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Imposing 19th century listed Newport house is snapped up pre auction

South Wales Argus: Rothbury House

10:04am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE of the city of Newport’s grandest historic houses sold prior to going to auction.

Cwmbran solicitors launch landlord forum

South Wales Argus: Douglas Haig and Sam George

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien enjoyed great success with the launch of the Cwmbran Landlord Forum at the Parkway Hotel.

Caerphilly’s top performers urged to go for glory

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Businesses in Caerphilly borough have until October 3 to enter this year’s Caerphilly Business Forum Awards.

Confidence in the future has prompted hotel to invest £1.5m in 10 new rooms

South Wales Argus: Ian Solkin and Kerry Jennings

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Cwmbran’s Parkway Hotel and Spa is getting 10 luxury bedrooms and suites as part of a £1.5m investment by it’s owners de Savary Hotels.

Wales is lagging behind in R&D claims

9:47am Tuesday 16th September 2014

New figures show that Wales is lagging behind England and Scotland when it comes to claiming valuable incentives for research and development, according to Newport-based independent accountancy Broomfield & Alexander.

A new name and new prospects for one of Wales’ longest established organisations

South Wales Argus: Glyn Dorking, business development manager and Andy Wilkins, chief executive

9:45am Tuesday 16th September 2014

One of Wales’ longest established health plan organisations, Gwent Hospitals Contributory Fund, has undergone a rebrand to ensure its position within the modern health plan marketplace.

Hair and beauty apprentices enjoy Cyprus learning experience

9:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ten young hairdressing and beauty apprentices, including one from Gwent, swapped their salons in South Wales and Gloucestershire to experience working in Cyprus.

Garden marketing campaign brings jobs, investment and now Canmol glory to Newport

South Wales Argus: The Nordic Garden Buildings team

9:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Newport-based Nordic Garden Buildings has topped off an impressive year of investment by becoming the sole Newport entry to land a place in the finals of The Chartered Institute of Marketing Canmol: Wales Marketing Awards.

Newport engineer answers the riddles of the pyramids on TV

South Wales Argus: Cintec Waterwall airbags supporting ceiling of Step Pyramid

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Peter James, managing director of Newport-based Cintec International will be featured on More 4’s ‘Treasures Decoded’ programme on Wednesday.

M4 Breakfast network event

South Wales Argus: Alison Davies, John Lloyd Jones, Joy Phillips

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

More than 170 business people attended the recent M4 Business Network event when the guest speaker was Dame Tessa Jowell

Newport firm welcomes new trainee solicitors

South Wales Argus: Lucy Thomas, Rachael James and Rhys Dando

9:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Three trainee solicitors have joined Newport law firm HBJW.

Ex- Minister urges to Welsh businesses to show Scots their support for the Union

South Wales Argus: Paul Byett, Dame Tessa Jowell, Lisa White

9:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Dame Tessa Jowell, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, called on Gwent businesses to demonstrate to Scottish counterparts that they want the UK to stay together.

The Estates Office, Newport, official opening

South Wales Argus: Chris Taylor, Suzi Purnell, Adam Ryan

9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The team behind the newly-refurbished The Estates Office, at Pentonville in Newport city centre, held an event to celebrate the listed-building's official opening.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 04/03/14 of Edinburgh bakery Cuckoos which launched their own referendum opinion poll survey with cupcakes. Campaigning on both sides continues with only a week to go before Scotland decides on independence.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issu

9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

This week sees the historic independence vote taking place in Scotland.

Unsung heroes rewarded by Monmouthshire County Life magazine

South Wales Argus: Jo Barnes, editor of Monmouthshire County Life, centre, with the MCL team and the inaugural winners of The Mons awards

9:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Mons, a new award for Monmouthshire, were picked up by ten businesses, charities and individuals from the county at a special event held at St Pierre, near Chepstow.

Financially speaking

9:05am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Unless you’ve been holidaying on the moon for the last month or so you can’t fail to have noticed the arrival in town of President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, Chancellor Merkel et al for the Nato summit.

Important historic commercial building at the vanguard of rejuvenation of the city of Newport

South Wales Argus: Business confidence: Mayor of Newport, Councillor Matthew Evans opens The Estates Office, Pentonville, with (l to right) David Jones, of Hutchings and Thomas, Justin Kingdon, managing agent, David Pugsley and Haydn Thomas, of Hutchings and Thomas

8:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

LORD Tredegar’s former estates office in the heart of Newport has emerged as a beacon of business excellence for the city after a complete refurbishment and rejuvenation.

Newport data centre makes it onto prestigious list

10:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

UK Data centre operator Next Generation Data Limited, which has a base in Newport, has been included for the first time in the The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table of fastest growing private UK technology, media and telecoms companies.

20 questions

South Wales Argus: Mike Jones

10:14am Tuesday 9th September 2014

1. How did you get into your current job?

The cloud is still a good place to be

South Wales Argus: 57339832 (3528557)

10:04am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Last week, cloud security hit the headlines as a host of celebrities became victims of a major hacking scandal which has cast doubt on the safety of cloud computing systems.

You’ve been nano-ed! Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies’ expands own-brand offering as Tango Nanobytes lifts off

South Wales Argus: Chris Howarth, MD of Bon Bon Buddies

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Blackwood-based Bon Bon Buddies, Europe’s leading licenced character confectionery company, has teamed up with infamously irreverent soft drink brand, Tango, to extend its own-brand range with the launch of new Tango Nanobytes.

Tourism awards open after bumper summer for sector

9:56am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tourism businesses in Gwent are being urged to celebrate their successful year by entering the National Tourism Awards for Wales.

The big question

South Wales Argus: 78247422 (2915486)

9:44am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Celebrities who use cloud data storage have been in the news recently when some accounts were hacked and personal images were posted on the internet.

Business help charity raft race top the ton

South Wales Argus: Start of the 49th Monmouth Rotary Raft Race which attracted entries from all over the UK, including about 30 from logistics firm DHL, one the main sponsors of the event

9:35am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BUSINESSES got firmly behind the 49th annual staging of the Monmouth Raft Race ensuring organisers topped their target of 100 rafts on the River Wye.

Caerphilly media training firm proving force to be reckoned with

South Wales Argus: Working in Media Forces’ editing suite are volunteer from the University of South Wales Josh Selway, left, and Passport to Work scheme employee Josh Hick

9:31am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Caerphilly social enterprise set up to help ex-armed forces veterans to forge new print and media industry careers is itself proving victorious after just three months of trading.

Coleg Gwent develops vocational links with China

South Wales Argus: Left to right: campus director Gary Handley and principal of Guizhou Machinery Industry School Binru Wu holding the Welsh flag

9:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Coleg Gwent has strengthened educational links in China following a visit to the country, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities for students.

From the director's mouth

South Wales Argus: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

What an amazing experience the Nato Summit has been for Wales and Newport in particular.

Building society celebrates financial milestone with Dragons sponsorship

South Wales Argus: Pete Grzonka, commercial director for the Newport Gwent Dragons, finalises the sponsorship deal with Alan Roderick, head of marketing and e-commerce for Monmouthshire Building Society

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

This year, Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society hits a major financial milestone – one billion pounds in assets.

Young entrepreneur proves a cut above thanks to business support service

South Wales Argus: Laura Adams of Bespoke Laser UK

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A young entrepreneur from Cwmbran has been helped to follow in the footsteps of her family by setting up her own business following support from the Centre for Business – local provider of the Welsh Government Business Start Up Service.

Friars Walk is on course with some new tenants set to be announced soon

South Wales Argus: The latest updated of of construction work on Friars Walk, taken from Chartist Tower, Newport (10116381)

9:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Friar's Walk is very much on course and it is expected that some announcements of new tennants will be made within the next few weeks.

Bedwas company is an ‘exemplary employer’

9:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Gwent based optical manufacturer has been awarded a prestigious accolade for its dedication and commitment to creating an equitable and flexible workforce.

Newport pan Wales charity cyclists aim to steer clear of NATO Summit security

South Wales Argus: Riders from left to right: Ed Atree, Dennis Morgan, Matthew King, Richard Ellis, Andy Studley and Peter Lewis

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A team of South Wales cyclists will set off on 225-mile charity ride from Newport to Anglesey this week hoping not to get entangled in Nato conference security in Newport.

Finalists announced for county's business awards

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The finalists of the 2014 Monmouthshire Business Awards have been announced.

Smart Solutions creates new driver jobs across the UK

South Wales Argus: Nathan Bowles, CEO, Smart Solutions

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A total of 230 permanent full-time driving jobs are being created across the UK, of which 24 will be based in Wales, by Newport-based managed service provider, Smart Solutions, on the back of a flurry of new contract wins.

VAT is changing

South Wales Argus: (9858645)

9:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Fundamental changes to the VAT accounting treatment for suppliers of digital services (broadcasting, telecommunications and wider e-services) will come into effect from next year and will impact UK businesses making such supplies to private individuals (‘consumers’) across the EU.

From the Chamber

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

9:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sometimes it seems not a week goes by without another scandal around unethical business practices.

Booming recruitment firm’s new branch manager has a clear vision for the future

9:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

EXPANDING South Wales jobs business Clear Sky Recruitment has appointed Jessica Nichols to the role of branch manager.

College wins UK award for top training

9:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Coleg Gwent’s business team is celebrating a trio of awards after this year’s Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Awards.

Commercially speaking

South Wales Argus: (6745419)

9:42am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE city of Newport and it would appear all surrounding areas are crawling with police and security people.

Welsh care home wins national care award

South Wales Argus: (L-R) Rhian Rogers and Annabel John from award sponsor Freshwater, Simon Morgan, manager of Cwmcelyn and Suzanne Hughes, director of care and operations at Shaw healthcare

9:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A team from a care home in Gwent has been named Best Care Team at a national a national awards ceremony that celebrates excellence in the care sector.

Energy saving specialist among first Green Deal one-stop-shops

9:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

One of the UK’s leading experts in energy-saving technology and construction, which has a base in Caerphilly, is among the first companies in the country to be allowed to provide a complete start-to-finish service for the government’s Green Deal programme.

Former city nursing home goes on the market

South Wales Argus: An impressive stained glass window at Rothbury House, Newport

9:36am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of the city of Newport’s grand historic houses is up for sale at auction.

On-campus retailer becomes first in Wales to adopt ‘scan bag and go’ mobile payment technology

South Wales Argus: Dylan Matthews, Christian Malcolm and Peter O'Toole

9:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Newport-based retail services firm Retail Merchandising Services is launching its pioneering new smartphone app, which turns mobile phones into cash registers, for the first time in Wales.

Innovation Group chooses Caerphilly for new divisional HQ creating nearly 80 jobs

9:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Innovation Group, a global provider of outsourcing services and software to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries, is to establish a new division which will be headquartered in Caerphilly creating 77 new jobs.

Summit will have huge impact on South Wales, according to report

South Wales Argus: Newport task force unveils ambitious plans

9:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Over the two days of the Nato Summit later this week, the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport will host 61 world leaders, 70 foreign and defence ministers and defence chiefs, approximately 4,000 delegates and 1,500

Olympic bid mastermind to address business club

9:12am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa Jowell is set to address the influential M4 Business Network event on Tuesday September 9.

Clothing company sales go global

South Wales Argus: Gareth and Andy Shears

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

South Wales clothing company Bear Strength has realised the power of social media as sales of the brand’s signature CrossFit clothing went global almost overnight.

Digital businesses help Indian charity

South Wales Argus: (9855594)

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Two Monmouthshire firms have helped launch a new website and campaign platform for Calcutta Mercy, a US-based charity working to feed, educate, and medically assist the poor of Calcutta, India.

Mercedes-Benz Traveliners check in at Celtic Manor

South Wales Argus: New to the Celtic Manor Resort

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Guests staying at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport are now being ferried around its 2,000-acre estate aboard smart new Mercedes-Benz Traveliners.

Will the Nato Summit be a benefit to the area?

9:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014


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