New sales director appointed at St Mellons-based Paramount to drive growth

Campaign Series: Alasdair McIntyre

10:04am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Paramount Interiors has made a key appointment to its board as part of the company’s continuing strategy to increase its share of the UK office design, fit-out and furniture market.

Coleg Gwent develops partnership with South Africa

Campaign Series: From left to right: Julian Newberry, Pierre de Waal (quality manager, Northlink College), Jonathan Williams (Grwp LLandrillo Menai), Dion Miller (engineering occupational training manager, Northlink College) and Nigel Ridout

9:51am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Coleg Gwent staff shared their expertise with a partner college in South Africa on a recent visit as part of an on-going British Council funded partnership.

Wales could become a cradle for future tech giants

Campaign Series: Ian Menzies, chairman of the ESTnet address audience at the awards launch

9:51am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Exciting new start-up companies in the technology sector could become a major source of prosperity and high-quality jobs for Wales in years ahead, according to the ESTnet, the body representing electronics and software technology firms in Wales.

BBC Wildlife expert opens new animal care teaching centre in South Wales

Campaign Series: Dr Rhys Jones and student with snake

9:49am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Aspiring animal care workers in South Wales now have more opportunity to train and develop their skills following the launch of a new animal care centre in Caerphilly.

Talking training

Campaign Series: 19/04/2013  Pics (C) Huw John, Cardiff. Tel: 07860 256991. MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHNCardiff Metropolitan University and Acorn join forces to launch a new work based learning degree. Sarah John, Learning & Development Commercial Director, Acorn Group

9:45am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Latest findings from the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey have shown that while job vacancies in Wales have increased by 14 per cent over the last two years, a shortage in skills remains a key issue for employers in Wales and indeed, across the rest of the UK.

Celtic Manor Resort CEO to talk to business club

9:43am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dylan Matthews, CEO of the Celtic Manor Resort, will be the first speaker of the City of Newport Business Club’s 2014/15 season.

Innovation and entrepreneurship business awards launched at city centre campus

Campaign Series: Jackie Harris, senior lecturer, University of South Wales, Jonathan Davies, editor of, awards ambassador Aimee Bateman and Kevin Morgan, regional director - Business Banking, NatWest at the launch of the 2015 Making Business Happ

9:39am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The University of South Wales is encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs in Wales and from across the rest of the UK to show how they’re ‘making business happen’ to be in with a chance of winning a support package worth up to £12,500 to invest in their business or business idea.

Newport illuminates innovation in the digital economy

9:37am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The organisers of Newport-based Digital Tuesday have announced the line-up for the fourth edition of the region’s pioneering forum for digital innovation.

Research reveals technical skills gap and differing drivers for economic growth in Wales

Campaign Series: Report highlights skills gap in engineering in Wales

9:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Research carried out by the University of South Wales into the needs of local industry in materials and advanced engineering sector has revealed a lack of technical expertise.

Blackwood recruitment firm has clear view of future with the opening of new office in Cardiff

Campaign Series: Ross Porter, MD of Clear Sky Recruitment

9:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FAST growing recruitment agency, Clear Sky Recruitment, has opened a Cardiff office in line with its expansion plan to further establish its presence in the south Wales area.

Cwmbran solicitor becomes trustee to Sparkle charity

Campaign Series: Caitlin Lewis

9:17am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Caitlin Lewis of Cwmbran-based QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien has just been appointed trustee and director of the charity Sparkle.

Talking business

Campaign Series: (1704013)

9:11am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

At the FSB we are very keen to understand what is going on within our members’ businesses and the issues that they face on a day-to-day basis.

Back of the net for ex Newport County man Hamer as he opens gastro pub in his home town

Campaign Series: Gr- eight investment: Former County player Richard ‘Rioch’ Hamer and Haydn Thomas, of Hutchings & Thomas Chartered Surveyors, outside Bistro 8 in Blackwood

9:11am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Former Newport County apprentice Richard Hamer is hoping for a good result from his latest business venture in South Wales.

Cwmbran IT specialist scores major new contract

Campaign Series: Left to right: Mark Williams, Ross Madden, and Steve Emms

9:09am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Cwmbran-based IT specialist, OSSC IT, has been appointed by Cardiff City Football Club as its in-house IT support company.

Wanted: Ambitious young people to become Newport's next top entrepreneurs

9:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The challenge has been set for Newport and south east Wales' next top entrepreneurs to step forward to be fast-tracked into business as part of the second Big Ideas Wales Challenge – one of the largest campaigns of its kind backed by the Welsh Government.

Imposing 19th century listed Newport house is snapped up pre auction

Campaign Series: Rothbury House

10:04am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE of the city of Newport’s grandest historic houses sold prior to going to auction.

Cwmbran solicitors launch landlord forum

Campaign Series: Douglas Haig and Sam George

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien enjoyed great success with the launch of the Cwmbran Landlord Forum at the Parkway Hotel.

Caerphilly’s top performers urged to go for glory

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Businesses in Caerphilly borough have until October 3 to enter this year’s Caerphilly Business Forum Awards.

Confidence in the future has prompted hotel to invest £1.5m in 10 new rooms

Campaign Series: Ian Solkin and Kerry Jennings

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Cwmbran’s Parkway Hotel and Spa is getting 10 luxury bedrooms and suites as part of a £1.5m investment by it’s owners de Savary Hotels.

Wales is lagging behind in R&D claims

9:47am Tuesday 16th September 2014

New figures show that Wales is lagging behind England and Scotland when it comes to claiming valuable incentives for research and development, according to Newport-based independent accountancy Broomfield & Alexander.

A new name and new prospects for one of Wales’ longest established organisations

Campaign Series: Glyn Dorking, business development manager and Andy Wilkins, chief executive

9:45am Tuesday 16th September 2014

One of Wales’ longest established health plan organisations, Gwent Hospitals Contributory Fund, has undergone a rebrand to ensure its position within the modern health plan marketplace.

Hair and beauty apprentices enjoy Cyprus learning experience

9:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ten young hairdressing and beauty apprentices, including one from Gwent, swapped their salons in South Wales and Gloucestershire to experience working in Cyprus.

Garden marketing campaign brings jobs, investment and now Canmol glory to Newport

Campaign Series: The Nordic Garden Buildings team

9:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Newport-based Nordic Garden Buildings has topped off an impressive year of investment by becoming the sole Newport entry to land a place in the finals of The Chartered Institute of Marketing Canmol: Wales Marketing Awards.

Newport engineer answers the riddles of the pyramids on TV

Campaign Series: Cintec Waterwall airbags supporting ceiling of Step Pyramid

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Peter James, managing director of Newport-based Cintec International will be featured on More 4’s ‘Treasures Decoded’ programme on Wednesday.

M4 Breakfast network event

Campaign Series: Alison Davies, John Lloyd Jones, Joy Phillips

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

More than 170 business people attended the recent M4 Business Network event when the guest speaker was Dame Tessa Jowell

Newport firm welcomes new trainee solicitors

Campaign Series: Lucy Thomas, Rachael James and Rhys Dando

9:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Three trainee solicitors have joined Newport law firm HBJW.

Ex- Minister urges to Welsh businesses to show Scots their support for the Union

Campaign Series: Paul Byett, Dame Tessa Jowell, Lisa White

9:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Dame Tessa Jowell, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, called on Gwent businesses to demonstrate to Scottish counterparts that they want the UK to stay together.

The Estates Office, Newport, official opening

Campaign Series: Chris Taylor, Suzi Purnell, Adam Ryan

9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The team behind the newly-refurbished The Estates Office, at Pentonville in Newport city centre, held an event to celebrate the listed-building's official opening.

The big question...

Campaign Series: File photo dated 04/03/14 of Edinburgh bakery Cuckoos which launched their own referendum opinion poll survey with cupcakes. Campaigning on both sides continues with only a week to go before Scotland decides on independence.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issu

9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

This week sees the historic independence vote taking place in Scotland.

Unsung heroes rewarded by Monmouthshire County Life magazine

Campaign Series: Jo Barnes, editor of Monmouthshire County Life, centre, with the MCL team and the inaugural winners of The Mons awards

9:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Mons, a new award for Monmouthshire, were picked up by ten businesses, charities and individuals from the county at a special event held at St Pierre, near Chepstow.

Financially speaking

9:05am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Unless you’ve been holidaying on the moon for the last month or so you can’t fail to have noticed the arrival in town of President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, Chancellor Merkel et al for the Nato summit.

Important historic commercial building at the vanguard of rejuvenation of the city of Newport

Campaign Series: Business confidence: Mayor of Newport, Councillor Matthew Evans opens The Estates Office, Pentonville, with (l to right) David Jones, of Hutchings and Thomas, Justin Kingdon, managing agent, David Pugsley and Haydn Thomas, of Hutchings and Thomas

8:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

LORD Tredegar’s former estates office in the heart of Newport has emerged as a beacon of business excellence for the city after a complete refurbishment and rejuvenation.

Newport data centre makes it onto prestigious list

10:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

UK Data centre operator Next Generation Data Limited, which has a base in Newport, has been included for the first time in the The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table of fastest growing private UK technology, media and telecoms companies.

20 questions

Campaign Series: Mike Jones

10:14am Tuesday 9th September 2014

1. How did you get into your current job?

The cloud is still a good place to be

Campaign Series: 57339832 (3528557)

10:04am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Last week, cloud security hit the headlines as a host of celebrities became victims of a major hacking scandal which has cast doubt on the safety of cloud computing systems.

You’ve been nano-ed! Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies’ expands own-brand offering as Tango Nanobytes lifts off

Campaign Series: Chris Howarth, MD of Bon Bon Buddies

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies, Europe’s leading licenced character confectionery company, has teamed up with infamously irreverent soft drink brand, Tango, to extend its own-brand range with the launch of new Tango Nanobytes.

Tourism awards open after bumper summer for sector

9:56am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tourism businesses in Gwent are being urged to celebrate their successful year by entering the National Tourism Awards for Wales.

The big question

Campaign Series: 78247422 (2915486)

9:44am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Celebrities who use cloud data storage have been in the news recently when some accounts were hacked and personal images were posted on the internet.

Business help charity raft race top the ton

Campaign Series: Start of the 49th Monmouth Rotary Raft Race which attracted entries from all over the UK, including about 30 from logistics firm DHL, one the main sponsors of the event

9:35am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BUSINESSES got firmly behind the 49th annual staging of the Monmouth Raft Race ensuring organisers topped their target of 100 rafts on the River Wye.

Caerphilly media training firm proving force to be reckoned with

Campaign Series: Working in Media Forces’ editing suite are volunteer from the University of South Wales Josh Selway, left, and Passport to Work scheme employee Josh Hick

9:31am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Caerphilly social enterprise set up to help ex-armed forces veterans to forge new print and media industry careers is itself proving victorious after just three months of trading.

Coleg Gwent develops vocational links with China

Campaign Series: Left to right: campus director Gary Handley and principal of Guizhou Machinery Industry School Binru Wu holding the Welsh flag

9:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Coleg Gwent has strengthened educational links in China following a visit to the country, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities for students.

From the director's mouth

Campaign Series: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

What an amazing experience the Nato Summit has been for Wales and Newport in particular.

Building society celebrates financial milestone with Dragons sponsorship

Campaign Series: Pete Grzonka, commercial director for the Newport Gwent Dragons, finalises the sponsorship deal with Alan Roderick, head of marketing and e-commerce for Monmouthshire Building Society

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

This year, Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society hits a major financial milestone – one billion pounds in assets.

Young entrepreneur proves a cut above thanks to business support service

Campaign Series: Laura Adams of Bespoke Laser UK

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A young entrepreneur from Cwmbran has been helped to follow in the footsteps of her family by setting up her own business following support from the Centre for Business – local provider of the Welsh Government Business Start Up Service.

Friars Walk is on course with some new tenants set to be announced soon

Campaign Series: The latest updated of of construction work on Friars Walk, taken from Chartist Tower, Newport (10116381)

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Friar's Walk is very much on course and it is expected that some announcements of new tennants will be made within the next few weeks.

Bedwas company is an ‘exemplary employer’

9:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Gwent based optical manufacturer has been awarded a prestigious accolade for its dedication and commitment to creating an equitable and flexible workforce.

Newport pan Wales charity cyclists aim to steer clear of NATO Summit security

Campaign Series: Riders from left to right: Ed Atree, Dennis Morgan, Matthew King, Richard Ellis, Andy Studley and Peter Lewis

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A team of South Wales cyclists will set off on 225-mile charity ride from Newport to Anglesey this week hoping not to get entangled in Nato conference security in Newport.

Finalists announced for county's business awards

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The finalists of the 2014 Monmouthshire Business Awards have been announced.

Smart Solutions creates new driver jobs across the UK

Campaign Series: Nathan Bowles, CEO, Smart Solutions

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A total of 230 permanent full-time driving jobs are being created across the UK, of which 24 will be based in Wales, by Newport-based managed service provider, Smart Solutions, on the back of a flurry of new contract wins.

VAT is changing

Campaign Series: (9858645)

9:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Fundamental changes to the VAT accounting treatment for suppliers of digital services (broadcasting, telecommunications and wider e-services) will come into effect from next year and will impact UK businesses making such supplies to private individuals (‘consumers’) across the EU.


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