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Certus TG ‘virtually’ at the top

South Wales Argus: Paul Brown

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Leading IT consultancy, Certus TG, has become the first company in Wales to gain accreditation from Dell for its advances in desktop virtualisation.

Dealers flock to see firm's garden buildings

10:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Fifty key staff from garden buildings dealerships across the UK and Europe attended Nordic Garden Buildings’ first new product preview day, which took place at the parent company, the Burles Group’s headquarters at Abercarn.

Local landlords urged to put their house in order

10:28am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Landlords who rent out residential property in Newport are being warned to put their house in order as they are targeted by HM Revenue and Customs in a bid to recover the £500m it believes is being underpaid each year in the sector.

Expanding Welsh company creates 24 jobs at new service hubs

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

An expanding Wales-based company which specialises in manufacturing and supplying pay-to-play entertainment equipment to pubs and members clubs has created 24 new jobs.

Leading corporate and commerical lawyer joins Monmouth firm

South Wales Argus: Andrew Ellis

9:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Leading corporate and commercial lawyer Andrew Ellis has joined growing Monmouth-based law firm Rubric.

Principality extends presence in Gwent

South Wales Argus: PBS staff Kirsty Williams and Lesley Watkins with branch manager Deborah Chiswell

9:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Wales’ largest building society has opened a new agency in Chepstow, increasing competition and its presence in Wales.

Elliot measures up for graduate role with leading South Wales construction consultants

South Wales Argus: Measuring up: University undergraduate Elliot Ball

9:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Newport-based international construction consultants Lewis & Lewis Ltd has made a key appointment to further bolster its team of specialists as its order book grows.

South Wales one of top 20 Chambers of Commerce in UK

South Wales Argus: Graham Morgan

9:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The South Wales Chamber of Commerce has moved into the top 20 of Chambers of Commerce across the UK, based on membership numbers.

Newport’s first vibrant and viable project launched

South Wales Argus: Councillor John Richards, cabinet member for regeneration and development, Kathryn Edwards, Charter Housing corporate director, and apprentice Craig Wilford, are among those taking a look at the plans

9:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A multi-million programme to convert landmark city centre buildings into new homes is under way.

Admiral appoints new chief financial officer

South Wales Argus: Geraint Jones

9:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Admiral Group, which has a base in Newport city centre, has appointed Geraint Jones as its new chief financial officer.

Torfaen business owner nominated for PCR's Woman of the Year Award 2014

South Wales Argus: Victoria Bell

9:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Torfaen businesswoman Victoria Bell, director and co-founder of Bell IT Solutions, has been nominated for PC Retail's Woman of the Year Award 2014.

Former policeman makes snappy career change thanks to start up service

South Wales Argus: Huw Fairclough

9:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A former police officer who spent 30 years in the force has turned his lifelong ambition of becoming a photographer into a reality thanks to help from the Welsh Government’s Business Start Up service.

Waste services firm on the way to green glory

9:24am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Amber Services Waste Management and Recycling, based in Caerphilly, are delighted to have won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

Four days could be the norm

South Wales Argus: Luke Welsh

9:24am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A four-day weekend is something many of us dream about, but could it soon become a reality?

Adam helps kitchen store celebrate new start

South Wales Argus: Left to right, Kevin Morgan of NatWest, Ian Jenkins of Dreams Doors, Adam Jones, Karen Jenkins of Dream Doors and Andrew White of Cardiff Marble Company

9:18am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A kitchen business run by a family from Blaina which lost its showroom in a devastating fire last winter has unveiled its new premises with help from a celebrity guest and NatWest.

Financially speaking

South Wales Argus: (1592837)

9:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HMRC have announced a new campaign aimed at people who are employed but also have income from self-employment which they have not declared.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: Torfaen Council backs claims that  £250 million Circuit of Wales could revitalise the valleys

9:06am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The British Moto GP looks set to be held at the Circuit of Wales racetrack in Ebbw Vale for the next decade.

Newport students grow their ambitions with law firm Blake Morgan

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Joanna Rees, Mererid McDaid, Georgia Phasey and Curtis Dada

10:41am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Newport students nominated by Newport City Homes have been given the opportunity to take advantage of a unique work placement scheme with law firm Blake Morgan.

Finalists selected for coveted Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Thirty-six learners, employers and training providers from across Wales, including two from Gwent, have been selected as finalists for this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru after a record number of entries.

Sky’s the limit for ambitious graduate at booming recruitment firm

South Wales Argus: Clear vision: Sarah Roberts, of Clear Sky Recruitment

10:28am Tuesday 12th August 2014

EXPANDING South Wales jobs business Clear Sky Recruitment has appointed Sarah Roberts to the role of trainee consultant.

Cwmbran solicitor firm launches landlord forum

South Wales Argus: Sam George

10:24am Tuesday 12th August 2014

QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien will launch the Cwmbran Landlord Forum to offer advice to landlords in the area.

The risks of being a director

South Wales Argus: (9127474)

10:04am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Although many associate the role of a director with lucrative salaries, generous holiday allowances and attractive bonuses, few realise the great responsibility that comes with being the head of a company.

From the director's mouth

South Wales Argus: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:48am Tuesday 12th August 2014

I really look forward to this time of year with the key Welsh events that take place – I thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Welsh Show and last week’s National Eisteddfod was a great event.

Mi-space hires impressive work experience candidates in Wales

South Wales Argus: Joe Cappell and Jamie Dixon from Cwmbran with Paul Leighton, Mi-space senior site manager for the project

9:46am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Two work experience candidates at a Mi-space building project in Cwmbran so impressed their managers that they are now in paid full time employment.

Boom time for beauty businesses

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Jess Daniels, Karen Williams, Emma King (Barclays business manager) and Michael Price

9:46am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The number of beauty businesses in the UK has risen by over a fifth in the last four years, according to new data from Barclays Business.

Gwent schemes help firm's half year results

South Wales Argus: An artists impression of Loftus Garden Village, Newport

9:44am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Contracts for Gwent-based schemes won by construction, infrastructure and design company Morgan Sindall and developments by affordable housing, regeneration and maintenance specialist Lovell, have contributed to the half year results released by its parent company Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group.

Newport firm helps secure flag poles at The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

9:42am Tuesday 12th August 2014

When the call came in to ask for help with securing flag poles for a trade stand at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, the Rogerstone-based Spirafix Ground Anchors team were only too happy to help.

Award winning construction firm promotes health and safety at local school ahead of social housing development

9:38am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Pupils at a Risca primary school have been learning about safety on construction sites after entering a poster competition launched by Morganstone, which is building a new social housing project in the area.

Agents appointed for Castlegate Business Park in Caldicot

South Wales Argus: John Jones, Jane Tooley and Mark Sutton

9:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Robert Hitchins Group has appointed Herbert R Thomas as its joint letting and sale agents for Castlegate Business Park in Caldicot.

Don't get carried away at the summer social

South Wales Argus: Businessmen and women at office party smiling, portrait, elevated view (9092032)

9:28am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Generally, the consumption of excess alcohol is the number one cause of a whole host of issues at staff socials and work events.

Abertillery brewery teams up with children's charity

South Wales Argus: (L-R): Mike Williams (Follow Your Dreams), Jaime Devine (Tudor Brewery), John Hope (Follow Your Dreams)

9:26am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Abertillery-based Tudor Brewery has teamed up with children's charity Follow Your Dreams in order to raise money.

Project 'seas' Newport firm support restoration

South Wales Argus: Mumbles lifeboat

9:18am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Newport Galvanizers has played a key role in the multi-million pound refurbishment of a 115-year-old pier in South Wales.

Sealant firm makes five appointments as part of ambitious growth strategy

South Wales Argus: From left to right: Hannah Wigley, Ellie Bright, Brad Lewis, Beatriz Calde, Joe Cooper-Gray, Nick Jones (director)

9:12am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Chepstow-based sealant specialist has made a series of appointments as part of its plans for expansion, following a period of significant growth.

Llanwern charity golf day plans to smash last year’s total

South Wales Argus: Peter O'Toole

4:11pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A Newport retail services firm is staging a charity golf tournament for the third year running this week, with the aim to raise more than £10,000 for a national cancer charity.

Charity is ‘par’ for the course for local manufacturer

South Wales Argus: Ian Menzies, Terry Dowling, Mick McGuire, Paul Murphey, Franca Nigro.

11:04am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A golf tournament has scored a ‘hole in one’ by raising more than £1,400 for a Gwent charity, which provides palliative care services to more than 3000 patients and their families facing life-limiting illness.

Tredegar film firm focusses on growth

South Wales Argus: Gareth Griffin with Louise Harris Blaenau Gwent Council (left) and Kim Robinson UK Steel Enterprise

10:56am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A Tredegar film company is aiming for expansion following a rebranding exercise.

View from the Chamber

South Wales Argus: Keith Palmer, of South Wales Chamber of Commerce

10:46am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Last month saw the release of our latest Quarterly Economic Survey which gives a great insight into how business across south east Wales are performing, their plans for the coming months and what challenges they are currently facing.

Cwmbran attracts investment from B&M Retail as part of its UK wide expansion

10:06am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Retailer B&M is moving to Cwmbran and creating more than 70 jobs in the process.

Festival Park flies the Flag!

South Wales Argus: Festival Park : Ebbw Vale (8817291)

10:02am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Ebbw Vale’s Festival Park Outlet Shopping & Leisure has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award, having been recognised by Keep Wales Tidy for the high standards maintained in managing the outlet’s surrounding green spaces.

Sinclair Volkswagen Newport, celebrates award win for excellent customer service

South Wales Argus: (L-R) A representative from the Motability Car Scheme, Clive Hyde (Brand Manager at Sinclair Volkswagen Newport), Phil Parry (Sales Executive at Sinclair Volkswagen Newport) and Tony Dunstall (Service Advisor at Sinclair Volkswagen Newport)

10:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Sinclair Volkswagen Newport has won a regional award for its work with the Motability Car Scheme.

High flyers promoted at law firm

South Wales Argus: Rebecca Wilkey (private client) and Natasha Andrzejuk (residential property)

10:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Leading Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Law firm Gwyn James, which has offices in Monmouth and Coleford, has announced two new associates in the private client and property teams.

Aspiring entrepreneurs sought for starring role in future business success stories

South Wales Argus: Hamish Kay

9:54am Tuesday 5th August 2014

An entrepreneurial young film maker from Newport is among those playing a starring role in getting other would-be entrepreneurs to embrace enterprise and become the small business ‘A-listers’ of tomorrow.

Four Gwent Directors shortlisted for celebrated National Director of the Year Awards finals

South Wales Argus: Penny Brockman and Judith Paget

9:50am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Four Gwent directors have been shortlisted for the UK Final of the Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: (8902297)

9:42am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Summer's here and lots of us will be jetting off on holiday over the next couple of months, if we've not been already.

Money talks

South Wales Argus: (3622119)

9:38am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Exciting news… a whole new use for your garage!

Jobs boost as Wales Micro-business Loan Fund helps create 295 jobs

South Wales Argus: Finance Wales has been helping micro-businesses with loans

9:29am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Eighty-seven Welsh businesses had taken out loans totalling £1.9m from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund by the end of June 2014 helping to create 281 jobs and protect a further 264 jobs.

A bumper year for retail in Welsh new town, says M&G Real Estate

South Wales Argus: Cwmbran Shopping is thriving

9:29am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Cwmbran Shopping Centre, owned by M&G Real Estate, has seen a number of new lettings, which have helped the centre to continue to feel the positive impact of the economic turnaround.

Principality announces strong growth as it agrees sale of its estate agency business

9:29am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Principality Building Society, which has branches across Gwent, has announced record profits, and has also revealed the agreed sale of Peter Alan estate agents, and the outsourcing of its surveying business to the Connells Group for consideration of £16.4m.

Commercially speaking

South Wales Argus: Hadyn Thomas, of Newport-based Hutchings and Thomas Chartered Surveyors

9:22am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Is Newport ready to ride the wave of the next economic recovery?

Accountancy team conquers three peaks to raise thousands for children’s cancer charity

South Wales Argus: The Kilsby & Williams ‘Happy Feet’ team at the top of Snowdon. Left to right: Amanda Williams, Suzanne Lee, Andy Gait, Jonathan Harrhy, Dee Pattemore and Alison Hazledine

9:22am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Six members of the same Gwent accountancy firm scaled the three highest peaks in Britain to raise thousands for a children’s cancer care charity in Wales.

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