follow @_businesswales or @_busnescymru or visit or  for further information.

For more information about the event, please call 02920455182


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