Regional News — February 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm — Updated: February 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Wrexham-based company awarded €270,000 of EU funds


Finance Minister Jane Hutt has welcomed the news that specialist head safety-wear manufacturer, Charles Owen & Co., has been awarded €273,000 of EU funds from the European Commission to work on a ground-breaking project alongside EU partners to help reduce injuries and fatalities in sport.
The Wrexham-based company will work with manufacturers and researchers across five European countries including Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Sweden to drive forward the €3.4m HEADS project.
On a visit to the company Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, said: “Horizon 2020 is a real opportunity for businesses and organisations to be at the forefront of global innovation and we are committed to supporting Welsh participation in this highly competitive EU programme.
“It’s excellent news that cutting-edge research carried out in Wales will play a vital role in such an important European project that has the potential to save people’s lives.”

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