Business

The Dragon roars: Dairy farmers’ co-operative posts record sales of £52.9m

Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative is celebrating record sales of £52.9m and creating 11 new jobs taking the staff team to 130. South Caernarfon Creameries, based in Chwilog, near Pwllheli, has expanded its product range, grown its customer base and recruited more Welsh farmers as supplying members. The creamery, which makes Dragon branded cheeses and […]

TV firm clinches deal to sell hit children’s show to Brittany

A television production company from Gwynedd has clocked up its first international sales for a hit children’s show about a pair of mischievous twins with magical powers. Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da has sold the first series of the award-winning Deian a Loli to four channels in Brittany after the original version proved hugely popular on S4C. […]

Colourful carnival finale to summer activities for Wrexham charity centre

YOUNG shoppers were transported to the plains of Africa in a colourful finale to summer holiday activities raising money for a Wrexham centre which supports disabled children and their families. Youngsters visiting Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham made the most of an animal mask-making workshop with a choice of fantastic creatures such as elephants, big […]

Seat Tarraco road test by Steve Rogers

FEAST your eyes on this folks, it’s another SUV and a rather smart one at that. This is the new Tarraco from Seat and sits at the top of the Spanish car company’s SUV line up alongside the little Arona and mid-sized Ateca. As with most Seat models the name represents the Spanish homeland and […]

“Camp fire” cuisine inspires new generation of Bear Grylls explorers

A nature-loving duo will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking at a top food festival. Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s Llangollen Food Festival to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost […]

Ethical care organisation hailed as an inspiration by London Stock Exchange

A care organisation has been hailed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most “inspirational” companies in the UK. Pendine Park, which has eight care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon and employs 800 people, was identified as one of the most dynamic companies in Britain. Around 220 of the jobs have been created […]

Honda CR-V road test by Steve Rogers

CARAVANERS have always loved the Honda CR-V. The SUV offered a huge amount of space and effortless towing but has the Japanese company shot itself in the foot by dropping diesel from the latest model? Honda would say No because diesel sales have fallen off the cliff and are unlikely to recover as car companies […]

Award for new police station that’s given a £17m boost to local economy

A new eco-friendly police station has been awarded a major honour by construction experts. The Eastern Command and Custody Facility in Llay has been kitted out with upcycled furniture and has a host of energy-saving features. The project received a Highly Commended Award in the People Development Category at the glittering Construction Excellence Awards at […]

Demand for trailers creates 150 new jobs at iconic firm

Europe’s largest trailer maker has created 150 new jobs with the help of the successful launch of two new flagship horseboxes. Ifor Williams Trailers is looking for the extra staff across all their four sites in Cynwyd, Corwen, Sandycroft and on Deeside Industrial Estate where around 600 people are currently employed. The company has also […]