Business

Green business looks to the west as soaring energy bills boost renewables

An expanding Denbighshire green energy company is heading west as soaring energy prices boost interest in renewables. Vale of Clwyd-based Hafod Renewables has taken on a new team to cover Gwynedd and Ceredigion and is looking at opportunities for opening a new branch in the area. The building boom coupled with expected hikes of over […]

Hero Rhys running marathon for children’s hospices just a year after kidney transplant

An “inspirational” financial planner is to run the London Marathon in aid of a children’s hospice charity just a year after having a kidney transplant. Rhys Owen, 34, from Bangor, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd in Wrexham, is back on the road to fitness after his loving younger sister donated one of […]

Chris rises through ranks to carve out new career as social enterprise helps 300 find jobs

A social enterprise has helped 300 people find jobs – including a former call centre worker who says it’s been “massively life-changing”. Chris Williams, 35, who hails from Llanfairfechan, faced an uncertain future after his fixed-term contract as a BT customer advisor came to an end. It turned out to be the beginning of an […]

Dad and daughter duo on the run again for charity

A big-hearted truck driver and his eight-year-old daughter are planning a sponsored run to raise money for a multiple sclerosis charity. Brian Edwards, 46, who works as a shunter at the McCarthy Group, a haulage and warehousing company based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, was diagnosed with the condition 20 years ago. Luckily, he has only […]

Sun, rain and even air – village hall gets greener thanks to windfarm windfall

A Vale of Clwyd village hall could be the greenest in Wales literally thanks to a windfall from a renewable energy giant. The building at Llanbedr DC, near Ruthin, dates back to the First World War but it’s very 21st century thanks to a brand-new air-source heating system. That’s been installed by award-winning green energy […]

Giving £40m social care cash to councils is like putting foxes in charge of hen house

A social care leader fears that giving the bulk of a new £48 million funding package to Welsh councils will be like “putting foxes in charge of hen house”. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, says that local authorities cannot be trusted to distribute the cash from Welsh Government fairly He said […]

Search launched to find tourism heroes

A search has been launched to find the heroes of the tourism and hospitality industry in North Wales after the “absolute nightmare” of the past 18 months. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, hopes the glittering Oscars-style awards ceremony will herald a reboot for the sector that’s been battered by the Covid-19 […]

Denbigh’s iconic North Wales Hospital gets go-ahead for redevelopment

The future of one of Wales’s iconic buildings now looks brighter after Denbighshire County Council planners opened the way for the redevelopment of the historic North Wales Hospital in Denbigh. An application by Vale of Clwyd-based Jones Bros to redevelop the 50.6-acre site of the Grade Two Star-listed former psychiatric hospital was approved by the […]

Bakery firm hailed as “role model” after rising to recruitment challenge

A bakery firm from North Wales has been hailed as a “role model” for other companies for the way it recruits people who are struggling to find jobs. The fast-growing Jones Village Bakery that’s recently launched a new 140,000 sq ft super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate is looking to take on another 115 staff. […]