Month: November 2016

Independent businesses think big to support Small Business Saturday

SMALLER businesses at a shopping centre thinking big to give their strong support to a major event aimed at throwing the spotlight on independent companies. Although major firms with multiple branches are often seen as the powerhouse of Britain’s economy, a campaign group is highlighting the fact that small and medium sized businesses also make […]

Volunteer couple scoop top award for help in bring the sound of music to dementia patients

A choral couple who help bring the sound of music into the lives of dementia patients on Anglesey have scooped a top health award. Gloria and Alun Williams were named as winners of the Outstanding Voluntary Contribution category at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) staff achievement awards evening. The couple, who perform in five […]

Artistic Mandy is as good as gold

An artistic nurse who has brought colour to the lives of residents at a Haverfordwest nursing home now has an extra colour – gold – on her palette. Mandy Zatac, who joined the staff of Rickeston Mill Nursing Home 12 months ago, has created a series of colourful murals included a sea-themed lounge and a […]

Parachute business booms as army surplus company turns them into tents

Parachutes used by some of the toughest soldiers in the British Army are in great demand – as tents and wedding decorations. The parachutes, used by the Parachute Regiment, the legendary Paras, are made from ripstop nylon and the people at North Wales-based Denbigh Army Surplus have hit on a great way of recycling them. […]

Caring Chris who battled dyslexia takes silver at national awards

A care worker who refused to let dyslexia hold him back is celebrating winning a coveted national award. Chris Gregory, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 12, scooped silver in the Commitment to Quality in Hospitality and Housekeeping award, sponsored by A Baldwins & Company, at the Wales Care Awards 2016. Colleagues […]

Abergele teenagers aim for Glaston-gele festival success

Money-spinning festival ideas including GPS key-rings, chiller hats to cool drinks and glitter packs are helping North Wales teenagers to kick start their business careers. The budding entrepreneurs from Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele were tasked with designing products for an imaginary Glaston-gele festival. The 17-year-olds had to create a product that would make […]

Thrill seekers pump more than £121 million into North Wales economy shows new research

An adventure tourism company that created Europe’s longest zip wire is pumping more than £121 million into North Wales’ economy. Zip World is bringing thousands of new visitors to the region, and has created 218 jobs, new research by North Wales Tourism shows. Run by former Royal Marine Sean Taylor with leisure and construction specialist […]

Builder unveils images of £60 million Liverpool city centre complex

Award-winning North Wales builder Anwyl Construction has released the first images of the £60 million eco-friendly apartment complex it wants to build in the heart of Liverpool city centre. The proposed scheme, which has been submitted to Liverpool City Council, will provide 336 luxury apartments and include a 21-storey tower in the city’s Pall Mall. […]

Film buff has home cinema with 100 inch screen built in his garden

Film buff Paul Williams loves movies so much that he’s had a home cinema built in his back garden – complete with a massive 100-inch screen. By day it doubles as an office for the self-professed flicks fan from Frodsham – but at night Paul transforms it into a “man-cave” to watch classic movies with […]