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Breaking news Celtic Manor to host international investment conference

South Wales Argus: LIVE: Newport council debate Celtic Manor conference centre

2:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWPORT is to host an international investment conference aiming to create jobs and growth for the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable and Welsh Government Minister Edwina Hart have announced today.

Secret millionaire to speak at Dragons free networking event

South Wales Argus: Kevin Green

10:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than 130 local and national businesses are expected to attend the Dragons of Newport Business Networking Club’s free quarterly open event on September 10.

Talking business

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10:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Anyone who has had any dealings with us at FSB Wales is probably well aware of our concerns over the Severn Bridge tolls.

Bobath celebrates ‘Smart’ donation

South Wales Argus: Gail Griffiths, of Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales, and Nathan Bowles, Smart Solutions

10:28am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Outsourced services specialists, Smart Solutions, has beaten its challenge of raising £21,000 for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales during the course of the last year.

Julie wakes up and smells the coffee

South Wales Argus: Julie Le Peltier with Barclays Business Banking Manager Moira Wearing, who made the couple’s project possible

10:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Julie Le Peltier and husband Marc, established property developers have decided to diversify into the takeaway coffee, smoothie and milkshake business after opening a new outlet under the name of Beveridge & Co at the Old Bell Chambers, Chepstow, supported by Barclays.

Talking training

South Wales Argus: 19/04/2013  Pics (C) Huw John, Cardiff. Tel: 07860 256991. MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHNCardiff Metropolitan University and Acorn join forces to launch a new work based learning degree. Sarah John, Learning & Development Commercial Director, Acorn Group

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

There is no question that work-based learning is succeeding in helping to fill the gap left by falling numbers of students applying for higher education courses in Wales.

Money talks

South Wales Argus: (3622119)

9:48am Tuesday 26th August 2014

I’m off to Norway next week and on the way I shall have some time to contemplate the state of the world. In view of the impending NATO summit in Newport, there is a lot for all of us to consider. No wonder that the level of security is overwhelming.

Industrial Automation & Control secures top UK safety accreditation

South Wales Argus: Phil Kitson, manufacturing director of IAC Ltd

9:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Newport-based systems integration firm Industrial Automation and Control has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor.

Nearly 5,000 companies sign up to Jobs Growth Wales

South Wales Argus: Emma Coslett

9:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Almost 5,000 companies across Wales have taken on young people through Jobs Growth Wales since the EU-backed programme began in April 2012.

When is it only banter

South Wales Argus: Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay

9:34am Tuesday 26th August 2014

1. When does ‘banter’ go too far?

Basepoint marks first year with further support for St David’s Hospice Care charity events in Monmouthshire

South Wales Argus: Tina Colegate, from Basepoint (left) and Tania Ansell, from St David’s Hospice Care

9:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SERVICED office business Basepoint, which has recently celebrated its first year of operation in Chepstow, is supporting two major events being staged by St David’s Hospice Care.

Admiral announced as sponsor for The City of Newport Half Marathon 2015

South Wales Argus: Raring to go: Natalie Grimshare, Brendon White, James Clement, Lauren Challenger, all of Admiral, and Kris Broome, of St David's Hospice Care

9:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Local employer Admiral, which employs about 500 people in a recently-opened city centre office, is all set to sponsore the 2015 City of Newport Half Marathon.

Arcadia Homes opens second home in South Wales in former Newport hotel

South Wales Argus: (9595952)

9:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The husband and wife partnership behind Pontcanna House care home in Cardiff have opened the doors on their second home in South Wales, this time in Newport.

Marketing team recognised for ‘Bridging Time’ campaign

South Wales Argus: As part of its Bridging Time campaign, Mabey Bridge sponsored Chepstow RFC for the 2013/14 season with a donation for the first team tracksuits/warm-up kit. The donation was made following recommendations by the Mabey Bridge Employee Council, which was cr

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Mabey Bridge has been shortlisted for the Monmouthshire Business Awards 2014 in the category of Excellence in Marketing.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: LINK: The old Severn Bridge

9:09am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Business people from Gwent have given a mixed response to an announcement from the Lib Dems that they would scrap the tolls on the two Severn crossings if they got into power in next year's general election.

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.






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