Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

About Us

As an independent Welsh publishing business, the team behind Business News Wales have distributed over 40,000 of the UK’s top B2B news stories since 2012, all within the technology, human resources and recruitment markets. We have a proven track record of growing market reach for over 150 different UK and International businesses over the last 4 years.

Showcasing the very best of Welsh business

In creating Business News Wales we aim to provide a voice for all Welsh businesses. With no political views or editorial agenda, our goal is to create the number one source of business news in Wales creating a level playing field for every business no matter of size.

If your business has a story to tell we will give you a voice!

The world of online media has changed over the years, moving from direct response to a more content engagement model. The decline of print, the rise of the Internet and more recently the emergence of social media and mobile, has completely changed the way in which we consume our news. It’s official, content marketing has now replaced direct advertising.

With multiple communication channels, highly targeted industries and a variety of useful directories, our aim is showcase the very best of Welsh business to both the internal Welsh market but also to those businesses looking to invest in Wales.

 

Meet the Team

 

Mark Powney

Mark Powney

Managing Director

With over 15 years experience within marketing and publishing, Mark has lived and breathed the digital marketplace. With a passion for Welsh businesses, Mark heads up the business/marketing strategy of Business News Wales.

Tony Dowling

Tony Dowling

Commercial MD

Tony is a highly effective sales, marketing, social media, digital and business transformation specialist with 15 years of senior management experience at MD level.

Kate Jones

Kate Jones

Head of Marketing

Kate’s 20 year media and marketing career has led her from London and Birmingham, back home to Wales.  Kate is passionate about making a tangible difference to clients’ overall marketing success through robust, action-led campaign planning.

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Head of Group Publishing

Working specifically within the digital marketing space, Rachel has worked with some of the country’s top brands and has now firmly established herself within the future development and marketing of Business News Wales.

Cerys Palmer

Cerys Palmer

Head of Content

Cerys has over 17 years’ experience in PR and Communications and has worked across multiple sectors, spending a number of years in London working with global brands. Cerys has a firm understanding of the business market in Wales.

Chris McColgan

Chris McColgan

Business Development

Chris is a digital marketing and social media wizard and heads up all online engagement, reader trends and analytics. Chris has been working in the online publishing space for the last 3 years and lives and breathes digital development.

Nathan Kitto

Nathan Kitto

Content Co-ordinator

Our native Welsh speaker Nathan is responsible for developing our future bi-lingual strategy. In addition Nathan oversees all pressroom enquiries and is our liaison with our Public Relations partners..

Abigail Moses

Abigail Moses

Editorial

Abigail has been working in the digital publishing space for many years, enjoying experience in online journalism, marketing and PR. Having worked in various sectors, Abigail brings her knowledge to Business News Wales as our Content Manager.

Rachel MacManus

Rachel MacManus

Head of Video Content

Journalist and film-maker Rachel MacManus has over 20 years’ media experience across print, online and TV output. Rachel spent 17 years at the BBC, producing and directing for network news and factual programmes including The One Show and BBC Wales’ flagship consumer programme X-Ray, as well as working on Crimewatch specials, natural history programmes and observational documentaries.

Connor Simmons

Connor Simmons

Video Specialist

Connor is our video specialist, in the past nine years he’s produced high-end content for major International brands, corporate interests, feature films and record labels. He heads up our video content branch, working with our clients to further their reach via the medium he’s dedicated his career to mastering.

Tanya Lynch

Tanya Lynch

Business Development

Tanya is an experienced media consultant and editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry. With over 20 years of media experience, Tanya has managed projects and teams in commercial departments of radio, press and magazine industries. Tanya is also skilled in new business development, project management, idea generation, business collaborations and sales and marketing.

Simon Peters

Simon Peters

Business Development

Simon has over 20 years sales experience in media and agency roles and a large part of his career was spent working in the newspaper industry, including the Western Mail and South Wales Echo. He has also worked with Real Radio, Heart and Capital. He also runs his own marketing business, specialising in design, print, distribution and social media.