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May 2014

Janey Howell managing director BCB Adventure

Global success for outdoor equipment company

Posted on 29/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

By Kate Madley
A Cardiff-headquartered retailer that sells outdoor leisure equipment has already seen its products sold in 30 countries just two month after its official launch.
BCB Adventure is the sister company of  well-established design and manufacturer of survival … Read more

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Thousands of German cruise ship tourists make the most of north Wales pit stop

Posted on 24/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 1 Comment

More than 2,000 cruise ship passengers descended upon north Wales last Saturday (17 May) when the German vessel, Mein Schiff, dropped its anchor in Holyhead Port.
Passengers and crew on the ship, which is owned by TUI cruise lines, were … Read more

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23rd May 2014

Strong start to tourism high-season in Wales

Posted on 23/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

As another bank holiday and the half-term school break approaches, new research from the Welsh Government taken over the Easter period shows that tourism in Wales is up, with 87% of businesses reported that they were confident looking ahead to … Read more

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19th May 2014

Swansea University building stronger links with Lone Star state

Posted on 19/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University are visiting Texas to further strengthen and develop partnership agreements with top universities in the Lone Star State.
Swansea University is already working with Rice and A&M universities and the Houston Methodist Hospital … Read more

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South Africa 2014 elections: clear ANC victory aids stability

Posted on 16/05/2014, in International Business Highlights, News, with 0 Comments

By Mark Waller in South Africa
Investors have largely welcomed the election result as it means there will be no leadership or policy shocks between now and 2017, when the African National Congress (ANC) holds its next elective conference, and … Read more

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South Africa 2014 elections: ANC triumphs but opposition gains ground

Posted on 14/05/2014, in International Business Highlights, News, with 0 Comments

By Mark Waller in South Africa
South Africa’s fifth democratic national and provincial elections since 1994, and the end of white minority rule, sees the ruling African National Congress (ANC) retain power with another landslide victory.
This gives it a … Read more

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12th-May-2014

Outdoor activity tourism in Wales tops £481m

Posted on 12/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

New figures released today (12 May) show that outdoor activity tourism in Wales is worth £481 million to the economy and supports 8,243 Welsh jobs.
The research was undertaken by Visit Wales in partnership with the Wales Activity Tourism Organisation … Read more

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9th May 2014

Wales sees growth in international tourists

Posted on 09/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Wales’s popularity as a visitor destination for overseas tourists is on the up, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
The International Passenger Survey reveals that visits and spend from overseas tourists was up 4% in 2013, … Read more

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7th-may-2014

US clinical research company on track to create 100 Swansea jobs

Posted on 07/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

A leading US clinical research organisation, which is expanding its operations in Swansea, has said it is well ahead of schedule as it looks to create 100 new local jobs.
PRA, which is headquartered in North Carolina in the United … Read more

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2ndMay2014

Holiday firm increases capacity at Cardiff airport from 2015

Posted on 02/05/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Cardiff Airport is set to increase its capacity by up to 5,000 seats from the summer of 2015 after travel firm Thomson and First Choice re-introduced flights to Antalya, Turkey.
The move to introduce the route is part of the … Read more

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