Business

Appeal to firms to help bridge the digital divide

A police boss is appealing to companies and public bodies in North Wales to donate their redundant IT kit to a social enterprise so it can be recycled and given to people who need it. The plea came from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, during a visit to North Wales Recycle IT […]

Travel boss Don returns from fact-finding mission to Spain to allay “silly rumours”

A travel boss has just returned from a fact finding mission to the Costa del Sol to allay customers’ fears about holidaying in Spain. According to Don Bircham and his wife, Ruth, who run Wrexham-based Hays Travel North West which has  branches across North Wales and the North West, they had a “brilliant time”. The […]

Food company driver recruitment plan beats the pingdemic staffing problem

A leading food supply company is ahead of the curve after recruiting 15 drivers as a nationwide shortage made worse by the ‘pingdemic’ hits UK deliveries of fresh food. Many supermarkets and wholesalers have been forced to reduce deliveries or even shut down and big gaps have appeared on the shelves as staff are forced […]

Nichy gears up for charity fundraiser with radio and TV star Chris Evans

A LOYAL fan of radio star Chris Evans from Gwent is revving up to meet her hero – thanks to a special antique car and a trailer maker. Ifor Williams Trailers came to the rescue after Nichy Williams, from the small village of Ponthir in Torfaen, was chosen to have the honour of helping open […]

Eco-friendly financial firm scoops top green award

A fast-growing financial advisory firm from Flintshire that specialises in ethical investments has won a top environmental award. Mold-based Celtic Financial Planning won the micro business award at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their […]

New car park system drives up funds for mental health charity

A mental health charity will receive a major cash boost thanks to a revolutionary car park payment system at a shopping centre. North East Wales Mind will be getting a cut every time somebody uses the new Hozah: Autopay method at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham after it goes live on Wednesday, July 21. The system […]

Vibrant village football club can enjoy their £96K all-weather pitch at last

Lockdown is unlocking and a vibrant North Wales village football club is celebrating its 20th anniversary with almost 200 players from aged from four to 60 training and playing again every week. It means that Kinmel Bay Football Club, based at the village Leisure Centre, can at last use the £96,000 new all-weather training area […]

Eco-friendly Sea Zoo wins top green award

The UK’s first solar powered aquarium has won a top environmental award. Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn won the small business category at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their Net Zero 2021 online conference […]

Hollywood stardust is a gamechanger in Wrexham’s bid for city status

Business leaders are putting their weight behind a planned new bid to achieve city status for Wrexham and believe a bit of Hollywood magic can help them get over the line. Wrexham Business Professionals say that the takeover of Wrexham AFC by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be a gamechanger because the profile of […]

TV staff in seventh heaven after being shortlisted for record haul of awards

Staff who took over a TV company where they work are in seventh heaven after being shortlisted for a record haul of prestigious awards. Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da is in the running for an “incredible” total of seven awards at the Celtic Film and Television Festival – more than any other television company in the history […]