Secretary of State for Wales joins the celebration of Wales tech industry

Alun Cairns, the Secretary of State for Wales, joined the ESTnet to celebrate the outstanding success of the Welsh technology industry. More than 370 members and guests of the ESTnet, which is the network for Welsh technology sector, attended the Wales Technology Awards last Thursday. The event took place at the Wales Millennium Centre and...

EE launches Welsh language customer service operation

EE, which is the UK’s biggest mobile operator and part of the BT Group, is now offering Welsh language customer service through its call centre and shops in Wales. The company is looking to cater for more than 562,000 native Welsh speakers and to support the Welsh Government’s efforts to promote the everyday use of...

MyLiveGuard launches new hotel smart room service

MyLiveGuard, a technology firm based in Abercynon, has launched a new connected solution that lets people control their hotel environments using mobile tech. The company, which develops connected home technology, has created a new smart hotel solution that makes use of existing televisions or entertainment set-up boxes. It’s already in talks with an international hotel...

Great British Entrepreneur Awards open for entries

Applications for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards are officially open. The awards, now in the fifth year, are aimed at celebrating the work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs from across the UK. They don’t just consider their financial success. There are 11 categories to enter in several host cities, including Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and...

Sorbet is transforming the way letting agents stay organised

Letting agents and property managers are being given a new way to organise maintenance reports and inspections, thanks to a software platform called Sorbet. The Cardiff-based company is the brainchild of Brooke Williams, a former contractor who believed there was a more effective way for agents, landlords, tenants and contractors to communicate. As a result,...

Cardiff-based science advocate awarded with MBE

Wendy Sadler, a Cardiff-based academic who launched a social enterprise to get youngsters interested in science, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Having launched Science Made Simple in 2002, she’s spent the last fifteen years of her career inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers – and supporting young women...

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