Tag: Welsh Events

Great Business Networking Event Online – #OnlineEvents

Go online business networking and be inspired by Former World Triathlete Champion Kate Strong, all for FREE.

You can register online for Free for Thursday morning’s event, that is online from 11am to 1pm on Thursday 29th May 2020:

www.eventbrite.com/e/online-qa-with-kate-strong-world-triathlon-champi-tickets-104964064342

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

INTROBIZ, Swansea & West Wales Business Network, Business Growth

Introbiz Swansea & West Wales connects you with your target audience. Business networking events support businesses with relationship building.
— Read on introbizwestwales.co.uk/

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

Please listen to the New Mike Armstrong Podcast…

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts

As a reader of the Mike Armstrong News site I’m asking you for a quick favour. I have recently set up the Mike Armstrong Podcast and I need some listeners.

Could you please check out the Business / Entrepreneur Podcast featuring Sales & Motivation Too, in order to see if you like it.

The Mike Armstrong Podcast aka Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast is a Business Podcast / Entrepreneur Podcast for People Interested in Business, Sales & Marketing, Networking, Sales Training, Motivation, Positivity and so much more. The podcast has regular features such as;

Mikes Likes #MikesLikes – MikesMoans / What’s Wrong With Armstrong

#MikesMoans #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong / #WWWA

WOLF of WALES – A Sales Training Feature #WOLFofWALES #WOW #WOWPodcast

Welsh Dragon’s Den – A Business Startup & Investment Section

As well as Motivation & Positivity

Business Networking, Business News & Business Advice!

The Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast is great for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and People new in Sales, Looking to Join Sales or Looking to Improve Their Sales Abilities and Performance!

If you are looking for Mike Armstrong’s Podcast or the Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast please take a look at the following links.

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Anchor FM

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Anchor FM – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Google

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Google Podcasts – https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMTMxMzU2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast on Spotify

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/7nbSXkHuGZC0T5DpqDCJhx

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Breaker

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Breaker – https://www.breaker.audio/mike-armstrongs-weekly-podcast

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Overcast

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Overcast – https://overcast.fm/itunes1493024564/mike-armstrong-s-weekly-podcast

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Pocket Casts – https://pca.st/wspp8ad6

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do it Podcasts on Radio Public

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Radio Public – https://radiopublic.com/mike-armstrongs-weekly-podcast-6B0kQQ

Mikes Moans – What’s Wrong With Armstrong?

Link to the first MikesMoans feature – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mikes-Moan-about-Negative-Press–Media-via-regular-feat–whats-wrong-with-Armstrong-ed0tiq #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong

Morning Motivation & Welsh Business News From Mike Armstrong’s Podcast

Link to a Morning Motivation podcast and some Welsh Business News – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Motivation–WelshBizNews-From-Mike-Armstrong-about-upcoming-Introbiz-NetworkingMasterclass-Events-ed1tha

The Introbiz Network

Testimonial for the Introbiz Network – Wales’ Biggest Business Network and Business Expo With Global Online Networking Events & Global EntrepreneurMasterclasses!

The Outstanding Network

Testimonial for The Outstanding Network – A Group offering Business Support & Networking – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Business-Networking–Support-via-The-Outstanding-Network-run-by-Irish-Entrepreneur-Pat-Slattery-ed2jiq

Sales Training from the WOLF of WALES 🐺 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #WOLFofWales #WOW #WOWPodcast

Link to the first WOLF of WALES feature episode – Sales Training On to get around or work with the gate / receptionist – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Introduction-to-another-regular-feat–on-the-Mike-Armstrong-Podcast-called-the-WOLF-of-WALES–WOW-ed2mer

Link to the second WOLF of WALES feature episode – Sales Training On “Why to stop selling to become a better sales person! 🤯 – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Another-WOLF-of-WALES—Episode-on-Why-to-stop-selling-in-order-to-become-great-at-Sales-ed2vh5

Business Investing From The Welsh Dragon’s Den

Link to regular feature Welsh Dragon’s Den On The Mike Armstrong Podcast – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Introduction-to-Regular-feature-Welsh-Dragons-Den-On-the-Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast-ed3f7c

Mike Armstrong Interview on the Introbiz Members Podcast

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Interview on the Introbiz Members Podcast! – https://anchor.fm/tracey–smolinski/episodes/Introbiz-member-Mike-Armstrong-from-MA-Consultancy-talking-all-things-marketing-and-growth-ecpfg8

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

Mike Armstrong busy Networking – #MikeArmstrong #Networking #Networker2018

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An Interview with Welsh Rugby Legend Shane Williams at Introbiz Expo in Nov 2019

For more about Introbiz or the Introbiz Expo please follow the links.

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

An Interview with Welsh Rugby Legend Shane Williams at Introbiz Expo in Nov 2019

For more about Introbiz or the Introbiz Expo please follow the links.

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

Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon will host a Gavin and Stacey themed round. Credit: Ian West/PA Images

Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

The event is being held at 7pm Friday 10 on the Welsh charity’s Facebook page and is the second virtual quiz fundraiser they have organised.

Players are asked to donate what they can, with the first quiz raising almost £3,000.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Tŷ Hafan had to cancel all their planned events and close their charity shops, meaning a potential income loss of more than £2 million this year.

The charity supports life-limited children and their families across Wales.

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Other celebrities joining the lineup include Britain’s Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery and Karen Gibson from The Kingdom Choir. Credit: Tŷ Hafan

The quiz will feature pre-recorded questions read by eight famous faces.

It will be themed around music, movies and television with a special Gavin and Stacey themed round hosted by Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones.

Other celebrity quizmasters taking part include Westend actresses Kerry Ellis, Aisha Jawando and Sophie Evans. Musical theatre actress, Caroline Sheen, will also be joining the lineup.

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 winner, Colin Thackery and Karen Gibson from The Kingdom Choir, who led the royal wedding performance of ‘Stand by Me’ for Harry and Meghan, are also among the quizzers.

The first online fundraising quiz saw 3,800 people play.

This quiz series is one of the virtual fundraising ideas the charity is exploring to help keep the doors of their hospice open. They are also planning a virtual marathon in May.

We know that the Coronavirus outbreak is a time of concern for our families, supporters, volunteers & staff. Be assured that Tŷ Hafan is working tirelessly to respond to the needs of all involved with the charity. 💚

Here’s our current advice 👉 https://t.co/zQXjEzFgEU pic.twitter.com/bPNZqEH4xb

— Ty Hafan (@tyhafan) March 18, 2020

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Many charities are having to find alternative ways to fund their work during the global pandemic as shops have been shut and social gatherings stopped.

UK Government announced on Wednesday an extra £750 million in funding for frontline charities with £200 million of that specifically for hospices in England. Wales will get a portion of this funding. 

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know

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

Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon will host a Gavin and Stacey themed round. Credit: Ian West/PA Images

Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

The event is being held at 7pm Friday 10 on the Welsh charity’s Facebook page and is the second virtual quiz fundraiser they have organised.

Players are asked to donate what they can, with the first quiz raising almost £3,000.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Tŷ Hafan had to cancel all their planned events and close their charity shops, meaning a potential income loss of more than £2 million this year.

The charity supports life-limited children and their families across Wales.

Read More:

Other celebrities joining the lineup include Britain’s Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery and Karen Gibson from The Kingdom Choir. Credit: Tŷ Hafan

The quiz will feature pre-recorded questions read by eight famous faces.

It will be themed around music, movies and television with a special Gavin and Stacey themed round hosted by Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones.

Other celebrity quizmasters taking part include Westend actresses Kerry Ellis, Aisha Jawando and Sophie Evans. Musical theatre actress, Caroline Sheen, will also be joining the lineup.

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 winner, Colin Thackery and Karen Gibson from The Kingdom Choir, who led the royal wedding performance of ‘Stand by Me’ for Harry and Meghan, are also among the quizzers.

The first online fundraising quiz saw 3,800 people play.

This quiz series is one of the virtual fundraising ideas the charity is exploring to help keep the doors of their hospice open. They are also planning a virtual marathon in May.

We know that the Coronavirus outbreak is a time of concern for our families, supporters, volunteers & staff. Be assured that Tŷ Hafan is working tirelessly to respond to the needs of all involved with the charity. 💚

Here’s our current advice 👉 https://t.co/zQXjEzFgEU pic.twitter.com/bPNZqEH4xb

— Ty Hafan (@tyhafan) March 18, 2020

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Many charities are having to find alternative ways to fund their work during the global pandemic as shops have been shut and social gatherings stopped.

UK Government announced on Wednesday an extra £750 million in funding for frontline charities with £200 million of that specifically for hospices in England. Wales will get a portion of this funding. 

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know

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

This week’s international Speakers and Online Networking with IntrobiZ

Good afternoon,

 

We hope you had a great weekend!

 

We’d like to thank over 65 companies who logged on to our two online networking events last week to network face to face. The first was held

 

Online networking is going strong, so make sure you familiarise yourself with our upcoming events. If you’re unsure whether online networking is for you, here are some key facts and considerations:

 

 

Our online networking events take place through the platform, Zoom. If you’re unsure about how to use the platform or if you’d like any networking advice or help, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’re here to serve you! You can call us on

 

We’re thrilled to announce another TWO FREE exciting online networking events this week. Find out more below:

 

Wednesday, 8

 

Here’s the agenda for the event:

4:00pm- Welcome by Introbiz

 

 

 

Thursday, 9

 

Here’s the agenda:

9:00am- Welcome by Introbiz

 

Mark has a very special offer for all our members who attend this webinar – enjoy thousands of pounds off a mentoring package.

 

Member News 
Ajuda Offer Online Training for Introbiz Members

 

 

If you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing us on info@introbiz.co.uk or call the office on 02920 291002. You can also contact Paul directly at 07920 772707 or Tracey directly 07581 564371.  

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

Welsh Music Event At Ffos Las Postponed #WelshEvents

The rock band were due to perform at Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire next month but the gig has been postponed due to Coronavirus.

Kaiser Chiefs were due to perform at Ffos Las racecourse in May.

For more on the Wales Online article follow the link.

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

Had a great time Online Business Networking over the past three day…

It’s been an incredible 3 days of Online Business Networking for me with 4 Events in 3 days.

First on Wednesday evening was the #Introbiz @Introbiz Cardiff, South Wales & Global #OnlineNetworking #Masterclass Events with Sharon Lechter @sharonlechter

Then it was the Thursday morning’s online Business Networking & Masterclass event with Introbiz Swansea & West Wales @IntrobizW and Marianne Pettifor @MariannePettif4

Friday morning then saw two online Business Networking Events:

The first being another Introbiz Event, this time Featuring former Apprentice finalist, Jess Cunningham @TheProdigalFox

This was followed by an online Business Networking Event with Pat Slattery @slatteryp and his Outstanding Network.

The Outstanding Networking Event is at 11am everyday and the list of upcoming Introbiz Networking Events Online is available via the link.

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

For Business Advice follow the link or visit the Entrepreneur Zone

Wales Airshow in Swansea is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Swansea Council said it had not taken the decision lightly

Wales Airshow in Swansea is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

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

Upcoming Online Business Networking Webinar Events…

Get Business Networking News on the Networking Grapevine

paulsmolinski from Introbiz says:🔥Surround yourself with successful people in business.

👊 See some of the #Introbiz upcoming online networking webinar events!

Over the next 2 weeks Introbiz have 4 exclusive online business networking events with top business entrepreneurs for you to choose from!

💥TOMORROW💥
Wednesday 25th March, 7pm-8:30pm
🔹Introbiz FREE Global Webinar Masterclass with Q&A from co author and founder of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, Sharon Lechter – a 7 times New York Times Best Selling Author.

Friday 27th March, from 7:30am-9:30am
🔹Introbiz Online Networking Webinar with Q&A Apprentice Star and successful business women, Jessica Cunningham.

Wednesday 1st April, 7pm-9pm
🔹Introbiz FREE Global Webinar Masterclass with former COO of Virgin Media and business mentor to the Evans Property Group,£850M business Portfolio, Peter Wilcock.

Thursday 2nd April, 4pm-6pm
🔹Introbiz Online Networking Webinar Event with Paralympian and international speaker – voted top 5 keynote speaker from 1300 in UK, Danny Crates.

To find out more about these online business networking events or to book on to any of these business networking events please click here:

https://www.introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

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

My First Online Business Networking Event with Introbiz…

Online Zoom Networking

Yesterday I took part in my first Online / Virtual Webinar based Networking Event, where Introbiz Business Network, innovated and adapted to switch their cancelled real world business networking event online, after their networking event in Cardiff, was one of the many event victims pulled, due to Coronavirus.

30 members of the Introbiz Business Network attended this first online / virtual networking event and the majority seemed happy and positive with the event and the way it was conducted.

The usual power networking format of everyone getting a few minutes to talk about their business was still followed online and the web system of choice for the virtual / online business networking event was the Zoom platform.

Other than a few technical issues here and there the event went well and was really useful for those in attendance to continue to network and build relationships even under the current self isolation restrictions.

Lessons will be learnt and the online / virtual events will get slicker, but all in all the event went really well.

As well as local South Wales members, the online networking event was also joined by wider network contacts and Entrepreneurs from further afield such as England, Ireland & Sweden and I’m sure the spread of networkers will continue to grow as this online networking event format gets repeated several times whilst Coronavirus Measures continue to strike the usual networking event format.

In addition to joining the Introbiz network for attending real world events, new virtual networking members from around the world can now join the Introbiz network and attend the online / virtual networking events for just £99 a year.

See https://www.introbiz.co.uk for more pictures from the event and details how to get involved.

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

2020 Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K postponed due to Coronavirus…

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The 2020 Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K has been postponed

The health and wellbeing of the community is paramount, therefore CCBC have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, aligning our response to the Public Health Wales guidelines, whilst making preparations for any upcoming events.

In line with recent decisions from high profile sporting events such as the London Marathon, we have decided that it is in the best interest of runners, spectators, volunteers and event staff to postpone the Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K/2K that was scheduled to take place on 17th May 2020.

The Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K/2K will now take place on Sunday 13th September 2020. We know that many of you will have been training hard for a long time, but your health, and that of our spectators, volunteers, event staff and the wider population is our main priority at this time. We understand and share your disappointment with this outcome, but given the circumstances we believe that the postponement will allow the event to reach its full potential in September.

All entries will be transferred automatically to the new date. There is no need to get in touch to amend any details. There is nothing for you to do if you have already registered.

Additional information relating to when race packs can be expected, road closure information and other operational details will be shared at a time closer to the event.

For further information or to register a place visit: https://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/10k/

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

Wales Millennium Centre Closed until further notice – Welsh Business News…

Dear Supporter,

It is with great regret that we have closed Wales Millennium Centre until further notice, following the UK Government advice given on Monday 16 March. 

We hope you will agree that it is the right decision to put the safety of our staff, artists, volunteers and audiences first. This is a sad and uncertain time for all of us. 

The implications of this situation will be hard to manage and long-lasting. Our role is to be a home for the performing arts for our nation and we will be doing everything we can to support our staff and volunteers, artists and freelancers through this difficult situation. We are currently working on a way to support the talented and hardworking individuals who provide us with the joy that the performing arts bring. We want to be ready to bring back the uplifting performances and life-enhancing learning opportunities so many people value, as soon as is possible.

However, we are a charity. While we are grateful for the government funding we receive, more than 85% of our revenues come from ticket sales. So times ahead will be tough. We use all our profits to provide jobs for artists, opportunities for young people to learn about and work in the performing arts, and for communities to access, participate in, and celebrate the arts. If you wish to support the work we do, your help would be enormously appreciated.  You can donate here.

We are currently contacting all ticket holders with details of shows that have been postponed or cancelled to make refunds as required. Please bear with us whilst we work through this process.

The best sources of up-to-date information will now be our website and social media channels, which will be updated as and when further information emerges. 

Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook

We wish the best to everyone in our community. Please stay safe and we will look forward to welcoming you back to Wales Millennium Centre in the near future.

Yours sincerely, 

Mat Milsom 

Managing Director,
Wales Millennium Centre

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

Business Wales Events Finder – Manufacturing Manifesto – A Journey to High Value Manufacturing in Wales, Events

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MANUFACTURING MANIFESTO – A JOURNEY TO HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING IN WALES

OVERVIEW

Cost: Free

Building on the principles of Prosperity for All and the Economic Action Plan, the Welsh Government will launch a public consultation on their Manufacturing Manifesto on the morning of Thursday 2 April at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. 

The launch summit, for the manifesto entitled A Journey to High Value Manufacturing in Wales, will be hosted by Quentin Willson with keynote speakers from industry along with Ken Skates, AM, Minister for the Economy and Transport. 

Following its launch there will be a series of consultation events throughout Wales in April and May where you can comment on the manifesto and contribute to the final version.  Preliminary details of the consultation roadshows will be announced on 2 April.

DATES AND VENUES

2 April 2020, 08:30 – 14:00
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

Cost: Free

VIEW VENUE

BOOK NOW ONLINE HERE

— Book on wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/manufacturing-manifesto-a-journey-to-high-value-manufacturing-in-wales/

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

This weeks Cardiff, United Kingdom Networking Events via Eventbrite

What's on in the UK

What's on in the UK

Looking for networking events in Cardiff? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something on Eventbrite that piques your interest.

— Read more on www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–cardiff/networking–next-week/

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

What’s On Cardiff Still to go for March – Things to do in Cardiff / Cardiff Events / Visit Cardiff…

Pleas find a lost of What’s On Cardiff Events for March as per the Visit Cardiff Website!

Things to do in Cardiff / Things to do in Cardiff for March:

Check to see if Events are still happening due to Coronavirus first.

Here’s your guide for all upcoming Cardiff events and things to do, including live music, gigs, sport, theatre, comedy, festivals, family fun and more! Use our handy calendar to see What’s On in Cardiff today, tonight, this weekend or this week.

LIST YOUR EVENTS HERE

For more What’s On Cardiff / Things To Do In Cardiff / Cardiff Events from Visit Cardiff, please follow the link.

For more What’s On Cardiff, Cardiff Events & Things to do in Cardiff from our site or the Things to do in Cardiff Directory, please follow the relevant link.

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

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Picture Highlights of Recent Introbiz & Lexus Cardiff Business Event

You can see all of the picture highlights from the latest #Introbiz event at Lexus Cardiff, online now!

Introbiz would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a memorable event.

Click here to see more photos from the Cardiff Business Event, online.

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

Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Propose 4thRegion Event In Swansea is postponed due to Coronavirus…

Coronavirus Victim

**POSTPONED** We have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Swansea City Centre Conference and Exhibition scheduled for Tuesday 31st March, due to fears relating to the spread of the Coronavirus.

Please watch this space. #ItsYourSwansea2020

Keep up to date with the event News by following 4theRegion on Facebook or the Web.

For More Welsh Events News, Welsh Business News or Coronavirus News please follow the relevant link.

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

Six Nations News – Wales v Scotland off due to Coronavirus

Wales’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The two other scheduled games in round five had already been postponed and no dates have been confirmed for completing the 2020 Championship.

The Welsh Rugby Union, which had insisted earlier on Friday the game would go ahead, said it was “in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries”.

Several sports have been severely disrupted, with all Premier League and EFL football matches suspended until 3 April.

A WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the Welsh government and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue. 

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option.”

It added that there would be an announcement on rescheduling the fixture “in the coming days”. 

Friday’s Under-20 Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland in Colwyn Bay will go ahead but will be played behind closed doors.

Meanwhile, Scottish Rugby has suspended all rugby in Scotland for the remainder of March.

A Scottish Rugby spokesperson said: “We have taken on board all expert medical advice before now and we are taking a precautionary approach to give time to assess what the impact of coronavirus will be on Scottish society in the coming weeks before deciding on next steps.

“This decision has been taken with the best interest of everyone involved in the game and in support of the country’s work to address the impact of Coronavirus.”

News of the Wales-Scotland postponement comes on a day of widespread sporting postponements worldwide.

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

Business Franchise Opportunities with Introbiz…

Introbiz have worked hard for the last 10 years, connecting businesses, building trust and hosting unique business events across the country.

They have major plans to expand even further, so are now offering successful franchise operators the opportunity to launch Introbiz across the country.

You’ll be providing simple and effective ongoing advice for your mutual benefit, whilst creating long-lasting, beneficial business relationships.

Introbiz is Wales’ leading independent business network and with hundreds of members from a range of industries, thousands of business associations and who have worked with some of the world’s leading brands and entrepreneurs.

They have worked with Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini and many more. As well as being the founders of Wales’ biggest business Expo, mini exhibitions and conferences, Introbiz have been invited to host events in Spain, France, America, Bahamas, Sweden, and Ireland.

Due to their extensive network and experience, they have already secured franchisees for West Wales and Sweden.

Armed with their extensive knowledge, advice and support, franchisees will join the team behind Wales’ leading business network, to bring some of the world’s leading brands to connect with each other.

Franchisees can benefit from ongoing training and support, the licence to promote Introbiz intellectual property and marketing advice and guidance.

To find out more about how you can become an Introbiz franchisee and how you can access 30 other networks around the world, you can send your CV to maconsultancy1@gmail.com or call Mike on 07960872549 (or contact them direct mentioning that you seen a Mike Armstrong or MA Consultancy Ad).

SEE THE INTROBIZ FRANCHISE PROSPECTUS 

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

Excellent Peak Performance Business Event in Cardiff & Networking Opportunity…

If you want to learn how to achieve peak performance and business excellence, network and connect with local businesses, showcase your products and services, and listen to some great talks from industry experts, then this is an excellent Business Event in Cardiff for you!

Start your morning off with BREAKFAST and a chance to network with our exhibitors.

Follow this by being inspired by our great speakers. 

Enjoy plenty of free parking on site.

BUSINESS EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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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

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

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