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Ex Royal Marine Cycling 1000 Miles On A 1947 Butchers Bicycle

Ex Royal Marine Cycling 1000 Miles On A 1947 Butchers Bicycle

The Trip from Land’s End to John O’ Groats on a 1947 butchers bike is going to provide ex Royal Marine Nigel Thomas,  something of a challenge
Thomas is doing it as a homage to the butcher who gave him a chance when he could so easily have gone off the rails.
Going down a very slippery slope!
The ex special forces veteran …

Public Urged To Take Care On Welsh Beaches As They Enjoy The Sunshine

Public Urged To Take Care On Welsh Beaches As They Enjoy The Sunshine

The RNLI lifeguard service has urged people to take care as they enjoy the Welsh beaches and cool off in the sea. As they warn people to take care on the coast they issued a grim reminder that more people die per year in seaside related accidents than in cycling road accidents. The warning comes just one day after rescuers …

Chinese High-Tech Firm Tongfang To Create 70 New Jobs In Port Talbot

Chinese High-Tech Firm Tongfang To Create 70 New Jobs In Port Talbot

One of China’s largest television manufacturers Tongfang has decided to base its European manufacturing headquarters right in the heart of Wales at Port Talbot. By doing so the company plans to create 70 new jobs.
70 Vacancies to be filled by October
The new assembly facility on the Kenfig industrial estate in Port Talbot is a £1.6 million investment by the company, …

Home-Made Loom Dress Sells for A Whopping £170,000

Home-Made Loom Dress Sells for A Whopping £170,000

A woman from North Wales was literally sat on her sofa watching in disbelief as time ticked away on her eBay listing and the bids were still coming in for a hand made loom dress.
Helen Wright from Prestatyn had the idea for the dress after watching her 12 year old daughter making necklaces and wrist bands on her rainbow loom.
Her …

Three Of Cardiff’s Top Victorian Arcades Have Just Been Sold In A £25 Million Deal

Three Of Cardiff’s Top Victorian Arcades Have Just Been Sold In A £25 Million Deal

Three iconic Victorian arcades located in Castle Street, High Street and Duke Street which were a precursor to modern-day shopping centers have recently been sold off to investment firm Mansford.
Deal worth £25 million
In a deal worth £25 million Mansford state that they aim to bring fresh investment to the arcades in a way that will revitalise the fashionable retail destinations. …

Wales’ First Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlour Opens Its Doors In Cardiff This week

Wales’ First Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlour Opens Its Doors In Cardiff This week

Cardiff’s very own ice cream parlour opens its doors this week in the Castle Arcade. Unlike any other form of ice cream shop that you’ve ever seen before the ice cream is made right in front of your very eyes using liquid nitrogen.
The novel business venture is the brainchild of neuropharmacologist Carly Karran (29) from Penarth who got her inspiration …

From Humble Beginnings To Multi-Millionaire – Martin Morgan Given Title Of Honorary Fellow

From Humble Beginnings To Multi-Millionaire – Martin Morgan Given Title Of Honorary Fellow

Businessman, hotelier and Swansea City Director Martin Morgan has just been given the title of Honorary Fellow of the University Of Wales Trinity and St David.
Vice Chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor Jane Davidson officially presented the fellowship to Mr Morgan minutes before he addressed a packed congregation to talk about his life.
Born to be an entrepreneur
Mr Morgan …

Celtic Manor Finally Gets Initial Outline Planning Consent For New International Convention Centre

Celtic Manor Finally Gets Initial Outline Planning Consent For New International Convention Centre

Wales is looking very likely to be home to a brand new international convention centre in the not too distant future, after the initial consent of outline planning at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport has recently been approved. If the centre goes ahead it will be built over 3 floors and will be able to hold up to 4,000 …

UK workers Now Have The Right To Request Flexible Working

UK workers Now Have The Right To Request Flexible Working

Millions of workers now have the right to request flexible working hours under new measures introduced by the government.
Previously this right has only been avaiable to parents who look after small children and carers, but this has now been extended to include all employees. Ministers have suggested that a good work-life balance is important to most people and flexible working …

Valleys Mum Fulfils Dream Of Turning Old Ice Cream Van Wreck InTo Flourishing New Business

Valleys Mum Fulfils Dream Of Turning Old Ice Cream Van Wreck InTo Flourishing New Business

Zoe Yearsley a 35 year old Pontyclun mum has kept her cool after being made redundant  by transforming a rusty old wreck of an ice cream van into a much sought after vintage ice-cream business.
Just completed first booking
Dixies Vintage ices is now officially up and running along with her revamped 1975 ice cream van which she purchased one year ago …

Young Asian Fashion Designers Seeking To Inspire Muslim Women With Fashion Show at Welsh Community Centre

Young Asian Fashion Designers Seeking To Inspire Muslim Women With Fashion Show at Welsh Community Centre

Mehvish Khan and Haifa Shamsan (both from Cardiff) are about to hold a fashion show dedicated to Muslim fashion at the Butetown Community Centre.
Challenging stereotypes
Challenging religious stereotypes the couple have organised a fashion event based on Muslim attire which airs at a special event tomorrow. The clothing lines from the two designers are aimed at Muslim women and Mehvish 24 …

Top Welsh Chef Using £170,000 Fundraising package To Upgrade Popular Restaurant

Top Welsh Chef Using £170,000 Fundraising package To Upgrade Popular Restaurant

One of Wales’ best known chefs, Denbigh born Brynn Williams, has successfully upgraded his London Primrose Hill Restaurant Odette’s, with a funding package granted from the Santander Corporate and Commercial Group.
Restaurant expanded from 20 covers to 108
The chef who has previously worked with both Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr took over the Primrose Hill restaurant back in 2008 …

CareerCake Founder Aimee Bateman Recently Won Coveted New Marketer Award For 2013

CareerCake Founder Aimee Bateman Recently Won Coveted New Marketer Award For 2013

Starting with a £25 video camera purchased from Ebay, Welsh recruitment entrepreneur Aimee Bateman stated to post career advice videos from her living room. That was in 2011. Ever since then her business Careercake.com has gone from strength to strength.
A Rewarding Prospect
For the last ten years Aimee has held senior positions at some of the country’s largest and best known …

Welsh Buisness Gecko Clothing Recently Launched By Colwyn Bay Mum

Welsh Buisness Gecko Clothing Recently Launched By Colwyn Bay Mum

Emma Davidson, had always dreamed of working in the fashion industry but unfortunately an early pregnancy at the age of 15 put pay to it, until now.
Found It A struggle to Get Back To Work 
After leaving school, days before taking her GCSE’s Ms Davidson’s dreams of working in the fashion industry had been shattered and for the next few years …

Calling All Swansea Coffee Lovers

Calling All Swansea Coffee Lovers

Entrepreneur Scott James has recently launched a Welsh School of Coffee which is a business that pays homage to the best coffee beans, develops the skills of the barista and passes on invaluable coffee knowledge.
For some people a cup of coffee is considered nothing more than just a hot drink but for Scott James, it was the pleasure of sipping …

Art Gallery To Become The Latest Tenant At Swansea’s Urban Village

Art Gallery To Become The Latest Tenant At Swansea’s Urban Village

The latest tenant to be announced for Swansea’s £25 Urban Village is a gallery where the works of internationally renowned artists will be on display.
Jane Simpson, artist and print publisher is launching Galerie Simpson with the backing of Noad Redfern, Swansea bar owner. Jane who is best known for her sculptures crafted from ice, rubber and refrigeration units has recently …

Sir Tom Jones To Be Presented With A Silver Clef Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Tom Jones To Be Presented With A Silver Clef Lifetime  Achievement Award

It has recently been announced that Sir Tom Jones is to be presented with a life time achievement award at the Silver Clef awards to be held on 4th July.
Living Legend
The 73 year old Welsh singing star is to be honoured at the London ceremony for his career which has spanned some 5 decades. He first rose to fame in …

Nine Jobs Saved As Mustang Marine Is Sold

Nine Jobs Saved As Mustang Marine Is Sold

Dry-dock business Mustang Marine which is based at Milford Haven went into administration recently but have managed to find a buyer.
Founded back in 1984, Mustang Marine were purchased in a joint venture by BDS Contracts Ltd and Port Engineering. BDS who just happened to be one of their largest creditors are a well-established and local industrial painting firm. They had …

Dog Training and Supply Firm A1K9 See Company Boom as Fear Of Crime Fuels Buisness

Dog Training and Supply Firm A1K9 See Company Boom as Fear Of Crime Fuels Buisness

Swansea based dog training company A1K9 has seen a fast rise in business over the last couple of years and can count famous customers such as ex-formula 1 racing driver Nigel Mansel and Prodigy front man Keith Flint amongst its clients.
The Pontarddulais business specialises in the supply of family and personal protection dogs as well as offering obedience training classes. …

Furniture Specialist and office Design Company Paramount Interiors Appoints New Sales Administrator

Furniture Specialist and office Design Company Paramount Interiors Appoints New Sales Administrator

Paramount Interiors who have an office in the Welsh capital have just appointed Sam Dacey as their new company Sales Administrator.
A great asset to the company
The company who have recently won a major refurbishment project fitting out the Welsh Government’s Life Science Hub at Assembly Square in Cardiff Bay, have recently celebrated their 25th Birthday. Sales Manager Steve Maguire stated …

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