This month sees the launch of Transport News Wales, a dedicated news channel for the Welsh transport and logistics industry.
In partnership with Transport for Wales, Sell2Wales, Business Wales and the Development Bank the new channel has been designed to create a one stop shop for transport and logistics-based business news and information.
Established expert columnists, monthly podcasts, an email newsletter, regular features and events are just some of the features that will be available on the news channel.
The launch of the new section follows Business News Wales’ campaign to scale up its regional and industry offering, through the creation of more targeted news channels. Other channels launched this month include Business News Pembrokeshire and Manufacturing News Wales.
James Price, Chief Executive of Transport for Wales said:
“Transport for Wales will be transforming the transport sector throughout Wales over the next fifteen years and we are implementing a £5 billion investment programme. This investment will not only benefit our customers using our transport links for work and recreation but will support the Welsh economy and provide many business opportunities.
“We are committed to working with SMEs within Wales and there are opportunities to take part in the supply of goods and services. We have already launched fully-funded workshops with Business Wales to provide assistance and information for SMEs in the tendering process.
“The launch of this new channel provides us with a substantial platform from which we can communicate with the business community and industry partners. We totally understand the importance of developing collaborative working partnerships and look forward to engaging with the Welsh business network.”
Mark Powney, MD at Business News Wales, said:
“There is a great deal of optimism and forward thinking within the world of Transport and Logistics in Wales right now. The arrival of Transport for Wales within the sector has added a great deal of momentum, however many businesses across Wales have yet to realise the opportunities that this may bring them and this is where Business News Wales can make a big impact.”
The launch follows the appointment of ex first minister Carwyn Jones who has joined Business News Wales as a strategic consultant to help launch a number of industry niche news platforms in Wales over the coming months.