Education

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 […]

Water experts safeguard new school from risk of flooding

A team of water management experts has come up with a plan to safeguard a £10.5 million new primary school site and local homeowners from the risk of flooding. Ruthin-based Waterco didn’t have far to go for one of their latest major contracts – Denbighshire County Council’s flagship new primary school is being built just […]

Big-hearted shoppers boost school’s cash flow

A Wrexham school has improved its cash flow thanks to the generosity of shoppers. Nine pupils from St Giles’ School headed down to Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre to help empty coins from the centre’s water feature. Shoppers have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well […]

Wales’ first virtual care home sparks economic renaissance in Wrexham

A care organisation has been hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in Wrexham after opening the first virtual training centre of its kind in Wales. Pendine Park have invested £250,000 in massively refurbishing the  8,000 square foot building on Wrexham Technology Park  where they will be training the social care professionals of the […]

Dancing grannies gone bad head for Wrexham

It’s more hip op than hip hop but the dancing grannies who make up the world’s first trolley dance display team are heading for Wrexham. The hilarious Granny Turismo, a group of “grannies gone bad” rampaging around on souped-up shopping trolleys, will be the star attraction at fun-packed student event on October 5. Visitors to the Eagles […]

New bakers honoured as drive is launched to recruit another batch

A talented group of newly-qualified apprentices at a bakery have been hailed as stars of the future by the UK’s top trainer. According to Yvonne Evans, who was crowned Assessor of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement, the seven apprentices at the Village Bakery were “truly exceptional”. As a reward, they were each presented by […]

Cash boost for brick children school thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A WREXHAM-based charity which helps some of Nepal’s most impoverished children gain an education has thanked a finance firm for a cash boost. Treasurer of The Brick Children School charity, Terry Wales, met with Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Director Medwyn Edwards to share with him the good work which the charity does. The charity was […]

Primary school pupils get a sneak peek at new £7.5 million care home

Pupils from a Porthmadog primary school paid a special visit to a £7.5 million building site in their home town to learn about safety on site and to have an exclusive look at the building as it develops. Award-winning Flintshire-based builders Anwyl Construction are building the Hafod y Gest Extra-Care complex on the site of […]

Magical time at school for care home residents

Care home residents spent a “magical time” being entertained by primary schoolchildren who sang traditional Welsh songs and served afternoon tea. The group from the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham were serenaded by the choir at Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham before being served tea and cake. Pupils chatted to the residents whom they have […]

Construction in Wales faces a skills time bomb warns leading builder

The Welsh construction industry faces a skills time bomb as an aging workforce heads towards retirement, a leading building industry figure has warned. Tom Anwyl, Director of Anwyl Construction, which currently has over £100 million of projects on its books and which is building in several  areas of the county, is concerned for the future […]