Business

Tommy’s ticket to adventure with a simple camper van conversion

An outdoor sports enthusiast has turned his passion for life on the wild side into a business converting run of the mill cars and vans into life-changing adventure vehicles. Tommy Chamings started Simple Camper Vans in Caernarfon after friends admired the conversion job he’d done on his old Peugeot Partner and asked him to do […]

Top builder slams Government for construction shutdown confusion

A leading North Wales builder has slammed the Government for lack of clarity after shutting down its sites because of the coronavirus epidemic. Mark Parry, joint managing director of Brenig Construction, said the company made its decision on moral grounds as it was impossible for staff and sub-contractors to work safely. He said: “We’ve been […]

Home care staff fear for their lives because of lack of protective equipment

Care staff providing services for the elderly and infirm in their own homes across Wales are going to work fearing for their lives on the coronavirus front line. That’s the warning from a domiciliary care expert whose 90 staff are being stretched to breaking point as they look after the elderly and infirm in their […]

Unprecedented £1.1bn aid package needs to be delivered quickly

A business leader says the unprecedented Covid-19 support will help North Wales through the pandemic and support businesses to bounce back in its aftermath. According to Ashley Rogers, the commercial director of the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the £1.1 billion package from Welsh Government of extra measures for Wales was a potential […]

Green energy experts chalk up their 1,000th installation in just ten years

A Denbighshire renewables firm is celebrating completion of its 1,000th installation – converting an Anglesey cottage into a state of the art eco-home. The major milestone coincides with Hafod Renewable Energy’s 10th anniversary in business. Hafod Managing Director David Jones and his father, Richard, launched in Denbigh in 2010 when the concept of renewables-powered, carbon-neutral […]

Asda come to rescue of care home staff after Tesco ban

A rival supermarket has come to the rescue after Tesco banned care home staff from shopping during the dedicated slots for NHS workers. Asda contacted the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to say their employees were more than welcome to come to their store in the town at the allotted times. The Tesco ban […]

Furious care home staff call for Tesco boycott over shopping ban

Furious care home staff are calling for a boycott of Tesco after they refused to allow them to shop there during the special NHS time slots. Disgusted Senior care practitioner Ria Roberts, a 34-year-single mum who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, blasted the “lack of respect” shown to them by the […]

 Business leaders’ call to plug the gaps in support to survive Coronavirus crisis

Business leaders are calling for more urgent support for companies and the self-employed in North Wales so they can survive the corona virus crisis. The North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council, the regional umbrella body for the private sector has written to the Westminster and Cardiff Bay governments saying it was imperative to act quickly. […]

North Wales builder joins fight to end modern slavery in construction

A fast-growing North Wales construction company has signed up to the fight against modern slavery in the building trade. Brenig Construction, based in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, which has an annual turnover of £11 million and £40 million of work on its order books, is active across North Wales and into Cheshire. The company, who are […]

Llay football team net huge financial boost thanks to group treble

A LLAY football club has netted a huge financial boost for their ambitious ground improvement plans after a hat trick of generous donations from construction firms. Llay Miners Welfare FC, the club which produced former Wrexham and Spurs striker Chris Armstrong, is planning a new enclosure for their ground which would move them closer to […]