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Entrepreneurs and start-ups should lead on the type of business support on offer to them in Wales rather than the current case of it being shaped by those providing it, says head of partnerships at the Alacrity Foundation Caroline Thompson. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Ms Thompson, who was previously chief executive of […]

A culture of encouraging ideas aligned with staff talking to each other and knowledged-based decision-making has transformed the performance of one of the UK’s leading price comparison firms,, says its chief executive, Louise O’Shea., which is part of Wales’ only FTSE 100 company in Admiral, created a world first when it launched a […]

Its chief executive Mike James said the college had a strong record of collaboration with employers. Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) has a near £550m economic impact on the Cardiff Capital Region, according to new independent research. The future education college, which works closely with thousands of employers across the region, is continuing to expand […]

The Wales manager said their Hotel Football concept could work in cities such as Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow as well as overseas. Wales football manager Ryan Giggs is looking for UK-wide expansion for the hotel venture he owns alongside former Manchester United team mates that include Gary Neville. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast […]

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales accepting failures means we encourage that innovation and allow politicians to do different things. Society needs to accept politicians will make mistakes if we are to see progress, according to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. Sophie Howe, who is the first person to assume the role that was […]

At peak 87% of the TV audience in Wales were watching BBC’s coverage of the Wales v Ireland match Wales’ Grand Slam winning game against Ireland on Saturday was watched by more than one million viewers in Wales alone. Head of digital and marketing for BBC Cymru Wales, Richard Thomas, said those watching the game […]


Chief executive of leading global company information provider Creditsafe, Cato Syversen, said the decision to ban mobile phones in meetings has helped to boost creativity. And addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, the charismatic Norwegian said that start-up companies looking to disrupt the marketplace had to create an environment of craziness and creativity – […]

Hodge Group will soon break through the £1bn saving deposits mark. The only bank with its headquarters in Wales, Hodge, was a “winner” from the fallout of the financial crisis, said the group’s executive Deian Jones. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Mr Jones, managing director of Hodge Lifetime, said that while there […]

The research by York Aviation put the cost of travelling to London airports in 2015 at £182m. Seven million airline passengers from South Wales and the south west of England are wasting almost 1,000 years in additional travel time and £182m by choosing to fly out of the main London airports instead of their local […]

He has been called a ‘traitor” by some for looking to work more closely with Bristol, but the leader of Cardiff council worries about those you don’t see the big picture. The council leaders of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport have called on the UK Government to back rail investment needed to bring the three cities […]

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