Archives for Cardiff Business News

Another Fantastic day of Zoom Online Business Networking (2 Events down, 1 to go)!

Had a great time networking online at the Introbiz Swansea Networking and Masterclass Event this morning from 8.30am until 11am. It was great listening too and Intereacting with Marianne Petifor from Frogmore Consulting this morning and hearing what she had to say and teach. Another fab event from Introbiz as per usual 👍😎 It was also great to catch up with some old contacts and make some new ones. I also once again really enjoyed the Online Business Support and Networking Event hosted by Pat Slattery and his The Outstanding Business Network at 11am until 1pm which runs daily. I
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Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me. I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat! Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Positive Coronavirus News roundup… #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reportedly rehomed more than double their usual amount of cats and dogs last week. Pet shops were also cleared as people looked for a companion for the lockdown. British scientists have developed a new ventilator for the NHS in just a week – they hope the simple design will make it easy for manufacturers to produce en masse. Families in America, Canada and some parts of Britain, have been decking their houses like it’s Christmas with fairy lights, decorations and inflatables. Millions of the world’s poorest people will receive over 20 million hygiene and cleaning
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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Credit: Royal Mint The Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus. Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day.  The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales.  Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around.  The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19
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Had a great time Online Business Networking over the past three day…

It’s been an incredible 3 days of Online Business Networking for me with 4 Events in 3 days. First on Wednesday evening was the #Introbiz @Introbiz Cardiff, South Wales & Global #OnlineNetworking #Masterclass Events with Sharon Lechter @sharonlechter Then it was the Thursday morning’s online Business Networking & Masterclass event with Introbiz Swansea & West Wales @IntrobizW and Marianne Pettifor @MariannePettif4 Friday morning then saw two online Business Networking Events: The first being another Introbiz Event, this time Featuring former Apprentice finalist, Jess Cunningham @TheProdigalFox This was followed by an online Business Networking Event with Pat Slattery @slatteryp and his
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Latest News on EU Funds In Wales

      FAQs on the impact of Coronavirus In response to the UK Government and Public Health Wales (PHW) advice on the coronavirus (COVID 19), please see guidance for project managers delivering EU-funded projects in these challenging times. Please keep checking the website for the latest information. News headlines Chwarae Teg secures £6m EU funds The funding will extend the organisation’s career development programme to 2023, supporting women in Wales to progress their careers, and assisting businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.   Your views wanted on the future of Regional Investment in Wales The Welsh
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Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade

Electricians, plumbers, decorators and handymen were told to continue working in people’s private homes despite the coronavirus blockade. The … Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade
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Upcoming Online Business Networking Webinar Events…

paulsmolinski from Introbiz says:🔥Surround yourself with successful people in business. 👊 See some of the #Introbiz upcoming online networking webinar events! Over the next 2 weeks Introbiz have 4 exclusive online business networking events with top business entrepreneurs for you to choose from! 💥TOMORROW💥 Wednesday 25th March, 7pm-8:30pm🔹Introbiz FREE Global Webinar Masterclass with Q&A from co author and founder of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, Sharon Lechter – a 7 times New York Times Best Selling Author. Friday 27th March, from 7:30am-9:30am🔹Introbiz Online Networking Webinar with Q&A Apprentice Star and successful business women, Jessica Cunningham. Wednesday 1st April, 7pm-9pm🔹Introbiz FREE Global
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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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More details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

Further details have emerged for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The Scheme aims to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance.  The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Full details of the CBILS scheme can be found here – but the main criteria are: Loan facilities of up to £5m 80% of the lenders risk is covered Repayment terms up to 6 years for term loans and asset finance, but
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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The New Welsh Inventions inspired by the Global Pandemic…

A new ventilator, a virus-killing snood and a hands-free door pull are just some of the innovations coming out of Wales to tackle coronavirus. Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop the virus spreading. The ventilator has already successfully treated a Covid-19 patient and has been backed by the Welsh Government. Mass production of the snood-type mask is under way while a 3D design of the handle has been widely circulated. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, who was part of the impetus to get the ventilator into mass production, said the innovations put
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Latest update on Coronavirus from The PM as UK goes in to lockdown!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK is going into lockdown in a televised address to the nation last evening. The PM made the announcement from 10 Downing Street amid widespread calls for tougher measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. He ordered the immediate closure of all shops selling non-essentials items on Monday evening. He told people to only leave the house to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) to support Businesses in South Wales…

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has today outlined its work supporting businesses in South Wales affected by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The region is working with the Welsh and UK Governments to keep them updated on the current experiences of South Wales business, while working to ensure the region’s business are kept informed of the support available to them and how it can be accessed. The Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease has caused huge disruption to many businesses for the foreseeable future and with this comes the uncertainty of how they will cope. During this time, the CCR wants to ensure that
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15 Top Business Optimisation Tips…

Your business culture or philosophy is the ultimate key to your productivity and success. It will either enable or disable everything else that you do. Developing the right business culture is key to your success as everything you do hinges around this fundamental aspect of your business. If a businesses culture or the culture of the leaders or staff is wrong, the impact of even the best business growth and business optimisation techniques would be severely limited. Too many organisations only pay lipservice to these factors and as a result they constantly struggle to make real progress. Please find these
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My First Online Business Networking Event with Introbiz…

Yesterday I took part in my first Online / Virtual Webinar based Networking Event, where Introbiz Business Network, innovated and adapted to switch their cancelled real world business networking event online, after their networking event in Cardiff, was one of the many event victims pulled, due to Coronavirus. 30 members of the Introbiz Business Network attended this first online / virtual networking event and the majority seemed happy and positive with the event and the way it was conducted. The usual power networking format of everyone getting a few minutes to talk about their business was still followed online and
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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UK Government Coronavirus Advice For UK Businesses…

Guidance COVID-19: support for businesses Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Support for businesses through deferring VAT and Income Tax payments Support for businesses who are paying sick pay to employees Support for businesses that pay business rates Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Support for larger firms through the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility Support for businesses paying tax: Time to Pay service Insurance The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to
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Help with Your Business Optimisation including Switching your business online, where possible…

In Modern times it has been important to use technology and the Internet wherever possible in your business to improve it’s efficiency, processes, costs and the Sales & Marketing reach of clients and audience, and this has never been more important for businesses than NOW! Coronavirus Effect! Is your business ready and prepared for the new world order? With the current climate being one of lock down, self isolation and restricted movement people are going to turn to technology and the internet even more now than ever before? If you are not already embracing Technology and the Internet in your
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Wales Millennium Centre Closed until further notice – Welsh Business News…

Dear Supporter, It is with great regret that we have closed Wales Millennium Centre until further notice, following the UK Government advice given on Monday 16 March.  We hope you will agree that it is the right decision to put the safety of our staff, artists, volunteers and audiences first. This is a sad and uncertain time for all of us.  The implications of this situation will be hard to manage and long-lasting. Our role is to be a home for the performing arts for our nation and we will be doing everything we can to support our staff and
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Web Design Penarth, South Wales

So, are you looking for Web Design Penarth (or Web Design Penarth Marina)? Here at 333 Websites, we are a Penarth, Caerphilly, Cardiff & Newport based Web Design Company offering web design Penarth services to businesses all over South Wales including the offering of Web Design services via our Penarth Marina Office in South Wales… Affordable web design Penarth packages for businesses and individuals… Our Web Design Penarth website customers receive the following: Web Design Penarth Free .co.uk domain name Mobile Friendly Website / Responsive Website Unlimited Website Support Penarth, Cardiff, Caerphilly & Newport, South Wales based Website Support Staff Unlimited Email Addresses Penarth, Cardiff, Caerphilly &
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All the latest Welsh Business News – From Business Wales / Welsh Government…

News 18 March 2020 Coronavirus: Social distancing, flexible working and working from home Current UK government advice is for everyone to try and stop unnecessary contact with other people – ‘social distancing’. This includes: 18 March 2020 Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses Following announcements in the Budget, the Department for Work and Pensions is making temporary arrangements to support those impacted by coronavirus. Extra support and measures will be in place for: 18 March 2020 New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection New guidance advises people to stay at home for 14 days if someone in
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Welsh Business News / TfW News – Rail Journeys in Wales Dropped in 2019 for first time in 24 years…

The number of rail journeys taken in Wales dropped in 2019 for the first time in 24 years. It is the first full year that the Welsh Government-owned Transport for Wales(TfW) has been operating rail services. There were around 33.5 million trips on TfW compared with 33.6 million in 2018, the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) said. Rail bosses put the fall down to line closures due to flooding and fewer international rugby games in Cardiff. Journeys across the Wales and borders franchise dropped by 7.7% for the last quarter of 2019 – October to December – compared with the same period
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