A helping hand for business?

Free Press Series: Will Help to Buy help the construction sector?

12:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

When Help-to-Buy was introduced in England last April, we saw a strong upswing in business on the other side of the bridge.

New appointment strengthens expert VAT team

Free Press Series: DELIGHTED: Andrew Norris

11:03am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Newport-based VAT consultancy has added a new senior manager to its award-winning team.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens branch in Cwmbran and creates six new jobs

10:57am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Business investment in Torfaen and increasing customer demand are behind the opening of a new Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at a commercial site on Llanfrechfa Way which has been unused for two years.

£3m support package announced for Welsh construction industry

Free Press Series: Adrian Belton, CITB chief executive, Mike Perry, MD, SMK, Shaun Williams, director/project manager, SMK, Wyn Prichard, CITB Wales, Edwina Hart, Minister

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Welsh construction industry is set to receive a much needed boost following the announcement of a £3m pound support package, to be joint funded by CITB Wales, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for construction and the Welsh Government.

Nato in Newport

Free Press Series: Ashley Harkus of Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt

10:43am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The announcement that the NATO Summit will be held in Newport has received a mixed reaction from Newportonians, perhaps caused by memories of the promises made about the Ryder Cup.

Gwent small businesses urged to spring clean their finances

10:35am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Small businesses across Gwent are being urged to spring clean their finances after a raft of changes were introduced from April.

20 questions

Free Press Series: Jeremy Nixey, CEO, Shaw Healthcare, based in St Mellons, near Newport

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

1. How did you get into your current job?

Talking business

Free Press Series: (1704013)

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

There is now a little over a month to go until the European elections, and while it can sometimes be hard to relate to what happens at an EU level, events there have a real impact on companies here in south east Wales.

Watkins & Gunn Solicitors appointed law firm of trade union Community

Free Press Series: Senior associate at Watkins & Gunn Michael Imperato with Community's general s Roy Rickhuss

10:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Independent trade union Community has appointed Watkins & Gunn Solicitors as its legal partner for members in Wales and the South West.

Gwent business honoured as exemplary employers

Free Press Series: Richard Diack, director of Oakdale-based JR & AG Diack Ltd

9:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

An Oakdale-based electrical company, JR & Ag Diack Ltd, has been honoured for putting equality, diversity and good employment practice at the heart of its

New business is just the job for Gwent entrepreneur

Free Press Series: Blackwood entrepreneur Ross Porter has launched Clear Sky Recruitment

9:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE sky is the limit for Gwent serial entrepreneur Ross Porter, who has returned to his roots to establish a new recruitment business in his home town.

The Pensions Revolution

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9:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Many of the first companies forced to auto enrol their staff into a pension scheme have been left daunted and confused.

Newport accountant braves minus 30c, frost bite and polar bears to complete North Pole Marathon

Free Press Series: Runners in the North Pole marathon

9:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

With temperatures below -30 C the North Pole Marathon is known as the 'coolest' marathon on earth.

Flagship city centre office building nearing completion

Free Press Series: 01/10/2013  Pics (C) Huw John Photography, Cardiff. MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHN..Scarborough Development Group with partners at Topping Out ceremony in Newport today. Contact Reece at WEPR on 02920 555505 for story...3 Towy Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 0

9:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Work on the Newport city centre Admiral building is almost complete, and staff from the insurance giant's Langstone base are looking forward to moving in next month.

Leading South Wales law firm strengthens conveyancing team with appointment of new head

Free Press Series: Jen Finch (right) welcomed to ETLP Newport office in Gold Tops by partner Kirsten Tuck

9:08am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jen Finch has joined South Wales legal practice Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt as head of conveyancing.

Festival Park has record breaking year

9:03am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Chester Outlets is celebrating Festival Park’s most successful trading year since the centre opened in 1997, with 150 new jobs also being created there since 2009.

Royal reception for women’s entrepreneurship advocate Christine

Free Press Series: Christine Atkinson

10:48am Sunday 20th April 2014

An inspirational academic at Wales’ largest university, who has helped hundreds of women in Wales to start their own businesses and progress in their careers, has been honoured by The Queen for promoting enterprise.

Business leaders collaborate to end stifling culture of silence on mental health

Free Press Series: Mature businessman sitting at conference table in boardroom (5402668)

2:22pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Leaders of UK businesses are collaborating to launch a new national campaign to end the culture of silence around mental health in the workplace and ensure mental wellbeing is recognised as a priority boardroom issue.

Quinn Radiators on the safe side with award

Free Press Series: Mike Vernall, Quinn Radiators’ health, safety and environment manager

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

UK manufacturer Quinn Radiators are toasting success after receiving an award from the British Safety Council for the second year running.

Grant helps give RecRock a fine-tune

Free Press Series: Kerry Roberts, of Absolute Creative Events, Sam East, of digital agency SoBytes, Jill Gorin, of Business in Focus, Daniel Fitzgerald, Chis Chugg, of Waters & Gate, Gareth Jones, director of RecRock, and Jack Cooper

10:56am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Caerphilly social enterprise giving people in disadvantaged areas the chance to learn music and play instruments will be drumming up more business with the help of a £50,000 grant.

Survey reveals Wales manufacturing and engineering firms’ growing optimism

10:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Manufacturing and engineering firms across Wales have painted a picture of growing optimism in an annual survey of their sector.

Ensure that your business is protected with a prenuptial agreement

Free Press Series: (5388873)

10:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Everyone enters into marriage hoping it will be a long and successful one.

The big question...

Free Press Series: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

10:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Now that the evenings are getting longer, our thoughts are turning to spending more time outdoors, possibly with an aim to getting fit.

Buying group set-up by Welsh pharmacists is UK's cheapest

Free Press Series: Paul Mayberry

10:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BUYING group launched by a group of Welsh pharmacists to find the best drug prices for pharmacies has been officially recognised as the cheapest in the UK.

M&G Real Estate appoints new retail agents for Cwmbran Shopping

10:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

M&G Real Estate has appointed new retail agents to join EJ Hales on Cwmbran Shopping.

Financially speaking

Free Press Series: (2869206)

10:21am Tuesday 15th April 2014

There is an old adage in sport and in business: 'fail to prepare, prepare to fail'.

Dealership raises more than £1,500 for St David’s Hospice Care

Free Press Series: Natalie Halket, Digital Production Assistant at Wessex Garages with her boyfriend Adam Strange at the top of Newport Transporter Bridge in aid of St David’s Hospice Care

10:15am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CHARITY based in Newport has received £1,536.36 from a car dealership in the city.

New CEO appointed for leading ‘start-up hub’ Welsh ICE

Free Press Series: Gareth Jones

10:05am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Caerp[hilly-based ‘start-up’ hub, the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise has appointed Gareth Jones as its CEO.

Equity finance a 'winner' for Gwent firms

Free Press Series: Andy Morris, UK Steel Enterprise area manager for Wales

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

UK Steel Enterprise has called for more Gwent companies with growth potential to take advantage of equity funding.

Nato in Newport

Free Press Series: (3622119)

9:28am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The choice of Newport to host the NATO summit came as a complete surprise to me and, I would guess to most other people.

Friars Walk groundbreaking ceremony

Free Press Series: Angelo Attorre, Andrew Lewis, Alan Roderick

9:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Business people from the Newport area were among guests at the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the highly-anticipated Friars Walk retail and leisure scheme in Newport city centre. The ceremony was performed by Mayor of Newport, Councillor Cliff Suller, with council leader Cllr Bob Bright, council chief executive Will Godfrey, Paul Sargent, of developers Queensberry Real Estate, and Paul Lomas, of contractors Bowmer and Kirkland.

Mabey Bridge secures major Qatar contract

Free Press Series: Chepstow-based Mabey Bridge has won a multi-million pound contract in Qatar

9:15am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Chepstow-based Mabey Bridge Ltd, a global leader in bridging and steel manufacture for infrastructure and renewable energy, has won a £2.6m contract to supply steel bridging to Qatar to support the country’s Local Roads & Drainage Programme.

Newport retail services firm adds Celtic Manor’s Dylan Matthews to its board

Free Press Series: Dylan Matthews (left) joins Peter O’Toole on the board at Retail Merchandising Services (RMS)

9:05am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEWPORT retail services company has announced that Celtic Manor Resort CEO Dylan Matthews has joined its board, as it targets growth in its international exports.

Amber Wins Green Award at the Welsh National Procurement Awards 2014

11:46am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Amber Services is delighted to announce it has won the Welsh National Procurement award for Green Public Procurement.

Newport youngsters reach Wales final of Lloyds Bank’s Money for Life Challenge

Free Press Series: Zac Nekkhavi, Josh Foley and Amy-Lee Poole, members of the Money Monkeys team, preparing for the Wales final of Lloyds Bank’s Money for Life Challenge

11:33am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A team of seven young people from Newport is celebrating after impressing a panel of esteemed judges to reach the Wales final of Lloyds Bank’s Money for Life Challenge.

Valleys rail electrification row is harming the Welsh economy

Free Press Series: Graham Davies (5067479)

10:57am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The row currently taking place between the UK and Welsh Government over payment for the Valleys rail electrification is threatening to delay the upgrade of the main line between London and Swansea, potentially harming the Welsh economy.

Home to the set for BBC's Atlantis sold for £14 million

Free Press Series: The former Tesco distribution facility on Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate

10:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The former warehouse in Chepstow currently used as a base for filming hit BBC show Atlantis has been sold for £14m.

Conveyancing expert joins Howells' Newport office

Free Press Series: Sarah Beynon-Williams

10:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Howells Solicitors has strengthened the conveyancing team in its Newport office following the appointment of experienced solicitor Sarah Beynon-Williams.

Penn Pharma entersinto manufacturing agreement with BioAlliance

10:51am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Gwent-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Penn Pharma has announced an agreement with BioAlliance Pharma to manufacture one of its leading development products in Penn’s new contained manufacturing facility which opened last year.

Michelle Rose-Innes appointed to PDR

Free Press Series: Michelle Rose-Innes has been appointed to the National Centre for Product Development, Design and Research

10:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Blackwood-based designer Michelle Rose-Innes has been appointed as an advisor for design policy in Wales by PDR, The National Centre for Product Development, Design and Research.

20 questions

10:33am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Clive Thomas is managing partner at Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, which has offices in Newport, Pontypool and Cardiff

Solicitors take action in the bid to help people gain access to legal advice following cuts in legal aid

Free Press Series: Gill Partington, family lawyer, Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt, Solicitors

10:27am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Family courts are at risk of collapse with children caught up in legal battles as warring parents turn up at Court without legal representation, warns Gill Partington, an experienced Family Lawyer and Mediator at Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt.

Where can you go to fund your business plans?

Free Press Series: (2869206)

9:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The recent Budget announcement gave further evidence of the important role that SMEs will play in driving the economic recovery.

Nato in Newport

9:35am Tuesday 8th April 2014

South East Wales has already proven itself a great venue for international events, as evidenced by the 2010 Ryder Cup, and the Celtic Manor Resort is pivotal to that growing reputation.

Glenside Commercials appoints marketing manager

Free Press Series: Isabella Leadbetter will be spearheading Glenside Commercials’ marketing

9:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Bedwas-based commercial vehicle specialists Glenside Commercials Ltd has appointed Isabella Leadbetter to manage the marketing operation throughout the business.

Building society staff take on London Marathon

Free Press Series: Tom, left, and Craig, right, take a moment out of their gruelling training regimes to recreate Usain Bolt’s famous running pose

9:23am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Two members of staff from Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society are all set to take part in the London Marathon later this month.

From the director's mouth

Free Press Series: ROBERT LLOYD-GRIFFITHS (1329756)

9:06am Tuesday 8th April 2014

We are swiftly approaching our IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards final on May 16, and will announce a shortlist within the next few weeks.

South Wales marketers ask ‘Are you Measuring the Right Thing?’

Free Press Series: Kate Sullivan and Helen Newton

12:22pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

As new, experimental marketing channels continue to emerge, The Chartered Institute of Marketing is hosting a half-day conference on Thursday (April 3) to help South Wales marketers develop their measurement and evaluation skills and improve their marketing performance.

Monmouthshire Business Awards launch

Free Press Series: L-R: Nick Battersby - Reid Lifting, Centre: Geoff Hancock - Northern Automotive, Dave Bevan - Monmouthshire Business Awards. All attending the launch event of Monmouthshire Business Awards 2014 at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny. 14th March 2014 (4935952)

11:47am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A launch event for the 2014 Monmouthshire Business Awards was held at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, and was attended by sponsors, judges and past winners of the awards.

A basic guide to the essential Dos and Don’ts around Disciplinary and Dismissal procedures

Free Press Series: Make sure you know what you are doing when it comes to disciplinary matters

10:51am Tuesday 1st April 2014

For a small business owner, being an employer and managing a team of staff can be thoroughly rewarding, but the job is not without its troubles, particularly when it comes to the difficult task of disciplining or dismissing a member of staff.

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