100 companies already signed up for £20m Accelerate Growth Programme

100 companies have already signed up to the £20 million Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, which was unveiled back in June. The programme, funded by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund, aims to drive forward rapid growth for businesses and entrepreneurs in Wales. It’s being delivered on behalf of Business Wales by the Execrator Consortium...

Welsh ICE launches intensive business course

Caerphilly-based Welsh ICE, an innovation centre for start-up businesses, has launched a new course to support aspiring entrepreneurs through the early stages of enterprise. It’s working with the Fairwood Trust, Harding Evans and Chwarae Teg to deliver the 5-9 club, which will run every Thursday evening over a 12-week period. The sessions will consist of...

Urban mobility in Cardiff and how public transport apps like Moovit can help

Until recently, the most famous railway station in Wales was Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It’s the longest officially recognised place name in the UK and practically impossible to pronounce for anybody who’s not native to Welsh. But having an inordinately long name isn’t the only way to get a famous station in Wales these days. Last month, Cardiff...

New BT Cymru Wales director named

BT has named Alwen Williams as the new director of its Welsh business. Alwen, 38, has been working for the communications giant since 1996 and replaces Ann Beynon, who stepped down from the director role in the summer after 17 years. Living in Connah’s Quay, she’ll divide her time between both north and south Wales...

Building your business – how to get pitch perfect

There’s no denying it: pitching for funding or investment is daunting for any budding entrepreneur. It doesn’t matter how passionate you are about your business idea; you need to prepare when seeking financial support. If you’re going to Venturefest Wales the week after next, it’s definitely worth checking out the ‘People’s Pitch’ platform. There, you’ll get...

TechHub Swansea appoints seasoned entrepreneur for director role

Co-working space TechHub Swansea has announced the appointment of seasoned entrepreneur Tim Morgan to its team of directors. Tim is the founder and CEO of Mint Digital, a London and New York-based digital product development company. He’s built up a wealth of start-up experience over the years, with the success of projects such as Boomf, DeskBeers...

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