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If you are looking for Welsh Business News you should take a look at our Welsh Business News Blog or the Business Section and Business News Section on our MA Consultancy Website. You can also follow WelshBiz on Social Media.

On our Welsh Business News Blogs you will find lots of UK Business News and Welsh Business News including Cardiff Business News, Swansea Business News, North Wales Business News and Business Events News as well as Business Advice and Info.

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
Who are you?
What are your products and services?
Who are your clients?
What’s your target audience for your business?
What new introductions can we make for you?
How can you follow up effectively?
Event closes
Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

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For more Welsh Business News please see

MA Consultancy Marketing Blog & News Headlines

The Introbiz, Introbiz Expo & Introbiz Global Summit Welsh Business News Website

The Mike Armstrong Welsh Business News Blog

The 333 Websites Welsh Business News Website

& The Things to Do In Cardiff Directory with Events & Jobs News

— Read on maconsultancycardiff.com/welsh-business-news/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

The Global Speakers list from the Introbiz Global Summit

Our Global Speakers list

Introbiz Global Summit 3-Day Event from 25th – 27th November 2020

Our full line up of top global keynote speakers includes;

• Les Brown • Sharon Lechter • Dr John DeMartini • Brian Tracy • Kevin Harrington • Jairek Robbins • Paul Smolinski • Tracey Smolinski • Tom Ziglar • Dr Fab Mancini • Anil Gupta • Forbes Riley • Alec Stern • Rob Moore • Sammy Blindell • Michael Tracy • Alana DeMartini • Adam Stott • Evan Carmichael • Lisa Johnson • Domingo Silvas • Hannah Kathleen • Giovanni Malacrino • Dawn Evans • Bernie Davies • Claire Rees • Camilita Nuttall • Bob Burg • Adam Strong •

As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them.

As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives.

As an entrepreneur, international speaker, best-selling author, mentor, philanthropist, licensed CPA for 35 years and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Sharon Lechter is the premier expert for financial literacy and entrepreneurial success.

A lifelong education advocate, in 1989, Sharon joined forces with the inventor of the first electronic ‘talking book’ and helped him expand the electronic book industry to a multi-million dollar international market.

Sharon is a highly sought-after mentor and has worked with major brands like Disney and Time Warner and served two U.S. Presidents as an advisor on the topic of financial literacy. Everything about Sharon’s career centres around impacting others to improve their financial IQ, access untapped potential personally and in business, and create their own legacy.

Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior and keys to their empowerment.

His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He is among the top speakers, trainers and seminar leaders in the world today.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 82 other countries worldwide. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 35 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of 80 books that have been translated into 42 languages.

Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He has appeared on the television series Shark Tank and the American annual invention trade show Inpex 2012 as Keynote Speaker.

A successful entrepreneur for more than forty years, Kevin is a co-founding board member of the Entrepreneurs Organization and co-founder of the Electronic Retailing Association. Kevin is one of the pioneers behind the As Seen on TV brand and has launched more than 500 products generating more than $5 billion in global sales. Twenty of his companies have each exceeded $100 million in revenue

He addresses audiences and fans all around the world—from Singapore to Los Angeles, Brazil to India, Las Vegas to Munich. Throughout his 40 years as an entrepreneur and innovative business leader, Kevin has connected with people all over the world who desire to help one another achieve success.

Jairek Robbins is a man dedicated to helping professionals like you achieve success by living with purpose in your life and business. At only 23 years old, Jairek was awarded the Congressional Award (Gold Medal) from the United States Congress. He has conducted training for a variety of companies & organizations including… Harvard University, The United States Marines, The United States Air Force Special Forces, BMW, REMAX, UBS, Major League Baseball teams, and members of the U.S. Olympic team.

Paul Smolinski is the Operations Director of Introbiz, Wales’ leading professional business network and the founder of Wales’ National Business Expo.

Since joining the network back in 2010, Paul’s vision and determination has been invaluable to the business as he’s implemented strategies to attract larger corporate companies to understand and embrace the power of networking.

Paul was the first to bring a Dragon from the Den to Wales to speak at an event and has since followed this by introducing Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone and Sharon Lechter to the Welsh capital. Since the event’s launch in 2012, the Expo has grown considerably, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, world-renowned entrepreneurs and keynote speakers and thousands of visitors ready to network and build relationships.

Tracey Smolinski is a serial entrepreneur, property investor, and founder of award-winning global business network Introbiz, author of Master Networking and creator of networking tool Fortune in the Follow Up. She is also a motivational speaker, mentor & networking coach and she absolutely loves people and genuinely loves helping and developing others. Tracey has also raised over £200k for charity and loves to make a massive difference for the good.

She is a proud Big Ideas Role Model for the Welsh government and loves empowering students and entrepreneurs of the future.

For over a decade Tracey and her brand Introbiz have secured over 3000 members and clients from a wide range of industries and sectors while hosting 60 networking events a year in various 5-star locations in the Uk and abroad.

Tracey has also created Wales’ largest business expo and has shared the stage with Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone, Hilary Devey CBE, Baroness Michelle Mone, Marie Diamond from The Secret, The Apprentice winner Mark Wright, and Sharon Lechter.

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc.

Tom joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy. Tom leads Ziglar in its efforts to continue to deliver his father’s inspirational message to high-achievers around the world.

Dr. Fab Mancini is America’s leading healthy living media expert.

A world-renowned chiropractor, Hay House’s international best-selling author of The Power of Self-Healing and host of his popular radio show, Self-Healing with Dr. Fab. He is also the best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul, internationally acclaimed educator, business leader, speaker, and President Emeritus of Parker University.

Anil Gupta is a world expert on relationships and happiness.

He has coached some of the most famous celebrities on the planet like Mike Tyson, top athletes and CEOs, as well as being a guest speaker with Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island. Anil enjoys helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them living a fulfilled life and has appeared on stages all over the world – he was recently a keynote speaker in Medellin in front of 10,000 fans. He has appeared at Harvard on a number of occasions and is a guest speaker on Fox News, and is also a bestselling author of Immediate Happiness.

Award-Winning TV host, Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, One of the World’s Leading Health & Wellness experts (National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee).

Forbes was voted the “Top 20 Most inspiring People on Television” through her roles as a sought-after spokesperson, broadcast journalist and Success/Results Coach to celebrities, sales teams & CEOs. As a motivational keynote speaker – she’s affectionally called “The Female Tony Robbins.” Forbes Riley has created a trusted brand name for herself.

Alec Stern is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor and investor.  He has become known as “America’s Startup Success Expert” for performing hundreds of keynote speeches worldwide and for his popular sessions at top conferences like Secret Knock, CEO Space International, City Summit, Powerteam International and Habitude Warrior.

He’s been a co-founder or founding team member of 8 startups with 5 exits – 2 IPOs and 3 acquisitions.  As a primary member of Constant Contact’s founding team Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up, to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-dollar acquisition.  

Alec was selected to the Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine.  In 2020, he was a 2-time Visionary Award winner at top conferences for his success as an entrepreneur and for his work helping startups and entrepreneurs.

Rob lives and loves entrepreneurship and property investing and is the host of the successful UK podcasts, The “Disruptive Entrepreneur” and “Money”.

Rob co-founded Progressive Property – the UK’s leading property training company – and Progressive Success with his business partner. This has grown into a complete digital agency: Progressive Media.

A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20s. He continues to disrupt as an entrepreneur and businessman, with interests ranging from property development to public speaking and digital media. He is a writer, communicator, social media influencer, and philanthropist. His 8 books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and received over 9,000 reviews!

He is a highly sought-after public speaker, having given 1,200 speeches in the last decade and held 2 world records for the longest individual speech marathon.

Through the Rob Moore Foundation, he provides an opportunity for underprivileged individuals, start-ups and small established businesses to gain valuable support, investment and mentorship from some of the best in the business.

Sammy is an award-winning international speaker, best selling author, CEO of How to Build a Brand, and founder of The Brand Builders Club – a Global center of brand building excellence, where legacy driven entrepreneurs learn HOW to transform their purpose into profit.

Having spent 23 years in branding and marketing before launching her first business in 2002, Sammy went on to build six more companies in the business growth sector.

In 2014 she launched www.howtobuildabrand.org, taking it from £0 to £18,000 of monthly revenue in just 12 weeks, using FREE marketing strategies to prove what can be achieved for a small business with no budget.

Michael Tracy is one of the top sales professionals working today. He has recruited, trained, managed and motivated several sales forces that have achieved many millions in sales results. In his first year of direct sales, Michael made more than 20,000 calls and experienced more than 19,000 rejections. His sales closing ratio went from one in 20 to one in three. Within 12 months, he had moved to the top of his field, recruited and trained 30 salespeople and bought a new Mercedes.

Michael is an entertaining, high-content, high-energy speaker. He teaches practical, proven strategies and techniques that people can use immediately to get faster sales results.

In his career, Michael has developed experience in Direct Sales, Sales Management, Sales Presentation Skill, Sales Negotiation Strategies, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Customer Retention Techniques, Coaching and Leadership.

Michael is the co-author of the worldwide best-selling book, “Unlimited Sales Success,” now offered in 12 different languages. He is a skilled speaker and presenter bringing a combination of practical ideas, personal experience, and an enjoyable presentation.

Alana DeMartini a writer, Certified Demartini Method Facilitator and Business Consultant

It is her dream to educate on the idea of a new perspective for living.

Adam Stott Is an International Speaker, Business Coach and Official Member of the Forbes Coaching Council. He is the Founder of Big Business Events and speaks worldwide showing people how to start scale and grow their business He has started a range of products, including Property Wealth Systems and Sales Domination.

Adam Stott left the corporate world behind at the age of 25 after a successful career in automotive to set about forging a new path as an entrepreneur. Adam sold his house to raise seed capital and over the next 9 years, built a £33.9 million automotive business from scratch, which was recognised by the London Stock Exchange for three years running as one of the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain (2015-2017). Adam now trains business owners worldwide on how to build their businesses through innovative business strategies.

Adam Stott is the official member of the 2020 Forbes Coaches Council.

Evan Carmichael #Believes in entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuck called him the DJ who inspires people and Ed Mylett called him the modern day Napoleon Hill. At 19, he built and then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M.

He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers and 300 million views, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally. He wants to solve the world’s biggest problem, people don’t #Believe in themselves enough. Forbes named him one of the world’s top 40 social marketing talents and Inc. named him one of the 100 great leadership speakers and 25 social media keynote speakers you need to know.

He’s set 2 world records, uses a trampoline & stand-up desk, owns Canada’s largest salsa dance studio where he met his wife, and has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he’s stronger than the Doritos. Toronto is his home. He’s a husband, father, TSM Fan, and Teemo main. 

Lisa Johnson is a 7 figure business coach specialising in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses using passive income from memberships and courses.

After a tough childhood spent in social housing, Lisa went on to have successful careers in law, banking and the entertainment industry. Her background in overcoming obstacles has helped mould her into a bold, straight-talking coach, who is never afraid to be an authentic and outspoken truth-teller.

She has spoken on the BBCs Women’s Hour and is a Thrive Global contributor. She has been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Psychologies, The Guardian and Red. A recent feature on Lisa in Forbes magazine garnered over a quarter of a million views in a week.

Lisa will be giving a TEDx talk in 2020 on ‘using adversity to fuel your success’.

Lisa is a huge believer that everyone can become a success no matter their background and is known for her anti-bullying campaigning online.

Lisa lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her husband and 8-year-old twin sons but coaches around the globe.

From humble beginnings to serial entrepreneur, this self-made man is an unstoppable force of nature in business. He built several companies from the ground up, one of which began with an idea written on a cocktail napkin and was sold for eight figures only a few years later. Domingo’s many endeavors have even reached out of this world success – in contracts with NASA for technology supporting manned space exploration.

Domingo credits a good portion of his success to his business principles. Over the years, as he was building these companies, he started to see a unique pattern most business grow in. The understanding of every aspect of these principles from Idea to Exit, help him and other entrepreneurs he has worked with over the years to create successful growth strategies that can be systemized and duplicated. These principles then later evolved to what is known now as the Scale 8UP method.

Aside from his dedication to his family, Domingo continues to be involved in various enterprises, but he is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. On any given day, he can be found somewhere in the world enthusiastically unleashing the potential entrepreneur in others through teaching, mentoring and coaching, utilizing his trademarked systems for successfully building income and assets through business. Domingo is a 100% experienced driven coach, who has worked with entrepreneurs in 6 continents.

As an entrepreneur, she has travelled internationally to conduct workshops in countries such as the United States of America and Germany, on the topics of next-generation digital marketing and personal development. She consults relevant marketing strategies to her clients who reside across North America, Europe and Africa; whom she works with to develop their brand messaging so they can effectively position themselves as an authority within their industry.

As a singer/songwriter, she has received multiple awards and was recently invited to record her music at the renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, United Kingdom where past celebrity musician bands include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, with individual artists such as Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Ed Sheeran having also recorded their songs there. Music is a great love of hers, and in her eyes, a powerful vessel for positive change.

As Hannah grew in reputation, so did the awards and accolades coming her way. In 2017, she was awarded Best Fashion Blog at the National Blog Awards of Ireland. She also competed and became a two-time top 28 finalist in 2017 and 2018 for the prestigious Miss Universe beauty pageant in her country of Ireland. She is incredibly passionate about the idea that we can each “create our own opportunity”, and is focused on developing a platform upon which she can promote this message on a global scale.

Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy and brought up in Grangetown, Cardiff – Giovanni is a true Welsh Italian. His career began with him travelling to America to work on luxury cruise liners touring the world.

Six months after his return, while looking for a new project, he came across a coffee shop then known as ‘Planters’, which is now the iconic Giovanni’s Restaurant on the Hayes. Having played host to countless celebrities, appearing on various TV shows and receiving outstanding reviews – it truly can be said that Giovanni’s restaurant is a Cardiff institution.

While Giovanni’s first love is food, his interests and expertise doesn’t stop there. Giovanni is incredibly skilled at helping others which is reflected in his work as a life coach. On top of this, he is also the founder of GIOS charity, standing for “Great Individuals Often Succeed” and generates funds to assist youths in achieving their dreams.

Dawn Evans is serial entrepreneur, public speaker, business coach and qualified professional trainer.

Over the past 20 years Dawn has developed a reputation for successfully delivering and implementing a variety of training programmes. Dawn has a vast amount of business experience and specialises in motivating, inspiring and developing both people and businesses. With a degree in Education (PGCE), ILM Level 7 in Sustainable leadership and a degree in coaching and mentoring for Entrepreneurial Practice, she has used these qualifications and put into practice developing Ajuda into the success it is today.

Author, Speaker, Business Strategist, Bernie Davies, has trained hundreds of Businesses from the Private and Public Sector, as far back as 2009. She has trained in-house for Cardiff Council Economic Development Team, Johnson &  Johnson, Welsh Language Board, Chwarae Teg Agile Nation Project, 4Ward Development to name a few. Bernie has singlehandedly delivered countless monthly, sell-out Training seminars to multiple hundreds of Businesses in South Wales. She regularly sits on Awards Judging panels as a Business Specialist. Bernie has been and continues to be a regular BBC Radio Wales Contributor and media personality.

Bernie continues to build a career as a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, motivational speaker and author now launching her second Book “Your Business Your Way…A Guide to Personal Branding for your Business”. In 2012, she launched and operated a much-loved chain of restaurants called Jamaican Jill’s for 7 years and now owns Introbiz Swansea and West Wales, a successful networking franchise of Introbiz UK.

In partnership with Paul and Tracy of Introbiz Claire Rees along with Richard Rees launched Introbiz in Sweden.

Owner of a dog sledding company in Sweden with around 80 dogs, running sled dog tours, taking people from all over the world on their winter adventure holidays. Claire and Richard built this business from scratch with lots of motivation and energy, and now it is one of Jämtlands biggest and successful dog sledding business. Even being on TV shows such as “Escape to the Wild” with Kevin McCloud and “Fishlock Wales.”

Between them they have a strong relationship, and work on building each other’s strengths to serve people in the tourism. During a hosted event, Paul and Tracey came along as keynote speakers. The relationship grew and developed and as the opportunity to franchise, Claire and Richard decided to launch Introbiz in Sweden.

From the most humble of beginnings, Camilita is an epic success story to be emulated. Through an endless supply of charisma, and armed with proven real-world knowledge unmatched by her competitors, she is a global sensation.

Camilita is a ‘Rock Star’ International Speaker, Radio Show Host at The Camilita® Podcast, an ‘Award-Winning’ Corporate Sales Trainer, Business & Wealth Coach, Business Growth Strategist, Author and Property Investor. Camilita is featured in Forbes on How to Use Events, Social Media and Key Note Speaking to Increase Your PR & Profits Globally, has graced the USA and European covers of Celebrate Business Magazine, appeared on BBC Business News, SKY TV, B2B News Network and is mentioned in the New York Times Bestseller Think & Grow Rich for Women. Her dedication to leading by example, constantly evolving and succeeding by raising others up has led to a growing network of world champions.

In the face of extreme adversity, Camilita fought against all odds to become a dynamic powerhouse of success and inspiration. As Founder of the Event of Champions®, her story alone is motivating. But it is her straight-forward advice and ability to repeatedly gather the top minds in the industry to impart real-world knowledge and immediately-actionable insider tips that sets her apart.

Bob Burg has helped companies, sales leaders, and their teams to more effectively communicate their value, sell at higher prices with less resistance, and grow their businesses for 30 years. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales approaching two million copies. The American Management Association named Bob one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders and he was named one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.

Adam Strong is an Ultra-High Personal Productivity Authority, Business Strategist, Author, Public Speaker and the Founder of the Game Changers Experience.

Adam was a former elite athlete in distance running (current world and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah was his former tarring partner) and teaches the same success principals creating high energy and fast growing companies.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/our-global-speakers-list/

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#UKBiz #PositiveCoronavirusNews – Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ spending spree to boost recovery #BizNews

Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ spending spree to boost Britain’s recovery from coronavirus

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new-deal-spending-spree-to-boost-britain-s-recovery-vmg95rgkz

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Senedd roundup: Minister reveals virus testing plans as schools reopen – Nation.Cymru

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has revealed the government is undertaking a programme of antibody testing of school staff who have been working in hub schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government has also made plans for the rapid deployment of antigen testing if there are any outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools or if schools have failed to follow the government guidelines for infection prevention measures.

Schools in Wales have been closed to most pupils since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March but are due to reopen on Monday.

Around 6,000 pupils, the children of key workers and those deemed vulnerable, have attended hub schools across Wales since the shutdown and residential and special schools have continued operating.

Mobile Testing Units could be deployed if required and plans have been made to establish temporary testing facilities and drop off and collection routes if needed.

In a written statement Mr Gething revealed testing is being rolled out to at least 10% of schools staff who have worked in hub schools during the pandemic.

Over 9000 people will be tested under the programme and the government is hoping the results will assist in understanding the spread of the virus amongst school staff.

In the statement Mr Gething wrote that antibody testing will be repeated following the end of term with an additional sample group consisting of the broader school community.

Retesting of the original group will also take place to provide information about both the duration of the infection for individuals that previously tested positive and the rate of the spread of Covid-19 in individuals that previously tested negative.

Official figures up to May 31 report that a total of 24 education workers have tested positive for the virus out of the 440 tests carried out.

Five more deaths from coronavirus have been reported by Public Health Wales.  The total  number of deaths now stands at 1,502.

There were 46 new cases reported over the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed infections in Wales to 15,577. Yesterday 3,246 tests for the virus were carried out.

— Read more on nation.cymru/news/senedd-roundup-minister-reveals-virus-testing-plans-as-schools-reopen/

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Welsh Business News – Start-up grants for new businesses from £5m Welsh Government pot | #WelshBiz #WelshBizNews

A START-UP grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of the coronavirus has been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

The fund will be worth £5m initially, with flexibility for the future. It will support start-up firms, which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as they only began trading in 2019.

Applications for this grant will open on Monday (June 29), at the same time as phase two of the Economic Resilience Fund opens to applications.

Mr Drakeford said that the announcement “will help to support new businesses in Wales which are currently falling through the gaps of existing financial assistance schemes.”

He added: “A number of people who have started a business in the last year don’t qualify for support from the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme and it remains unclear if it will take steps to ensure they will change the criteria to help this group of people.

“This is why we have acted and set up a start-up grant. This has come from our work with Welsh Local Government Association and local authorities to look at what more support the business community needs at this time.”

The new start-up grant will support up to 2,000 businesses in Wales, with £2,500 each. This will provide crucial funding to people who established their businesses between 1 April 2019 and 1 March 2020, helping them to continue trading through the pandemic.

The Welsh Government is providing £1.7bn to support businesses in Wales, making it the most generous and comprehensive package of assistance in the UK.

— Read more on www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/18544963.start-up-grants-new-businesses-5m-welsh-government-pot/

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Introbiz online networking event with CEO of Ziglar Inc, Tom Ziglar • #Introbiz #WelshBiz

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Tom joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy. Tom leads Ziglar in its efforts to continue to deliver his father’s inspirational message to high-achievers around the world.

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Business Coaching from Mike Armstrong #MATraining #MANews

If you are in need of Business Coaching then please take a look at the business coaching available from Mike Armstrong.

Mike can provide tailored coaching based on your exact requirement but all coaching would include elements from Mike’s 7 Pillars of Success Formula which is called the STREAMS Success Formula #STREAMSSuccessFormula.

This includes having the right Systems, Implementing the use of Technology wherever possible, Relationship Building including building the right team and the right network, understanding Efficiency and how to utilise it, how to consistently and persistently take massive Action including working on the Mental Strength in order to be able to do that long term, as well as strategies, skills and techniques for improving your Marketing and Sales.

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Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

Coronavirus: new measures for masks to be considered in Wales

— Read on www.newsarchyuk.com/coronavirus-new-measures-for-masks-to-be-considered-in-wales/

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Bulletin – Self-Employment Support Scheme and furlough next steps; Economic Resilience Fund; COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker; Business Interruption Insurance; Test, Trace, Protect: employer guidance; Best Practice Guidance on working safely

Bulletin Contents – Self-Employment Support Scheme and furlough next steps; Economic Resilience Fund; COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker; Business Interruption Insurance; Test, Trace, Protect: employer guidance; Best Practice Guidance on working safely

Self-Employment Support Scheme extended and furlough next steps confirmed
The UK Government have announced updates on the Self-Employment Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  Visit the Business Wales website for more details.

Economic Resilience Fund
The Welsh Government’s £500m Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) was established to plug the gaps in the support schemes already announced by the UK Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, which will guarantee 80% of people’s wages and income.

In its first week the £300m Economic Resilience Fund received almost 9,000 applications. As a result the Fund was paused to provide the Welsh Government with an opportunity to consider what further support businesses, charities and social enterprises need but the next phase will go live shortly.

The next £100m phase of the ERF has recently been announced with the eligibility criteria going live mid-June allowing businesses time to prepare before the fund opens to applications at the end of June. It’s important to note that Phase 2 will only commence when we have closed down the first phase which is why at this stage we can’t give a specific date.

In terms of eligibility, Phase 2 of the Fund will operate in the same way as Phase 1 but with an update to the micro scheme, which will enable limited companies who are not VAT registered to access the Fund, subject to meeting the wider eligibility criteria. Visit Business Wales for the latest information.

COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker
Visit Wales is collaborating with Visit Scotland and Visit England on this new consumer behaviour tracker.  It concentrates on Great Britain (GB) residents to assess their domestic holiday intentions for the remainder of 2020 and early 2021 and is being conducted weekly for three months. Results of the first wave of activity are available and covers:

Mood of the nation – a measure
Consumer confidence regarding taking a domestic short break/holiday and likelihood of when they will plan, book and take any break
Where in the UK that break may be, what type of accommodation they will use and how they plan to travel to the destination
What types of activity are they more or less likely to undertake at their destination of choice  
More detailed analysis for Wales will be available on a monthly basis.

Business Interruption Insurance
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued an update on its legal action regarding business interruption insurance. Read the FCA press release here.

Test, Trace, Protect: guidance for employers
Test, Trace, Protect is the Welsh Government’s approach to testing and contact tracing which will help citizens of Wales to resume their normal lives gradually and safely.  Visit Business Wales  for more information.

Best Practice Guidance on working safely
We are consulting, via the Regional Tourism Fora, on best practice guidance for working safely in the visitor economy/tourism sector in Wales in preparation for any lifting of restrictions.  Any such lifting of restrictions will only happen in Wales when it is safe to do so and in line with the principles outlined in the Welsh Government roadmap to recovery Unlocking our society and economy: continuing the conversation.

In the meantime, a range of practical support and guidance for employers across various business areas is available on Business Wales – Keep Wales Safe at Work: Restarting and re-opening business.

Business Wales is providing businesses with tailored support and advice about dealing with coronavirus, from financial and supply chain planning to advice on staffing issues. We would advise Tourism businesses and stakeholders in Wales wanting specific guidance to visit the Business Wales website or call Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000, and to regularly visit the Public Health Wales website for up-to-date public health information for you, your staff and your visitors.

— Read on content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKWALES/bulletins/28e72e0

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Up coming Free Online Q&A and Masterclasses with Introbiz Swansea & West Wales…

If you are looking for some free Online Business Networking Events and Online Entrepreneur Masterclass events in Wales, UK, please take a look at the upcoming events from Introbiz Swansea & West Wales.

To see some of June’s Up coming Free Online Q&A and Masterclasses please follow the link.
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Welsh Business Confidence Improves But Remains in the Red – Business News Wales

Business confidence in Wales increased 17 points during May to -35%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank.

Overall confidence for firms in Wales increased 17 points in the past month to – 35%
Firms’ confidence in their own business prospects was -27%, compared with – 39% in April
More businesses re-opened their doors in May but more than a quarter (25%) still not trading
Companies in Wales reported higher confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, albeit still a negative recording at -27%. When taken alongside their views of the economy, this gives a headline confidence reading of -35%. The Business Barometer questions 1,200 businesses monthly and provides early signals about UK economic trends both regionally and nationwide.

In an illustration of the impact COVID-19 is having on the region’s business, the majority of firms continued to see demand negatively affected during May, but with the picture improving slightly since April. Three quarters (76%) experienced a fall in demand for their products and services in May, down one point on the month before. Meanwhile, 7% experienced an increase in demand, up two points on April.

The number of firms in the region operating at less than 50% capacity decreased by a point to 27%. A quarter of firms (25%) weren’t operating at all, down from a third (34%) in April.

Of the 63% of businesses reporting disruption to their supply chain during May, more than a quarter (28%) expected the situation to improve within three months, while just 5% expected it would take more than 12 months to return to normal levels.

Amanda Dorel, regional director for Wales at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said:

While Welsh firms are still firmly in the grip of the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, we can take positives from the green shoots of recovery seen in their confidence levels this month. Having seen record lows in April for the Welsh region, many businesses are beginning to open their doors again in some capacity.

We have supported businesses in every part of the country in recent weeks through emergency funding and will continue do so, with firms’ liquidity likely to be an important issue as the economy starts to open up again.

National overview

Across the UK, business confidence held steady month-on-month, dipping just one point to -33%. The North East and London both saw confidence rise compared to April, scoring the joint-highest confidence reading at -20%. The South West had the lowest confidence at -51%, compared to -35% the month before.
— Read on businessnewswales.com/welsh-business-confidence-improves-but-remains-in-the-red/

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Upcoming Online Business Networking Events via Zoom with Introbiz

April’s upcoming Online Networking events:

King & Queen & Networking – Paul & Tracey Smolinski

15th April Online Networking Masterclass with Paul & Tracey, revealing their top 10 secret tips to networking online!

Queen of Network Marketer – Emma Cooper

17th April Online Networking with Emma Cooper, answering your network marketing questions!

For more info or to book online please visit https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/…

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Upcoming Online Business Networking Events via Zoom with Introbiz

April’s upcoming Online Networking events:

King & Queen & Networking – Paul & Tracey Smolinski

15th April Online Networking Masterclass with Paul & Tracey, revealing their top 10 secret tips to networking online!

Queen of Network Marketer – Emma Cooper

17th April Online Networking with Emma Cooper, answering your network marketing questions!

For more info or to book online please visit https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/…

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Morning all..

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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews


Credit: Royal MintThe Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus.

Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day. 

The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales. 

Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around. 

The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19 by making valuable personal protective equipment (PPE).

Engineers at the site found a basic design for medical visors online. They then adapted and developed their own prototype, which was approved for medical use within 48 hours.

The design will also soon be released online, enabling other companies to manufacture even more.

The Royal Mint say they can produce thousands of masks every day, subject to getting enough of the raw components.

The masks are made with a type of 1mm clear plastic which is currently in low supply. They are appealing to manufacturers across the UK to help them source the material that forms the potentially life-saving protective equipment.

The first batch of visors manufactured by The Royal Mint are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will receive the visors initially, with some already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

The CEO of Cwm Tag Morgannwg University Health Board thanked The Royal Mint for their support.

We are incredibly grateful to the Royal Mint for this work. This equipment will be vitally important for our frontline staff to protect themselves and others as they work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The generosity of organisations such as The Royal Mint as well as our communities has been humbling and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support for our staff and the NHS.

– DR SHARON HOPKINS, CEO CWM TAF MORGANNWG UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

Leighton John, Director of Operations for The Royal Mint said: “My sister works for the NHS and it really focuses your mind on the challenges they are facing, and the opportunity we have to support them.

“On Wednesday at 9am we knew nothing about medical visors, but we set our engineers the task of developing essential medical equipment which could be easily made on site – within seven hours they’d created a medical visor, and within 48 hours it was approved for mass manufacture. We’ll shortly post the specifications on our website to enable other firms to make them too.

“We are now developing the production line, and urgently calling for help to source 1.0mm PET clear plastic which is in low supply across the UK. We believe firms will have this in stock, and we’d urge them to get in touch with us so we can continue to support our NHS.”

Visors, masks, aprons and gloves are all valuable items of PPE used to prevent frontline workers from contracting coronavirus. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Some health care workers are worried about access to protective equipment like masks. One GP based in Bangor told ITV Cymru Wales that she and her colleagues feel “forced to make decisions” based on the “availability of PPE” and not based on “clinical judgement”.

On Wednesday 25, the Welsh Government announced that they would be making more PPE available to health and social care staff.


Positivity:

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FREE SUPPORT for Business Owners / Entrepreneurs or Home Workers…

Whilst the current climate is happening I am looking to offer FREE SUPPORT for people who are self isolating or struggling in Business!

Hi Fellow Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Home Workers or Self Isolator – I offer Business Growth, Business Optimisation and Sales & Marketing Strategy & Services to Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and I also used to be a corporate sales manager/director and am used to motivating and supporting a team.

During these tough times I want to support as many of my contacts, LinkedIn connections and wider business community colleagues with any Help, Advice, Ideas, Support, Motivation or Problem Solving needs that they might have during these tough Self Isolation / Coronavirus Times…

If you need any help or support or you simply just want a chat or some motivation during these tough times please feel free to contact me on 07960 872549.

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F*** Coronavirus and still work on your Goals!

What are you going to do today to help you to achieve your short, medium and long term goals.

If your stuck at home self isolating then here’s some tips that can always help you to get better and work towards successfully achieving your goals!

Upskill – Do Online Courses or watch some YouTube videos and learn some new skills.

Educate yourself – Read Some Books or listen to some audio from others who have already achieved the goals that you are trying to achieve and get some advice!

Exercise – What ever goals your trying to achieve, being fit can help!

Work on Your Personal Branding – Create Assets, Content, Marketing Collateral etc. To help promote yourself better and further on the Internet.

If in business Work on Your Business Branding – Create Assets, Content, Marketing Collateral etc. To help promote yourself and your business better and further on the Internet.

Make Contact – Use LinkedIn, Other Socials, Webinars and the Phone and call people, build relationships, negotiate deals, with people who can help you to reach your goals.

If you are interesting in Personal & Business Development please see our Business Advice Section of our Blog.

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Latest News on EU Funds In Wales

 
 

In response to the UK Government and Public Health Wales (PHW) advice on the coronavirus (COVID 19), please see guidance for project managers delivering EU-funded projects in these challenging times.

Please keep checking the website for the latest information.

Chwarae Teg

Chwarae Teg secures £6m EU funds

The funding will extend the organisation’s career development programme to 2023, supporting women in Wales to progress their careers, and assisting businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.

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Your views wanted on the future of Regional Investment in Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a 12-week consultation on future regional investment in Wales outside of the EU. The closing date is 22 May 2020.

The consultation covers a set of proposals for investing replacement funding from the UK Government to deliver inclusive growth across all parts of Wales, building on the evidence of what has worked well and lesson learned during 20 years of EU regional policy.

Developed with stakeholders across the public, private and third sectors, we are consulting on proposals that set out four priority investment areas (business productivity and competitiveness, reducing income inequalities for people, healthier and more sustainable communities and the zero-carbon economy) and decentralises funding and decision-making closer to the people they aim to benefit.

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UK Parliament Inquiry on Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Parliament’s Welsh Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the expenditure, administration and policies of the Wales Office, and the policies of the UK Government as whole that have an impact in Wales. The Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The deadline for submitting views and evidence is Tuesday 21 April 2020.

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Europe Day 2020

Following recent queries, please note that WEFO will not be developing a centrally-led social media or communications campaign to promote EU-funded projects on Europe Day.  

However, as the UK is still participating in the current EU Structural Funds Programme it is a matter for organisations in receipt of EU funds to decide whether they wish to promote their projects in marking Europe Day this year.

Any publicity should follow WEFO’s information and publicity guidance and should aim to focus on the difference that funding and projects are making to people, businesses and communities in Wales.

Please also remember to use the hashtag #EUfundscymru when posting tweets, photos and testimonials.

In previous years, organisations have been encouraged to fly the EU flag to celebrate Europe Day. We would like to emphasise that there is no obligation to do this, and it is a matter entirely for your organisation.

If you have any queries, please contact WEFO Communications on 
wefo-communications@gov.wales.

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Work begins on Maesteg Town Hall

Construction work started this month on the £8.2m repair, restoration and extension of Maesteg Town Hall, which is being supported with £2m of EU funds.

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The latest news, guidance, publications and events from the European Structural and Investment Funds programmes in Wales, as well as including other EU funding programmes  such as the Horizon 2020, European Territorial Co-operation and the Ireland Wales programmes.

Updates from the Rural Development programme and Fisheries programmes are also covered.

 

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All new rules and opening hours for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi and Asda

Supermarkets across the UK have introduced a number of new rules and opening hours in response to the UK blockade. Supermarkets are only a handful of…

All new rules and opening hours for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi and Asda

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Thursday 2nd April, 4pm-6pm
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Coronavirus: Supermarkets limit shoppers as rules tighten

Shops have brought in a host of measures following the introduction of strict new government curbs.

Coronavirus: Supermarkets limit shoppers as rules tighten

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