Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of:
Wrexham / Wrecsam

Fig 1: Wrexham’s rankings based on the average performance of its SMEs against three key metrics: Digital Maturity, Innovation and ESG posture

Wrexham / Wrecsam
Cefn Mawr
Digital Maturity 9
Innovation 12
Overall Rank 4

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 135,957
Business population: 5,040
Sample size: 252
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 4.042%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 4.335%

See, “how we built our sample” for more detail

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Wrexham have increased since 2016, and have risen above the national average in 2022; likewise, ESG scores have increased slightly and have remained above the national average. 

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Digital Maturity

(Compared to the National Average)

The Digital Maturity of businesses in Wrexham increases sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, and remains very close to the national average at the beginning of 2023. 

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Welsh Language

(Compared to other Unitary Authorities)

Welsh language is detected on 2.06% of SME websites in Wrexham, which represents 3.47% of all websites in the sample where Welsh language is detected, in between neighbouring UAs Flintshire (2.08%) and Denbighshire (4.17%).

Understanding Digital Growth across North Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Wrexham rises steeply through 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching a peak far higher than others in the Region in December of that year. By September 2021 it drops back below some of the others, and sees the same uptick that occurs across the Region at the end of 2022, to come in around the regional average.

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