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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 ›

Escaping the house of horrors

There’s a modern-day Chartist style uprising in Newport, and the desperate authorities are trying to stamp it out. You, and up to five friends are in a dark cellar and if you don’t work out the clues and escape, anything could happen to you (including finding yourself at the mercy of Torture Corp). That’s the scenario in the… Read more ›

Six-figure deal launches accountancy practice

      Two long-established accountancy firms, Fergusons and Harvey Peters & Co, have come… Read more ›

Gareth brings his business experience

Gareth Davies is bringing his considerable business experience to bear in a new marketing venture. Eminent Promotions offers marketing support to businesses in Wales, helping them with branding, marketing and sales advice. He is aiming, within three years, to be employing up to 7 people in the business, presently based in Brynmawr. He… Read more ›

The Salemaker takes off

Liz Childerley has big-brand experience in sales and marketing - and now she’s offering her skills to help small businesses. Based in Caerphilly, her new firm  - The Salemaker - will offer training and advice based on her 20 years of working with top agencies in the UK. “Most firms are excellent at their core services, but… Read more ›

Enterprise flourishes in Caerphilly with UKSE support

Enterprise continues to flourish in Caerphilly with the support of the Business Start-up programme. The programme, funded jointly by Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise and Caerphilly County Borough Council, has provided start-up grants to a wide range of new businesses. Now in its fourth year, 49 businesses have been… Read more ›

Challenge Wales Events brings bigger and better events to Wales

Bringing bigger and more enjoyable public sporting events to Wales is the aim of a new business based in Swansea. As more and more people opt for mass runs and other sports events, Challenge Wales Events says there needs to be innovative thinking to keep activities fun and enjoyable, and to make sure Wales becomes… Read more ›

Successful business has tragic origins

Mike Preece says his successful Welsh business is based on a tragic past. He says both his grandparents died from the effects of asbestos, and now his business PHH Environmental makes the substance safe in buildings across the UK. “My grandfather worked as a lagger using asbestos, and my grandmother washed his clothes and I have seen the… Read more ›

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