The brothers behind Wales’ award-winning tapas restaurant, Bar 44, are opening their third establishment later this year in Cardiff. Following the success of their Cowbridge and Penarth bars, Tom and Owen Morgan are bringing their take on modern Spain to the city centre after securing premises on Westgate Street. An extensive refurbishment programme is underway to transform the property, formerly Feather and Bone, wo
A business advisory firm has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new trainee solicitor. Cardiff-based Greenaway Scott has appointed Gemma Davies, 33, from Monmouthshire, to assist the firm with its five-year expansion plan to replicate its Wales-based operation across the UK. Ms Davies joins the firm after six years at Finance Wales where she was involved in a wide variety of debt and equity transactions
A number of Welsh lawyers are opposing the Ministry of Justice’s plans to increase fees for money claims from April 2015. Watkins & Gunn Solicitors is against the plans due to concerns that it will have a negative effect on access to justice. The Monmouthshire Law Society President Ashley Harkus has also written to all of the MPs in the region to alert them to the effects of the increases. The plans come followi
Cardiff Bus has launched a unique competition to pay tribute to mums across Cardiff. The local bus operator is giving members of the public a once in a lifetime opportunity to name a bus after their mum this Mother’s Day. Those wishing to publicly show appreciation of their mums are encouraged to enter its ‘Thank You, Mum’ competition to have their mum’s name displayed on a dedicated bus for a week and a personal mes
A competition winner who surprised his loved one by proposing on Valentine’s Day had the happy ending he was after when his girlfriend said ‘yes’. Gavin Jenkins, from Bridgend, had his dream come true when girlfriend of eight months Luanna James, from Cardiff, accepted his wedding proposal. Gavin, who works for Greggs, entered a Valentine’s Day competition run by the Radisson Blu Hotel to win the ultimate engagement.
Cardiff Bus helped banish the January blues of a Cardiff Devils fan by surprising her with a special visit from two of the team’s players. Max Birbraer and Brad Plumton hand delivered tickets to Cardiff Bus customer Natalie Harvey, 24, from Llanishen, as part of a day of gestures by the bus operator designed to cheer up its customers. This was one of several acts by Cardiff Bus on Blue Monday, officially the m
A four-star hotel in Cardiff is offering partners planning on proposing to their loved one this Valentine’s Day the chance to win a ‘proposal package’ worth £2,000. The Radisson Blu Hotel has launched the ‘ultimate engagement competition’ for those wanting to surprise their partner by popping the question on February 14th. The all-inclusive prize includes a platinum diamond engagement ring from diamond special
Five employees from a Cardiff-based business telecoms company have helped raise over £4,000 for St David’s Hospice Care by running the Cardiff Half Marathon. Managing director of TWL Voice and Data, Andrew Nicholson, led the team which included Ian England, business development manager, Matt Snelus, mobile solutions director, Andrew Hirst, marketing manager and Mel Davies, accounts manager. This was the first h
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff, has expanded its business tourism facilities to respond to record growth from the corporate sector. The four-star hotel, which is located in Cardiff city centre, has launched a Business Class Lounge to enhance the experience for its corporate guests. The expansion comes on the back of a 66% increase in business tourism guests in 2012 and a further 90% growth in the first half of 2013.
Investment management firm Brewin Dolphin is extending its sponsorship portfolio within the arts by sponsoring the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s own in-house theatre company. Brewin Dolphin is investing in The Richard Burton Company for the new academic year 2013/14. The College’s Richard Burton Company is one of Wales’ most prolific repertory companies, staging fifteen productions each year ranging fro