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Business support in Wales needs to be led by entrepreneurs says Caroline Thompson

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 […]

Championing good ideas, talking and smart decisions key to success of says its boss

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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