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The Welsh Government has announced six new anchor companies to support its target economic sectors for growth.

We’re working with anchor, regionally important and sector companies to understand how all our departments can work together and help build strategic relationships between government and the private sector.

What is an anchor company?

An anchor company is considered as:

  • a company which is a global or international organisation
  • have Welsh head quarters or significant corporate presence in Wales.

We are also committed to building strategic relationships with key companies outside of the key sectors. These companies are of similar status to anchor companies in terms of employment, or national or regional importance.

Below is the list of existing anchor companies we’re working with.  Check back regularly for our latest list.

  • Admiral Group Plc
  • Airbus
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • BA Wales Plc
  • Biomet UK Limited
  • Boom Pictures Productions Ltd
  • Boparan Holdings
  • British Telecommunications Plc
  • Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Limited
  • Centrica
  • CGI
  • Control Techniques Drives Limited
  • Dŵr Cymru : Welsh Water
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GE Aircraft Engine Services Ltd
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Dynamics UK Ltd
  • HSBC
  • International Rectifier Newport Limited
  • IQE Plc
  • JCB, Wrexham
  • Lloyds Bank Plc
  • Group Plc
  • Norgine Limited
  • Nu-aire Limited
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Packaging Coordinators Hay-on-Wye
  • Penn Pharmaceutical Services Limited
  • Pinewood Studios 
  • Principality Limited
  • Pure Wafer Plc
  • Qioptiq Limited
  • RBS
  • Redrow plc
  • RWE Npower Plc
  • Scottish and Southern Energy Plc
  • Sharp Manufacturing Company
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Limited
  • Sony UK Technology Centre
  • SPTS Technologies Ltd
  • Tata Steel Europe
  • Tinopolis Plc
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited
  • United Paper Mills Shotton (UPM)
  • Valero
  • Wales and West Utilities Limited
  • Western Power Distribution (South Wales) Plc
  • Zodiac Seats (UK) Ltd