Festival of Flowers to run across Vale town centres

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Vale of Glamorgan town centres will look blooming lovely this August as the Vale of Glamorgan Council hosts its inaugural Festival of Flowers. With the aim of helping its high streets ‘bloom’ back to life following the COVID19 pandemic, the Council is hosting the event in a bid to drive footfall into the town centres of Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major … Read More

Tŷ Hafan leading the way in pre-loved bridal fashion

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, Charity, Fashion, Featured

Brides-to-be can now shop for that perfect dress for their big day not only in style, but also without breaking the bank, and, while helping the planet. A new specialist pre-loved bridal boutique has just opened in the Tŷ Hafan Emporium store on 55 Frogmore Street in Abergavenny. There brides-to-be can shop for cut-price designer dresses, some pre-loved and many new with tags on, and all priced between £50 and £200, as well as enjoy … Read More

George Rolls Into Town

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

George, a very handsome converted Renault Estafette van has already been seen turning heads around the streets of Penarth, and he has now found his new home at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. Always looking for ways to bring the Willmore’s 1938 magic to more people, Matt and Charlotte are now serving coffee, cakes and light bites from a new concession … Read More

Apothecary64 Becomes Skin Care Award Bronze Winner

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Opening a business at any point in life is hard-work, let alone during a world-wide pandemic. But that didn’t stop one local man from achieving his dreams. And now, Craig Parker-Trott is the proud recipient of the Bronze Award in the 2021 Free From Skincare Awards. Judges chose Craig’s lavender and rosemary hand sanitiser in the Hand, Foot and Nail … Read More

Support to Create Pop-up Co-working Spaces Open in Vale of Glamorgan

Katherine PeachBusiness, Business Articles, Featured, To export

A new fund has been launched to help make a range of Vale of Glamorgan venues available as remote workspaces. The idea behind the schemes is to offer people work facilities within their localities, avoiding the need to commute to an office. Cowork Local Festival will be launched across the Vale in May with an online platform showcasing the type … Read More

The 10 Cashflow Commandments

Lisa EntwistleBusiness, Business Articles, To export

Given the turmoil of the past twelve months, the old adage “turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is king” has never rung truer. Nothing closes a company quicker than a cash flow crisis, so here’s our top tips for sound money management. Spell it out. Describe the product or service fully at the outset so the client understands, meaning … Read More

Is Co-Working The New Normal Now?

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, To export

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities team are launching a CoWorking Month this May to celebrate and promote the use of co-working spaces in the county’s rural towns and communities. CoWorking Month 2021 will be launched with an online platform showcasing the type of spaces that people can work from, as well as offering a small grant to … Read More

Give Your Business A Boost & More Flexibility

John DaviesBusiness Articles

You are not alone if you find working from home, and running your business from home, to be a real challenge. We have been listening to our business community- employers and employees alike- and the consensus of opinion is that it’s a bit like the Marmite story: there are those that love it and those that really don’t! Read on … Read More

Jack is Back

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, Featured

Turning the negatives into positives has been a mantra we’ve all tried to live by this past year. And Willmore’s 1938 has done just that. After a few graffiti tags, they decided to turn this unwelcomed negative into a transformational positive. To celebrates Willmore’s rich history, a mysterious mural has been painted on the side of the building. The terraces … Read More

The Food Hall at Hamptons

Katherine PeachBusiness, Business Articles, Food

Following the launch of the Food Hall at Hamptons last year, owners Andy Bradshaw and Peter Knowles have used the lockdown time since Christmas to increase and enhance their food offering. The area devoted to food upstairs at the Ludlow Lane store has now significantly increased to allow the introduction of new product categories. Andy said; “There was such an … Read More