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The huge economic impact of Cardiff and Vale College on the Cardiff Capital Region

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 […]

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Ryan Giggs confirms expansion plans for his hotel venture with Gary Neville

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 […]

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‘Politicians must be allowed to make mistakes if we want to see progress’ – Sophie Howe

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 […]

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The huge television audience in Wales that tuned in to watch the Grand Slam winning game

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 […]

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UK Government could make M4 Relief Road decision easier with Brexit infrastructure boost says Ken Skates

The UK Government should pump billions into infrastructure schemes, including road and rail, to support the economy in the event of a damaging exit from the European Union, says Minister for the Economy and Transport Ken Skates. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Mr Skates said that the provision of additional finance for […]

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Transport for Wales chief exec says the Metro will be ‘one of the best in the world’

Network Rail’s south-east Wales Metro project will be far more than just a transport scheme, but central to efforts aimed at improving the economy of the Valleys where towns like Pontypridd have the potential to flourish, says chief executive of Transport for Wales James Price. Mr Price, who heads up the Welsh Government’s at-arm’s-length transport […]

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We cannot give hope to kids by offering them jobs making sandwiches – says £1.2bn City Deal boss

The £1.2bn City Deal could be deemed a failure, despite hitting its headline targets that include creating 25,000 new jobs and lifting gross value added by 5%, unless it provides opportunities for people in the most deprived communities of the Cardiff Capital Region. And the director for the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, Kellie Beirne, […]

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Bad design is much more noticeable than the good

While good design is hardly noticeable bad design leaves a negative and lasting legacy, said chief executive of the Design Commission for Wales Carole-Anne Davies. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, she said having too high a budget could be just as problematic as not enough for new projects in the built environment. She […]

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Making a mint fit for the future

The Royal Mint, which is one of the biggest employers in Wales, is creating a portfolio of business interests as it evolves from its traditional role as a manufacturer of coins, its chief executive said. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Anne Jessopp, who was appointed the Royal Mint’s first chief executive in its […]

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Speaking Welsh and English is a great asset that needs to be milked in promoting Wales to the world

Bilingualism is one of Wales’ best assets and needs to be exploited more in promoting the country globally, believes Professor Laura McAllister. And addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Prof McAllister of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, said that in constructing a new narrative for selling Wales to the world post Brexit, it also […]