Welsh Businesses that have come and gone during 2019…
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Citipost Mail Launches New Website
Hand in hand with its recent brand refresh initiative, Citipost Mail, the UK’s largest privately-owned downstream access provider, is kickstarting its 2020 growth drive with the launch of its new, informative website.
2019 brought a lot of changes to Citipost Mail with a number of new appointments, including that of head of marketing David Bradford, who has spearheaded the restructuring of the marketing function.
Citipost Mail is enjoying significant growth, with the launch of a dedicated global mail arm, and investment in new solutions including the self-serve Digi-Mail platform and an SMS marketing tool. The company, which currently processes more than 16 million items of mail every week, predicts it will see a further 100% growth in vertical markets over the next three years.
David says: “We’ve worked hard to deliver a website that can inform and inspire across our diverse range of services and sectors, and we are delighted with the results. We wanted to develop an accessible website with a great user experiencethat shows not just what we do, but how we do it and the fantastic team of people behind the business.
“As part of our growth strategy we will be diversifying our product portfolio and it is important that we have a dynamic online resource that can act as a portal for our customers. We also want to simplify industry jargon and provide easy access to the information and resources that explain some of the complicated eligibility requirements and criteria of incentives and available discounts to enhance understanding for our customers and are in line with our policy of transparency.
“Next year, we will be taking it one step further with some exciting announcements on collaborations, incentives and services. It’s definitely a case of watch this space in 2020 for Citipost Mail.”
To find out more about Citipost Mail, visit its new website at www.citipostmail.co.uk or call 02032600240
The Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) Communities Scheme is now open following the latest round of funding from the Welsh Government. The closing date for bids is 13 January 2020.
The scheme, which is managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), has already supported more than 44 local community and environmental projects with a total of £1.7 million committed in grant funding since it was launched last year.
One of the projects that is benefitting from the fund is Cardiff University’s Community Gateway project – Grange Pavilion. Working closely with local residents, primary schools and under-graduate architecture students at Cardiff University, the project is transforming a neglected bowls pavilion and green into a new social community hub. The new hub will offer multiple spaces for community use, a community-focused café and garden for wellbeing, play, education, growing and biodiversity.
The LDTCS funding will contribute to enhancing the biodiversity value of the area as part of this larger programme of works.
Celebrating the success of the scheme, Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans said:
Money raised through the Landfill Disposals Tax is supporting such fantastic community driven projects, such as the Grange Pavilion. This project is an excellent example of what the scheme is all about – nurturing a resilient, welcoming and united community while benefitting the environment.
Speaking about the project, WCVA’s Grant Funds Manager, Catherine Miller said:
The Grange Pavilion project is a great example of taking a rundown community space and transforming it into an urban greenspace for the use of all generations of the local community. The community is fully engaged with the development and implementation of the project and the result will be a valued public space with increased biodiversity.
Project Lead for Community Gateway, Mhairi McVicar added:
The redevelopment of the Grange Pavilion is the result of seven years of huge efforts from so many Grangetown community members, and it’s been an absolute privilege to be able to support their vision through a partnership with Cardiff University.
The ongoing community leadership of this facility will be supported by Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale College, Taff Housing, RSPB Cymru and Cardiff Bay Rotary Club, and we are all absolutely delighted that Welsh Government has been able to support the project through the LDTCS scheme.
New Member & Venue Partner From Introbiz Swansea & West Wales
Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its export market visit to Arab Health, Dubai, UAE.
Why Arab Health?
Arab Health is the largest trade show in the Middle East for the medical sector, attracting more than 4,200 exhibitors from 150 countries, ranging from World leading organisations to small firms, and over 105,000 visitors. It offers good export opportunities for Welsh businesses.
This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this sector.
By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:
Cost effective means of visiting the market.
Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
Attend networking events
Inclusion in any marketing material
The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.
The cost is £1,200. This includes:
Return flights and in market transfers
6 nights’ accommodation (including breakfast)
4 day Arab Health exhibition pass
This offer is available for one representative per company.
If you would like support to arrange a programme of 5-6 meetings during Arab Health, then this can be done at an additional cost of £750.
Please note, if you would like this support, then you must submit your application 7 weeks before the visit departs. If your application comes in after this time, then we cannot guarantee that there is sufficient time to effectively provide this support.
Deadline for applications is applications is Friday 29 November 2019
*Subject to eligibility.
More Information Here
WHEN:25th January 2020 – 31st January 2020
WHERE:Dubai – Dubai World Trade Centre
Get connected for 2020…
Shopping: Cardiff city centre independent shops ‘hanging on’ – BBC News
Independent businesses in shopping arcades are “hanging on” due to high costs, one business owner has said.
Wendy Bottrill, who runs The Pen and Paper in the Royal Arcade in Cardiff, said businesses were “desperate for help”.
It comes ahead of the inaugural City of Arcades Day in Cardiff, which is aiming to promote seven historical arcades.
The Welsh Government said it was providing £230m of relief to ratepayers across the country this year.
Ms Bottrill said: “The rates here in Cardiff are very expensive. There are varying campaigns at the moment to reduce high street rates and retail is desperate for the help. We are all hanging on.”
Tata Steel announces plans to cut 3,000 jobs – Wales Business News — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/tata-steel-jobs-port-talbot-17277900.amp
Welsh Rich List 2019: The North Wales faces and families among the wealthiest in the country – North Wales Live — Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/welsh-rich-list-2019-north-17280552.amp
PVC Decking & Balustrades for Caravans & Holiday Home’s in South Wales http://dpswales.co.uk/pvc-decking-balustrades-for-caravans-holiday-homes-in-south-wales/
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Cardiff Council as host of the SEWH and SEWSCAP Frameworks would like to invite you to its meet the buyer event, which is being hosted at All Nations Centre Sachville Avenue Cardiff CF143NY.
The event will provide you with a chance to engage with the contractors on the frameworks, and some of the clients that use the Frameworks, as well as support agencies.
Confirmed contractor exhibitors can be located at the following websites: www.sewh.co.uk and www.sewscap.co.uk
Please note that to ensure that sufficient time for all to engage with the exhibitors. The day will be split into two sessions, and you are requested to register against one of the allocated time slots. This is on a first come – first served basis.
Business Wales will be supporting this event and will be providing tendering and general business support as well as providing guidance and information for Start Up and self employed businesses in this sector
WHEN:2nd December 2019 – 09:00 – 16:00
WHERE:Cardiff – All Nations Centre
Shopping: Cardiff city centre independent shops ‘hanging on’ – BBC News
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Cheers Wine Merchants, the independent, family-run business with shops in West Cross and Mumbles, has made the finals of a UK-wide shortlist for the drinks industry.
The Drinks Retail Awards are a prestigious event that is recognised for having one of the most rigorous and thorough judging processes of all the industry awards, and the second generation company is delighted with the news.
“We are over the moon,” said director Dafydd Morris, son of founder Andrew Morris, “and to make it to the finals in the category of Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year was a pleasant surprise.”
Recognised as a symbol of excellence in the trade, the announcement comes after an intensive visit from on the road judge Nigel Huddlestone, who met with several key members of staff and probed many aspects of the company.
“Neil was here for a few hours,” continued Dafydd, “and he looked at all aspects of our business from the brands and products we stock, to our customer engagement and the overall standard of our retailing.”
While being shortlisted is an achievement in itself, the Swansea wine-merchant is also the only Welsh firm to make the finals and will be flying the flag proudly at a glittering event due to take place in the Dorchester Hotel in London next February.
— Read more on businessnewswales.com/swansea-wine-merchant-makes-uk-shortlist/
Tata Steel announces plans to cut 3,000 jobs – Wales Business News
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Welsh Rich List 2019: The North Wales faces and families among the wealthiest in the country – North Wales Live
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PVC Decking & Balustrades for Caravans & Holiday Home’s in South Wales