Jobs Growth Wales job opportunities target beaten - more than a year early

10:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

More than 16,000 job opportunities have been created for unemployed young people by Jobs Growth Wales, according to the Deputy Minister for Skill & Technology, Julie James.

Money talks

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9:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The dividend income from the top 100 shares on the London Stock exchange averages nearly four per cent.

Monmouthshire Building Society appoints new chairman

Campaign Series: Haydn Warman, newly appointed Chairman of Monmouthshire Building Society

9:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Monmouthshire Building Society has announced that Haydn Warman has succeeded Robert Williams as chairman.

Talking business

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9:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Whatever business you are in then you will be regulated by someone. But our recent report Better Regulation for Wales highlights the fact that Wales’ current approach to the creation of regulation is failing both the regulated and those who regulate them.

Primadonna business expands

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9:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Four years ago Primadonna opened a specialist clothing shop to Emlyn Walk, in Newport city centre, seeing the potential of the city and they are still going from strength to strength.

Now could be the time to buy commercial property

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9:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The debate as to whether businesses should rent or buy commercial property to house their companies is neither new nor unique to South Wales. However, there is perhaps an additional dimension to be considered currently within Newport.

More sectors than ever before recognised as Caerphilly Business Forum Awards finalists are announced

Campaign Series: Staff at Nuaire

9:44am Tuesday 28th October 2014

More industry sectors than ever before have seized the opportunity to bolster their success further after the finalists in this year’s Caerphilly Business Forum Awards were announced following the introduction of four new categories.

The big question...

Campaign Series: Road cyclists in action, surface level (11961994)

9:33am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Is cycling the new golf when it comes to networking and doing business deals?

Second landlord forum to take place in Cwmbran

Campaign Series: Douglas Haig (RLA), Sam George (QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien)

9:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The second landlord forum hosted by QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien will take place on November 4 at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran.

Newport businessmen take to the saddle to raise funds for Shelter Cymru

9:23am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Former Wales rugby international and Newport businessman Hal Luscombe is getting on his bike again, this time to ride to Paris in aid of charity.

Ecommercial making a difference to people’s lives in more ways than one

Campaign Series: Glenn Perry, owner of Ecommercial Cleaning on-site at a client's office in Cardiff Bay

9:23am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Glenn Perry has made a very successful start with his new business since leaving a senior position in a large London commercial cleaning company to return home. With a unique giving spirit he greets South Wales with his refreshing business model.

Smart Solutions enjoys most successful year in business to date

Campaign Series: Nathan Bowles, CEO, Smart Solutions

9:21am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Smart Solutions, one of Wales’ leading outsourced services specialists, has enjoyed its most successful year in business with a record turnover of £56m for the last financial year.

Engineering sector facing a skills shortage which has not improved for five years

Campaign Series: Learning the skills to work in the technology and engineering industries is not an overnight job

9:17am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Most businesses believe Britain is facing a skills 'crisis' in areas such as technology and engineering - saying they have not detected any improvement for years, according to a new study.

Is cycling the new golf?

9:17am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Early September and the cars, vans, motorbike outriders and cyclists that make up the Tour of Britain caravan are all climbing the infamous Tumble at 15:40 on a Tuesday afternoon. Watching are hundreds of cycling fans from South Wales, South West and the Forest of Dean. Lots of people had taken the day off work to catch sight of the Tour. Aside from those involved in the tour circus, I was the only one standing on the grassy verge ‘in work’.

New service helps Chepstow-based cosmetic repairer polish up its offering

Campaign Series: Nick Jones, managing director of S&D Sealants

9:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

One of the country’s leading finishing companies has launched an exclusive new service to expand its client offering.

Newport weddings business Viaggio UK is hoping to get spliced with top industry award

Campaign Series: Lewis Lewis, of Lewis and Lewis Ltd

9:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Specialist weddings business Viaggio UK has been short listed for a top industry award in The Welsh National Wedding Awards 2014

Kier 500-mile ‘green’ challenge raises vital charity funds for St David’s Hospice Care

Campaign Series: CHALLENEGE: Jason Taylor, of Kier, (centre right in hat) went to St David’s Hospice Care in Malpas, to hand over the money they had raised through their 500-mile challenge

9:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A ‘green’ fundraising relay using non-motorised transport has raised more than £8,100, for St David’s Hospice Care.

Three new board members elected by National Training Federation for Wales

Campaign Series: Sarah John

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three new board members have been elected by an organisation that represents more than 100 learning providers across Wales.

Financially speaking

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10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

It’s that time of the year when the Chancellor brings out his big red briefcase and delivers his Autumn statement. There has been much debate on what will be included when he makes the speech on December 3 , here is a brief summary of my predictions:

Firm builds presence in Wales and beyond with more than £70m of work

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HOUSING and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has secured new contracts worth more than £70 million in Wales and the West Midland.

Could Newport’s proposed BID increase demand for housing in Newport?

Campaign Series: John Newell, director, Kingston Newell Estate Agents

9:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A study into the UK’s property market has revealed the average house price in Wales has risen by 4.7 per cent to £172,000 over the last 12 months.

Outstanding achiever Helen shortlisted for national award

Campaign Series: NOMINEE: Helen Brickley says Jobs Growth Wales has opened a door to a fashion industry career.

9:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A young woman from Pontllanfraith is vying for the title of Jobs Growth Wales Outstanding Achiever of the Year.

City of Newport Business Club event

Campaign Series: Julie James, Catherine Gwilliam, Michael Lane, David Whittaker

9:48am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dylan Matthews, former CEO of The Celtic Manor Resort, was the guest speaker at a recent event staged by the City of Newport Business Club, held at the Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport.

Usk product design consultancy to exhibit at Medica for ninth year running

9:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Product design consultancy GX Group - which develops innovative products for some of the world’s leading medical and healthcare companies - heads out to Dusseldorf next month for Europe’s largest Medtech event where last year they generated business leads estimated in excess of than £650,000 .

Cwmbran accountancy firm appoints new staff

Campaign Series: Samuel Houlden and Claire Walters

9:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cwmbran-based accountancy firm Green & Co has recently made new additions to its payroll and bookkeeping team.

I Am Woman business club launches in Monmouthshire

9:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than 70 women attended a special launch event in Abergavenny for the Monmouthsire 'I Am Woman' business club.

Jobs Growth Wales fuels growth for Newport digital marketing agency

Campaign Series: Stephen Tamlin with his employer Delyth Jones in Newport

9:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Newport digital marketing business has expanded its operations and given two local young people full-time jobs after signing up to the Welsh Government’s flagship youth employment programme – Jobs Growth Wales.

County reach a Pinnacle

Campaign Series: Pinnacle Telecom have agreed to supply Newport County FC with mobile phones, a new switchboard and extensions.  Pictured from left is Justin Edinburgh, Ben Stevens, Dean Stewart and Dave Boddy. (11596619)

9:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Newport County AFC has announced a new partnership with St Mellons-based Pinnacle Telecom.

Latest apprentice ‘digs in’ as sustainability plan ‘blossoms’ for hi-tech manufacturer

Campaign Series: Front:  Aled Swain, David Davies, Judith Evans. Back row: Robin Marchant, Thomas Gardner, Jeff Lee, Zac Lenton-Johnson, Alex Lewis, Shawn Philips, Liam Ricketts

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Newbridge-based contract electronics manufacturer has appointed a new apprentice to join its growing hands-on scheme that provides a career path into the manufacturing and engineering industry for young people.

Business club to hear inside secrets of Nato Summit from man who made it possible

Campaign Series: Simon Gibson

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Simon Gibson will be speaking at the M4 Business Network event on Tuesday November 11 at the Celtic Manor.

Equal pay for all?

Campaign Series: Luke Welsh

9:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The issue of sex equality and pay in the workplace has been a major issue for decades.

Paul Silk delivers lecture on devolution in Usk

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9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devolving prisons to Wales could help reduce the number of Welsh prisoners, according the Paul Silk, former chairman of the Silk Commission into Welsh devolution.

The big question... Does The Apprentice show young people what it's like in the world of work?

Campaign Series: Lord Sugar and his team from The Apprentice

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The hit TV show The Apprentice is back on our screens, this year with 20 hopefuls battling it out in a bid to become Lord Sugar's new business partner.

Talk lifts the lid on The Celtic Manor Resort

9:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dylan Matthews, former chief executive officer of The Celtic Manor Resort, gave the inside track on what it was really like behind the scenes at the Nato conference.

LA promotion to attract more US TV and film production to Wales

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The drive to attract more high-end international film and TV drama production to Wales gets a boost this week with a promotion in Los Angeles during UK Film and TV Week.

Massive Newport letting will be rail nerve centre

Campaign Series: MOVING IN: (from left), Haydn Thomas, director, Hutchings Thomas chartered surveyors, Dan Tipper, programme manager Network Rail, and Brian Fisher, programme director of ABC electrification, in front of number One Gold Tops

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

One of the largest lettings in a decade will see more than 100 new, highly-skilled jobs brought to a prominent office block right in the centre of Newport’s professional district.

Kingsway Centre has new owners and looks forward to two new occupiers

Campaign Series: MUCH NEEDED: Robert Twigg, Property Partner at Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt

10:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

The Kingsway Centre in Newport city centre has been bought by Queensberry Real Estate and Bywater properties for an undisclosed sum.

Blaenavon business expands with support from local government grant

Campaign Series: Left to right: Steve Jones, Jordan Fox, Anthony Evans and Alison Carter

10:02am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Blaenavon-based water treatment specialist, Water Treatment Products, has created 12 new jobs thanks to grants from the Local Investment Fund.

Devolving justice is subject of inaugural Mather-Jackson Library Lecture delivered by Silk Commission chairman Paul Silk

Campaign Series: Jonathan Stephens, of Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt Solicitors

9:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A lecture by Paul Silk on devolving justice, which comes in the wake of the recent referendum vote on Scottish independence, will be staged in Gwent this week.

Newport solicitor urges business people to get their Wills in order

9:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Following the coming into force of the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 on October 1 2014, people are being urged to make sure that they have an up-to-date will in place to safeguard their assets, including their business.

Duo set up a cafe with a difference in Malpas

Campaign Series: Matt Ellis and Ant Cook

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Two Newport men have set up a cafe with a difference in the Malpas area of the city.

From the director's mouth

Campaign Series: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Institute of Directors’ annual convention is a fantastic opportunity for like-minded business leaders from across Wales and the whole of the UK to get together.

Gwent firms benefit from UKSE investment

Campaign Series: UKSE invested £100,000 to support Caerphilly company Hoobs Valve expansion overseas.(l-r) Glyn Thomas UKSE, David Perez Finance Wales and Hobbs Valve MD Rhys Jones

9:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Tata subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise has revealed excellent results for investment into Welsh SME businesses in 2013/2014, including many in Gwent.

Monmouth firm shortlisted for major environment award

Campaign Series: The Gritbuster

9:42am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Monmouth-based, Siltbuster, a leading recycling equipment specialists, has been shortlisted for CIWM’s prestigious UK Sustainability and Resource Industry Awards.

Cwmbran accountancy firm holds free auto-enrolment seminar

9:36am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Cwmbran-based accountancy firm Green & Co is holding a free auto-enrolment seminar next week .

Time for Gwent companies to shine at the Welsh Contact Centre Awards

9:34am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Gwent-based companies and individuals in the Welsh contact centre industry have until Wednesday November 5 2014 to put forward their case to collect an award the Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2014.

Arctic Ultra property auctioneer books Welsh endurance ‘wonder woman’ for lunch charity fund raiser

Campaign Series: Paul Fosh

9:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

ARCTIC Ultra Marathon man, Newport-based property auctioneer Paul Fosh, is ratcheting up his efforts in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a leading cancer charity.

Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies benefits from Welsh Government support

Campaign Series: Managing director of Bon Bon Buddies Chris Howarth

9:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has visited Europe’s leading provider of character confectionery, Bon Bon Buddies, at its Blackwood headquarters to discuss growing the business’s exports.

£1m Launchpad boost for med tech companies in Wales

9:24am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Med-tech businesses in Wales are set to get a boost in bringing new innovative products and services to market as Innovate UK unveils its first £1m Launchpad for the med tech cluster in Wales.

Winners announced in the Monmouthshire Business Awards

9:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The winners have been announced in the 2014 Monmouthshire Business Awards.


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