Nerves of steel – can tech help?

As a South Wales businessman, living in Neath, I have many friends working both directly and indirectly for the steel plants in Port Talbot and Trostre in Llanelli – so like many others in the region, I have everything crossed and am hoping that the current bidders are able to save as many South Wales...

Interview: Richard Theo, tech entrepreneur

We speak to Richard Theo, the serial tech entrepreneur behind companies like ActiveQuote, SoftSwift and Wealthify. He talks to us about his businesses and entrepreneurial journey. TD: Can you tell us more about yourself and what you do, please? RT: I’m an entrepreneur with a passion and enthusiasm for technology that has been the driving...

Tech agency founder named business person of the year in North Wales

Tech entrepreneur Paul Levy, who’s helped a hotel make buzz worldwide and saved endangered red squirrels through innovation, has won a prestigious business award. Levy, the managing director of North Wales-based digital creative agency Livetech, has been named business person of the year at the Conwy Business Awards at Venue Cymru. The top gong recognises a...

Welsh ICE celebrates start-up success

Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh Centre is celebrating after spinning out 10 brand new businesses as part of the 9 to 5 Club. The 9 to 5 Club is a free evening enterprise course aimed at supporting young businesses through the stages of developing their ideas and setting up. It’s now looking for the next cohort...

North Wales tech firms develop wearable tech for firefighters

Two North Wales-based companies have developed a wearable thermal imaging and heads-up display system that’s poised to revolutionise firefighting tech. For more than 20 years, firefighters right around the globe have relied on handheld thermal imaging cameras to navigate through smoke-filled environments. Now, thanks to advancements by Flintshire-based Taylor Dowding Innovation (TDI) and Design Reality, this technology...

Welsh tech entrepreneur up for award

Welsh entrepreneur Ben Milsom has been shortlisted for the young business person of the year gong at the Cardiff Business Awards 2016. Ben leads the UK operations of Echosec, a fast growing tech start-up that offers social media analysis tools to professionals like journalists. It was part of the 2015 Digital Dozen. The Cardiff Business...

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