The South Wales Argus has launched a new glossy magazine, The Business, to show the paper’s backing for the business community in Gwent.

Argus business editor Jo Barnes and managing director Hussain Bayoomi hosted a launch event for The Business at the Riverfront in Newport, which was attended by business people and councillors from around the area.

Hussain told the guests: “There is lots going on in the business sector locally and there is an abundance of talent which needs to be celebrate.

“Our new business magazine is our way of selling the city and showing that we are backing Newport.”

Jo Barnes said: “This is a really exciting time for Newport and south east Wales. By launching this magazine, we want to show the local business community we are backing them all the way.”

Lead sponsor of the launch edition was Newport-based Kymin Financial Services.

Executive chairman of Kymin Gerald Davies said he was delighted to back the magazine, which he saw as a positive move to promote the business community.

The Business will be published bi-monthly, and the 5,000 copies will be sent out to businesses and organisations across the region.