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.

Friars Walk is on course with some new tennants 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.

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.

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.

From the Chamber

Campaign Series: Keith Palmer, of South Wales Chamber of Commerce

9:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sometimes it seems not a week goes by without another scandal around unethical business practices.

Booming recruitment firm’s new branch manager has a clear vision for the future

9:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

EXPANDING South Wales jobs business Clear Sky Recruitment has appointed Jessica Nichols to the role of branch manager.

College wins UK award for top training

9:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Coleg Gwent’s business team is celebrating a trio of awards after this year’s Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Awards.

Commercially speaking

Campaign Series: (6745419)

9:42am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE city of Newport and it would appear all surrounding areas are crawling with police and security people.

Welsh care home wins national care award

Campaign Series: (L-R) Rhian Rogers and Annabel John from award sponsor Freshwater, Simon Morgan, manager of Cwmcelyn and Suzanne Hughes, director of care and operations at Shaw healthcare

9:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A team from a care home in Gwent has been named Best Care Team at a national a national awards ceremony that celebrates excellence in the care sector.

Energy saving specialist among first Green Deal one-stop-shops

9:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

One of the UK’s leading experts in energy-saving technology and construction, which has a base in Caerphilly, is among the first companies in the country to be allowed to provide a complete start-to-finish service for the government’s Green Deal programme.

Former city nursing home goes on the market

Campaign Series: An impressive stained glass window at Rothbury House, Newport

9:36am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of the city of Newport’s grand historic houses is up for sale at auction.

On-campus retailer becomes first in Wales to adopt ‘scan bag and go’ mobile payment technology

Campaign Series: Dylan Matthews, Christian Malcolm and Peter O'Toole

9:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Newport-based retail services firm Retail Merchandising Services is launching its pioneering new smartphone app, which turns mobile phones into cash registers, for the first time in Wales.

Innovation Group chooses Caerphilly for new divisional HQ creating nearly 80 jobs

9:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Innovation Group, a global provider of outsourcing services and software to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries, is to establish a new division which will be headquartered in Caerphilly creating 77 new jobs.

Summit will have huge impact on South Wales, according to report

Campaign Series: Newport task force unveils ambitious plans

9:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Over the two days of the Nato Summit later this week, the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport will host 61 world leaders, 70 foreign and defence ministers and defence chiefs, approximately 4,000 delegates and 1,500

Olympic bid mastermind to address business club

9:12am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa Jowell is set to address the influential M4 Business Network event on Tuesday September 9.

Clothing company sales go global

Campaign Series: Gareth and Andy Shears

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

South Wales clothing company Bear Strength has realised the power of social media as sales of the brand’s signature CrossFit clothing went global almost overnight.

Digital businesses help Indian charity

Campaign Series: (9855594)

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Two Monmouthshire firms have helped launch a new website and campaign platform for Calcutta Mercy, a US-based charity working to feed, educate, and medically assist the poor of Calcutta, India.

Mercedes-Benz Traveliners check in at Celtic Manor

Campaign Series: New to the Celtic Manor Resort

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Guests staying at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport are now being ferried around its 2,000-acre estate aboard smart new Mercedes-Benz Traveliners.

Will the Nato Summit be a benefit to the area?

9:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

No

Celtic Manor to host international investment conference

Campaign Series: LIVE: Newport council debate Celtic Manor conference centre

2:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWPORT is to host an international investment conference aiming to create jobs and growth for the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable and Welsh Government Minister Edwina Hart have announced today.

Secret millionaire to speak at Dragons free networking event

Campaign Series: Kevin Green

10:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than 130 local and national businesses are expected to attend the Dragons of Newport Business Networking Club’s free quarterly open event on September 10.

Talking business

Campaign Series: (1704013)

10:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Anyone who has had any dealings with us at FSB Wales is probably well aware of our concerns over the Severn Bridge tolls.

Bobath celebrates ‘Smart’ donation

Campaign Series: Gail Griffiths, of Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales, and Nathan Bowles, Smart Solutions

10:28am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Outsourced services specialists, Smart Solutions, has beaten its challenge of raising £21,000 for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales during the course of the last year.

Julie wakes up and smells the coffee

Campaign Series: Julie Le Peltier with Barclays Business Banking Manager Moira Wearing, who made the couple’s project possible

10:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Julie Le Peltier and husband Marc, established property developers have decided to diversify into the takeaway coffee, smoothie and milkshake business after opening a new outlet under the name of Beveridge & Co at the Old Bell Chambers, Chepstow, supported by Barclays.

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

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

There is no question that work-based learning is succeeding in helping to fill the gap left by falling numbers of students applying for higher education courses in Wales.

Money talks

Campaign Series: (3622119)

9:48am Tuesday 26th August 2014

I’m off to Norway next week and on the way I shall have some time to contemplate the state of the world. In view of the impending NATO summit in Newport, there is a lot for all of us to consider. No wonder that the level of security is overwhelming.

Industrial Automation & Control secures top UK safety accreditation

Campaign Series: Phil Kitson, manufacturing director of IAC Ltd

9:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Newport-based systems integration firm Industrial Automation and Control has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor.

Nearly 5,000 companies sign up to Jobs Growth Wales

Campaign Series: Emma Coslett

9:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Almost 5,000 companies across Wales have taken on young people through Jobs Growth Wales since the EU-backed programme began in April 2012.

When is it only banter

Campaign Series: Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay

9:34am Tuesday 26th August 2014

1. When does ‘banter’ go too far?

Basepoint marks first year with further support for St David’s Hospice Care charity events in Monmouthshire

Campaign Series: Tina Colegate, from Basepoint (left) and Tania Ansell, from St David’s Hospice Care

9:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SERVICED office business Basepoint, which has recently celebrated its first year of operation in Chepstow, is supporting two major events being staged by St David’s Hospice Care.

Admiral announced as sponsor for The City of Newport Half Marathon 2015

Campaign Series: Raring to go: Natalie Grimshare, Brendon White, James Clement, Lauren Challenger, all of Admiral, and Kris Broome, of St David's Hospice Care

9:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Local employer Admiral, which employs about 500 people in a recently-opened city centre office, is all set to sponsore the 2015 City of Newport Half Marathon.

Arcadia Homes opens second home in South Wales in former Newport hotel

Campaign Series: (9595952)

9:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The husband and wife partnership behind Pontcanna House care home in Cardiff have opened the doors on their second home in South Wales, this time in Newport.

Marketing team recognised for ‘Bridging Time’ campaign

Campaign Series: As part of its Bridging Time campaign, Mabey Bridge sponsored Chepstow RFC for the 2013/14 season with a donation for the first team tracksuits/warm-up kit. The donation was made following recommendations by the Mabey Bridge Employee Council, which was cr

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Mabey Bridge has been shortlisted for the Monmouthshire Business Awards 2014 in the category of Excellence in Marketing.

The big question...

Campaign Series: LINK: The old Severn Bridge

9:09am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Business people from Gwent have given a mixed response to an announcement from the Lib Dems that they would scrap the tolls on the two Severn crossings if they got into power in next year's general election.

Certus TG ‘virtually’ at the top

Campaign Series: Paul Brown

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Leading IT consultancy, Certus TG, has become the first company in Wales to gain accreditation from Dell for its advances in desktop virtualisation.

Dealers flock to see firm's garden buildings

10:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Fifty key staff from garden buildings dealerships across the UK and Europe attended Nordic Garden Buildings’ first new product preview day, which took place at the parent company, the Burles Group’s headquarters at Abercarn.






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