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29th October 2020

GS Verde: Is your business investor ready?

In this article, Nigel Greenaway, of the Elevate investment network, and Director of Verde Corporate Finance (both part of the GS Verde Group), looks at key considerations to getting your business ‘investor ready’.
28th October 2020

£300m Economic Resilience Fund Now Open for Applications

Businesses can now apply for funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). Last week, the Welsh Government announced it was doubling this phase of the fund, making nearly £300m available to support businesses that continue to be affected by Covid-19. As a result of the “firebreak”, which began on…

28th October 2020

2020 Presents Double Challenge for Healthcare Manufacturer Gwalia

2020 has been a challenging year for most businesses. For Gwalia Healthcare, it’s been doubly so. There’s been Covid-19, of course. But just weeks before the lockdown, the Valleys firm was struck by a devastating flood as a result of Storm Dennis. In overcoming these challenges and emerging stronger and more resilient, the team at…

28th October 2020

University’s double success at diabetes awards

A Swansea University honorary senior tutor and a master’s student have been honoured for their dedication to diabetes care at a major UK healthcare awards.   Dr Rose Stewart, who lectures on the MSc Diabetes Practice course at the University’s Medical School, won the NHS Wales outstanding contribution to diabetes award at the Quality in…

28th October 2020

New animation helps lymphoedema patients recognise symptoms

A new animated video has been developed by Swansea University to raise awareness of lymphoedema and help patients understand more about how their condition will be treated. It is estimated that more than 200,000 men, women and children are living with lymphoedema, also known as chronic oedema, in the UK. Lymphoedema affects around 2 in…

28th October 2020

Concentric Health and Accelerate: The Story so Far

Find out how Concentric Health, a Welsh health technology start-up, collaborated with Accelerate to support patients and clinicians to make better healthcare decisions. Ed St John and Daf Loughran, both clinicians and Concentric Health’s co-founders, had been searching for ways to support their consent conversations  with patients. However, they soon discovered that not many options existed – processes…

28th October 2020

Professor’s new role helping to promote nanomedicine across the UK

Swansea University Medical School’s Professor Steve Conlan has taken up a key role helping to highlight UK nanomedicine research. He has been appointed Chair of the British Society for Nanomedicine (BSNM), the UKs leading organisation which seeks to give industry, academia, clinicians and the public access to news of ongoing nanomedicine research throughout the UK….

28th October 2020

Greenaway Scott Names New MD

Corporate and commercial law firm Greenaway Scott has named its new managing director. Rhian Osborne will take up the post from 1 November 2020. She is a co-founder of Greenaway Scott, part of the GS Verde Group, and has been director of its commercial law department since its inception. Osborne said: “I am delighted to…

28th October 2020

EKF Secures New Orders For COVID Collection Kits

Specialist manufacturer EKF has received two orders for Covid-19 sample collection kits. The Cardiff-headquartered business has secured two new customers for the PrimeStore MTM COVID-19 sample collection devices – Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland and a national health body in England. The tests will be made at EKF’s facilities in Penarth and Barleben, Germany. The company said…

28th October 2020

Funding Triumph For New Decipher-Led Project

DECIPHer is awarded research funding to explore how foster care services are being moved online during COVID-19 to support the mental health of children and young people In September 2020, The Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement of Youth Mental Public Health (TRIUMPH) Network announced it would award funding for a project led by Dr Rhiannon…