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Welsh Government - Business & Economy

Business and economy 01/01/0001 00:00:00 +00:00

Start-ups in Wales benefit from over £15m of loans
An organic hairdresser in Cardiff, a cheese shop in Denbighshire and an outdoor activities company in Glynneath are just 3 of nearly 2,000 Welsh start ups

Welsh Government Supports Welsh Law Firm to Double Swansea Office Space
Welsh Government Supports Welsh Law Firm to Double Swansea Office Space

Twenty eight projects set to benefit from EU property development funds
Twenty eight projects are set to benefit from two EU property development funds and deliver a range of high quality commercial premises in the North, West Wales and the South Wales Valleys.

Innovantage Systems to double staff numbers as it expands and targets European markets
Innovantage Systems to double staff numbers as it expands and targets European markets

1,000 new apprenticeship opportunities available this summer
This summer Welsh Government is helping to support 1,000 brand new apprenticeship vacancies for people of all ages across Wales.

Economy Secretary optimistic that Taskforce will support Tesco workers into alternative employment
Economy Secretary has said he is optimistic that the majority of workers facing potential redundancy at Tesco House Contact Centre will find alternative work in the sector

Key players gather to progress plans for  £100m Automotive Technology Park
The Welsh Government’s £100m Automotive Technology Park in Blaenau Gwent moved a step closer today as key players gathered to progress plans.

Five year milestone – Enterprise Zones in Wales have supported more than 10,000 jobs and attracted £300m plus investment
The latest results from the Welsh Government’s Enterprise Zone Programme show that since its inception in 2012 more than 10,000 jobs

£450,000 funding boost to back Welsh businesses wishing to target the multi-billion pound nuclear sector
£450,000 funding boost to back Welsh businesses wishing to target the multi-billion pound nuclear sector

UK’s first Development Bank to open in October in Wales
The UK’s first Development Bank has now been given the official go-ahead by the Welsh Government and will be up and running by October, Economy Secretary, Ken Skates announced today.

Investment boost for green clean tech firm will create jobs and boost global exports
A Bridgend company specialising in waste heat recovery and recycling technology is investing in new equipment to meet the growing global demand.

Partnership working’ key to business and careers support says Cabinet Secretary
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has said closer working between Business Wales and Careers Wales could help improve support for both individuals and firms in Wales.

Funding for Manufacturing Institute to drive up GVA by up to £4 billion
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced funding for the first phase of a new Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute in Deeside which could increase Welsh GVA by as much as £4bn over 20 years.

Taskforce to support Tesco workers meets for first time
A Taskforce established by Welsh Government to support workers affected by Tesco’s proposed job cuts has met for the first time today.

Optimum Credit expands its Cardiff operations with Welsh Government support
Optimum Credit one of the UK’s leading providers of prime residential second charge mortgages is expanding its operations in Cardiff and creating 23 jobs with Welsh Government support.

15 companies to showcase what Wales has to offer in Far East
Welsh businesses heading to Singapore this week (8th – 11th July) to develop their exports

Inward investment in Wales continues at record levels
Wales continues to punch above its weight when attracting inward investors to the country, Cabinet Secretary for Economy Ken Skates said today

Economy Secretary and Lifelong Learning Minister in Blaenau Gwent to discuss plans for £100m Technology Park
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates and Lifelong Learning Minister, Alun Davies visited Blaenau Gwent today to discuss plans for the new Welsh Government funded  £100m technology park.

Business Summit will help Welsh businesses capitalise on Heathrow expansion
Ken Skates has welcomed the Heathrow Business summit to Wales for the first time, describing it as vital in ensuring Welsh businesses benefit from the construction of a third runway.

Ken Skates takes action to support Tesco workers
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has announced he will establish a special Taskforce to ensure workers affected by Tesco’s proposed job cuts will be given the very best support.

Economy Secretary calls on leaders of the Welsh Economy to be the spark for innovation and entrepreneurship
Around 300 leaders gathered in Cardiff this week to drive a national imperative to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across Wales.

Award winning social business to launch new service and create 66 new jobs in South Wales Valleys
Connect Assist an award winning social business is to become the first service provider in Wales offering an ethical fundraising agency service for charities in a move that will create 66 new jobs.

Wrexham’s innovation hub opening soon
A Wrexham based business hub that will support around 100 new innovative new start-ups over the next two years.

Construction under way on Qioptiq’s new £3.7m facility expansion will ensure £82m MoD contract will be delivered on time.
Work on Qioptiq’s new £3.7m purpose designed manufacturing and warehousing facility in St Asaph is now underway.

Big budget US comedy Show Dogs spent £4.7m filming in Wales – Hollywood producer is keen to return after ‘a great experience’
Deepak Nayar, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and respected producers, had such a good experience filming Show Dogs in Wales.

Economy Secretary at Paris Airshow to promote Wales’ aerospace sector
Economy Secretary Ken Skates will join key industry figures at the Paris Airshow today and help to promote  Wales’ aerospace sector to the world.

GD Environmental expands with Welsh Government support creating 39 jobs
One of Wales' leading indigenous waste management companies, GD Environmental has announced new investment of circa £1.6m and expansion across its three South Wales sites.

Welsh legends and locations feature in Transformers: the Last Knight
Some of Wales’ best known legendary figures make an appearance in Transformers: The Last Knight which filmed key sequences on location in Wales.

£2m investment by MicroPharm set to make West Wales key production centre for anti-venoms
An area of rural West Wales is set to become a leading supplier of high quality anti-venoms to Europe and Africa.

Economy Secretary congratulates Welsh businesses on export success
Ken Skates has congratulated businesses in Wales after latest statistics revealed that Welsh exports were up by nearly 12 per cent in the year to March 2017