Property Spotlight

Katherine PeachBusiness, Featured

67 John Batchelor Way, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 1SD £599,950 Finding the perfect home is very important but can be very difficult at times. For over 160 years, Watts & Morgan have been putting people in their dream home. Penarth has some stunning properties and we’d like to put a spotlight on this latest future home. Watts & Morgan … Read More

Penarth Indies Launch New Virtual Marketplace – ShopAppy Penarth

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

The Penarth Business Group has officially launched ShopAppy Penarth – a new virtual marketplace for the town’s independent shops and businesses. ‘Spend your money where your heart is’ is the ethos behind this new initiative, which gives shoppers the opportunity to buy from their favourite local traders online in one place. Penarth is the first town in Wales to launch this innovative online shopping … Read More

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 tax 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 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