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Fast Growing Newtown Company is Micro Business of the Year


A company that aims to be one-stop-shop for customers seeking CCTV, access control, networking and electrical expertise was named Micro Business of the Year at the Powys Business Awards last month.

AL Technical, which is based at Cefn Mawr, Newtown, collected the award, sponsored by the Cambrian News and Brecon & Radnor Express, at the annual awards dinner held at The Hafren, Newtown.

The company is run by managing director Aled Llewelyn Woosnam who heads a team of seven, including two apprentices.

“I am overwhelmed by this award which is a reward for all the hard work by the team,” he said.

“Our business goals are constantly moving and this award means that we are achieving them. Looking to the future, we will be aiming for more growth as a team.”

Specialising in state-of-the-art solutions for CCTV systems, networking, access control and electrical installations, AL Technical was launched in 2016 and has built its annual turnover.

Approved National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) contractors, AL Technical carries out installations in domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural settings.

“We have a fast growth rate which helps us keep up to date with the latest technology to meet customer demand,” said Aled. “We cover technical electrical needs all under one roof so there is only one point of contact.

“Our concept is being the one stop shop for clients covering all aspects, CCTV, access control, networking and electrical. 2018 has seen the introduction of our own hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system which goes hand in hand with our broadband services.”

The Powys Business Awards judges, said:

“This fast-growing company has an excellent understanding of new technologies and how they can be used in local businesses in Powys to give the best support in a rural community.

“The company has continued to develop from a single owner operator to now employing seven further employees, two of which are following Apprenticeship Programmes. The turnover and profit have been developed over the three years of operating.

“The company is now moving into Voice over Internet Protocol technologies and can see some exciting prospects in this addition market.”


Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Limited is a well established communications consultancy based in beautiful Mid Wales.

Incorporating public and media relations, the consultancy provides a range of services to businesses and organisations throughout Wales and the Marches.

A former newspaper journalist for 24 years, Duncan moved into PR in 1999 after editing the County Times & Express & Gazette newspapers – the main weekly titles in Mid Wales – for five years.

His main reason for leaving the newspaper industry was a desire for a new career challenge. His successful PR business predominantly focuses on companies based in Wales and Shropshire.

His motto is to keep things as simple as possible to avoid over-complicating what is a straightforward goal – to achieve media coverage for a client.

Duncan’s wide-ranging work entails media campaigns, researching and drafting press releases, media liaison, political lobbying, event management, organising photocalls, website content advice, social media and newsletters.

He has extensive PR experience of the food and drink, education and training, catering and hospitality, insurance and financial services, manufacturing, tourism, farming, property, fine art, lubricants and telematics sectors.

His contacts extend from local newspapers in Wales to the national print and broadcast media, trade publications and digital media.

Duncan Foulkes PR uses only the most creative photographers, ensuring that photography to support his work is of the highest quality.

He is passionate about issues relating to the countryside and enjoys fly fishing, watching sport and spending time with his family in his spare time.

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