£500,000 deal as comms company expands

A Welsh unified communications and collaboration company with a global perspective has received a £500,000 investment boost. The funding for Conversant of Cwmbran is a joint loan and equity package by Development Bank of Wales and Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise. The company is aiming to create around 32 jobs as the… Read more ›

Pitter Patter of tiny feet means local jobs for Llanidloes

Working with children was always Amy Parrotte’s dream - and now she has a successful business doing just that. Almost five years ago Amy opened the Pitter Patterday nursery in the heart of Llanidloes in Powys, and she is now in charge of a thriving business with around 50 little ones… Read more ›

Ethical lender appoints new CEO

Welsh ethical lender Robert Owen Community Banking (ROCB) is to embark on a programme of development and growth. ROCB’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Mark White, is planning to launch a range of new business and personal loans tailored to the needs of Wales. The experienced banker and finance expert has taken over at Powys-based… Read more ›

Cleverchefs aims to grow at CBBC

Masterchef The Professionals contestant Nick Collins is aiming to double  the size of his high-end catering business in the next three years. And he has chosen a new base at recently-refurbished Cardiff Bay Business Centre to help him do it. Cleverchefs, which provides high restaurant standard catering… Read more ›

Feline friends check in at the cat 'hotel'

A ‘luxury hotel’ for our feline friends has been opened near Caerphilly - by former miner Gerald Nottingham. After a life underground and in the building trade, Gerald plans to fill his retirement looking after cats when owners are away. And he has provided top quality accommodation. A modern, purpose-built cattery in his garden can… Read more ›

O'Brien & Partners acquires Griffiths Green Arnold

Accountants and business advisers O’Brien & Partners based in Treforest, has acquired accountancy practice Griffiths Green Arnold of Cwmbran.  Managing Director of O’Brien & Partners, Lewis Van Emden, said: “The firm has grown organically over the last ten years by offering exceptional client service.  “Now, after a careful… Read more ›

Hot Yoga studio aims for growth

A new hot yoga studio in Newport is aiming to double its classes as popularity grows. Hot Yoga Health, near the city centre, launched recently and has a growing clientele.  Run by father and daughter team Geoff and Suzie Latham, the venture has 15 classes running every week,… Read more ›

Drone firm gets a lift from UKSE

 Rheinallt Williams' new business is flying high. ExCaelo (meaning From the Sky in Latin) is a new drone enterprise, with a two-fold purpose.  On one hand, the former teacher and archeologist is using the devices to inspire primary school pupils to learn basic skills by… Read more ›

Paws for thought as pet business launched

Dawn Taylor has launched a business which takes the idea of a personal keepsake charm to a whole new level. Based near Chepstow, she is capturing paw prints in silver and gold to create luxury keepsakes, helping animal lovers honour their four-legged friends, or give as beautiful gifts. These silver or gold keepsakes are bespoke to each… Read more ›

Two's company for Jay and Sarah

  Enterprising young couple Jay and Sarah Anderson have started not one, but two businesses with support from the Start Up Loan Company. Jays Autocare based at New Inn near Pontypool has got off to a flying start this summer, and Sarah’s hairdressing  business, Lush Locks, is bringing in customers. The couple… Read more ›

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