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CreditSafe Emphasises the Positives of Doing Business from Wales


CreditSafe Group CEO Cato Syversen today emphasised the positives of doing business from the UK, and Wales in particular, as he addressed nearly 200 business professionals at the ACCA/CMI St David’s Day Breakfast in Cardiff.

Although Cato spoke about the challenges and opportunities post Brexit, he emphasised the positive factors that make the UK (and Wales in particular) an attractive place to do business. Cato also spoke about the potential impact of new technologies, meeting skills needs and the need for infrastructure developments to take place to ensure the continued success of businesses in Wales.

The Global Business Intelligence Experts Creditsafe are the world’s most used supplier of company credit information. Born in Oslo, Cato moved to the UK in 2000 to set up Creditsafe’s UK operation after a successful background in Norway’s largest credit referencing business. Cato oversaw the company’s subsequent re-location to South Wales and its rapid growth to prominence in the UK market and across the rest of Europe as it launched operations in France, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Belgium. In the last 4 years he has overseen further expansion with launches into the USA and Italy and more recently into Japan, Norway and Denmark. Passionate about Creditsafe, its past and its future, Cato is determined to build a working environment where staff come to work on a Monday morning not because they have to but because they want to, and his vision is being rewarded by Creditsafe’s continued inclusion in the Sunday Times “100 Best Companies To Work For” for six consecutive years.

Head of ACCA in Wales, Lloyd Powell said:  

‘Cato’s message regarding the positives of doing business from the UK and from Wales in particular was very well-received and we were delighted to learn about Creditsafe’s continued international success from its base in South Wales.’