Business

Search is on to find climate change business heroes

A search has been launched to find Net Zero heroes as companies across North Wales and Merseyside battle to reduce carbon emissions. The challenge has been set by the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council who are organising a major online conference, Net Zero 2021, on Thursday, May 20, in a bid to inspire business […]

New flagship trailer centre in Berkshire creates more jobs

A new trailer distributor is creating five more jobs and has further plans to expand its workforce thanks to its new partnership with an iconic brand. Agricultural plant and machinery firm John Day Engineering, which already supplies some of the world’s best-known horse trainers, will start selling market-leading products from Ifor Williams Trailers this month […]

Bonnie plans for future as Snowdonia’s first ever ice-cream parlour hits 50

A family-owned ice-cream parlour and pizzeria is planning an exciting move into home-made chocolates and wholesale – and a delayed 50th birthday celebration. Bonnie Rowley is the third generation of her family to run the Glaslyn Ice Cream Parlour and Pizzeria in Beddgelert where Italy meets Wales in the heart of Snowdonia. While lockdown put […]

Cheesemaker bags top environmental award

Milk from cows reared on the green, green grass of North Wales just got even greener as a leading dairy bagged a top environmental accolade. Pwllheli-based South Caernarfon Creameries has achieved Level Three on the Welsh Green Dragon standard after a year of impressive improvement in its campaign to reduce its carbon footprint. That has […]

Rebecca shows it’s not just jobs for the boys

Engineer Rebecca Davies is spearheading a campaign to inspire more women to follow in her footsteps. Rebecca, 30,  helped to shatter stereotypical views about all gas engineers being male by becoming firmly established in the role with housing association Cartrefi Conwy. She performs vital work at the thousands of properties Cartrefi manages across Conwy county. […]

Easter frustration for tourism industry

A tourism leader in North Wales says it’s a “great shame” that attractions and most of the hospitality industry won’t be open for Easter. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, said that their was a real sense of frustration in businesses that had been battered as a result of the pandemic. He […]

Care home owner hits out at £90,000 fee difference

THE owner of a 29-bed care home in Colwyn Bay has hit out after discovering that a home of the same size in Chepstow gets £90,000 a year more for providing exactly the same service. Clive Nadin, who runs Abbey Dale House care home, fears there could become a shortage of carers working in privately-run […]

Booming builder has £60m order book and will build 300 homes in four years

A fast-growing North Wales builder has announced an order book bulging with £60 million of work including plans for 300 new homes in the next four years. Mochdre-based Brenig Construction have doubled their turnover in the last 12 months to over £20 million and are currently working on sites from Bangor to Winsford in Cheshire. […]

New boss Ashley is hungry for more success at super bakery

A homegrown high-flyer is hungry for more success after landing his “dream job” running Europe’s most modern bakery. Ashley Dawson, 30, has been appointed as the manager of The Village Bakery’s new super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate that’s due to open this summer. The promotion comes six years after he joined the Village Bakery […]