Caerphilly affordable hardware provider named in Small Biz 100

Caerphilly-based affordable hardware provider Happus has been included among another South Wales business in this year’s Small Biz 100. The Small Business Saturday initiative is an annual occurrence, profiling 100 flourishing small businesses across the UK to promote the role they play in the UK economy. It’s the UK’s most successful small business campaign. A...

Failure to back up brings spectre of data loss

While the Twitterati is busy comparing Sam Smith with our own Welsh singing legend Shirley Bassey after the release of the latest Bond theme, the forthcoming release of ‘Spectre’ got me thinking about its title. The word ‘spectre’ means something unpleasant and menacing, and when I relate that to online business, one of the biggest...

Interview: John Francis from Venturefest Wales 2015

With innovation and enterprise conference Venturefest Wales set to take place tomorrow in Cardiff’s SWALEC stadium, we talk to its organiser John Francis about what it’s all about. TD: Can you tell us a little more about yourself? JF: I’m a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and entered the university sector in 2003...

Sir Terry Matthews backs new partnership to tackle digital skills gap in the Swansea Bay City Region

Tech businessman Sir Terry Matthews is backing a new partnership set up to tackle a digital skills gap in the Swansea Bay City Region. Digital Skills Training, which launched yesterday, is a venture between Gower College Swansea and IT training development company Stratum Worldwide to improve digital skills in Swansea. Speaking at the launch event,...

Edwina Hart to speak at Venturefest Wales 2015

Economy Minister Edwina Hart is to speak at Venturefest Wales 2015, which will take place at Cardiff’s SWALEC stadium next Tuesday, September 29th. The one-day conference will bring together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs and promote the ethos of collaboration. Representatives from SMEs and budding entrepreneurs will also be put in contact with investors who could...

£12.5 million project to help Welsh businesses make the most of superfast broadband unveiled

The Welsh Government has unveiled a new £12.5 million programme aimed at ensuring businesses in Wales maximise the opportunities of superfast broadband. Wales is already leading the way among the UK’s devolved nations in terms of the availability of superfast broadband. 79 per cent of Welsh premises are now able to access it as a...

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