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Massive Newport letting will be rail nerve centre

South Wales Argus: MOVING IN: (from left), Haydn Thomas, director, Hutchings Thomas chartered surveyors, Dan Tipper, programme manager Network Rail, and Brian Fisher, programme director of ABC electrification, in front of number One Gold Tops

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

One of the largest lettings in a decade will see more than 100 new, highly-skilled jobs brought to a prominent office block right in the centre of Newport’s professional district.

Kingsway Centre has new owners and looks forward to two new occupiers

South Wales Argus: MUCH NEEDED: Robert Twigg, Property Partner at Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt

10:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

The Kingsway Centre in Newport city centre has been bought by Queensberry Real Estate and Bywater properties for an undisclosed sum.

Blaenavon business expands with support from local government grant

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Steve Jones, Jordan Fox, Anthony Evans and Alison Carter

10:02am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Blaenavon-based water treatment specialist, Water Treatment Products, has created 12 new jobs thanks to grants from the Local Investment Fund.

Devolving justice is subject of inaugural Mather-Jackson Library Lecture delivered by Silk Commission chairman Paul Silk

South Wales Argus: Jonathan Stephens, of Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt Solicitors

9:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A lecture by Paul Silk on devolving justice, which comes in the wake of the recent referendum vote on Scottish independence, will be staged in Gwent this week.

Newport solicitor urges business people to get their Wills in order

9:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Following the coming into force of the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 on October 1 2014, people are being urged to make sure that they have an up-to-date will in place to safeguard their assets, including their business.

Duo set up a cafe with a difference in Malpas

South Wales Argus: Matt Ellis and Ant Cook

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Two Newport men have set up a cafe with a difference in the Malpas area of the city.

From the director's mouth

South Wales Argus: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Institute of Directors’ annual convention is a fantastic opportunity for like-minded business leaders from across Wales and the whole of the UK to get together.

Gwent firms benefit from UKSE investment

South Wales Argus: UKSE invested £100,000 to support Caerphilly company Hoobs Valve expansion overseas.(l-r) Glyn Thomas UKSE, David Perez Finance Wales and Hobbs Valve MD Rhys Jones

9:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Tata subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise has revealed excellent results for investment into Welsh SME businesses in 2013/2014, including many in Gwent.

Monmouth firm shortlisted for major environment award

South Wales Argus: The Gritbuster

9:42am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Monmouth-based, Siltbuster, a leading recycling equipment specialists, has been shortlisted for CIWM’s prestigious UK Sustainability and Resource Industry Awards.

Cwmbran accountancy firm holds free auto-enrolment seminar

9:36am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Cwmbran-based accountancy firm Green & Co is holding a free auto-enrolment seminar next week .

Time for Gwent companies to shine at the Welsh Contact Centre Awards

9:34am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Gwent-based companies and individuals in the Welsh contact centre industry have until Wednesday November 5 2014 to put forward their case to collect an award the Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2014.

Arctic Ultra property auctioneer books Welsh endurance ‘wonder woman’ for lunch charity fund raiser

South Wales Argus: Paul Fosh

9:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

ARCTIC Ultra Marathon man, Newport-based property auctioneer Paul Fosh, is ratcheting up his efforts in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a leading cancer charity.

Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies benefits from Welsh Government support

South Wales Argus: Managing director of Bon Bon Buddies Chris Howarth

9:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has visited Europe’s leading provider of character confectionery, Bon Bon Buddies, at its Blackwood headquarters to discuss growing the business’s exports.

£1m Launchpad boost for med tech companies in Wales

9:24am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Med-tech businesses in Wales are set to get a boost in bringing new innovative products and services to market as Innovate UK unveils its first £1m Launchpad for the med tech cluster in Wales.

Winners announced in the Monmouthshire Business Awards

9:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The winners have been announced in the 2014 Monmouthshire Business Awards.

Newport-based Acorn ranked in top 1% of UK recruitment companies

South Wales Argus: Matt Southall, MD Acorn, Newport

9:04am Tuesday 14th October 2014

One of the leading voices in the recruitment industry, Recruitment International, has released its annual Top 250 report ranking Newport-based Acorn in the top one per cent of more than 9,000 recruitment companies in the UK.

Government backing brings £3.8m boost for Chepstow firm

South Wales Argus:

4:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Chepstow firm is investing £3.8 million in a new factory thanks to support from the Welsh Government.

Gwent firms get big investment boost

South Wales Argus:

3:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

Tata subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise has revealed excellent results for investment into Welsh SME businesses in 2013/2014, including many in Gwent.

Celtic Manor has new boss

South Wales Argus:

4:01pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE Celtic Manor Resort has a new boss after it was announced that Ian Edwards is its new chief executive.

Call to back Newport's Business Improvement District

South Wales Argus: SWA NICK MORRISH 15-06-06THE WAVE IN NEWPORT (3658497)

9:34am Tuesday 7th October 2014

If successful in being established, Newport BID will form a non-profit business-led and business funded organisation, formed to improve the commercial area within Newport city centre.

Russell leads buyout of Comtec Group

South Wales Argus: Mike Russell and Simon Powell

9:58am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Mike Russell, CEO of Cwmbran-based Comtec Group, has completed a buyout of the group with support from Simon Powell, original founder of Comtec, and Finance Wales.

Professor to outline theory on why many women under-achieve at work

9:53am Tuesday 7th October 2014

The professor who proposed the controversial ‘Paula Principle’, on why so many talented women fail to rise to the top at work, will deliver a public lecture on his theories in Newport this week.

'In years to come, you should thank George'

South Wales Argus: Make the most of your pension savings

9:53am Tuesday 7th October 2014

On Monday of last week, September, 29 at 18.47, George Osborne sent me an email. As it was my birthday I thought: “How nice, George has remembered.”

Cwmbran based firm Green & Co Accountants has recently taken on three new trainees

South Wales Argus: Lucy-Rae Macey, Craig Thomas and Kate Richardson

9:51am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Cwmbran based firm Green & Co Accountants has recently taken on three new trainees

Garin Jenkins opens Watertec's new Ebbw Vale lab

South Wales Argus: Garin Jenkins (centre) opens Kiwa Watertec's new laboratory in Ebbw Vale with Clive Hawkes technical manager and David Jay (right) business manager at watertec

9:45am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Former Welsh international rugby star Garin Jenkins was guest of honour at rugby -loving Kiwa Watertec at the opening of its new purpose-built test laboratory in Ebbw Vale.

Large companies share insights with Welsh SMEs

9:42am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Welsh SMEs working in the construction and property sector will be given an opportunity to discuss supply chain opportunities and how to engage with large companies, at an event coordinated by Business in the Community and Santander UK.

Broomfield & Alexander announces merger

9:42am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Professional advisory firm Broomfield & Alexander, which has an office in Newport, has announced its merger with W R King & Co, the largest independent firm of accountants in Neath.

New research shows huge export value of ‘Brand Britain’ to Welsh business

9:38am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Welsh businesses could gain a major boost in exports by marketing their products as Made in Britain, according to a new report independently commissioned by Barclays Corporate Banking.

COMMERCIALLY SPEAKING: M4 on the agenda again

South Wales Argus: (6745419)

9:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

It’s strange but sometimes the M4 is almost like a quiet country lane. It’s odder still that it was a bit like that during the Nato conference - where had everyone gone?

Newport firm wins top award

South Wales Argus: Lloyd Davies, Convey Law

9:26am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A NEWPORT conveyancing firm is celebrating after winning two national awards.

Newport construction consultants Lewis and Lewis secure Celtic Manor Convention Centre contract

South Wales Argus: What the new convention centre could look like

9:22am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Newport-based international construction consultants Lewis and Lewis Ltd has been appointed to a key role on the new Wales International Convention Centre project at Celtic Manor.

The big question

South Wales Argus: Sampling the delights at the Newport Food Festival  (11103680)

9:16am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Newport Food Festival brought the crowds out into the centre of the city at the weekend and Abergavenny Food Festival attracts thousands every year. Another food festival in Monmouthshire is being staged in Caldicot on Saturday and Sunday.

Local man shortlisted for national award

9:16am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Ebbw Vale man Justin Price has been shortlisted for a national award for his work managing a £20m construction project in Cardiff.

Newport Food Fesitval supper

South Wales Argus: Newport Food Fesitval supper

9:14am Tuesday 7th October 2014

An evening of food and entertainment staged and sponsored by by Celtic Manor Resort and Western Power Distribution and served up by Coleg Gwent students was held at Newport Market on the evening before the festival. Business Argus were guests of DBPR in Newport and snapped these out and about shots before the event. For more images from the evening visit

From the chamber

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

9:10am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A few weeks ago, the Welsh Government received criticism from a number of quarters relating to its flagship project designed to help young people into work, claiming that the majority of beneficiaries would have found work without support.

New business success is ‘Just Perfect’ for South Wales caterers

South Wales Argus: Louise and David Owens

9:06am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A South Wales catering business set up in the depths of the recession and committed to using locally sourced produce, has beaten off competition from major UK and international firms for the contract to operate a staff restaurant and provide in-house hospitality for more than 500 employees at Admiral’s newly opened Newport offices.

BUSINESS COMMENT: Newport is becoming powerhouse

South Wales Argus:

10:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Often viewed as the ugly sister by its two older Welsh city siblings, Cardiff and Swansea, Newport is emerging as an east Wales powerhouse of innovation and business, if not 'yet' beauty.

Convention centre will bring 'millions' to Gwent

South Wales Argus:

8:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A new convention centre at the Celtic Manor Resort will bring millions of pounds into the local economy according the chief operating officer of the resort.

Money matters

South Wales Argus: Robin Hall, Kymin Financial Planners

9:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Auto enrolment of workplace pensions commenced in October 2012, it started with the largest employers first and by February 2018 every employer in the UK will be affected.

Retail letting agent appointed for Friars Walk

South Wales Argus: Work is well under way on the Friars Walk development in Newport city centre

9:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Queensberry Real Estate has appointed Cooke and Arkwright as the new retail letting agent for Friars Walk, the 390,000 sq ft shopping and leisure development in Newport city centre due to open Autumn 2015.

Newport-based HardingEvans to run Cardiff Half Marathon for Bobath

South Wales Argus: Emma Brooks, Joy Baker, Amanda Campbell, Sarah Price

9:37am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Members of staff from one of South Wales’ leading law firms will be taking part in one of Cardiff’s biggest fundraising events to raise money for Bobath Therapy Centre Wales

Reboot secures six-figure financial package allowing expansion into South Wales

9:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Up-and-coming chain Reboot, which buys and sells secondhand CDs, DVDs and electrical goods, is planning to move its headquarters to Newport and open three shops in Wales over the next two months.

Solicitors achieve Lexcel accreditation

South Wales Argus: Sam George

9:31am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Cwmbran- based law firm QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien has recently achieved the Lexcel accreditation for its practice.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: Group of people holding hands in circle, low angle view (9386324)

9:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Recent research has shown that having a modern, tidy place of work with views over greenery is one way to keep staff happy, productive and motivated.

Pamper party at Monmouth beauty studio is a grand success for charity

South Wales Argus: PAMPER PARTY: Denise Jones, third left with, left to right, Elita Hippolyte, Belinda Tamlyn, Aimee Jones, Jessica Sayce, Natalia Antypa, Jemma Leonides-Morgan and Kimberley Danter

9:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A hair and beauty pamper day in Monmouth raised £1,000 for St David’s Hospice Care.

Smarter recycling for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

South Wales Argus: Nathan Bowles, CEO, Smart Solutions

9:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Outsourced services specialists, Smart Solutions, which is based in Newport, has won and is now delivering a £2m contract to provide managed services to support waste operations at a Welsh local authority.

Newport-based UHY Hacker Young bolsters team to support growth

South Wales Argus: Bradley Awuah-Peasah, Katie Williams, Lee Davies, Jamie Eddy, Christian Davies, and Shelly Desmond

9:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

In response to a number of new client wins, Newport-based chartered accountants, UHY Hacker Young, has boosted its team with the appointment of six specialist accountancy professionals.

Auctioneer looking for a deep freeze to help prepare for gruelling Arctic ultra-marathon challenge

South Wales Argus: Super cool: Paul Fosh is looking to get in some sub zero training

9:18am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DETERMINED Newport-based property auctioneer Paul Fosh remains cool about the challenge he has set himself to complete the toughest endurance event in the world.

Torfaen Business Voice event

South Wales Argus: Bernadette Davies, Ideal Weight; Dennis Ricketts, Spectrum Positive; Katie Allen, Katie Allen Communications

9:14am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Around 50 members of the Torfaen business community gathered at Greenmeadow Golf Club in Cwmbran last week for Torfaen Business Voice’s regular networking evening.

Football coach in running for top care award

South Wales Argus: Care Awards nominee Julian Edwards at Q Care in Abergavenny

9:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A football scout with Newport County is hoping to net an award for his health and safety work.

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