Newport data centre wins £10 million development contract

Next Generation Data has won a £10 million contract to build a new data hall at its Newport premises. The firm, which has a number of data centres in the UK, says the new hall will be built before Christmas and will create 100 jobs for contractors. Earlier this year, it completed an £8 million...

When a Welsh business crosses the pond to Silicon Valley

When I set up Comtek and began repairing IT equipment in my garden shed, I could never have imagined the company would end up competing with the big players in Silicon Valley. More than twenty years on, and that’s exactly what has happened. After becoming established in the UK repair market, expanding across Europe and...

Computer network firm moves to new offices

Twisted Pair Technologies, a firm specialising in data and computer network solutions, has moved offices to Bedwas in Caerphilly. The move comes as the company has grown rapidly since launching in 2009. In its new 763 sq ft office, the company will have enough space to house more staff. It’ll also benefit from back-up CCTV and...

Sequence launches interactive campaign promoting Wales as a place to study

Welsh digital creative agency Sequence has partnered with the Open University to create an online-based interactive campaign to convince students to study in Wales. Hafan tests students’ knowledge on Welsh culture and history, and has been developed collaboratively by the agency’s design and creative departments. It’s also been working with film company Storm+Shelter on producing a...

Tech start-up selected for Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme

Cardiff-based tech start-up Digital Profile has been selected for the £20 million Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, which launched back in June. Digital Profile, which is still going through the soft-launch stage, is a new matchmaking platform for digital professionals and businesses and aims to transform the recruitment industry. It went through a rigorous selection...

Starting a business is hard… look after yourself

At the start of a business, the only certainty is uncertainty. The lean start-up movement provides a range of ways to manage this process as an organisation. But how do the founders deal with the uncertainty and pressure of growing a new organisation? I’m a founder. I’ve been through the process in a couple of businesses, and...

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