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...

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...

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