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Strategic Partners

Business News Wales works with a variety of complimentary strategic partners who share our vision in promoting the economic well-being of Businesses in Wales.
 

Our Strategic Partners

Swansea University

Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and we have achieved our ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year. However, its first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals. The Royal Mint is a government owned company. They’re committed to providing a financial return to the UK government in line with agreed targets.

Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport is the national airport for Wales, welcoming over 1.4 million passengers annually. 18 airlines currently operate out of Cardiff including KLM, Flybe, Ryanair, Vueling and Thomson. Since its purchase by the Welsh Government in 2013, Cardiff Airport has undergone significant improvements to enhance its surrounding infrastructure and the customer experience, including refurbishments to the terminal’s departure lounge; plus the addition of new airlines and destinations.

Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales

They are one of the delivery elements of the Welsh Government’s vision for delivering a transformational integrated transport system in Wales, providing high-quality, safe, affordable and sustainable transport for all. Their structure has been designed to be an agile and flexible resource with the ability to scale up or down resources to meet project need, to meet variable requirements and improve the Welsh Governments ability to recruit skills from the market more quickly.

Cricket Wales

Cricket Wales

Cricket Wales is one of 39 Boards that make up the ECB and is also recognised by Sport Wales and Welsh Government as the National Governing Body for cricket in Wales. They exist ‘to lead, inspire and influence the growth, quality and accessibility of cricket in Wales’. They are made up of many different cricket organisations from across the length and breadth of Wales, all sharing a passion for cricket.

CIPD Wales

CIPD Wales

CIPD Wales ambition is to establish the voice of CIPD in Wales and for Wales, positioning us as experts in policy and practice issues through influencing government and policy, collaborating with members, employers and other professional groups, and implementing a sustainable regional structure which ensures that the experience of their 4000+ members remains relevant and focused irrespective of level of membership, experience or sector.

Glamorgan Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket

Glamorgan is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. They have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten international teams from all of the Test playing nations, including Australia whom they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968.

Investors in People

Investors in People

Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. Their standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. With a community of over 14,000 organisations across 75 countries worldwide, successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.

Development Bank of Wales

Development Bank of Wales

The Development Bank of Wales is here to help businesses get the capital they need to start up, strengthen and grow. Backed by the Welsh Government, the Development Bank will invest over £400m in Welsh businesses over the next five years. When private sector investment and the funding available to homebuyers through Help To Buy – Wales is taken into account, the Development Bank will have a billion-pound impact on the Welsh economy.

Monmouthshire County Council

Monmouthshire County Council

Monmouthshire County Council is the governing body for Monmouthshire– one of the 22 unitary authorities of Wales. The Council was created in 1996 and operates across this historic gateway county which also borders the English counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council is the governing body for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The council consists of 75 councillors, 29 electoral wards and occupies over 300 buildings. Sustainable development is a guiding principle for all of the council’s activities.

FOR Cardiff

FOR Cardiff

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a set geographical boundary where businesses get together, decide what improvements they would like to make in their city centre, how they will effect these changes and what it will cost them as a group. In July 2016, 84% of businesses within Cardiff city centre voted in favour of being awarded BID status. This means that, for the next five years, the BID will work with the £7.5 Million budget raised to make the city more welcoming, vibrant and influential.

Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire County Council is the governing body for Pembrokeshire, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. Pembrokeshire County Council is comprised of 60 Councillors, who each represent residents in different areas of Pembrokeshire. Councillors have a duty to serve their communities and work with Council officers to provide services to the public.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales. Led by the First Minister, it works across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment. Welsh Government is a devolved administration, supported by 4 agencies and public bodies.

Business Wales

Business Wales

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales service supports new and established businesses in Wales. Business Wales supports the sustainable growth of small and medium size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support.

Life Sciences Hub

Life Sciences Hub

Life Sciences Hub Wales, based in Cardiff Bay, is the focal point for the sector in Wales – stimulating interaction, innovation, networking and collaboration. A nerve centre for the whole of the Life Sciences sector, including academic and healthcare organisations, business, expert advisers, clinical and funding organisations.

Barclays

Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

Nominet

Nominet

.cymru and .wales domain names are the first truly Welsh domains and were launched on the 1st March 2015. The domains create a real opportunity for businesses, organisations and individuals to showcase their Welsh credentials and fly the flag for Wales online.

Swansea Bay Futures

Swansea Bay Futures

A not for profit company set up in 2006 which works to promote and connect business, education and development in Swansea Bay, on behalf of its members and in support of the regional economy as a whole. The key ethos is that by working together we are stronger and more likely to succeed as a region.

Bridge Innovation

Bridge Innovation

The Bridge Innovation Centre is Pembrokeshire’s premier location for stimulating innovation in businesses. We provide an impressive environment for innovation and business growth, affording opportunities for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking, supported by onsite business advice services and access to high quality academic technical support.

Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College is the county’s largest provider of a wide range of post-16 education and training. Situated in a modern, purpose-built campus in Haverfordwest, the College offers young people and adults excellent training opportunities.

The CBI

The CBI

With over 50 years of experience, The CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation. The CBI is the UK’s premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers.

Endeavr

Endeavr

Airbus Group Endeavr Wales (Endeavr) is a joint initiative between Airbus Group and the Welsh Government to support innovation in Wales. Endeavr is committed to the research and development of technologies in the fields of the Digital Economy, the Low Carbon Economy and Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing.