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05th November 2020

Job Opportunity: Business Development Director at Rescape

Rescape is a market-leading, cutting edge, early-stage MedTech business which is commercially focused with a strong “tech4good” ethos. The business’s product solutions can change lives for the better using Virtual Reality.
04th November 2020

The Franchising Trend – The Impact of Covid-19 on Franchising (Greenaway Scott)

There is no denying the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on the UK economy. We have entered into another recession and the rate of unemployment has increased by over 4.5% between June and August 2020 (according to the Office of National Statistics), despite the Government’s job retention furlough scheme. As a result, experienced individuals…

04th November 2020

New National Covid Measures for Wales

People and not rules are at the heart of Wales’ response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said as he sets out the new post-firebreak measures in Wales. A new and simpler set of national rules will apply once the Wales-wide firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday…

04th November 2020

Creo Expands With Continental Acquisition

Creo CEO Craig Gulliford with Welsh secretary Simon Hart Creo Medical Group has expanded with the acquisition of a supplier of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy consumables in Belgium and Luxembourg in a deal worth up to €5m. Boucart Medical, founded in 1991, is a well-established supplier of medical devices for the GI market, distributing third-party products to…

03rd November 2020

Healthcare firm Forth’s popular Covid-19 antibody testing kits are back online

A 98% accurate home Covid-19 antibody testing kit is once again available from award-winning Chepstow-based healthcare firm Forth. In May this year, Forth won the race to be the first company in the UK to bring home antibody testing kits to the publi
02nd November 2020

The Industry Response to Coronavirus Illustrates the Best of Innovation in Wales

Written By Cari-Anne Quinn  CEO  Life Sciences Hub Wales Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO of Life Sciences Hub Wales, explores the vital role that Wales’ life sciences industry is playing in the national and global fight against the virus.     The response of Welsh industry to Covid-19 has been nothing short of remarkable, helping to protect and…

02nd November 2020

£3m Grant for Sony UK Technology Centre in Bridgend

The Welsh Government has provided nearly half a million pounds to support electronic powerhouse Sony, in Bridgend, through the pandemic as well as a £3m grant to help the company secure local jobs and invest in its longer-term future in South Wales. One of the largest employers in South Wales, Sony UK Technology Centre (UK…

02nd November 2020

Buy Local is the Mantra at Gwalia Healthcare

Rod Parker, MD of medical and pharmaceutical products manufacturer Gwalia Healthcare, is a strong believer in buying local. He extends his doctrine of supporting local supply chains into every aspect of the privately owned Treforest business. Gwalia is the largest independent manufacturer of child proof bottle tops in the UK, but there’s a lot more…

02nd November 2020

Swansea Firm Supports COVID Fight With Disinfection Robots

A Swansea-based firm has been supporting the fight against Covid-19 by supplying robots designed to sanitise a whole building. Evolve Raybotix has supplied hundreds of robots worldwide to businesses such as restaurants, hotels, cinemas, sports centres and offices, as well as clinics and schools. The UV-C Ozone disinfection robots map surroundings and use a combination…

02nd November 2020

New annual report highlights how research has ‘never been more important’

The importance of research during the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighted in the Health and Care Research Wales Annual Report 2019/2020, published today (30 October). The report also showcases the impact of our research grants and the work of our funded research community, as well as the research taking place in NHS health boards and trusts….