Pencoed-based Sony UK Technology Centre celebrates unprecedented growth

The Sony UK Technology Centre, which is based in Pencoed, is celebrating unprecedented growth which has resulted in staff and production numbers soaring. Over the past five years, the facility has seen its staff numbers grow by 200 – taking the total of its local team to 540. This comes as the company has also...

Almost a third of people in Wales lack basic digital skills

A recently published report by Lloyds Bank has found that almost one in three people in Wales lack the digital skills that could improve their daily lives. The latest Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index has revealed that many people in Wales could be losing money by not doing their banking and shopping online. In...

Caerphilly-based online insurance broker reveals business boost

Constructaquote.com, a leading online insurance broker based in Caerphilly, has revealed that it’s seen a 34 per cent profit increase over the past few months. The company, which provides insurance for businesses such tradesmen and consultants, has announced a pre-tax profit increase of £411,000 to £709,000. It’s achieved this organic growth thanks to the creation...

Interview: Alex McLauchlan, co-founder of TicketSource

TicketSource, an online ticketing and box office management system, happens to be one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Wales. Last year, it was recognised at the Fast Growth 50 Awards after an increase in revenue of over 180 per cent from 2013 to 2015. Since then, it’s been recruiting new staff and recently moved to new and...

Wales-based Sony engineer recognised among Top 50 influential women in manufacturing

An ambitious engineer working at the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed has been recognised among the most influential women in British manufacturing. Jessica Leigh Jones has been included in the Telegraph’s prestigious Top 50 Women in Engineering list as a result of her innovative work at the Welsh facility. The Newport resident, who works...

Quick fire interview: Martin Smith, CEO of Alcumus Group

We recently caught up with Martin Smith in a quick fire interview. He’s the CEO of Alcumus, which provides technology-enabled risk management, certification and accreditation services. TD: What makes your company unique? MS: Based in Cardiff, Alcumus is the UK’s leading tech-enabled business assurance and risk management business  We are growing at double the market...

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