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Proposal to boost city centre living

10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A proposed initiative aimed at encouraging more residential use of city centre properties could go out to public consultation in the near future.

Mabey Bridge shortlisted for Manufacturing Excellence Awards

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Derek Sheldon, IMechE member (lead assessor), Christina Campbell, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, David Davies MP for Monmouth, Peter Matley, IMechE member (MX assessor)

10:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Mabey Bridge has been shortlisted for the next stage in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards in the categories of ‘People Effectiveness’ and ‘Partnership with Education’.

Principality appoints new group chief operating officer

South Wales Argus: Alan Jarman

10:22am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Alan Jarman, the former CEO of HSBC in Wales and Poland, has joined Wales’ largest building society as group chief operating officer.

Skills Growth Wales funding helps Certus TG keep on the cutting edge

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10:22am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Newport-based IT consultancy Certus TG, has received £85,000 of funding from the Welsh Government to help it achieve its ambitious plans for growth.

Presiding Officer calls for greater participation in public life

South Wales Argus: Dame Rosemary Butler

10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Women across the region should get more actively involved in public life in order to make public organisations more representative according to Dame Rosemary Butler, presiding officer of the Assembly.

Graduate scheme attracts top candidate to UK contract electronics manufacturing

South Wales Argus: Valentina Cristea

10:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Newbridge-based contract electronics manufacturer has appointed its latest first class candidate to begin their career through its sought-after graduate scheme.

Nuaire announced as national business awards finalist

10:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Caerphilly-based ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has been nominated for the Market Gravity Innovation Award for the 2014 National Business Awards.

Red tape holding back SME jobs growth

10:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Research from legal group QualitySolicitors has shown that recent employment figures are skewed by employers’ lack of confidence in the job market.

WS Training awards its 150th qualification this year

South Wales Argus: Dan Parker with tutor Phil Dale

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

South Wales-based recycling and environmental training company WS Training has celebrated handing over its 150th successful qualification for the year.

Sponsored walk raises more than £1,500 for charity

South Wales Argus: The Green & Co sponsored walk team

9:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Accountancy firm Green & Co has raised more than £1,500 for the brain injury charity Headway Cardiff.

Twin lettings at Brecon House

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Henry Best, of Jenkins Best; Caroline Barnes and Dr Abu Feroz, of Evolve; and Mark Sutton, of Knight Frank

9:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

One of the UK's leading health, safety and environmental consultancies has moved from Newport to Cwmbran as part of an expansion programme which will see it create 10 new jobs.

Smiles for Cwmbran dental practice following bank support

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Dr Sharlene Parmar-Anwar, owner of Cwmbran Dental Spa, and Suzanne Rees, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking,  with one of Dr Sharlene's staff

9:48am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A dental practice in Croesyceiliog has invested in new services and a complete refurbishment with the support of a six-figure loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Full steam ahead for new design and print company

South Wales Argus: Jennie Howells, graduate surveyor, Nuttall Parker and Lee Taylor, owner, Minuteman Press, Newport

9:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Former Royal Navy Petty Officer Lee Taylor has left a career in the forces to take on a new challenge as the owner of the Minuteman Press franchise in Newport.

Welsh firms boosting apprenticeships to close skills gap

South Wales Argus: IAC Ltd apprentices Luke Elsmore and Alex Scott at Worldskills UK. They now have the chance to represent the company at a similar event in Brazil

9:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Two-thirds of those companies which currently run apprenticeship schemes plan to give more young people in Wales an opportunity to take their first steps into the job market, according to a new report from the CBI.

Tredegar-based Penn Pharma announces agreement for its intended sale to US firm

9:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Tredegar-based Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd, which employs 300 people, is set to be sold to a US firm in a £127m deal.

Newport computing firm earns respected technology industry business credential

9:24am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Newport-based A2Z Computing Limited, a service and solutions provider, has received the CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark a respected industry credential which signifies business excellence within the ICT industry.

Offices converted into residential compounds commercial shortages in Wales

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

9:01am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wales is seeing more offices converted into residential properties, which could lead to a shortage of office space, according to new data from RICS.

The big question...

South Wales Argus: The Welsh flag (8678346)

8:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The title 'Lord of Wales' is going under the hammer on Thursday at the latest auction held by Newport firm Paul Fosh Auctions.

Keep the office germ-free this summer

South Wales Argus: Woman sweeping crumpled paper (8157474)

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Office cleaning is essential throughout the year, but, it is even more crucial when it comes to the warm weather we have been experiencing of late, as the office environment becomes a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

Should holiday pay include commission?

South Wales Argus: Luke Welsh

9:34am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As holiday season is upon us and people’s minds are drifting to thoughts of relaxing on a tropical beach with a book in one hand and a pina colada in the other, a recent case held by the European Court of Justice has ruled that an employee’s commission should be taken into consideration when calculating their holiday pay.

Making the most of your conference

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9:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Organising a conference or event for your business can be great for external or internal relations, it can also be a daunting task.

First Welsh woman president for Law Institute

South Wales Argus: Frances Edwards

9:14am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Newport-born Frances Edwards has become the 51st president, and the first Welsh woman president, of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Boutique brings style and choice to High Street

South Wales Argus: Moving away from the Internet: from left Ruth Headon UK Steel Enterprise, Ceri Nash and Louise Harris Blaenau Gwent Council

9:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Local choice for local people is the aim of Ceri Nash’s new boutique for youngsters.

Mercedes-Benz Arocs goes to waste for GD Environmental

South Wales Argus: GD Environmental’s general manager (West) Mike Underwood with one of the new truck. Mike is in charge of the fleet

9:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Fast-growing waste management specialist GD Environmental Services is running its first examples from the all-new Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck range.

Tiger Wales expands its operations and creates new jobs

8:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Danish retail brand Tiger is expanding its operations in Wales by opening a new 195 sq metre store in Cwmbran, which is set to create 10 new jobs.

Welsh big businesses back M4 Relief Road

South Wales Argus: NOSE TO TAIL: M4 traffic in Newport

7:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOUR leading business organisations have written an open letter to the Welsh Government urging the transport minister to “push forward” with plans to build the M4 relief road.

Innovative mobile technology app showcased at event for independent retailers

South Wales Argus: Peter O’Toole and RMS’ marketing assistant Ronja Moln

10:38am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Independent retailers have been given an opportunity to discover how innovative smartphone-based technology can improve the service they offer, and drive customer loyalty.

Financially speaking

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10:28am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Now that we appear to have emerged from the recession, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has been criticised by many commentators (myself included) for the apparent failure of their so-called quantitative easing policy.

PHP Genie expands into the USA and forecasts turnover will hit £5 million mark in three years

South Wales Argus: The Incubator, Miami

10:04am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Newport-based web developers PHP Genie forecast turnover will rise from £500,000 to £5m within three years following their expansion into the US with the opening of a new office in Miami, Florida.

Newport steel firm secures £1m Finance Wales loan to reach Olympic-sized ambitions

South Wales Argus: Left to right: Alan Jones at BPU Accountants, Richard Selby at Pro Steel Engineering and Oliver Jenkins at Finance Wales

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A South Wales-based steel specialist has secured a £1m loan from Finance Wales to complete a high-profile project at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Viaggio UK adds expert touch to Newport beauty boutique launch

South Wales Argus: One Touch: Owner Andrea Stephens

9:54am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A VIP launch of Newport’s One Touch Health and Beauty Boutique will take place at the end of this month.

Mitel appointment sharpens focus on maintaining leadership in Europe and growing strategic markets

South Wales Argus: Graham Bevington, Mitel’s newly-appointed executive vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa

9:38am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Global business communications firm Mitel, which has its UK base in Caldicot, has appointed Graham Bevington as executive vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

When business becomes personal

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9:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Most of us would agree that a company’s employees are its greatest asset and high employee productivity is the heartbeat of a successful business. But when staff are distracted and unhappy due to personal issues, their work suffers, and ultimately so does the company.

20 questions...

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9:26am Tuesday 15th July 2014

1. How did you get into your current job?

Cwtch is shortlisted for top blogging award

South Wales Argus: Maria Farrelly

9:22am Tuesday 15th July 2014

One of Wales’ leading wedding blogs, Cwtch The Bride, has been shortlisted for the coveted ‘Best Wedding Blog’ award at this year’s Cosmopolitan Magazine blog awards.

Chepstow firm seals mobile future

South Wales Argus: Production director Vince Johnson and managing director Nick Jones show off S&D Sealants new app

9:17am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A new mobile app is helping a Chepstow-based sealant specialist achieve its ambitious growth target of doubling its turnover within two years, by enabling improved staff efficiency.

Chartered surveyors provide ‘vantastic’ Three Peaks Challenge support for Tenovus cancer charity

South Wales Argus: Vantastic: Liz Wilson, of Tenovus with left to right, Paul Edwards, performance and technology manager at Marshalls  and Haydn Thomas, of Hutchings and Thomas,  picking up the vehicle from Cwmbran van hire

9:12am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Newport-based chartered Surveyors Hutchings & Thomas helped a charity fundraising Three Peaks challenge run more smoothly by arranging transport for a group of entrants.

‘Manifesto for Work’ test needed to sustain economic recovery

South Wales Argus: Nerissa Williams

9:09am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Next year's general election will require policy programmes which pass the ‘Manifesto for Work’ test if the economic recovery is to be sustained, according to the professional body for HR and people development.

Survey reveals recruitment frustration in Newport as recovery continues

South Wales Argus: Graham Morgan

8:46am Tuesday 15th July 2014

More businesses in Newport are finding it difficult to recruit the right people, according to the South Wales Chamber of Commerce’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey.

Look of Celtic Manor convention centre revealed

South Wales Argus:

10:56am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Celtic Manor have revealed how their planned Wales International Convention Centre will look.

Big boosts for Welsh tech sector

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12:32am Wednesday 9th July 2014

The Welsh Government’s flagship technology event, Digital 2014, continues today in Newport, following the announcement last night of a number of major new projects to boost the ICT and digital sectors across Wales.

Topstak opens new Monmouth store

10:52am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Topstak, a market leader in woodstoves and interiors, has opened a new showroom in Monmouth.

New co-working hub for entrepreneurs in Torfaen

South Wales Argus: Found of Indy Cube Mark Hooper with Councillor Gwyneira Clark, executive member for housing, planning and public protection at Torfaen council

10:19am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Torfaen council has teamed up with the co-working network Indycube to offer affordable office space for small businesses, new start-ups and social enterprises, at the Corn Bin in Garndiffaith.

Chepstow dentists move into new home

South Wales Argus: Gaenor Davison, left, and Alison Jones, right, with Neil Williams of NatWest in the dentist’s chair

10:13am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Two dentists who have worked in Chepstow for three decades between them are celebrating moving into a new surgery of their own in the town centre.

Car auction business achieves milestone

South Wales Argus: Ian Higson, manager, Newport-based Auction4Cars

10:05am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Newport-based Auction4Cars is celebrating selling its 100,000th car – just five years after it was launched.

Health cash plan provider to target new business with latest appointment

South Wales Argus: L-R Glyn Dorking and Andy Wilkins

10:05am Tuesday 8th July 2014

One of Wales’ longest established healthcare organisations has strengthened its senior team with a new appointment as it aims to target new business and expand its reputation.

Society launches £25,000 fund to celebrate financial milestone

10:01am Tuesday 8th July 2014

This year, Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society, one of Wales’ largest and most successful financial institutions, hits a major financial milestone – £1bn in assets.

Business training is recipe for success

South Wales Argus: (From back to front) Jamie Jones, Abdel Moneah Dhouibi, Monika Szymczak, Maureen Powell

10:01am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Staff working for a food production company in Abergavenny are helping the business go from strength to strength – thanks to workplace training from Coleg Gwent’s business team.

Ty-Hafan appoints Newport businessman as first corporate ambassador

South Wales Argus: TOP FUNDRAISER: Corporate ambassador Lloyd Davies with (left to right) Sara Webber, Ruth Kearney and Alison Stallard, of Ty-Hafan

9:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Lloyd Davies, managing director of Newport property lawyers, Convey Law, has been appointed as Ty-Hafan’s first corporate ambassador.

New chairman for Caerphilly ventilation manufacturer

South Wales Argus: Nuaire CEO Mark Huxtable and chairman Kevin Sargeant

9:49am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Caerphilly-based ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has announced the appointment of Kevin Sargeant as its new chairman.

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