Holyhead Boatyard is a significant employer in the town, providing many skilled marine engineering jobs. They operate in an international market and provide world-class activities. The company has undertaken an expansion of their facilities to allow them to build or repair/service larger vessels, and further expansion is planned.
Holyhead is the most important fishing port in North Wales and records annual fish landings worth circa £3M. The County Council operates Holyhead Fish Dock.
The Holyhead Forward Board identified the economic potential that is provided by Holyhead’s extensive waterfront area. Port authority Stena have formed a joint venture with property developers Conygar to undertake a major mixed-use development in part of the Outer Harbour. The planned scheme includes a new marina, hotel, houses, commercial units, car parking and other facilities.