technology

Wrexham firm on course to copy past success and double turnover  

ONE of Wales’s fastest growing firms is on course to double its turnover after a bumper first quarter. Wrexham-based Rawson Digital, which supplies and maintains photocopiers and printers to companies across North Wales and the North West, was founded by Managing Director Vaughn Rawson five years ago from his back bedroom during the recession. It […]

Light bulb moment for creative pupils

An internationally renowned designer lit up the imaginations of artistic pupils at a Flintshire high school. Simon Macro led a workshop at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold thanks to a project with eco-friendly property development company Tesni Homes who are based in the town. He is part of the Freshwest partnership which designed the acclaimed […]

Pioneering research into the effects of computer games in Parkinson’s disease

North Wales neuroscientists are researching the effects of brain stimulating computer games in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The study is being led by researchers at Bangor University’s School of Psychology with experts in Parkinson’s at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and the Walton Centre in Liverpool. They are studying the effects of touch […]

Entrepreneur aims to create the best workplace in Wales for 100 staff in revamped mansion

An entrepreneur is aiming to recruit 100 staff to join him in what he’s dubbed the best workplace in Wales – with Playstation consoles, a snooker table and beach away-days. Gavin Prince is creating a new operation centre for his Verilet company in a 120-year-old Victorian mansion in Colwyn Bay. The firm, which is presently […]

Dementia champ welcomes cute initiative to help those living with condition

Five companies are researching high-tech ways to help reduce the anxiety of those living with dementia travelling to hospital appointments. The initiative, called A Cute Solution to Acute Anxiety In Dementia, is being run by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). More than 20 companies initially applied to […]

A glass act: St Asaph firm propelled to success with new fighter jet deal

A glass manufacturing firm that’s pioneered an ultra-strong optical glass for the cockpit of military fighter jets will be sharing its vision for success at a new business event. Phoenix Optical Technologies Ltd, based on St Asaph Business Park, is toasting success after launching its Armourdillo Toughened Glass following a three-year development process. The product […]

Four firms helping to revolutionise health data recording in Wales

A pioneering approach to cracking data that predicts peaks in demands on health services is being nurtured in North Wales. The system, once up and running, could save the NHS across the UK millions of pounds and enable services to be closely targeted at hot spots. Four companies have been shortlisted by Betsi Cadwaladr University […]

Tidal Lagoon report delivers major boost for £7 billion North Wales scheme

A Government review into the role of tidal lagoons has delivered a major boost for a £7 billion energy scheme along the coast of North Wales. The independent review by former Westminster energy minister Charles Hendry will potentially unlock plans by North Wales Tidal Energy & Coast Protection Company (NWTE) to harness electricity from the […]

New campaign to get more silver surfers online

A housing association has launched a campaign to persuade older people to use the internet so they can keep in touch with family and friends. According to Cartrefi Conwy, going online can also help people to take advantage of money saving opportunities. The organisation has also set up a My Cartrefi portal so that tenants […]

TV cameraman focuses on free energy at Wales’s first solar powered vineyard

As well as producing fine wine, Wales’s first solar powered vineyard is being paid to produce free electricity and is selling surplus energy to the national grid. The Pant Du vineyard near Penygroes, in Gwynedd, was established by TV cameraman Richard Wyn Huws and his wife Iola in an idyllic setting with breath-taking views towards […]