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Co-Operative Foods Recruits New Managing Director For Wales

Co-Operative Foods Recruits New Managing Director For Wales

Co-op foods recruits new Managing Director for Wales in the form of Matthew Speight. This comes at a time when the supermarket chain continues it’s push to be the number one convenience store in the country.
 
High profile roles within the industry
Mr Speight has held a number of high profile roles in the supermarket industry such as regional Finance and Administration …

Bala Builders Williams Homes Recently Created 30 Jobs To Meet Housing Demands

Bala Builders Williams Homes Recently Created 30 Jobs To Meet Housing Demands

Williams Homes who specialise in eco-friendly, timber framed buildings have created 30 jobs in order to continue to meet the demand for new housing in Wales.
Allows operation at a higher capacity
The company have invested a total of £360,000 to improve the premises, increase efficiencies and provide improved staff facilities at the company’s premises on Bala Enterprise Park. This investment was …

How The 2015 Solar Eclipse Panned Out Across Wales

How The 2015 Solar Eclipse Panned Out Across Wales

Believe it or not, Wales had some of the clearest weather anywhere in the country yesterday morning and so was perfect for viewing the first full solar eclipse to occur on these soils since the 11th August 1999. While most of the UK had to catch glimpses of it through (at times) thick cloud, many parts of Wales had blue …

Online Shopping Said To Cause More High Street Store Closures Than Ever Before

Online Shopping Said To Cause More High Street Store Closures Than Ever Before

According to data research carried out by Auditors Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), over 159 High Street stores closed their doors for good in Wales in 2014. That’s a rate of almost one every two days!
Increased net loss
The net loss (eg, the difference between stores opened and stores closed) in Wales has increased dramatically in the last year from plus 13 in …

Llandudno Nightclub Set To Go Under The Hammer With No Reserve Price

Llandudno Nightclub Set To Go Under The Hammer With No Reserve Price

Broadway Boulevard, the Llandudno based nightclub is set to go to auction for the second time. Except now it will have no reserve. This means that it could potentially be bought for just £1.
The popular nightclub closed in 2013 after it’s parent company Atmosphere Bars and Clubs went into administration.
Zero Reserve
Initially it was put up for sale for £750,000 and …

Award Winning Chocolate Manufacturer Wickedly Welsh Set To Cater For Diabetic Customers

Award Winning Chocolate Manufacturer Wickedly Welsh Set To Cater For Diabetic Customers

Wickedly Welsh a chocolate manufacturer from Haverfordwest are all set to ramp up production on a range of chocolate suited to diabetics.
While there are already a range of diabetic chocolates on the market, co-founder of the award winning chocolate company, Mark Owen is all set to provide a range of tastier and healthier versions. Owen who is himself a type …

Welsh Luxury Accommodation Portal Welsh Rarebits Hires Exciting New Business Development Manager

Welsh Luxury Accommodation Portal Welsh Rarebits Hires Exciting New Business Development Manager

Welsh Rarebits the luxury accommodation website where people can find some of the finest places to stay in the country has just taken on a brand new development manager.
Multi-skilled
33 year old Claire Watkins from Pembroke has joined the team after an excellent period of sustained growth by the company. Basing herself at the Ceredigion headquarters of the company she brings …

£100 Million Pound Investment In Newport’s Friar’s Walk Set To Open In November

£100 Million Pound Investment In Newport’s Friar’s Walk Set To Open In November

The ambitious 39,000 square foot project which is set to transform Newport city centre is said to be on budget and most importantly on schedule to open in November 2015.
Part of an overall rejuvenation plan
A £100 million pound investment known as Friar’s Walk is all set to transform the city centre giving people a reason once again to return to …

Three Welsh Food Producers Make Shortlist Of the 50 Most Promising Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

Three Welsh Food Producers Make Shortlist Of the 50 Most Promising Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

In a governmental initiative to find the best 50 food producers in the British Isles 3 Welsh start ups have made the cut
Working closely with leading retail experts
Coconut Kitchen’s Thai curry pastes and sauces, Patchwork Traditional Food Company’s range of chutneys and pate’s and Halen Mons Anglesey sea salt have all been identified as producing some of the most exiting …

Llandudno Set To Host Major Snooker Competition

Llandudno Set To Host Major Snooker Competition

The arrival of 32 of the world’s top snooker players next month at the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno is set to be a huge cash boost for the Conway County town.
Huge cash boost to area
Venue Cwmru is all geared up to hold the Snooker World Grand Prix Tournament which is set to be televised across the county on ITV4. …

Bone Fragments Of Welsh WW2 Airman Discovered In German Field

Bone Fragments Of Welsh WW2 Airman Discovered In German Field

Fragments of bone which have been found at a WW2 crash site in Cloppenberg northern Germany are thought to be those of WW2 Flight Engineer Ronald Barton.
8 man crew on very last mission
According to records, Ronald Barton was 34 when as part of an 8 man crew his Lancaster PD 214 took off from RAF Metteringham in Lincolnshire on the …

Disused Laura Ashley Factory In Mid-Wales, Gets New Lease Of Life

Disused Laura Ashley Factory In Mid-Wales, Gets New Lease Of Life

The Old Laura Ashley factory in Carno, Mid-Wales has been lying dormant since its closure in 2005 with the loss of some jobs.
The historic Carno building was once the company’s headquarters after Bernard and Laura Ashley moved production from their home in Kent to Wales back in 1961, Although the factory itself dates back to 1967, it was the hub …

Pontypool Home Made Candle Company Plan International Expansion Just 2 Years After Starting

Pontypool Home Made Candle Company Plan International Expansion Just 2 Years After Starting

Mother and daughter Beverly and Eve Thomas started Eve Victoria Candles from their kitchen in Pontypool a little over 2 years ago and are now targeting European growth.
Started off as a hobby
In June 2012 the duo were making candles on their kitchen table as a hobby but a little over 2.5 years on, they now supply some of the largest …

UK Coffee Giant Costa Coffee Gives Wales It’s Very First Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

UK Coffee Giant Costa Coffee Gives Wales It’s Very First Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

Many of us have undoubtedly visited a drive-thru Mcdonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken in the past, but now Swansea is to get Wales’ very first drive-thru coffee shop in the form of Costa Coffee. Now weary commuters travelling to and from the city will be able to get a caffeine boost on the go.
 
15 year lease agreed
The large 19,000 square …

Come And Enjoy The Latest addition To the Welsh Adrenaline Tourism Scene – Cliff Camping!

Come And Enjoy The Latest addition To the Welsh Adrenaline Tourism Scene – Cliff Camping!

With stunning views, a personal concierge and a £500 per night price tag, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re talking about a 5 star hotel. However far from lording it up in a swanky bedroom fit for a king, what’s being referred to here is the latest craze to sweep the Welsh adrenaline-fuelled tourism scene, otherwise known as cliff …

Cardiff Bookshop Calls Time On An Era Spanning 130 Years

Cardiff Bookshop Calls Time On An Era Spanning 130 Years

There has been a book shop on this site at Cardiff’s Royal Arcade since the late 1880′s and for the last 12 years it’s been occupied by Ian Allan’s Book and Model Shop. Now the company have decided to call time, but do so with a heavy heart.
Not an easy decision to make
Nick Lerwill the managing director of Ian Allan …

Cardiff Airport Announces Its Second Direct UK Destination In Norwich

Cardiff Airport Announces Its Second Direct UK Destination In Norwich

Forget London, Manchester or indeed Birmingham. Cardiff Airport chiefs have unveiled this week that the second direct UK destination from the Welsh capital is Norwich.
Journey time cut to just over one hour
Famed for Delia Smith, Coleman’s Mustard and of course the fictional character Alan Partridge, historic Norwich isn’t such a strange choice as people might think. Aside from being the …

American Burger Chain Five Guys, Set To Create 50 New Jobs With The Opening Of Cardiff Restaurant

American Burger Chain Five Guys, Set To Create 50 New Jobs With The Opening Of Cardiff Restaurant

American burger chain Five Guys is set to join the ranks of McDonalds and Burger King by opening up a restaurant in Cardiff.
Ready to open Mid-March
The venue situated in the capital’s Brewery Quarter is looking to accommodate 140 diners. If everything goes to plan, a spokesperson for the company states that they should be ready to open in mid March. …

Bluestone National Park Resort Set To Undertake Large Recruitment Drive

Bluestone National Park Resort Set To Undertake Large Recruitment Drive

Situated on the Spectacular Pembrokeshire coast the people behind Bluestone National Park Resort are looking to recruit a wide range of people over a variety of job roles starting January.
Looking To Fill A Wide Range Of Roles
The resort is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Wales and as it gears up for another busy spring and summer season …

Cardigan Castle Set to Re-open To The Public

Cardigan Castle Set to Re-open To The Public

Following an extensive £11 million restoration it has been announced that Cardigan Castle will once more be open to the Public from April 2015. Aimed at making this ancient building a major tourist attraction and spectacular venue for weddings and events, more than 1,700 rolls of turf have been laid and a total of 3,000 daffodils have been planted.
The castle …

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