Business

Glittering awards celebrate world class tourism in North Wales

An adventure tourism company that’s created 350 new jobs in four years has been honoured for its massive contribution to the economy of North Wales. Zip World was one of the stars of the show at the glittering Go North Wales Tourism Awards when it was named as the region’s best attraction. According to a […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

World champion Welsh Cake maker is crowned

The world’s Champion Welsh Cake maker has been crowned. Bev Marsh from Tywyn, Gwynedd, was chosen after a bake-off by cooks from around Wales, all bidding to take the title at the first-ever Jones Crisps World Welsh Cake Championships. She picked up a year’s supply of Jones crisps, plus £150 and a specially-made trophy. Judges […]

Top builder calls for budget boost for construction

A call for relaxation of red tape to boost building and meet new national housing targets has come from the director of a top North Wales construction firm. Tom Anwyl, who heads Anwyl Construction, the contracts division of the Flintshire-based Anwyl Group, says Chancellor Philip Hammond has to take measures to help Britain’s builders in […]

First residents move into luxury £3m care complex

Pioneering companion living complex in North Wales is the first of its kind in the UK The first residents have moved into a pioneering £3 million luxury care complex that’s creating 30 new jobs in Gwynedd. According to care organisation Pendine Park there has been a “phenomenal amount of interest” in the 16 companion living […]

Racing is in the blood for engineer Jamie who is gearing up for the new season

A RACING driver from Flintshire is gearing up for the new autograss season and has set his sights on national glory after a 12-month break from the track. Jamie Dodd, 50, from Sandycroft, service manager for Flintshire firm TDC Services, is a former regional and national champion with more than 30 years’ experience in the […]

Car body repair firm doubles in size with £500k investment

A rapidly-growing car body repair company is a business that’s going places. Wrexham-based Body Perfect have created 12 new jobs after virtually doubling the size of the operation. They are also looking to take on another seven apprentices of their own after investing £500,000 in new 30,000 sq ft premises on Rhosddu Industrial Estate, just […]

Stores gearing up for Black Friday bonanza

A Wrexham shopping centre is gearing up for its busiest day of the year so far – Black Friday. Retailers at Eagles Meadow are set to unveil a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday, November 24. The discount day, renowned for massive markdowns […]

Loo team is flushed with pride after awards double

STAFF at a shopping centre are flushed with pride at gaining two top toilet awards. Eagles Meadow in Wrexham has received the highest possible accolades in the independently-run Loo of the Year Awards competition. The centre has gained Platinum Certification for both sets of toilets there, as well as their Changing Places facilities for disabled people. […]