My Dog Ate my Tax Return…

Lisa EntwistleBusiness, Business Articles

If you had any other income in the tax year to 5 April 2020 aside from pensions of PAYE (where taxes are deducted automatically by an employer) then it is highly likely that you will need to complete a self assessment taxt return and file in online by 31 January 2021. By this date, HMRC expect not only to receive … Read More

The Changing Face of Bookshops in the Modern World

Katherine PeachBusiness, Business Articles

Bookshops have been a constant in society for a long time. But with the increasing use of large corporations such as Amazon, it’s been hard for some bookshops to stay above water. We speak with Mel Griffin at Griffin Books to find out more about how the “new normal” means that, like everyone else, bookshops are having to adapt. “Prior … Read More

Glass by Design have always promoted others by lending out their feature window

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Cathy says: “Our current window display is to highlight the accessible garden being built at the University Hospital Llandough, by the charity Horatio’s Garden. Its story has got a bit lost locally this year, so it has been very important to get their message out. We’re selling mugs and tea-towels on their behalf, and collecting any donations.” Read more about … Read More

New click and collect and delivery website for local convenience shop

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Groceries, frozen food, chilled food, household products and toiletries can now be purchased online from A. B. Snell & Son for click and collect and home delivery in the CF64 area. The tasty takeaway menu from Willmore’s 1938 is also available to order. Go to snellspenarth.com for more information. The project was delivered with the help of Penarth-based Candid Creative … Read More

Virtual cocktail masterclass and Spanish cook-along

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

December and the Christmas season generally provides restaurants with the revenue to survive the lean months until Easter. The ongoing restrictions are likely to mean that Christmas parties, as we know and love them, won’t be going ahead in 2020. Bar 44 are now offering some great virtual parties for you to have with your household or bubble (as restrictions … Read More

One doors closes, another door opens

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

As the door at Ginger’s clothing boutique closed for the last time this summer, many more doors opened for others. It’s plain to see that Cathy Evans and her team went out on a high by donating over £25,000 worth of clothing stock and shop interiors to charity. Cathy has helped a number of charities including Smart Works, who help … Read More

A New Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Katherine PeachBusiness Snippets

We are living in precarious times. The planet needs our help more than ever. Now, more and more people are dropping the throw-away culture and adopting a new zero-waste lifestyle. Zero Penarth is a new shop in Windsor Arcade selling a large selection of dried and other foods, including nuts, flour, dried fruit, cereals, herbs and spices. They’ll also have … Read More

There’s a beautiful relationship going on in Penarth, involving coffee and concrete

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Grounds for Good and Concrete Carrot are two local businesses that are hand-crafting, unique and bespoke products with a modern, industrial twist. Grounds for Good are always looking for innovative ways of re-purposing coffee grounds that would otherwise go to landfill. So, what better way than to give concrete some eco credentials! This is what Toby and Chris at Concrete … Read More

Fiver Fest

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Over two weeks in October, Penarth’s independent retailers took part in a national Fiver Fest campaign. Each of Penarth’s 47 participating businesses put on special £5 offers over the two-week celebration highlighting the diversity and value of what the high street has to offer. Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad for the … Read More

Willmore’s 1938 Stays Strong

John DaviesBusiness, Community, Featured

Over the past six months, Matt and Charlotte have shown incredible resilience through the pandemic. There’s no end to their ingenuity, and they’ll always be there to serve their delicious home-cooked food, cakes and coffee- and we’re completely there for it. Through the first lockdown, they adjusted very quickly to what was to become our new normal. All non-essential shops … Read More