Jones Bros chairman awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

THE CHAIRMAN of a Ruthin-based civil engineering firm has been awarded an MBE for services to the economy in Wales. Huw Jones of Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK was awarded the honour as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Jones Bros, which employs more than 500 people, is currently Continue Reading

Pig producers to get marketing materials boost from Menter Moch Cymru

PIG PRODUCERS across Wales are to receive a marketing boost, thanks to an increase in support available from Menter Moch Cymru. As part of a wealth of business advice and support available to pig enterprises, Menter Moch Cymru is increasing it’s existing £500 grants to develop branded promotional materials to Continue Reading

Lampeter pub closed for breach of Coronavirus regulations

A public house in Lampeter has been closed down over breach of coronavirus regulations. A closure notice has been served on The Castle Hotel, Lampeter by Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Officers due to non-compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2020. Officers found that the Continue Reading

Paddock grazing helping dairy farm capture nearly two thirds of milk from forage

A WELSH dairy farm is capturing 4,100 litres of milk from forage since improving grassland management. Bryn Farm at Tremeirchion, Denbighshire, is farmed by three generations – Ivor Hughes, his son, Dilwyn, and grandson, Aled Potts. Aled joined the business after first studying agriculture at Llysfasi College and later dairy Continue Reading

Neil Hamilton MS, backs national initiative to support small businesses and shop locally

NEIL HAMILTON , MS for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, wants people in his Region to support small businesses and shop locally in the run up to Christmas. Mr Hamilton, a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs committee, is backing a national initiative, Continue Reading

First Non-Executive Board for Creative Wales announced

DEPUTY Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas has announced the appointment of the Chair and Members of the first Non-Executive Board for Creative Wales. Creative Wales was set up in January to drive the growth of the creative industries in Wales. Catryn Ramasut has been appointed as chair Continue Reading

Sweet success for Mid Wales Preserves company

DURING these challenging times for food and drink businesses in Wales, Radnor Preserves, a mid Wales artisan preserves company is expanding, picking up numerous awards and securing export deals in Asia and the Middle East. Radnor Preserves has been honoured in The Great British Food Awards 2020 for their Hand–Cut Continue Reading

More than 5,500 businesses apply for £100m business development grants

THE £100m business grants element of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support. Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund. Demand from businesses of all sizes across Wales has Continue Reading

Welsh Lib Dems comment on firebreak business support

Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the package of support for businesses affected by the firebreak announced today by the Counsel General, but expressed concern that basing the support from the Economic Resilience Fund on business rateable values would mean that the level of support would be based not on lost Continue Reading

£300m phase of Economic Resilience Fund opens for applications

BUSINESSES can now apply for funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). Last week, the Welsh Government announced it was doubling this phase of the fund, making nearly £300m available to support businesses that continue to be affected by Covid-19. As a result of Continue Reading

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