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July 2014

30th July 2014

Canadian hi-tech firm opens R&D centre in Wales

Posted on 30/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

One of Canada’s fastest growing hi-tech companies, Appnovation Technologies, is opening a research and development centre in Caerphilly, south Wales.
The £2.6m investment by Appnovation Technologies, an IT services firm specialising in web, intranet and mobile application development using open … Read more

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29thJuly2014

Cardiff company helps Welsh university build links in Botswana

Posted on 29/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Swansea University’s School of Management has leant its support to the Botswana national rugby team by sponsoring the squad for the 2014 Africa 1C Six Nations rugby tournament.
The sponsorship has been facilitated by Cardiff-based, The Pyramid Group, after Professor … Read more

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Wales benefits from highest levels of FDI in 24 years

Wales benefits from highest levels of FDI in 24 years

Posted on 22/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Official figures from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) revealed that Wales attracted 79 foreign direct inward investment projects in 2013-14, which created and safeguarded 10,441 jobs, its best performance in the last 24 years.
A breakdown of the results show … Read more

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(l-r) Helen Corsi and Kate Methuen-Ley of Tiger Wales

Danish retail brand expands its operations in Wales

Posted on 21/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Danish retail brand, Tiger, is expanding its operations in Wales by opening a new 195 sq metre store in Cwmbran that is set to create 10 new jobs.
The variety store, which sells own-brand Scandinavian design homeware goods, opened its … Read more

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15thJuly2014

BCC urges more businesses to reap export rewards

Posted on 15/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is urging more businesses to ‘look beyond our shores’, following the results of its international trade survey published today (15 July).
Made up of responses from more than 4,700 UK businesses, the results show … Read more

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Links between Wales and Spain are being strengthened, creating new opportunities for students and researchers, following new partnerships that have been agreed between Swansea University and three of Spain’s top universities.  Swansea University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B Davies, is visiting Spain to sign institutional agreements with the Universities of Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona, both in the Catalan capital, and with the University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.   The Spanish links follow other recent agreements between Swansea and universities in Texas and Grenoble, which are already leading to research collaboration in areas such as nanohealth.  “We are signing agreements with these three high quality universities as part of our internationalisation strategy,” said Professor Davies.   “As in Texas, so on the mainland of Europe, we are seeking to deepen relationships which already exist with excellent universities.   “The purpose of these institution-to-institution agreements is very clear: they enhance the student experience by offering our students the opportunity to study abroad on the European continent.   “In taking advantage of these opportunities, students get the chance to experience different cultures while also enhancing their employability. These partnerships also offer academic staff opportunities to collaborate with the best minds on the continent and further enhance the research standing of our University.”  Links with Pompueu Fabra, Spain’s top university, have already led to expert conferences in Swansea and Barcelona focused on Catalan and Welsh nationalism.   Professor Mike Sullivan, Swansea University vice-president of strategic partnerships, said: “These agreements show the University’s growing links with other universities across Europe and globally.   “Our mission will, we hope, pave the way for closer co-operation, for example through collaborative research and teaching programmes, and working together on new funding opportunities, especially at the European level.”

Swansea University strengthens links with Spain’s top universities

Posted on 14/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Links between Wales and Spain are being strengthened, creating new opportunities for students and researchers, following new partnerships that have been agreed between Swansea University and three of Spain’s top universities.
Swansea University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B Davies, is visiting … Read more

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Profit increase all ‘wrapped up’ for International Greetings

Profit increase all ‘wrapped up’ for International Greetings

Posted on 09/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Designer and manufacturer of gift packaging and greetings products, International Greetings, which has its UK manufacturing headquarters in Ystrad Mynach, has reported an increase in profits of over 100 per cent throughout Continental Europe.
In its preliminary results for the … Read more

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8th-july-2014

Welsh exporter acquired by Israeli electronics firm

Posted on 08/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Newport-headquartered SPTS Technologies has been acquired by Israeli company, Orbotech, in a deal worth £215 million ($370m).
SPTS Technologies manufactures wafer processing equipment for the semiconductor industry. The business has manufacturing plants in Newport, Pennsylvania and California and operates across … Read more

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RWCMD Brass Band

Welsh musicians perform to 60,000 people at Canadian arts event

Posted on 01/07/2014, in News, Wales Business Highlights, with 0 Comments

Welsh musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) have travelled to Canada to perform as guest artists in the 35th Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.
The week-long event (1-8 July) features acrobatic acts, contemporary dancing, … Read more

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