Business

Colwyn business leaders urge public to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched to teach life-saving skills to people in four coastal communities in North Wales. Colwyn Business Improvement District has funded a network of nine defibrillators in Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Mochdre and Rhos-on-Sea. The BID is a business-led not-for-profit social enterprise organisation working to improve the Bay of Colwyn district by […]

New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

A new state-of-the-art training centre that will help protect the derelict site of a former psychiatric hospital from vandals has been given the go ahead. Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the scheme which is the first phase of plans to regenerate crumbling ruins and grounds of the historic North Wales Hospital […]

New low energy homes revolutionise housing market

Work has started at a revolutionary new ‘modular house’ factory to produce low-energy homes with running costs of just £200 a year. The facility, on Holyhead’s Penrhos Industrial Estate, has made the timber frame for a new bungalow in less than three days and already has orders for more than 40 houses. It’s been launched […]

New matron spearheads growth at private hospital

A new matron has been appointed to play a key role in the future growth of a private hospital in Wrexham. Pamela Mackie has taken the reins as the clinical lead at Spire Yale Hospital hot on the heels of having helped commission a revolutionary new clinic on the other side of the world. She […]

Pure water supplier turns on the taps for first time in Wales

A pure water supplier for window cleaners, car valeting businesses and even tropical fish owners has launched its first service in Wales on a Saltney storage park. Lock Stock Self-Storage’s River Lane site hosts the big, blue box that weighs 12 tons and contains 10,000 litres of pure water which it dispenses through a self-service […]

Top green energy company on a hat-trick at Wales renewables awards

A top North Wales ‘green’ energy company are in the running for a hat-trick of national awards. Hafod Renewables, from Denbigh, have been short-listed in three categories at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel this month. It follows their success last year when they were voted Wales’s top Renewable Heating Installer and […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio road test by Steve Rogers

MENTION Alfa Romeo and I go all weak at the knees. Bit OTT for a grown man I suppose but it is the one car badge that really excites me, and I know all about its colourful history. I have driven some dodgy Alfas, albeit a couple of decades or more ago, loose trim, awful […]

Surge in demand for security is just the job for electricians who met at college

An electrical business set up by two former apprentices who met in college is enjoying a boom thanks to a surge in security work. Electricians Ryan Griffiths and Nick Dacey teamed up last year as RN Electrical and Security after forming a friendship as apprentice electricians at what is now Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus, […]

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV road test by Steve Rogers

It looks like the car industry is in for another bumpy ride. If last year wasn’t hard enough with companies grappling with tougher emissions standards and falling sales 2019 is going to be even more turbulent with lots of big decisions to be made on the future of the industry. Ford and Jaguar Land Rover […]