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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 […]

Wales will keep the stamp duty rate on second homes in line with England when the tax is devolved from April 2018 Welsh Government Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said he hoped that a City Deal to boost the economy of the Swansea Bay City Region will be confirmed in the first Autumn Statement from Chancellor […]

The DoE scheme involved 11,000 young people in Wales last year, but the aim is to increase  it by 5,000 by 2020. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which this year is celebrating its 60th anniversary, provides the future employees that companies need to succeed, the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, told a business audience. […]

The proposed Development Bank for Wales should have the aspiration of doubling the financial fire power it provides to SMEs in the first five years, believes the chief executive of Finance Wales Giles Thorley. Mr Thorley, who took up his role with Finance Wales – which is wholly-owned by the Welsh Government – last April, […]

The proposed £370m Circuit of Wales project should be seen as far more than just a racetrack but a destination venue that will promote Wales globally and boost the economy, said its chief executive Martin Whitaker. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, Mr Whitaker said the project, subject to Welsh Government support, was “ready […]

To get the loyalty and growth rate they want businesses have to connect with consumers in a way that is useful in their lives, digital campaigns entrepreneur Glynn Pegler told an audience at Cardiff Breakfast Club. Mr Pegler is the founder of the Culture Group, a Cardiff-based digital content company that has developed campaigns for […]

Brian Lakin is the founder and chief executive Sigma 3, the kitchen manufacturer and retailer based in Llantrisant. Over more than 40 years he has built the company from a shed on his uncle’s farm to the £20m turnover business of today, employing 200 directly and selling its bespoke kitchens through its own showrooms, 120 […]

While another financial crisis is inevitable the long-term prospects for the global economy are far brighter than the doom and gloom picture painted by many commentators, believes leading economist Kevin Gardiner. Speaking in a personal capacity to a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club, the global investment strategist for the wealth management division of Rothschild said […]

A Cardiff-based technology company has developed the world’s first rapid testing device for anthrax if used in a terrorist attack. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Club one of Wales’s leading entrepreneurs and investors, Alan Peterson, confirmed that BBI Group – which he chairs – has developed an innovative testing device that can identify the […]