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Luxury car maker Aston Martin’s decision to invest in Wales, where production at its second UK factory will start next year, has been fully justified despite some initial eyebrow raising in the industry, said its vice president and chief special operations officer David King. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club the Welshman said […]

Diversity, high education standards and quality office space at affordable prices in Cardiff have helped to fuel the rapid expansion of professional advisory firm Deloitte in the capital, says its senior partner for Wales, Wayne Harvey. Through its delivery centre and core Welsh practice, Deloitte’s workforce in the city will reach 1,000 this summer and […]

Green Man generates £8m for the Welsh economy, the owner of the company behind the music festival told an audience in Cardiff today. Fiona Stewart said the four-day event was an opportunity to promote Wales with three quarters of people who attend coming from outside the country, some from as far afield as the United […]

Green steel to renewable energy group GFG Alliance, which has considerable interests in Wales, said it was making steel “sexy and fashionable” again as it looks to significantly ramp up its production of recycled steel in UK. Speaking at Cardiff Breakfast Club, Nirmal Chhabria, a director of Simec Group and Liberty House Group – businesses […]

Stronger cross-border economic and educational ties between south Wales and the west of England, to compete with new and powerful Metro mayors in places like Birmingham and Manchester, have been identified as key priority by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Mr Cairns also confirmed that […]

One of Wales’ leading tech entrepreneurs has described how he learnt an important lesson about business when he opened a sushi restaurant in Cardiff. In 2004 Richard Theo launched Wales’ first conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, called Zushi, in the centre of the capital. However, he said he failed to first fully test the marketplace to see […]

One of Wales’ most successful entrepreneurs has told how he hopes to help spark a new wave of entrepreneurialism in the country. Speaking at a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club Ashley Cooper, co-founder of Catalyst Growth Partners, described himself as an “innovation entrepreneur evangelist.” Be The Spark is the name of a new initiative co-launched by Mr Cooper […]


Founder of Welsh ICE Gareth Jones said advances in technology from big data to automation would provide opportunities for a new wave of Welsh entrepreneurs. Wales needs to up its game in terms of nascent entrepreneurship and levels of growth capital raised, says the founder of one of Wales’ leading locations for start-up firms. Speaking […]


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 […]