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Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

“Never, Ever Give Up””Always Stay Motivated”If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to…

Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews
“Never, Ever Give Up”
”Always Stay Motivated”

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me.

I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat!

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Budget, Bugs & Business Rates – A Welsh Property Perspective…

Richard Murphy. Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff Office responds to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget and what it means for Wales: “It …

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

First minister Mark Drakeford has promised to put every penny it receives from Budget announcement into helping firms on rates. Welsh Government has …

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Technology Sector in Wales’ Image Problem – Tech News

Avril Lewis, Managing Director, Technology Connected, thinks it’s time we showed the world how big our technology achievements are   Technology …

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – New Startup Festival in Wales…

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – New Startup Festival in Wales…

A new festival to bring together the Welsh start-up community has been launched as part of the annual Wales Start-Up Awards which will again celebrate the contribution that new entrepreneurial firms make to job creation, creativity and innovation across the Welsh economy.

The brainchild of Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, assistant pro-vice chancellor at the University of South Wales and founder of the Fast Growth 50, the Wales Start-Up Awards are unique in being the only business awards in the UK that focus specifically on recognising the achievements of those new businesses launched within the last three years.

Wales Startup Awards 2019 at the Depot, Cardiff. Credit: Matthew Horwood

The 2020 awards will be held at the site of the new Depot in Cardiff on the evening of June 19th with the overall sponsor again being Capital Law, a leading provider of commercial legal services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

Chris Nott, Senior Partner at Capital Law said:

“Since our involvement with these awards, we’ve witnessed the drive, optimism and creativity of Welsh entrepreneurs. It’s inspiring to see start-ups from previous award years not only flourish, but also surpass the aspirations they originally set for themselves. As a home-grown business ourselves, we’re passionate about encouraging growth in the Welsh economy through the development of a supportive entrepreneurship ecosystem. These awards are at the heart of it: they act as a valuable springboard for Welsh start-ups, by giving them an opportunity to be recognised and connected. For all these reasons, we’re proud to be the Wales Start-up Awards headline sponsor again this year, and cannot wait to meet and see the talent of this year’s entrants.”

To make this year’s event bigger and better than ever, the number of awards is being expanded and the Wales Start-Up Festival will be held on the same day so as to bring Welsh startups together to help celebrate the best of new businesses in Wales.

As Professor Jones-Evans explains:

 “Since they were established back in 2016, some incredible new businesses have been recognised at the annual Wales Start-Up awards. With the tech sector growing rapidly across the nation, we have created a number of new awards that reflect some of the sectors that could make a real difference to the economy over the next few years such as cyber, fintech, medtech and mobile technologies”.

He also believes that the event should be about more than being just another awards ceremony and that the reboot of the awards offers an opportunity to add real value to the those applying.

“The creation of the Wales Start-Up festival as a free event to complement the awards will be an opportunity for attendees to hear inspirational talks by successful entrepreneurs, attend advice clinics and workshops and to showcase the best of Welsh entrepreneurship”..

“For the first time, we are also encouraging all of our sponsors to directly support those entering the awards. For example, NatWest Bank will offer a fast-track route to their digital accelerator to all finalists whilst the Celtic Manor Resort, sponsor of the food and drink start-up of the year award, will be giving all shortlisted firms in their category the opportunity to showcase their products at their four hotels in Newport. It is incredible opportunity for startups to get access to the expertise experience and marketing power of our amazing sponsors.”

The full list of awards

• Business to business services startup of the year

• Cardiff startup of the Year

• Construction startup of the year

• Consumer Services startup of the year

• Creative startup of the year

• Cyber startup of the year

• Digital startup of the year

• Equity startup of the year

• Financial and professional services startup of the year

• Fintech startup of the year

• Food and drink startup of the year

• Global startup of the year

• Graduate startup of the year

• Green Startup of the year

• Innovative startup of the year

• Manufacturing startup of the year

• Medtech startup of the year

• Mobile and emerging technology start-up of the year

• Retail startup of the year

• Rising stars award

• Rural startup of the year

• Social enterprise startup of the year

• Tourism and leisure startup of the year

• Valleys startup of the year

• Young entrepreneur of the year

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Entries close on March 27th 2020 and will then be assessed by a panel of judges that include some of Wales’ leading entrepreneurs such as Professor Simon Gibson, Racheal Flanagan of Mrs Bucket, Kate Methuen Ley of Tiger Cardiff stores, James Taylor of Superstars and Richard Theo of Wealthify.

The event is being supported by the Welsh entrepreneurial ecosystem include NatWest Bank, Abel + Imray, BeTheSpark, Bluegg, Business in Focus, Business News Wales, the Celtic Manor Resort, CEMET, Development Bank of Wales, Fintech Wales, Innovate UK, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Tech Nation, Town Square, University of South Wales, Universities Wales, WCVA and the Welsh Government as well as leading entrepreneurial high growth firms such as ALS Managed Services, CP Hire, Freight Logistics Solutions, the Indigo Group, Mazuma, Wolfberry and ZipWorld.

Further information about the 2020 Wales Start-Up award can be found online at www.walesstartupawards.com

For more on this or other Welsh News please follow the link.

— Read more on mikearmstrong.me/new-startup-festival-in-wales/

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Welsh Property News – Cardiff & Wales Rental values over the last 12 months…

Welsh Property News – Cardiff & Wales Rental values over the last 12 months…

Over the last 12 months, the average rent achieved for properties let in Cardiff was £755 per month.

This is a +4% change on the previous 12 month period.

52% of properties let in the past 12 months were flats, achieving an average rental value of £691 per month.

— Read on mikearmstrong.me/cardiff-wales-rental-values-over-the-last-12-months/

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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Business Wales Support for Business Women in Wales…

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Business Wales Support for Business Women in Wales…

The Welsh Government recognises and supports the importance and contribution that women entrepreneurs make to the economy of Wales, however, there is more to do to continue this journey and further develop the representation of women owned businesses in Wales.

The Business Wales service has therefore renewed its commitment to support and encourage more women to successfully start, sustain or grow a business in Wales and for them to reach their full potential.
 
Alongside the Welsh Government a significant number of other organisations share this commitment and have joined in the development of a gender aware approach in Wales to encourage and better tailor their support to women entrepreneurs. 

This approach has been shaped by an expert panel (the Panel) consisting of representatives from businesses, banks, business support organisations and academia backed by consultation with established or prospective business women & female entrepreneurs in Wales.

The approach sets out a common vision to supporting business and entrepreneurial women in Wales and is supplemented by a ‘Good Practice Guide’ that outlines how business support organisations can better tailor their services to meet the needs of business women or female entrepreneurs. 

The Panel has made ten recommendations that build on the current strengths of business support services in Wales and aim to create a structure which the broader business support community can identify with and adopt.

The Welsh Government will take forward the recommendations of the Panel to further develop our support for entrepreneurial women through our business Wales service by producing a detailed action plan.

However, Business Wales cannot do it alone and actively encourage other support organisations to join in the journey and adopt the approach set out, in part or whole, and follow the principles of the Good Practice Guide.

 

Getting involved: Supporting organisations – make a difference 

The Welsh Government and supporting partners are keen to talk to any organisation that deliver business support in Wales and are willing to become actively involved in supporting women in starting, sustaining or growing their business.

There are many ways in which organisations can become involved:

• implementing the associated ‘Good Practice Guide’ 

• making a commitment on the Business Wales or Be the Spark website to showcase what you currently do, and what you are going to do to improve support for women entrepreneurs

• joining in the conversation on #businesswomenwales

• spreading the word and encouraging others to take part

To commit your support please contact Business Wales here.

Supporting Entrepreneurial Women in Wales: An Approach for Wales, click here.

For a Good Practice Guide for business support organisations please click here.

For the Business Wales Action Plan response to recommendations, please click here.

Mentoring    

In a survey undertaken by the University of South Wales (USW) one of the most valued support for women either starting or sustaining their business is access to business mentors as experienced and informal sources of guidance in addition to business advisors. Business Wales has over 500 mentors, of which 38% are women, available as part of its service that are ready to help you on your journey to start, sustain or grow your business, and if you would prefer a woman mentor just ask. 

Click here for more information on finding a business mentor or becoming a mentor yourself. 

Other organisations that provide business mentoring support: 

• Princes Trust if you are aged 18-30   

• Prime Cymru if you are aged 50 or over

Incubation Units/Co-working locations and business hubs

There are a number of business start-up units and working spaces (incubator units) across Wales that are great opportunities to start or grow your business with other businesses that are in the same situation, possibly facing the same challenges as yourself. These incubator units deliver packages of support to help your business and yourself. 

Please click here for more information on incubator units in Wales. 
 

Financial Support In Wales

There are a number of finance options available when starting or growing a business, below are some links that may help shape your decision:

• Finding Finance (Business Wales)

• Development Bank of Wales

— Read on mikearmstrong.me/business-wales-support-for-business-women-in-wales/

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Promote your Welsh Business Event in the Business Wales Events Finder – Event organiser application form

EVENT ORGANISER APPLICATION FORM

If you have not registered with us before, and would like to promote your events via the Business Events Finder directory, please complete the form below. Once this form has been submitted we will then contact you and you will then be asked to provide additional supporting information.

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Organisation details

— Read more on wales.business-events.org.uk/organiserapplicationform

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week and this year more than one hundred ONS apprentices are learning valuable skills in a whole range of disciplines. Here, Alex Lardner shows why it’s a brilliant way to start a career in a fascinating organisation.    

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16 Top Blogging Tips from 16 Top Blogging Experts…

I’ve heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there’s no ‘right way’ to approach blogging if you want to be successful. There are plenty of people who’ve done a great job of it though, and I thought it would be useful to learn from them.

These 16 bloggers shared one important tip each for blogging beginners. No doubt, even if you’re not a beginner these tips will probably prove to be useful.

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Create blog posts that answer the most interesting questions from people you engage with on social media.

Dave Larson, founder of @tweetsmarter

This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow! One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments or Tweets. In one example, here on FastCompany a lot of people requested a post that features more women entrepreneurs:

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Now, a few weeks later adding such an article where just women contributed and built great businesses was a big hit:

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Understand your audience better than they understand themselves. It takes a lot of upfront research, and often means being a member of the very tribe you’re trying to lead – but it pays off.

Brian Clark, founder and CEO, Copyblogger

Understanding your audience better means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content will resonate with them, which is a good start when you get to writing blog posts.

A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about. An example for this comes from Andrew Chen who famously “tests” his blogpost ideas on Twitter first.

And so does Joel here at Buffer. Take this example from a recent Twitter post of his, where he simply tweeted one quote to see how well people liked a topic before he blogged about it:

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Write for yourself first & foremost. Ignore the fact that anyone else will read what you write; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come.

Adii Pienaar, founder of PublicBeta

Adii’s experience in writing for himself firstly has made a difference to his blog in ways he didn’t expect:

Yes, since I’ve been writing for myself, I’ve found that I write more and I publish more often. I think though that the main reason for that is that I don’t decide whether to publishing something based on the traction / reception that the post will receive within my audience; instead if I want to publish something, I do so. For myself.

 

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Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.

Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger

When you’re asking readers to sign up for your email list, you might want to try experimenting with different language. Willy Franzen found that his subscription rate jumped 254% higherwhen he changed his call-to-action from “subscribe by email” to “get jobs by email”:

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Using this phrase more clearly tells Willy’s readers what they’re signing up for, which clearly worked well!

 

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Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.

Darren Rowse, founder of ProBlogger

Focusing on your readers is a great way to get to know them better (see tip #2). I love the way Daniel Burstein describesblog readers’ expectations of you as a blogger:

A blog is really two things. One, simply a piece of technology, a platform. But, two, it is a promise in the minds of most readers, who expect that the blog should have actual content with some elements of value that is hyper-targeted to their needs. Much like with a newspaper. Readers don’t just look at a newspaper as newsprint that is delivered on their driveway every morning. They look at it as valuable information about their city, where they live, and the things that they do.

 

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I screwed up for years. I’d blog and blog. Some of my posts were doing very well on places like Hacker News, but I had such hard time getting return visitors. And very few people bothered to follow me on Twitter.

Don’t rely on people to do the work to find your Twitter account. Don’t rely on them to do the work to find your details in a sidebar. People are blind to sidebars. Thanks banner ads!

Finish your blog post with some kind of call to action to signup for an email list or follow you on Twitter. When I started doing this, I immediately increased my Twitter followers by 335% in the first 7 days.

Nate Kontny, founder of Draft

Nate uses a simple call-to-action on his blog now, that looks like this:

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This particular technique we’ve also tested here on the Buffer blog and found it to work amazingly well to bring attention to other blog posts we’ve written, like this:

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or to Buffer product features, like this:

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7. Give stuff away

Give away free content that adds value to people’s lives “until it hurts” and they will love you and become loyal fans.

Jeff Bullas, blogger and author of Blogging the Smart Way

A great example of this is the research done by Incentivibe, who found that adding a giveaway contest pop-up to the bottom-right of their website led to 125% more email subscribers.

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - neil patel8. Be consistent

Consistency is one of the most important things that bloggers tend to forget. It’s much easier to lose your traffic than it is to build it up, so make sure you consistently blog.

Neil Patel, founder of KISSmetrics

A study by Hubspot showed that consistent blogging actually leads to higher subscriber growth rates:

Over a two-month span, businesses that published blog entries on a regular basis (more than once a week) added subscribers over twice as fast as those companies that added content once a month.

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - jay_baer9. Give away your knowledge

Don’t be afraid to showcase what you know. Too many bloggers hold back the good stuff out of fear of giving away the “secret sauce.” There is no secret sauce in a world where everyone has high speed Internet access at all times. Today, you want to give away information snacks to sell knowledge meals.

Jay Baer, author of Youtility

Jay’s advice is to share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it tucked away for a rainy day. Chris Guillebeau follows this advice by offering two free, downloadable PDFs to his readers. Chris also does what Jay calls giving away “information snacks to sell knowledge meals.” On both of the free PDF download pages, Chris markets his book on the right-hand side.

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Stay true to yourself and your voice. People don’t care to follow sites so much as they care to follow people.

Chris Pirillo, founder and CEO, LockerGnome

Another blogger who advocates the importance of the writer’s voice is Jeff Goins. He says that your voice is the most important, yet over-looked part of blogging:

Writing isn’t about picking the right topic; it’s about finding the right voice. What matters, what readers really resonate with, isn’t so much what you say, but how.

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Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible. If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.

Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz

Rand shared these great images with us from his wife’s travel blog, Everywhereist, which shows just how long it can take to see a return on your efforts:

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - james-clear12. Give your email list priority

If you’re blogging to create a business, a movement, or to support a cause, then you need to build an email list. It’s not an option. I don’t even consider my blog to be my community, my email list is my community. Caring about these people, writing for them, and delivering value to them should be your number one goal.

James Clear, entrepreneur, weightlifter and travel photographer

When the New York Public Libraryfocused on growing email subscription rates, this simple home page design with information about what readers could expect to receive boosted numbers by 52.8% over a more complicated version with less information about the actual newsletter:

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” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important”>blogging advice - dave_kerpen13. Write catchy headlines

No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: simple, powerful, useful and bold.

Dave Kerpen, author and CEO of Likeable Local

Something we do at Buffer is to test several different headlines for each of our blog posts to determine which ones works best. Here’s an example of what that might look like:

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You can read more about this particular approach in more depth here: A scientific guide to writing great headlines on Twitter, Facebook and your Blog

 

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There isn’t one specific set of rules to be successful in blogging. When I started blogging, I had the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful bloggers in the industry. One of the best lessons I’ve learned from them is to simply be me. I didn’t have to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. I had to simply be me.

By being me, I enjoyed writing and the process more. It had me writing more than I usually would too. If you look at the the most successful writers like Seth Godin and Chris Brogan you’ll notice that they are different and unique in their own ways.

Aaron Lee, social media manager, entrepreneur and blogger

Moz CEO Rand Fishkin agrees that telling your company’s story is important, as opposed to following a formula for successful blogging:

Emotion and storytelling have been part of how we communicate with each other and inspire action for thousands of years.

 

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Biggest lesson I learned in my past year of blogging. Keep it in the 1–2 minutes read-time length.

Derek Sivers, founder of Wood Egg

Working out the best length for your blog posts can be tricky. You generally need about 300 words minimum to get indexed by search engines, but otherwise the length of your post is up to what you think feels best.

Derek Sivers noticed recently that his shorter posts were much better received by readers and seemed to be shared more, unlike his longer posts:

When I’ve written articles that were too long or had too many ideas, they didn’t get much of a reaction.

When I read books, I often feel bad for the brilliant idea buried on page 217. Who will hear it?

Stop the orchestra. Solo that motif. Repeat it. Let the other instruments build upon it.

The web is such a great way to do this.

Present a single idea, one at a time, and let others build upon it.

According to this Chartbeat graph below, many visitors to your site won’t bother scrolling, and most visitors won’t read more than about 60% of what you’ve written. Keeping it short and sharp then, could be worthwhile.

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If you’re looking for a general guide to blog post length, Joe Pulizzi’s blog post, “A blog post is like a miniskirt” might be useful:

A blog post is like a miniskirt.

It has to be short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.

 

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One thing I always try to keep in mind before publishing a post is would anyone want to “cite” this for any reason? Just like interesting research is great because it leaves you with a fascinating finding or an idea, I like for my posts to be the same. That doesn’t mean relying on research, but simply making sure each post has an original lesson or actionable item, making it “citable” on the web.

Gregory Ciotti, marketing strategist at Help Scout

Our very own Buffer co-founder Leo has written about a similar thing before:

When writing a post, I get into a mindset to answer just this 1 question with a Yes: “Would anyone email this article to a friend?”

It’s an extremely simple proposition. Yet, it has changed my writing completely. If I put myself into a reader’s head going through a post and seeing whether someone will say “Oh, this is interesting, John will really like this”, then I go ahead and publish it. It’s almost like an invisible threshold to pass. I need to improve the post until this level is reached. I will iterate, find more research, get more examples, until I can truly imagine this happening.

I’m sure there are lots more great tips out there about building a blog. What’s your favorite?

Image credits: David G. Larson, Copyblogger, The WordPress Podcast, Party Biz Connect, Darren Rowse, Nate Kontny, Jeff Bullas, FounderTips, Social Media Examiner, Chris Pirillo, LinkJuice, James Clear, Dave Kerpen, Joshua Titsworth, Derek Sivers, Unbounce

For more see:

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Property Services Wales – MA Property Wales…

MA Property Wales provide B2B and Consumer Construction Services and Property Maintenance Services, Property Clearance and Renovation Services, Property Management & Marketing Services and Property Finance and Insurance Services to Consumers, SME Businesses and Business Owners in the South Wales region including Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly and Surrounding Areas (Monmouthshire, Vale of Glamorgan and RCT etc.).

Our Building and Property Maintenance Services inc. Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating Services, Fixing Bathrooms and Showers in Commercial Buildings and Households, Repairing & Installing Kitchens and Kitchen Units, The Supply and Fitting of Wooden Flooring & Residential & Commercial / Industrial Carpets, Commercial & Residential Outdoor Landscaping and Gardening Services, Dismantling and Removing as well as Building and Installing of Fixtures and Fittings and Handyman Services etc.

We have been providing Commercial & Residential Construction Services including Commercial Property Maintenance Services since 2017 although our tradesman have 20+ years of experience in their trades, and the commercial and residential construction and maintenance services and other property Services that we have carried out in that time include:

  • Residential Property Maintenance for a Landlord in Canton, Cardiff, South Wales
  • Assistance with the Sales of a flat in Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales
  • Taking Down a Pagoda, Hanging a sign and fixing and amending a bar and kitchen area in a Cafe, Bar, Restaurant and Event Venue In Cardiff Bay, South Wales
  • Helping to Market the Cardiff Bay Venue.
  • Refurbishing and Interior Design On some Airbnb Properties In Penylan, Cardiff, South Wales
  • The Management & Marketing of those Airbnb Properties In Cardiff, Wales.
  • The Airbnb Management & Cleaning of some Cardiff Properties whilst their owners were on holiday.
  • Repairing & Maintaining some Airbnb Properties In Roath, Cardiff, South Wales.
  • The Airbnb Management of some Properties in Roath, Cardiff, Wales
  • Repair and Maintenance on an HMO Property in Newport
  • Repair, Maintenance and Interior Design on a Church in Tremorfa, Cardiff, South Wales
  • Landscaping and ground works on a Church Yard in Cardiff, South Wales.
  • Repair, Maintenance and Interior Design on a Property In Marshfield, Newport, Cardiff, South Wales
  • Repairing an Alter and Stage Area on a church in Cardiff
  • Fitting Carpets and New Doors on a church in Tremorfa, South Wales
  • House Repairs and Decoration for a Landlord In Crumlin, Caerphilly, South Wales
  • Installing a wooden floor in a Lighthouse in Newport, South Wales.
  • Repairing and maintaining & Marketing of a B&B and their Accommodation & Events / Weddings including Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Kitchens in Newport, South Wales.
  • Painting & Decorating a Cafe In Newbridge, Caerphilly, South Wales
  • Hanging Doors, Installing Handles, Cleaning and Fixing Showers In an HMO in Blaina, Blaenau Gwent etc.

Areas Covered by our PropertyServices in South Wales:

We provide most of our property services including our commercial and residential construction services and property maintenance services and our property management and clearance services to consumers & businesses all over South Wales including Caerphilly, Newport, Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, RCT and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Other Property Services:

We can provide our Property Marketing and Airbnb Property Marketing Services & Property Finance & Insurance Services to consumers & businesses all over Wales and the South West of England.

What to do if you want any of our Property Services?

If you are looking for any of these property services in South Wales including commercial or residential property maintenance and property management services in South Wales then please complete the online form or call us on 07960 872549.

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Cardiff Breakfast Networking Event in Cardiff at Novotel Hotel for tomorrow…

1 day to go now until all Introbiz members and visitors meet up at tomorrow’s Introbiz networking breakfast event, sponsored by Lexus Cars Cardiff, at Novotel Hotel in Cardiff from 7.30-9.30am.

See the highlights from January’s Breakfast event below.

*Enjoy delicious cooked breakfast with refreshments.

*Be connected face to face with new business opportunities.

*Meet new corporate companies business owners and SME’s from South Wales.

*Arrange one to one meetings following this networking event and discuss how to help your businesses to grow further.

*Want to grow your business network and build new long lasting relationships.

Then this is the Cardiff networking event for you to attend.

*Want to join Introbiz at this event, all visitors are most welcome to attend.

Register your place online here:

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Business to Business Marketing Agency – Corporate B2B Sales & Digital Marketing Agency in Cardiff covering UK
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales Women heavily beaten by France 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Wales were beaten 50-0 by France in their third game of the 2020 Women’s Six Nations. Chris Horsman’s side had their moments, but it was Les Bleus who wew fully deserved winners at Cardiff Arms Park as they racked up a half century of points. There were eight French tries
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales duo back for Blues 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Wales duo back for Blues WRU 8 hours ago PREVIEW Hallam Amos has returned after his call-up to the squad. Wales Guinness Six Nations squad members Hallam Amos and Seb Davies will return to lend their weight to Cardiff Blues’ playoff bid in their crunch clash with Benetton Treviso this
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Rhodri Williams grabbed two tries, but the Dragons still went down 34-19 at Scotstoun against a Glasgow Warriors side that moved into third place in Conference A with a bonus point win. Acting skipper Williams gave the visitors the perfect start with an interception try in the opening minute. That
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Welsh Businesses Encouraged to Bid for Arena Work Worth £23M+ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Welsh businesses are being urged to bid for work on the £135m Swansea Central Phase One scheme. Principal contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, working in collaboration with Swansea Council, wants to maximise the use of local and regional expertise. There are 30 work packages available, with a total value of
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The pubs up for sale in Wales that could change your life – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

The pubs up for sale in Wales that could change your life – It’s one of those things many of us reckon we could do – run a pub and make it a roaring success. Well if you’re serious about it, now’s the time to prove it because we’ve found
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Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted: The 20-year-old online trader who makes up to £200,000 a year 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

On the same day that Ashley found out he’d failed his GCSEs, he also made his first £470 profit. “That’s the day I first found out that I could make money without any GCSEs or qualifications,” he says. “I’ve always thought that I would want to do business at university
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Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as North’s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as North’s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France WALES came up just short as France recorded their first win at the Principality Stadium for a decade in a Six Nations thriller. There were massive performances for some of
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Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy Shaun Edwards was given a Cardiff return to remember as France stayed on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam as they got the better of Wales with a 27-23
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Storm Dennis: ‘My business was flooded twice in two days’ – BBC News
By MA News | Feb 23, 2020

Storm Dennis: ‘My business was flooded twice in two days’ – “We sat in a hairdressers across the road, which is slightly higher up, and we watched our business go under.” Chris Harrison runs the Dale End Cafe in Coalbrookdale, a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. Last weekend
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Come on Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉
By MA News | Feb 22, 2020

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Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉
By MA News | Feb 22, 2020

Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France | Wales rugby union team There was an echo of the Warren Gatland era this week when the prop Wyn Jones accused France of cheating in the scrum. It was a calculated attempt to provoke the Six Nations leaders, whose
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Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster – BBC Sport
By MA News | Feb 22, 2020

Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster Leinster kept their unbeaten season going with a 21-13 victory over struggling Ospreys at the Gnoll. It was a 12th successive Pro14 win for the Irish province and an 18th victory of the season. Tries from Tommy O’Brien, Josh Murphy and Cian Kelleher clinched the win,
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Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – BBC Sport
By MA News | Feb 22, 2020

Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – With fly-half Dan Biggar fit to start, Wales have made two changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s game against unbeaten Six Nations leaders France. Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty come into the side to replace Tomos
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Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nil’d
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nil’d John Mulvihill has made five changes to the Cardiff Blues team that lost 29-0 to Connacht last week as a return to winning ways is sought against Benetton at the Arms Park on Sunday, 5.15pm kick-off. One
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Prince of Wales to meet South Wales victims of Storm Dennis 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🌧📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

The Prince of Wales will meet flood victims during a visit to south Wales later. Storm Dennis hit more than 1,000 homes and businesses in Rhondda Cynon Taff alone after heavy rain last week. Prince Charles will visit Pontypridd town centre, parts of which were left under water after days of
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Alun Wyn Jones caught in row over scrummaging with the French Coach 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

Tensions are high as Wales prepare to take on France in Cardiff on Saturday, and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has hit back at France’s claims that Wales were disrespectful with their scrum “cheat” claims. France coach Fabien Galthie responded to Wales prop Wyn Jones’ suggestion the visiting scrum will
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UK Retail News & Stats 🏢📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

Main points from the ONS 2020 Retail Report… Retail Sales Industry Stats In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors. Retail Volume Stats Retail volumes increased by 0.9%
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Introbiz Breakfast Networking Event in Cardiff, with Jonathan Davies 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

  Introbiz are delighted to share their latest Introbiz Expo news, where they will have all brand new top entrepreneurs and sporting legends speaking on stage in Wales’ Biggest Business Expo. Their latest Introbiz Expo News day; “It gives us great pleasure to announce that we wilk have Welsh Rugby
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WRU pledge £100,000 for rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis as collection planned for Wales Six Nations match 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼🏉📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

The WRU have drawn up an action plan to support rugby clubs around Wales affected by Storm Dennis, setting the ball rolling with a £100,000 fighting fund. A number of clubs were seriously affected by flooding caused by the storm, including the likes of Bedwas, Blackwood, Cross Keys, Rumney and
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Web Design Caerphilly in South Wales
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

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Welsh Unemployment at Record Low of 2.9% 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

New figures show jobs market ‘in fine form’ as unemployment drops in Wales Unemployment in Wales has fallen to a record low of 2.9% in October to December, compared with 3.8% for the UK. During this period there were 45,000 people looking for work, 14,000 fewer than the previous three
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Progress and Inclusion Are Hailed in 2020-21 City Deal Business Plan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 21, 2020

Cardiff Capital Region is stepping up a gear as its 2020-21 business plan reveals some transformative new projects are expected to reach legal completion this year. This is the fourth annual business plan for the capital region, which has seen some of the highest levels of relative GVA growth in
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Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS… 1.Main points In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors. Retail volumes increased by 0.9% in January 2020, recovering from
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Fuel prices push UK inflation to six-month high – 💼📰
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

Fuel prices push inflation to 6 months high…   Fuel prices push UK inflation to six-month high! UK inflation in January rose to a six-month high as petrol and house prices rose, official figures show. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) stood at 1.8% last month, up from 1.3% in December, the
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Average UK wages top pre-financial crisis levels | Economics
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

  Average UK wages top pre-financial crisis levels | Economics Average real wages – which take account of the impact of inflation – have risen above their pre-financial crisis level for the first time as workers begin to repair the damage to their finances after a 12-year squeeze on living
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New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation 💷📰
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation You’ll soon no longer find Adam Smith in your wallet or purse. The economist has been replaced as the face of the £20 note by artist JMW Turner. The Bank of England said the new polymer £20 – which enters circulation on
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UK’s cash system ‘will collapse without new laws’ – 💷📰
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

UK cash system will callapse without new laws… UK’s cash system ‘will collapse without new laws’ – Campaigners have called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to save banknotes and coins, saying without urgent new laws the cash system could collapse within a decade. They want Mr Sunak to take action in
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February 2020 Event Organisers Wales event Tickets for Mon 24 Feb 2020 at 14:30 via Eventbrite
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

Networking Event in Cardiff…   Eventbrite Event – Rheolwr Cynadledda a Digwyddiadau Prifysgol De Cymru / Katrina Cinus – Conference & Events Manager @ University of South Wales presents February 2020 Event Organisers Wales event on: Monday, 24 February 2020 At Voco St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales. Find event and ticket
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Construction Connects Meet the Buyer Event Tickets, Wed 26 Feb 2020 at 08:30 | Eventbrite
By MA News | Feb 20, 2020

Swansea Construction Expo… Eventbrite Event – Citation presents Construction Connects Meet the Buyer Event on: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 At Liberty Stadium. Find event and ticket information. — Read on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/construction-connects-meet-the-buyer-event-tickets-83767311283
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Affordable Video Production Services in Wales 🎥🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 19, 2020

Affordable Video Production & Graphic Design   Check out the affordable video production and graphic design available from www.marketing.wales Get 3 Videos for £100 and 4 Graphics for £100 – for Social media use, or all 7 items for just £175. Get 1 Social Media Presentation video for just £50
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Business Events in Wales for May
By MA News | Feb 19, 2020

Business Events in Wales for 2020… May Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿   1st May – Cardiff Wales STEM Awards 2020 EVENTS 4th May – Caernarfon ICT Course – For Beginners EVENTS 6th May – Bala Round the Table Networking EVENTS 6th May – Bala Succession Surgery EVENTS 6th May
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Business Events in Wales for April
By MA News | Feb 19, 2020

Business Events in Wales for 2020… April Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 1st April – Newcastle Emlyn CCP Business Network EVENTS1st April – Newport Understanding Exporting EVENTS 2nd April – Newport Classification of Goods – AM EVENTS 2nd April – Newport Incoterms – PM EVENTS 3rd April – Chepstow Business
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Business Events in Wales for March 💼📅🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 19, 2020

March Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 2nd March – Deeside Starting and Running A Business EVENTS 2nd March – Wrexham Starting and Running A Business EVENTS 2nd March – Pencoed Successful Selling workshop EVENTS 3rd March – Cardiff Circles Networking EVENTS 3rd March – Bridgend Networking Lunch EVENTS 3rd March
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Lidl are looking to expand their distribution centre in Bridgend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
By MA News | Feb 19, 2020

Lidl looking to expand in Wales… Lidl GB has acquired land next to its distribution centre in Bridgend and is planning to extend it to more than 36,000 sq metres, significantly increasing its capacity. Simon Hedderman, Regional Director at Lidl GB, said:  “We first opened our warehouse here in Bridgend
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The Weeks Introbiz Swansea & West Wales Event & more 💼🤝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 18, 2020

THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT IN SWANSEA & MORE… Swansea Networking Event – Ladies Lunch… ■For ladies in the Network: 21st February, Lunch at the Malthouse at the Swansea Grand Theatre: SPEAKER- BBC RADIO WALES SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT PRODUCER MARGARET KEENAN Footage of the last event! https://youtu.be/H2Gz7zAn7RE Booking link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introbiz-swansea-ladies-lunch-malthouse-by-gower-brewery-grandtheatretickets-83194552145.  
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By MA News | Feb 18, 2020

Check out the A to Z of Digital Marketing…   The A to Z of Marketing – Marketing Agency Wales from Welsh Marketing Agency MA Consultancy. — Read more about this on marketing.wales/the-a-to-z-of-marketing/        
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Business Events in Wales for March 💼🤝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 18, 2020

Business Events in Wales…   March Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿   2nd March – Deeside Starting and Running A Business EVENTS2nd March – Wrexham Starting and Running A Business EVENTS 2nd March – Pencoed Successful Selling workshop EVENTS 3rd March – Cardiff Circles Networking EVENTS 3rd March – Bridgend
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Business Events in Wales for February 💼📅🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 18, 2020

Business Events in Wales for February Business Events in Wales for February…   19th February – Bangor Managing Sickness Absence & Return to Work Conversations EVENTS 19th February – Newport Ladies Who Latte EVENTS 19th February – Cardiff Managing Your Finance & Tax EVENTS 19th February – Cardiff Women’s Business
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Afternoon Business Networking Event in Cardiff for March 💼🤝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
By MA News | Feb 18, 2020

Business Networking Event in Cardiff for March…   We are so delighted to announce The Apprentice Star TV Personality and Business Woman Jess Cunningham will be our Keynote Speaker at #Introbiz Social Business Event at Lexus Cars Showroom Cardiff on Thursday 12th March from 4-6pm.. Jessica Cunningham is a businesswoman,
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Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰

Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰

Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰

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Retail Statistics from ONS…

1.Main points

  • In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors.

  • Retail volumes increased by 0.9% in January 2020, recovering from the falls in the previous two months; the increase was mainly because of moderate growth in both food stores (1.7%) and non-food stores (1.3%).

  • Fuel saw a large fall of 5.7% in the quantity bought in January 2020 when compared with December 2019, which coincides with a rise in fuel prices of 2.3 pence per litre between December and January (consumer price inflation, January 2020).

  • Online sales as a proportion of all retailing was 19.0% in January 2020, down from 19.3% in December 2019.

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2.Retail sales in January

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Welsh Business Events for 2020 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📅

Business Events in Wales for 2020

UK Business & Sports NewsBusiness EventsMA NewsFebruary Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

UK Business & Sports NewsBusiness Events

19th February – Bangor
Managing Sickness Absence & Return to Work Conversations
EVENTS

19th February – Newport
Ladies Who Latte
EVENTS

19th February – Cardiff
Managing Your Finance & Tax
EVENTS

19th February – Cardiff
Women’s Business Lunch
EVENTS

19th February – Gower
Sell More With Digital Marketing
EVENTS

19th February – Cardiff
Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your f

27th February – Pwllheli
Increase Your Web Traffic
EVENTS

27th February – Cardiff
Cardiff Business School – The Foundational Nature of Energy
EVENTS

27th February – Cardiff
Infrastructure: Supporting Healthy & Active Lives
EVENTS

27th February – Hensol
Business Growth Workshop – The Fundamentals
EVENTS

27th February – Newtown
ICT Course – For Beginners
EVENTS

27th February – Cardiff
How To Tender – An Introduction
EVENTS

28th February – Abergavenny
Creating a Website
EVENTS

28th February – Sully
Netwalking
EVENTS

28th February – Cardiff
Morning Networking
EVENTS

28th February – Wrexham
St David’s Day Charity Dinner
EVENTS

28th February – Cardiff
Networking Breakfast
EVENTS

28th February – Port Talbot
Alternative Business Finance
EVENTS

March Business Events in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

UK Business & Sports NewsBusiness Events

2nd March – Deeside
Starting and Running A Business
EVENTS

2nd March – Wrexham
Starting and Running A Business
EVENTS

2nd March – Pencoed
Successful Selling workshop
EVENTS

3rd March – Cardiff
Circles Networking
EVENTS

3rd March – Bridgend
Networking Lunch
EVENTS

3rd March – Pontypridd
Sell More With Social Media
EVENTS

3rd March – Wrexham
Tax & Bookkeeping Workshop
EVENTS

3rd March – Newport
Export Documentation
EVENTS

3rd March – Usk
ICT Course – For Beginners
EVENTS

3rd March – Pembrokeshire
SEO To Grow Your Business
EVENTS

3rd March – Pencoed
How To Tender – An Introduction
EVENTS

4th March – Newport
Sell More With Social Media
EVENTS

4th March – Barry
Research & Planning Your Marketing Activity
EVENTS

4th March – Newcastle Emlyn
CCP Business Network
EVENTS

4th March – Builth Wells
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
EVENTS

4th March – London
Bringing Your Business to Wales
EVENTS

5th March – Gaerwen
Equality and Diversity Awareness
EVENTS

5th March – Newtown
Innovation Showcase
EVENTS

5th March– St Asaph
Sell More With Digital Marketing
EVENTS

5th March – Newport
Customs Procedures/Preference Rules of Origin
EVENTS

5th March – Cardiff
Welsh Business Awards
EVENTS

5th March – Bangor
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
EVENTS

5th March – St Asaph
Innovative Photonics in Wales
EVENTS

5th March – Bridgend
ICT Course – For Beginners
EVENTS

5th March – Cardiff
South Wales Property Community Networking Meeting
EVENTS

5th March – Newport
Successful Selling workshop
EVENTS

6th March – Llanrwst
Creating a Website
EVENTS

6th March – Chepstow
Business Breakfast
EVENTS

6th March – Pontyclun
Business Growth Awards 2020
EVENTS

6th March – Brecon
ICT Course – For Beginners
EVENTS

9th March – Cardiff
Sir Simon Bollom KCB, CB, FREng
EVENTS

9th March – Merthyr Tydfil
Research & Planning Your Marketing Activity
EVENTS

10th March – Holywell
Mentoring Network Meeting
EVENTS

10th March – Cardiff
Circles Networking
EVENTS

10th March – Skewen
HR & Employment Law Seminar
EVENTS

10th March – Wrexham
Sell More With Social Media
EVENTS

10th March– Swansea
Sell More With Digital Marketing
EVENTS

10th March – Newport
Maximising Your Overseas Visits and Trade Exhibitions
EVENTS

10th March – Deeside
Introduction to Tendering Workshop
EVENTS

11th March – Llanrwst
Social Media Workshop
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11th March – Pontypridd
Managing Your Finance & Tax
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11th March – Newport
Increasing International Leads & Sales Through your Website
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12th March – Brecon
An Introduction to Tax and Bookkeeping
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12th March – Pencoed
Managing Your Finance & Tax
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12th March – Newtown
Tax & Bookkeeping Workshop
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12th March – Aberystwyth
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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12th March – Porthcawl
Online Tools To Grow Your Business
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12th March – Llangefni
Grow Your Tourism Business With Social Media
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13th March – Cardiff
Celebrating Small Business Awards Wales Final
EVENTS

16th March – Ebbw Vale
Research & Planning Your Marketing Activity
EVENTS

16th March – Bangor
Introduction to Tendering Workshop
EVENTS

16th March – Wrexham
Branding & Marketing
EVENTS

17th March – Cardiff
Circles Networking
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17th March – Neath
Sell More With Social Media
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17th March – Carmarthen
Introduction to Tendering Workshop
EVENTS

17th March – Cardiff
Successful Selling workshop
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17th March – Aberystwyth
SEO To Grow Your Business
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18th March – Newport
Ladies Who Latte
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18th March – Wrexham
Lunch and Tour at HMP Berwyn
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18th March – Cwmcarn
Increase Your Web Traffic
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18th March – Cardiff
Procurex Wales 2020
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18th March – Cardiff
Women’s Business Lunch
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18th March – Llandudno Junction
Assistance for New Social Businesses -1-2-1 Support Session
EVENTS

19th March – Cardiff
Gofod3 – Wales’ Biggest Third Sector Event
EVENTS

19th March – Glascoed
Croner HR & Employment Law Seminar
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19th March – Merthyr Tydfil
Sell More With Social Media
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19th March – St Asaph
Tax & Bookkeeping Workshop
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19th March– Pontyclun
Sell More With Digital Marketing
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19th March – Aberystwyth
Marketing – The Whole Picture
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19th March – Dolgellau
SEO To Grow Your Business
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19th March – Cardiff
How To Tender – An Introduction
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20th March – Swansea
Ladies Lunch
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20th March – Chepstow
Business Expo
EVENTS

23rd March – Port Talbot
Connect your business
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24th March – Welshpool
Mid Wales Business Networking
EVENTS

24th March – Cardiff
Circles Networking
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24th March – Bridgend
Employment Law Update
EVENTS

24th March – Tredegar
Sell More With Social Media
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24th March – Deeside
Tax & Bookkeeping Workshop
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24th March – Llandudno Junction
Office 365 To Grow Your Business
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25th March – Cardiff
The Welsh Construction Shows 2020
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25th March – Cardiff
Business Growth Expo
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25th & 26th March – Llandudno
Tomorrow’s Health 2020
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25th March – Cwmbran
Managing Your Finance & Tax
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25th March– Hensol
Sell More With Digital Marketing
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25th March – Newport
Women’s Business Club
EVENTS

25th March – Newport
Pensions for Breakfast
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26th March – Gaerwen
Assistance for New Social Businesses in Anglesey
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26th March – Cardiff
The Welsh Business Show
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26th March – Swansea
LINC – Climate Action
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26th March – Swansea
Cancer in the Workplace: Supporting Employers and Employees
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26th March – Carmarthen
Let’s Get Digital
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26th March – Cardiff
Cardiff Breakfast Club – Guest Speaker – Sir David Norgrove – Chair of the UK Statistics Authority
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27th March – Aberystwyth
An Introduction to Tax and Bookkeeping
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27th March – Cardiff
Wales HR Awards
EVENTS

31st March – Cardiff
Circles Networking
EVENTS

31st March – Swansea
Swansea City Centre Conference
EVENTS

31st March – Llandudno Junction
Branding & Marketing
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1st April – Newcastle Emlyn
CCP Business Network
EVENTS

1st April – Newport
Understanding Exporting
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2nd April – Newport
Classification of Goods – AM
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2nd April – Newport
Incoterms – PM
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3rd April – Chepstow
Business Breakfast
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7th April – Cardiff
Circles Networking
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8th April – Newport
Planning Surgery
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14th April – Cardiff
Circles Networking
EVENTS

15th April – Newport
Ladies Who Latte
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15th April – Cardiff
Women’s Business Lunch
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16th April – Llandrindod Wells
Succession Surgery
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16th April – Bridgend
ICT Course – For Beginners
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17th April – Swansea
Ladies Lunch
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21st April – Cardiff
City and Growth Deals in Wales: Progress and Next Steps for Delivery
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21st April – Cardiff
Circles Networking
EVENTS

22nd April – Gaerwen
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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22nd April – Newport
Women’s Business Club
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23rd April – Cardiff
Katherine Bennett CBE
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28th April – Cardiff
Circles Networking
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28th April – Conwy
Women in Business Networking Group
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28th April – Bridgend
Networking Lunch
EVENTS

29th April – Cardiff
Next Steps for Science and Innovation Policy in Wales
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1st May – Cardiff
Wales STEM Awards 2020
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4th May – Caernarfon
ICT Course – For Beginners
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6th May – Bala
Round the Table Networking
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6th May – Bala
Succession Surgery
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6th May – Newcastle Emlyn
CCP Business Network
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6th May – Pembrokeshire
ICT Course – For Beginners
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12th May – Gaerwen
Business Four North Wales
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12th May – Welshpool
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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13th May – Llandudno Junction
Assistance for New Social Businesses -1-2-1 Support Session
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14th May – Llanelli
Succession Surgery
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15th May – Swansea
Ladies Lunch
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15th May – Cardiff
Finance Awards wales
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18th May – Cardiff
Dr. Andy Palmer
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19th May – Bangor
Mentoring Network Meeting
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19th May – Hensol
Business Golf Event
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19th May – Lampeter
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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20th May – Newport
Ladies Who Latte
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20th May – Cardiff
Women’s Business Lunch
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20th May – Newport
Export Controls – AM
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20th May – Newport
Inward Processing – PM
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21st May – Raglan
Succession Surgery
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21st May – Newport
Letters of Credit & Method of Payment
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27th May – Haverfordwest
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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27th May – Newport
Women’s Business Club
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28th May – Gaerwen
Assistance for New Social Businesses in Anglesey
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    The Welsh Business Show
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    3rd June – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    4th June – Mold
    Succession Surgery
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    8th June – Cardiff
    Col Needham – Founder and CEO of IMDb
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    11th June – Ffostrasol
    Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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    16th June – Conwy
    Networking Fun with a Twist
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    16th June – Gowerton
    Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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    16th June – Denbigh
    Planning Surgery
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    17th June – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    17th June – Cardiff
    Women’s Business Lunch
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    19th June – Cardiff
    Cardiff Business Awards 2020
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    19th June – Swansea
    Ladies Lunch
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    23rd June – Hensol
    Business Golf Event
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    24th June – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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    24th June – Llandovery
    Planning Surgery
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  • 1st July – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    7th July – Conwy
    Women in Business Networking Group
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    8th July – Llandudno Junction
    Assistance for New Social Businesses -1-2-1 Support Session
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    9th July – Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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    14th July – St Asaph
    Lunch and Networking
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    15th July – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    15th July – Pwllheli
    Planning Surgery
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    17th July – Swansea
    Ladies Lunch
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    22nd July – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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    21st July – Hensol
    Business Golf Event
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    30th July – Gaerwen
    Assistance for New Social Businesses in Anglesey
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  • 5th August – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    19th August – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    19th August – Cardiff
    Women’s Business Lunch
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    21st August – Swansea
    Ladies Lunch
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    24th August – Llandeilo
    Marketing & Diversification Surgery
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    26th August – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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  • 2nd September – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    10th September – Conwy
    Round the Table Breakfast
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    16th September – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    16th September – Cardiff
    Women’s Business Lunch
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    16th September – Llandudno Junction
    Assistance for New Social Businesses -1-2-1 Support Session
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    17th September – Wrexham
    Networking Lunch
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    Ladies Lunch
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    22nd September – Conwy
    Women in Business Networking Group
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    22nd September – Hensol
    Business Golf Event
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    23rd September – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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    24th September – Gaerwen
    Assistance for New Social Businesses in Anglesey
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  • 7th October – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    16th October – Swansea
    Ladies Lunch
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    20th October – Swansea
    The Welsh Business Show
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    21st October – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    21st October – Swansea
    The Welsh Construction Show 2019
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    21st October – Cardiff
    Women’s Business Lunch
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    28th October – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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  • 4th November – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    12th November – Cardiff
    Introbiz Expo
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    18th November – Llandudno Junction
    Assistance for New Social Businesses -1-2-1 Support Session
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    18th November – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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    18th November – Deganwy
    Lunch and Networking
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    19th November – Cardiff
    Beaujolais Day 2020
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    25th November – Newport
    Women’s Business Club
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    26th November – Gaerwen
    Assistance for New Social Businesses in Anglesey
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  • 2nd December – Newcastle Emlyn
    CCP Business Network
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    16th December – Newport
    Ladies Who Latte
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