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Monmouthshire’s Dedicated Business News Channel Launches at the Monmouthshire Business Awards


Following the successful launch of the first ever dedicated news channels within the Life Sciences and Pembrokeshire business communities, October 21st saw the launch of Business News Monmouthshire, part of the Business News Wales online news resource hub.

The launch of Monmouthshire’s first ever business news channel took place at this year’s prestigious Monmouthshire Business Awards which celebrates the success of a variety of core industries within this vibrant area of Wales.

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. The team have a proven track record of growing market reach for over 150 different UK and International businesses over the last 4 years through their cutting edge publishing model.

Mark Powney, Managing Director, Business News Wales Commented

In creating the first ever dedicated news channel for the business community in Monmouthshire, we aim to provide a communications channel that’s supports a variety of existing local business initiatives including general news, events, research and reports, thought leadership and a variety of ongoing business interviews and surveys.

We have watched the Monmouthshire business space closely the last few months and identified that the region is a hotpot of positive business news.

Janet Harris, Founder of the Monmouthshire Business Awards commented:

Competition for a prestigious award has been tougher than ever this year – with over 109 companies entering the 2016 Welsh Business Oscars. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply. There are so many examples of outstanding enterprise within the county and the launch of a new dedicated news channel will be a fantastic resource for the many businesses looking to showcase their successes to the wider Wales and international markets.

Now in its sixth year, the MBAs provide local businesses with a prestigious platform on which to shine. They connect the county’s business leaders through an annual ceremony which aims to celebrate enterprising excellence.

The 2016 MBA Gala Dinner took place on Friday, October 21st, 2016 in the Caernarvon Suite at the Celtic Manor Resort.

Paul Mathews, CEO Monmouthshire County Council Commented

With over 679 active businesses per 10,000 population Monmouthshire tops Wales’ ranking in the UK competitive index report. Furthermore, with a resilient economy and unparalleled quality of life, there is a lot to highlight and showcase to companies looking to invest and relocate in Monmouthshire. The launch of this dedicate business news channel for the region is a great addition and will allow business of all size to showcase their success to the wider Pan Wales and international markets.

The launch of Business News Monmouthshire also coincides with additional launch’s within Swansea, The Welsh Energy marketplace and general Welsh Investment sectors in October.