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Three new board members elected by National Training Federation for Wales

South Wales Argus: Sarah John

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three new board members have been elected by an organisation that represents more than 100 learning providers across Wales.

Financially speaking

South Wales Argus: (1592837)

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

It’s that time of the year when the Chancellor brings out his big red briefcase and delivers his Autumn statement. There has been much debate on what will be included when he makes the speech on December 3 , here is a brief summary of my predictions:

Firm builds presence in Wales and beyond with more than £70m of work

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HOUSING and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has secured new contracts worth more than £70 million in Wales and the West Midland.

Could Newport’s proposed BID increase demand for housing in Newport?

South Wales Argus: John Newell, director, Kingston Newell Estate Agents

9:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A study into the UK’s property market has revealed the average house price in Wales has risen by 4.7 per cent to £172,000 over the last 12 months.

Outstanding achiever Helen shortlisted for national award

South Wales Argus: NOMINEE: Helen Brickley says Jobs Growth Wales has opened a door to a fashion industry career.

9:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A young woman from Pontllanfraith is vying for the title of Jobs Growth Wales Outstanding Achiever of the Year.

City of Newport Business Club event

South Wales Argus: Julie James, Catherine Gwilliam, Michael Lane, David Whittaker

9:48am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dylan Matthews, former CEO of The Celtic Manor Resort, was the guest speaker at a recent event staged by the City of Newport Business Club, held at the Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport.

Usk product design consultancy to exhibit at Medica for ninth year running

9:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Product design consultancy GX Group - which develops innovative products for some of the world’s leading medical and healthcare companies - heads out to Dusseldorf next month for Europe’s largest Medtech event where last year they generated business leads estimated in excess of than £650,000 .

Cwmbran accountancy firm appoints new staff

South Wales Argus: Samuel Houlden and Claire Walters

9:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cwmbran-based accountancy firm Green & Co has recently made new additions to its payroll and bookkeeping team.

I Am Woman business club launches in Monmouthshire

9:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than 70 women attended a special launch event in Abergavenny for the Monmouthsire 'I Am Woman' business club.

Jobs Growth Wales fuels growth for Newport digital marketing agency

South Wales Argus: Stephen Tamlin with his employer Delyth Jones in Newport

9:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Newport digital marketing business has expanded its operations and given two local young people full-time jobs after signing up to the Welsh Government’s flagship youth employment programme – Jobs Growth Wales.

County reach a Pinnacle

South Wales Argus: Pinnacle Telecom have agreed to supply Newport County FC with mobile phones, a new switchboard and extensions.  Pictured from left is Justin Edinburgh, Ben Stevens, Dean Stewart and Dave Boddy. (11596619)

9:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Newport County AFC has announced a new partnership with St Mellons-based Pinnacle Telecom.

Latest apprentice ‘digs in’ as sustainability plan ‘blossoms’ for hi-tech manufacturer

South Wales Argus: Front:  Aled Swain, David Davies, Judith Evans. Back row: Robin Marchant, Thomas Gardner, Jeff Lee, Zac Lenton-Johnson, Alex Lewis, Shawn Philips, Liam Ricketts

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Newbridge-based contract electronics manufacturer has appointed a new apprentice to join its growing hands-on scheme that provides a career path into the manufacturing and engineering industry for young people.

Business club to hear inside secrets of Nato Summit from man who made it possible

South Wales Argus: Simon Gibson

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Simon Gibson will be speaking at the M4 Business Network event on Tuesday November 11 at the Celtic Manor.

Equal pay for all?

South Wales Argus: Luke Welsh

9:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The issue of sex equality and pay in the workplace has been a major issue for decades.

Paul Silk delivers lecture on devolution in Usk

South Wales Argus:

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devolving prisons to Wales could help reduce the number of Welsh prisoners, according the Paul Silk, former chairman of the Silk Commission into Welsh devolution.

The big question... Does The Apprentice show young people what it's like in the world of work?

South Wales Argus: Lord Sugar and his team from The Apprentice

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The hit TV show The Apprentice is back on our screens, this year with 20 hopefuls battling it out in a bid to become Lord Sugar's new business partner.

Talk lifts the lid on The Celtic Manor Resort

9:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dylan Matthews, former chief executive officer of The Celtic Manor Resort, gave the inside track on what it was really like behind the scenes at the Nato conference.

LA promotion to attract more US TV and film production to Wales

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The drive to attract more high-end international film and TV drama production to Wales gets a boost this week with a promotion in Los Angeles during UK Film and TV Week.

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.






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