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Business Weekly Podcast – Episode 10

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In this week’s Business Weekly Podcast:

Swansea University have been named the UK’s top university in a recent student poll. We spoke to Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle to find out what this means for the institution.

Established over 100 years ago and employing over 110 professional staff, with an annual turnover of approximately 7.5 million, financial services firm Broomfield Alexander has now been acquired by Baldwins. In a move that will position the firm as a major player in the business advisory sector in Wales, we spoke to Managing Director Ian Thomas to find out more.

A network aimed at supporting women in Wales to progress in the technology sector has been launched in Cardiff. The initative has been created by the team behind the digital festival, Innovation Point and headline sponsors Go Compare. To tell us more about Digital Women Wales, we spoke to Sam Wheeler.

The University of South Wales has recently joined a Wales-wide collaborative research project that is set to encourage industries to embrace photonics technologies. A technology affecting every industry sector in everyday life, but what exactly is Photonics and what are the opportunities for Wales? We spoke to Professor Nigel Copner of USW who explained more.

Members of North Wales’ business community recently received first hand lessons on how transformational leadership can help Wales build a bright future. Now the organisers behind the event are seeking nominations from across Wales. Barbara Chidgey, executive chair of the Leading Wales Awards Consortium explains more.

More than 50 South Wales businesses and organisations have been confirmed as finalists in this years Zokit Business Awards held at the Cardiff City Stadium on the 16th May. Zokit, an established support network, offers its members a wide range of support to businesses throughout South Wales. We spoke with Neil Lloyd of Zokit to find out more about the event.

And we have an exclusive interview with Gemma Collins of Natwest about what the bank are doing to support Wales’ entrepreneurs.