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“We’re In Deep S***” States Iceland Boss Malcolm Walker

“We’re In Deep S***” States Iceland Boss Malcolm Walker

At a recent event organised by Business Supporting Communities (B2C), Iceland Boss Malcolm Walker stated openly and honestly in a speech to charity leaders that his company were in “deep s***!”
Profits taken a nosedive
The Iceland frozen food chain boss said that the pressure being placed upon them by German food chains Aldi and Lidl has meant that the last couple …

Bruce Dickinson’s Cardiff Aviation Has Soared To Success With £3 Million Of Business In The First 9 Months

Bruce Dickinson’s Cardiff Aviation Has Soared To Success With £3 Million Of Business In The First 9 Months

Bruce Dickinson who’s probably known more for fronting the band Iron Maiden is also a business entrepreneur and the company owner of Cardiff Aviation.
Company operating out of two large hangers
Dickinson, himself a keen pilot, founded the aviation business back in in 2012. The company is ideally based at the former Royal Air Force unit at St Athan. The base contains …

Three Welsh Towns In the Top Ten Lowest Property Price Areas In The UK

Three Welsh Towns In the Top Ten Lowest Property Price Areas In The UK

In a recent survey carried out by the Halifax Bank, three Welsh towns have managed to get themselves into the top ten list of lowest property prices by town in the UK. Neath who finished 8th, Merthyr who came 3rd, and Aberdare who beat the competition by finishing first, offer some of the cheapest property in the UK.
Although property surveys …

Lidl’s Latest City Superstore Opens Its Doors As Cardiff Shoppers Queue Around The Block

Lidl’s Latest City Superstore Opens Its Doors As Cardiff Shoppers Queue Around The Block

This Lidl in question is situated in the Heath area of the city and has re-opened on the very same site of the old store that the company knocked down.
Believed to be the largest store in Wales
The company opened it’s newest and largest store in Wales on Thursday after completing the 1407 square meter build. This was carried out only …

Pontyclun Based Fruit Juice Firm FruitApeel invest £2.3 Million To Install The UK’s Second Ever High Pressure Processing Equipment

Pontyclun Based Fruit Juice Firm FruitApeel invest £2.3 Million To Install The UK’s Second Ever High Pressure Processing Equipment

Welsh based Fruit Juice company FruitApeel Juice has invested £2.3 million into the very latest High Pressure Processing Equipment (known as HPP) and in doing so will look to create 25 new positions.
Far longer shelf-life
As the name suggests HPP uses pressure rather than heat to treat products before they are packaged up and sold. It serves to extend the shelf-life …

Job Losses At Newport Headquarters For Comparison Firm GoCompare

Job Losses At Newport Headquarters For Comparison Firm GoCompare

One of the UK’s largest comparison websites GoCompare.com have today announced that they are reducing their workforce at their headquarters in Newport, Wales
Sold remaining shares in the company earlier this year
It’s not yet known how many people are set to lose their jobs however the company is adamant that it will continue to have its headquarters based here. Earlier this …

Is This The Cheapest House In Wales?

Is This The Cheapest House In Wales?

With house prices on the rise once more it may surprise you to know that there is currently a house for sale in Tonypandy, South Wales with a guide price of just £7,000, around the cost of a second hand car.
So what exactly does £7,000 get you in Tonypandy?
Well, to be honest the auctioneer states that it’s a house that’s …

Former Aluminium Factory Now Set To Re-Open As World’s First Inland Wave Park

Former Aluminium Factory Now Set To Re-Open As World’s First Inland Wave Park

Surf Snowdonia the world’s first inland wave park for surfers is bang on schedule to open in August of this year just in time for the summer.
Built on the site of a former aluminium factory which closed in 2007, the site contains a large 300 metre lagoon, restaurant, and retail areas as well as an impressive 50 meter glass-fronted viewing …

A Rather Unusual Identity Parade Held In Aberystwyth

A Rather Unusual Identity Parade Held In Aberystwyth

Everyone in the line-up had 4 legs!
It’s not uncommon for an identity parade to be held so that the victim of theft or physical attack, for example, can help the police identify the person or persons involved. However, Ceredigion magistrates heard on Wednesday that a canine identity parade had been held by the police so that an Aberystwyth teenager could …

Cardiff Airport’s Willingness To Commit To 10 Year Deal Excites Low Cost Airline Flybe

Cardiff Airport’s Willingness To Commit To 10 Year Deal Excites Low Cost Airline Flybe

Saad Hammad the Chief Executive of low cost airline operator Flybe is eager and ready to base aircraft at Cardiff Airport because of the airport’s willingness to commit to a 10 year deal.
500,000 new passengers targeted
Flybe state that over the next 12-18 months they’re targeting 500,000 passengers utilising eleven routes out of Cardiff International. Capturing a mixture of both European …

Beirkeller – Bringing A Touch Of Bavarian Nightlife To Cardiff

Beirkeller – Bringing A Touch Of Bavarian Nightlife To Cardiff

Work has now started on the long-awaited Bierkeller due to launch in Cardiff in August.
The £2.2 million venture is said to be creating somewhere between 70 and 100 jobs and will be split into 3 bars including the main Bierkeller. This will involve all the trappings of a traditional German beer cellar including long wooden tables, waiting staff dressed in …

Global Taxi-App Firm Gett Has Chosen Cardiff As Next Location

Global Taxi-App Firm Gett Has Chosen Cardiff As Next Location

As part of A UK-wide roll out, the global taxi-app company Gett has decided on Cardiff to be it’s next location. Now residents of Cardiff can join other residents of London, Moscow, and Tel-Aviv whereby they can order their black cab via an app on their smartphone and then watch it’s progress via a street map.
Free £10 voucher
According to the …

5 Fun Family Things To Do In Wales This Bank Holiday Weekend

5 Fun Family Things To Do In Wales This Bank Holiday Weekend

So, the long weekend starts today! The kids are off school and the weather looks to be predominantly dry with the odd shower thrown in. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the fun family things that are going on this Bank Holiday weekend across Wales.
The Gower Food Festival – Sunday 24h May and Monday 25th …

Merthyr Tydfil To Get £1.5Million Family Entertainment Complex Before The End Of The Year

Merthyr Tydfil To Get £1.5Million Family Entertainment Complex Before The End Of The Year

A Family Entertainment complex is set to open in October this year in Merthyr Tydfil bringing with it 30 job vacancies.
Entertainment for all the family
The £1.5 million Superbowl UK is set to be a multi-entertainment complex for all the family. It consists of 14 ten-pin bowling lanes, a soft play centre suitable for the younger attendees, a 24 pack Laser-quest …

Tour Operator Thomas Cook Set To Launch Long Haul Flight From Cardiff To Cancun

Tour Operator Thomas Cook Set To Launch Long Haul Flight From Cardiff To Cancun

World famous tour operator Thomas Cook are set to launch a one-off long haul service from Cardiff airport to the Mexican sun seekers destination of Cancun. Due to take off next year in May 2016 the company are offering holiday makers a 14 day package deal with flight included.
Lots of interest in the flight
The long-haul Airbus A330 is part of …

Cardiff Based Company Fine Wines Direct UK Has Appointed New Retail Operations Manager After Doubling Turnover

Cardiff Based Company Fine Wines Direct UK Has Appointed New Retail Operations Manager After Doubling Turnover

Fine Wines Direct UK are a Cardiff based company who have been supplying fine wines across the country for a number of years now and supply to trade, businesses and individual customers alike. Founded in 2009 the company operate the only bonded warehouse in Wales and already supply over 300 restaurants, individuals, independent outlets, and hotels across Wales and the …

One Show Present Alex Jones to Be Honoured For Services To The Nation

One Show Present Alex Jones to Be Honoured For Services To The Nation

We’ve all seen her as we settle down on our sofas watching the One Show on a weekday evening; happy and chirpy, Alex Jones is a TV presenter who makes us smile. Now Alex is being recognised for her services to the nation by the Gorsedd of the Bard at Wale’s premier cultural festival, the National Eisteddfod.
The honours which …

Dilapidated Famous Mumbles Pub ‘The Antelope’ Set To Be Given A New Lease Of Life

Dilapidated Famous Mumbles Pub ‘The Antelope’ Set To Be Given A New Lease Of Life

The Antelope Pubic House has stood on Swansea’s famous Mumbles Mile for over a century and has been patronised by the likes of Kingsley Amis and Anthony Hopkins and was also the popular drinking haunt of Dylan Thomas. However for the last ten years the pub has been empty. Now a local consortium are looking to raise £250,000 to turn …

Prop-Making Company Wild Creations Move Premises In Order To Expand Business

Prop-Making Company Wild Creations Move Premises In Order To Expand Business

Cardiff Bay Business Centre is probably the last place you’d expect to find a bespoke prop making company, but that’s exactly where Wild Creations have just moved to. The reason? To be able to take on bigger and better projects.
Wild creations is the brainchild of Matt Wild who decided to set up his own prop-making business after several years of …

First ‘Gym For Children’ About To Open For Business In Cardiff Suburb

First ‘Gym For Children’  About To Open For Business In Cardiff Suburb

Due to the increase in childhood obesity the concept of child friendly gym’s or rather gym’s aimed specifically at children, are becoming more popular in cities and owns up and down the country. Now Cardiff is about to get a taste of this rising phenomenon with the opening of Sakura Health and Fitness next month.
Set to open in May
Sakura Health …

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