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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Carmarthenshire’s student shopping extravaganza returns!/Sbri Siopa i Fyfyrwyr yn dychwelyd i...

CARMARTHENSHIRE’S student shopping extravaganza – Student Take Over – returns this September. Over 1,000 students are expected to join in the event planned for Carmarthen...

Morgan Marine expanding HQ with CREF grant

An Ammanford company has been awarded a Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund grant of more than £91,000 to expand its headquarters offices. Morgan Marine, based at...

A Career in Construction is key for young people and the...

As the shortfall in new recruits joining the construction industry troubles its leaders, Welsh construction company Morganstone has taken the initiative and invested in...

Useful meeting with UK Government over Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Simon Thomas has described a meeting with UK Business Secretary Greg Clark about the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon as useful.   Simon...

FDF AWards 2017 – REGIONAL GROWTH BUSINESS SHORTLIST

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the shortlist for the Regional Growth Business category of the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017 ....

Momentum building for Port Talbot Regeneration Programme

At a meeting last week, Councillors at Neath Port Talbot Council received an update on progress made on Port Talbot’s Vibrant and Viable Places...

CHEAP IMPORTED FOOD COULD THREATEN FARM ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS AFTER BREXIT,...

CHEAP IMPORTED FOOD COULD THREATEN FARM ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS AFTER BREXIT, LORDS REPORT WARNS THE HOUSE OF LORDS EU ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SUB-COMMITTEE HAS TODAY PUBLISHED...

Absenteeism high in Welsh workforce

. Absenteeism costs the UK economy £18...

Tourists pour £370million in to Carmarthenshire | Mae twristiaid yn cyfrannu...

Tourists pour £370million in to Carmarthenshire   THE value of tourism in Carmarthenshire has increased again and is now worth a staggering £370million to the local...

Ditching rail electrification ‘standard Tory’ – Welsh Lib Dems

The UK Government has today announced that plans to electrify the rail line between London and Swansea have been ditched. The plans were secured...

New town centre loan scheme | Cynllun Benthyciadau newydd Canol Trefi

New town centre loan scheme OVER £400,000 is being made available to help bring empty sites and premises in Llanelli and Ammanford town centres back...

Natasha has it all figured out thanks to Workways+

Natasha Davies, 42, had worked for 10 years with the 5th Battalion the Rifles based in Germany.  In 2015 Natasha and her family decided...

Free event organiser’s surgery at Newcastle Emlyn

A FREE event organisers surgery will be taking place at Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre on Thursday July 20 between 9am and 1pm.   The surgery...

BREXIT ‘A FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE’ TO THE FUTURE OF THE UK –...

The House of Lords EU Committee has today published its report on Brexit and devolution. The report concludes that on the day of Brexit,...

Export finance deal good news for SMEs but awareness is now...

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has welcomed the partnership between UK Export Finance (UKEF) and major banks, which will allow greater access...

Cash-hungry fraudsters want to feed off dreams of schoolchildren

Charlie Mullins opens fire, declaring universities are cash-hungry fraudsters and insisting schoolchildren needn’t buy into them for business success. Some people know from the...

Annog siopau i fod yn rhan o’r Sbri Siopa i Fyfyrwyr/...

https://studio.stupeflix.com/v/oPAwVMVDGBNk/ Annog siopau i fod yn rhan o'r Sbri Siopa i Fyfyrwyr   Mae busnesau canol tref Caerfyrddin yn cael eu hannog i gofrestru ar gyfer y...

Credibility comes from simply doing what you said you would

Nutriment founder: Credibility comes from simply doing what you said you would It takes courage to leave a stable job and forge off on...

Good employees are the backbone of any business – keep them...

How can you get the right people onboard quickly as your business scales up? With staff onboarding traditionally a manual process, with documents going...

Take your business to the next level – with advice from...

The Scale-up Hub – A new series for ambitious business owners Welcome to the new Scale-up Hub – whether you’re looking for a modest...

Inward Investment continues to grow in Wales

New statistics published by the Department for International Trade reveal promising figures for inward investment in Wales, with FDI having reached record highs again....

Welsh companies set sights on Singapore markets / Cwmnïau o Gymru...

The Welsh Government will take a high-profile trade mission to Singapore 8 – 15 July 2017     Fifteen businesses from a wide range of Welsh industries...

Emails aren’t always to be trusted and passwords need more thought

The internet is ablaze with news about a cyber attack on Parliament, placing heavy emphasis on the need for secure emails and better passwords....

From fitness to finance, the 2017 First Women are an inspiring...

Leading the way in celebrating the many achievements of exceptional women in Britain, the 2017 First Women Awards winners were a feast of excellence....

We now have two billion Facebook users, reveals Mark Zuckerberg – so...

The business potential of social media continues to grow, as Mark Zuckerberg reveals there are now two billion Facebook users. When the platform was...

Why do new recruits leave a business?

When you bring new recruits into a company, you fully expect them to fit in and have a positive impact on the direction and...

Is your business in a fast or slow broadband area? 

Using data from January to March 2017, Which? was able to identify the cities that suffered most from slow broadband – and it doesn't...

Former Dyson MD talks finding, and retaining, unicorns

Unicorns are normally labels given to businesses worth $1bn or more, but Tracy Ebdon-Poole thinks they also represent that illusive diamond member of staff....

Plaid Cymru urges Westminster government to support Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Plaid Cymru has written to Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury urging support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.   Business leaders, including Liz Maher,...

Motorcycle courses available in Carmarthenshire

Dragon Rider Cymru A motorcycle training course supported by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Enhanced Rider Scheme. Why not take advantage of our free...

LOCAL BUSINESS WINS ROAD SAFETY AWARD

THE owner of a Llandovery tea room popular with bikers has been presented with a Welsh Road Safety Award. Ian Marquis, owner of Owl’s Nest...

Event Organisers Seminar Hailed A Success

The second seminar of the Carmarthenshire Event Organisers Circle has been hailed a great success as around 40 event organisers gathered at The National...

Up-and-coming fashion designer wins Beacon Bursary

WATCH out Julien McDonald, there is a new Welsh designer about to take the fashion world by storm.   Lian Cara Poulson is the winner of...

Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs survey contains only eight per cent women

In the annual 50 Highest Rated CEOs in Britain survey, carried out by company review platform Glassdoor, only four women made the final list....

Older workers being over-looked and under-valued

Prior research from Peldon Rose maintained businesses were creating a “forgotten generation” of older workers, who despite their knowledge weren’t being heard at work....

Switching from an engineering career to become a food entrepreneur

Despite having a background in engineering, Siddhi Mehta decided to fill a gap in the market – and people’s stomachs – by creating a healthy...

Event Organisers Circle’s next seminar coming up

The second seminar of the Carmarthenshire Event Organisers Circle will soon get underway with an exciting line-up of speakers and a chance for members...

Leading wholesalers for the UK coach operator to visit South West...

Albatross Group - one of the leading wholesalers for the UK coach operator - is to visit South West Wales to discuss the potential...

How equal is Britain? Diverse Cymru calls on parliamentary candidates to...

Diverse Cymru has released Five Calls to Action, asking parliamentary candidates to support the priorities of diverse communities and put equality at the heart...

Welsh tourism industry under threat – Mark Williams

Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has warned of dire implications of Conservative immigration plans for the tourism industry in Wales. Figures released earlier this...

New leadership formally appointed

Councillor Rob Jones has been formally appointed as the new Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, with Councillor Anthony Taylor as Deputy...

Anger as Rural Affairs Secretary threatens Welsh farmers with more regulatory...

The Welsh Conservative leader has hit back at the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs for threatening Welsh farmers with yet more regulatory...

Win an apprenticeship in the construction industry

Next steps is back with up to four apprenticeships up for grabs.   Local firms, TRJ Ltd and Lloyd & Gravell Ltd, have teamed up once...

Pupils missing out on vital work experience

Welsh Conservatives have once again called for the reinstatement of funding for employer checks to enable young people to go on work experience placements....

Welsh Lib Dems announce General Election candidates

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will field 40 candidates in the snap General Election, offering voters in every community in Wales an opportunity to stand...

Wales Rugby League stage cap presentation evening

  Wales Rugby League held its third annual Cap Presentation Evening last Saturday at The Village Hotel in Cardiff. Almost 400 people attended to witness 111...

Skills of tomorrow must be at the heart of apprenticeship drive,...

As the Apprenticeships Levy comes into force for businesses in the UK today John Williams, Head of ACCA UK, says, Today marks a significant moment...

Corporate governance is about culture and the solutions shouldn’t be overly...

The UK government would be well-advised to address the corporate governance issues raised in today’s report from the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

Welsh SMEs least likely to get thumbs down from lenders

Welsh businesses least likely to get thumbs down from lenders Under a third (30.4%) of SMEs in Wales have been unsuccessful with a loan...

UK business confidence boost as Brexit begins, finds global economic survey

UK business confidence rebounded in the quarter ahead of the triggering of Article 50, according to the Global Economic Conditions Survey released today. The quarterly...

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