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17/03/2017

CDS to expand operations thanks to £200,000 Finance Wales loan

Computerised and Digital Security Systems Limited (CDS) will extend its base in Pontypridd following a £200,000 Finance Wales loan from the EU and Welsh Government-backed Wales Business Fund.

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06/03/2017

North Wales businesses show ‘increased investment appetite’

Business confidence in North Wales has been growing with more companies seeking investment. More than £7 million was invested through Finance Wales and their co-investors between April and December 2016.

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02/03/2017

Window manufacturers Victorian Sliders to more than double factory after £1.5m Finance Wales loan

Ammanford company, Victorian House Sales Limited (trading as Victorian Sliders) has received a £1.5million loan from Finance Wales to expand its base in the town.

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09/02/2017

Finance Wales backs former Welsh rugby stars to expand sports nutrition business

Former Welsh rugby stars Scott Morgan and Barry Davies are celebrating the completion of a £650,000 equity investment to support the expansion of their sports nutrition business set up in 2012.

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08/02/2017

Major investment by Siltbuster in Monmouth to create more than 60 jobs

Siltbuster – the UK’s leading provider of portable water treatment solutions - is investing £4.3m to expand operations in Monmouth that will create 66 new jobs in a move backed by a £1.15m funding package from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales.

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25/01/2017

Peninsula Property Management diversifies services using £15,000 loan from Finance Wales

A Pwllheli-based property management company has used a £15,000 loan from Finance Wales to help expand by investing in offering laundry services for the local holiday-home and B&B community.

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20/01/2017

£300,000 Finance Wales loan boosts Cargo Services Bird Port dock growth plans

The Cargo Services (UK) Group (Cargo Services) has been supported with a £300,000 loan from Finance Wales to help with its expansion plans. The company recently opened its covered dock facilities at Bird Port, Newport and plans to grow these over an additional two development phases.

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05/01/2017

The Studio sets up in Cardiff after £150,000 loan from Finance Wales

The Studio – a brand new health and fitness centre – has opened in Cardiff Bay following a £150,000 investment from Finance Wales. The private members training facility focuses on strength training and body conditioning. Unlike gyms The Studio has no mirrors, no weight machines and no treadmills. Instead members are offered bespoke strength and conditioning programmes.

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14/12/2016

Development bank on course to open next year

The Development Bank of Wales is on course to launch in the first half of next year, following receipt of a detailed business plan, Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has announced today

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09/12/2016

Chocci Cake Company opens first shop after £20,000 Finance Wales loan

The Chocci Cake Company has secured a £20,000 loan from Finance Wales to fund the opening of its first shop in Tredegar House, Newport.

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07/12/2016

Chepstow-based biotech company Creo Medical to list on AIM

Creo Medical is the fourth Finance Wales portfolio company to list on AIM in the last four years. Our initial investment in 2012 led them to relocate their headquarters and product development facility to Chepstow.

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28/11/2016

Six figure co-investment deal for Peerless Gas from Wales Business Fund

Flintshire-based engineering firm Peerless Gas Controls Ltd (Peerless Gas) has acquired Lomax Offshore Couplings Ltd (Lomax), another parts manufacturer based in Burnley, thanks to a six figure co-investment deal from Finance Wales and other funders.

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23/11/2016

‘Positive Welsh market despite longer term Brexit uncertainty’ – Giles Thorley

Finance Wales has helped create or safeguard more than 2,000 Welsh jobs since the start of April 2016. More than £26.7 million has been directly invested into Welsh small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an additional £23.1 million leveraged from private sources since new Chief Executive Giles Thorley took over the helm.

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22/11/2016

Software company Koherent secures six figure investment from Finance Wales

Cardiff software start-up Koherent plans to expand its team and operations following a six figure investment from Finance Wales.

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01/11/2016

Italian-inspired restaurant Porro opens second restaurant in Cardiff after six-figure Finance Wales investment

Tom Furlong and Gwyn Myring really know their food. The pair of chefs behind the amazing menu at Llandaff’s Porro are preparing to take their Italian-inspired local cuisine to Roath with the opening of their second restaurant on Wellfield Road.

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31/10/2016

Audit expert Iraj Amiri joins Finance Wales Board

Finance Wales has appointed audit expert Iraj Amiri to its Board. With over 20 years of experience in audit and assurance Iraj will head up Finance Wales’ Audit Committee.

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21/10/2016

Six-figure investment to help Fusion management buyout team

Caerphilly-based Fusion Occupational Health (formerly Santia) has received a six-figure investment from Finance Wales to fund their management buyout (MBO) of the company.

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21/10/2016

Moving on: Have you considered management buyout options?

Business owners looking to move on or retire are increasingly opting for management buyout (MBO) options. This involves selling their company to an existing management team. This can involve the management team initiating the deal (an MBO) or the business owner themselves approaching the existing team in a vendor initiated deal (VIMBO). With the launch of the Wales Management Succession Fund, managed by Finance Wales, earlier in the year these kinds of deals are happening more often.

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14/10/2016

Successful exit for Finance Wales from SIPHON

Finance Wales has exited SIPHON less than two years after investing in the company. They have achieved a significant multiple on their equity investment in the firm, which received a £1.5million round as recently as March 2015. The company has been bought by the Nuvias Group (backed by Rigby Private Equity).

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10/10/2016

Cardiff-based software firm AMPLYFI leading the way in Deep Web AI technology

The internet is a vast and largely untapped resource of data and information. With its leading software platform, DataVoyant, Welsh start-up AMPLYFI is revolutionising how we interact with the web and unlock its full potential. The company recently secured a substantial investment from Finance Wales and is already working with leading blue-chip companies.

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06/10/2016

Neath Port Talbot’s Ministry of Furniture celebrates three years of trading

Ministry of Furniture, a phoenix company which emerged following the closure of the Port Talbot Remploy factory in 2013, has celebrated three years of successful trading with an open event at their new showroom in Baglan.

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28/09/2016

Finance Wales launches £136 million Wales Business Fund

Finance Wales hosted a breakfast event to highlight their new £136 million fund at the Faenol Fawr hotel in St Asaph. The Finance Wales Board was also in attendance at the event which was led by Chief Executive Giles Thorley.

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21/09/2016

£136m Fund and Development Bank will help support businesses in Wales post EU referendum, says Economy Secretary

A pro-business package that includes a new £136m fund and the establishment of the Development Bank for Wales will transform the financial support on offer to Welsh businesses, in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

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13/09/2016

Port Talbot’s Tatami is fighting fit after £220,000 investment from Finance Wales

Tatami Fightwear, which already sponsors a number of fighters and teams worldwide, is punching above its weight and now plans to expand thanks to a £220,000 loan from Finance Wales for additional stock and a new embroidery machine.

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02/09/2016

Independent final evaluation report highlights Wales JEREMIE Fund’s significant contribution to supporting Welsh SMEs

An independent evaluation report by Regeneris Consulting and Oldbell3 published today has highlighted the success of the European-backed Wales JEREMIE Fund managed by Finance Wales, praising its significant contribution to supporting Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) between 2009 and 2015.

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22/08/2016

Cardiff-based software start-up Paperclip lands six figure co-investment deal

Paperclip, the company behind the peer-to-peer marketplace app of the same name, has just secured a six figure equity co-investment deal with Finance Wales and a syndicate of Turkish investors led by Emre Fadillioglu.

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15/08/2016

Wales Technology Seed Fund hits £3 million investment milestone

Since its launch in April 2014, the Wales Technology Seed Fund has invested £3 million, leveraging an additional £3 million in co-investment –a pound-for-pound funding ratio.

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26/07/2016

Marine engineering firm Harris Pye secures £2.5million funding package from Finance Wales

Llandow-based engineering firm Harris Pye has ambitious growth plans after a £2.5million investment from Finance Wales.

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05/07/2016

Pembrokeshire marine engineering company expands thanks to substantial Finance Wales co-investment deal

Marine engineering firm Mainstay Marine Solutions (Mainstay) has secured a substantial co-investment from Finance Wales and Barclays as it expands its business in Pembrokeshire.

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28/06/2016

Finance Wales’ statement on Brexit

A message from Finance Wales regarding the UK’s EU referendum result.

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16/06/2016

Finance Wales annual review 2015/16

More than 3000 jobs were created or safeguarded in Wales through investments provided by Finance Wales last year. In the 2015/16 financial year 201 investments were made in 185 Welsh businesses – from £1k to multi-million pound deals.

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14/06/2016

Sportswear supplier Linebreak UK scores six-figure funding deal from Finance Wales

Sports compression garment supplier Linebreak UK has secured a six-figure investment deal from Finance Wales to expand their Cardiff-based business.

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03/06/2016

Green tech company Perpetual V2G secures £500,000 equity deal from Finance Wales

Award-winning green tech company Perpetual V2G (Perpetual) has secured a £500,000 equity investment from Finance Wales The Lampeter-based business has a ground-breaking battery management system which is already reducing the carbon footprint of customers like Sainsbury’s.

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01/06/2016

Welsh disposable beer keg supplier goes for growth with funding package from Welsh Government, UK Steel Enterprise and Finance Wales

A leading manufacturer of recyclable beer kegs is expanding its operation in Bridgend with a £170,000 finance package from the Welsh Government, Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise and Finance Wales.

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19/05/2016

Trojan electronics secure equity deal to boost operations

Trojan Electronics (Trojan), the award-winning Swansea-based services provider plans to double its annual turnover within the next 3 years, with the backing of an equity investment from Finance Wales.

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11/04/2016

£350,000 equity investment helps healthcare company develop innovative new treatments for chronic skin conditions

Curapel, a healthcare company developing innovative new treatments for eczema and psoriasis as well as skin pigmentation conditions, has set up its headquarters at the Life Sciences Hub Wales in Cardiff.

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05/04/2016

Vending specialist looks to provide new services thanks to Finance Wales loan

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of confectionery tower vending machines has secured a £150,000 loan from Finance Wales to expand the range of services it provides.

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04/04/2016

£25 million Wales Management Succession Fund set to back the next generation of Welsh business owners

A new £25 million Welsh Government fund will provide ambitious Welsh managers and management teams with the funding they need to buy established Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) when their current owners retire or sell up.

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15/03/2016

Building contractor looks to build on success after management buy-out

A multi-million pound loan from Finance Wales has supported the management buy-out (MBO) of a leading building contractors based in Cardiff.

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07/03/2016

Finance Wales appoints Giles Thorley as new Chief Executive

Giles Thorley has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Finance Wales Group.

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22/02/2016

Established Port Talbot building contractor looks to build for future following management buy-out

A £1.1 million loan from Finance Wales has helped the management team of one of South Wales’ leading building contractors to buy into the business.

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18/02/2016

New £136m EU-backed fund to help businesses in Wales grow

A new £136m EU-backed fund to give businesses in Wales access to finance to help drive their productivity and the growth of the Welsh economy has today been launched by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones

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16/02/2016

£21million finance package to expand SMEs in Wales

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has announced £21m of new finance to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Wales expand and create or safeguard more than 1,800 jobs.

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05/02/2016

Speedy new application process for £1,000 to £5,000 micro loans from Finance Wales

Finance Wales has launched a new, streamlined two-day application process for micro loans of between £1,000 and £5,000.

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04/02/2016

Cardiff costume supplier has micro loan approved in 2 days using Finance Wales’ new streamlined application process

When the opportunity to acquire the costumes used in a medieval television drama came up, the owner of Cardiff-based Marigold Costumes (Marigold) approached Finance Wales for a £5,000 micro loan to help fund the purchase.

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04/02/2016

Greeting card business speeds up expansion using micro loan approved in 2 days using Finance Wales’ new streamlined application process

When Caryl Halstead started creating greeting cards and wedding stationery for family and friends 9 years ago she dreamt of turning her hobby into a business.

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28/01/2016

Finance Wales makes first co-investment with IP Group from the Wales Technology Seed Fund

Finance Wales has made its first co-investment with IP Group from the Wales Technology Seed Fund, investing in Stratium, a Sheffield University spin-out specialising in quantum cascade laser technology.

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22/01/2016

Pioneering healthcare company opens North Wales headquarters to spearhead long-term expansion

A company that has pioneered an alternative approach to traditional latex and non-latex surgical gloves is using a six-figure equity investment from Finance Wales to spearhead the next phase of its growth strategy.

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12/01/2016

Creative coffee shop gets Cardiff launch with Finance Wales loan

A new family of Welsh artisan coffee shops which will provide inspiring, creative spaces for the business community was launched in Cardiff today thanks to a £150,000 Finance Wales loan.

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21/12/2015

Finance Wales portfolio company successfully completes £30 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Headquartered at the Medicentre in Cardiff, Diurnal develops innovative approaches to drug delivery and has today successfully completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) raising £30 million.

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08/12/2015

Finance Wales-backed business buy-outs triple in three years creating and safeguarding 1,380 jobs

More ambitious Welsh managers are becoming their own boss with Finance Wales’ backing and to date the Welsh Government subsidiary has invested £35 million helping them take the helm of 110 established small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

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08/12/2015

The House Nameplate Company diversifies for growth under new management with Finance Wales

A six-figure package of loans from Finance Wales and Natwest recently enabled Tina Smith to undertake a management buy-out of the UK’s largest supplier of house signs and numbers and become its sole shareholder

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08/12/2015

OSP Healthcare’s set to build on firm foundations following Finance Wales-backed management buy-out

The senior management team of an established communications agency based in Chepstow have combined their own capital with an undisclosed six-figure mezzanine investment from Finance Wales to buy the business.

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23/11/2015

2015-16 half-year update

£34 million boost for growing Welsh small and medium-sized businesses in first six months of 2015 -16 financial year.

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18/11/2015

Award-winning Bridgend educational resources company expands with a £150,000 loan from Finance Wales

Nineteen years ago Chris Malcolm set up) his educational resources company and started designing and selling a small range of maths wall charts.

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09/11/2015

Aberavon’s famous Franco’s fish and chip shop to become a 100-seat restaurant with funding from Finance Wales and Lloyds Bank

Franco’s, the renowned family run fish and chip shop on Aberavon seafront is to be transformed into a new 100-seat restaurant thanks to a six-figure funding package

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02/11/2015

Iconic Barry building redeveloped with short-term loans from Finance Wales

An iconic former pumping station at the heart of one of Wales’ largest regeneration projects has been redeveloped with the backing of short-term loans totalling £900,000 from Finance Wales.

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26/10/2015

Newport equipment supplier looks to build on excellent first year

A company set up in March 2014 by an ambitious Newport businessman has utilised a £150,000 loan from Finance Wales to grow the business and achieve an annual turnover of more than double its target.

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14/10/2015

Hobbs Valve celebrates tenth anniversary and looks forward to the next ten years

An industry-leading Caerphilly company which invented a valve used all over the world every day is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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08/10/2015

Finance Wales’ investments provides North Wales economy with £3 million boost in the last 3 months

The economy of North Wales has received a £3 million boost in the last 3 months following a succession of investments in established local businesses by Finance Wales.

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07/10/2015

Wales’ largest glass processing plant creates 27 jobs with funding from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales

The opening of Wales’ largest glass processing plant at Swansea docks is providing a major jobs boost in the area thanks to £1.9 million investment package from the Welsh Government, Finance Wales and a consortium of private investors.

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30/09/2015

Finance Wales appoints Gareth Bullock as new Chairman

Gareth Bullock has been appointed Chairman of the Finance Wales Group and will take up the role from 1st October.

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22/09/2015

£35,000 micro loan from Finance Wales provides Cardiff security company with financial boost

A Cardiff-based security company which opened for business last January is expanding with a £35,000 micro loan from Finance Wales.

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09/09/2015

Husband and wife expand their Welsh children’s education business backed by a £20,000 micro loan from Finance Wales

A £20,000 micro loan from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund which is managed by Finance Wales has provided husband and wife Dean and Vicky Bowen with the working capital to expand Health Matters Education Ltd, their children’s education business.

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25/08/2015

Brook Park Farm Cattery goes from strength to strength after cat lovers buy the business with a funding package from Finance Wales and NatWest

Brook Park Farm Cattery in Flintshire is celebrating a successful first year under new ownership.

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18/08/2015

Cwmbran digital data processing company expands with Welsh Government and Finance Wales funding package

Digital data processing company Genfour, which moved to South Wales earlier this year, is expanding with the backing of a funding package that includes a £200,000 loan from Finance Wales and business finance from the Welsh Government.

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13/08/2015

£50,000 loan from Finance Wales helps North Wales garment manufacturer expand in Anglesey Enterprise Zone

A North Wales company which recently manufactured flying suits for the Wales Air Ambulance Service has relocated its headquarters and production facility from Gaerwen to Llangefni in the Anglesey Enterprise Zone.

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05/08/2015

Cardiff-based graduate production company expands with £30,000 micro loan from Finance Wales

A bilingual digital content production company set up by three graduates in 2013 with a joint personal investment of £7000 is expanding thanks to a £30,000 loan from the Wales Micro-business loan fund managed by Finance Wales.

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04/08/2015

Swansea predictive analytics service company expects strong growth with backing of Finance Wales and angel syndicate

Many companies collect and store large amounts of data using expensive computer systems. They often don’t have the capabilities to capitalise on it by turning it into actionable insights to identify cost savings, make product and services improvements or resolve problems at the earliest opportunity.

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23/07/2015

Micro loans from Finance Wales help more small businesses to startup and expand creating and safeguarding hundreds of jobs

From app designers to ice cream parlours, stone masons to bars, restaurants and even a zoo - £1,000 and £50,000 micro loans from Finance Wales are being used to start and expand small businesses all over Wales.

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17/07/2015

Wales’ largest cider maker set for further expansion following a buy-out funded by Finance Wales

A £500,000 loan from Finance Wales has provided Llantwit Fardre businessman and former welder, Andrew Gronow with the capital to buy-out Gwynt y Ddraig (Gwynt), the brewery he set up as a hobby with his partner William George in 2001.

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16/07/2015

Wales’ largest research agency gets insight into future with funding for management buy-out from Finance Wales

A £220,000 loan from Finance Wales and funding from Bibby Financial Services has helped finance a management buy-out (MBO) of one of Wales’ largest and best-known marketing and social research agencies.

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03/07/2015

Million-pound loan from Finance Wales helps North Wales dairy co-operative expand cheese production

Wales’ oldest and largest dairy co-operative is expanding its cheese production facilities and helping to fund the development costs with a £1 million loan from the Wales Capital Growth Fund managed by Finance Wales.

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03/07/2015

Reaccreditation for the impact of Finance Wales’ investments from the Wales JEREMIE Fund

Finance Wales has been recognised for the impact of its investments from the Wales JEREMIE Fund by Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru at the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner.

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30/06/2015

Six-figure funding package helps Loyalty Logistix to develop and run new systems for Volkswagen dealers in Japan

Loyalty Logistix, a leading provider of customer retention systems and data intelligence solutions to the automotive sector, has secured a £650,000 finance package from Finance Wales and NatWest.

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29/06/2015

Wales Technology Seed Fund passes £1 million milestone after first year

A Welsh Government fund specifically created to invest in technology start-ups and IP-rich university spin-outs in Wales has invested £1.2 million in nine Welsh technology start-ups creating 28 jobs in just over 12 months.

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26/06/2015

Finance Wales portfolio company, Creo Medical wins Best for Innovation at the BVCA Management Team Awards 2015

Chepstow-based Creo Medical has been recognised with a prestigious national award from the UK’s investment community at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2015 held on 25th June 2015.

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25/06/2015

Finance Wales’ staff donate £11,800 to charity, including over £4000 to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity

Finance Wales’ staff raised £4,220 in the last financial year for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, a Welsh charity which fundraises exclusively for the Children's Hospital for Wales.

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23/06/2015

Equity investment from the Wales Technology Seed Fund helps Fundible to launch

A Cardiff start-up will use a £110,000 equity investment from the Wales Technology Seed Fund, which is managed by Finance Wales, to launch and market its innovative new online purchasing system.

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08/06/2015

Loan from Finance Wales helps Bridgend tractor and agricultural machinery specialist to continue expanding

A £160,000 loan from Finance Wales has helped the new owner of JG Plant, the Bridgend-based New Holland tractor and agricultural machinery specialist to expand the business.

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29/05/2015

Finance Wales helps local developer to complete development of new homes in Beddau creating 60 jobs

Two loans totalling £3.4 million from the Wales Property Development Fund managed by Finance Wales have helped Lewis Homes finance a new residential development near Llantrisant.

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20/05/2015

Wales Environmental Group expands its UK presence with the acquisition of Drainology

Wales Environmental has acquired West Country-based drainage company Drainology for an undisclosed sum from its current owners Dave West and Keith Simson with the backing of a six -figure loan from the Wales SME Investment Fund managed by Finance Wales.

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18/05/2015

Halen Môn’s new visitor centre set to boost tourism on Anglesey

It’s favoured by celebrity chefs and can be found on the shelves of Fortnum and Mason, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. It was also the first Welsh product to gain the EU protected food name status, joining other protected names like Champagne, Parma ham and Roquefort cheese.

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12/05/2015

New referral scheme to increase access to funding and support

A new pilot scheme which aims to increase the number of Welsh start-ups accessing the funding and support they need to grow has been launched by Economy Minister, Edwina Hart.

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12/05/2015

Record year sees Finance Wales Group increase its impact on the Welsh economy

Best ever year sees Finance Wales create or safeguard over 2,800 jobs and has a £104m impact on the ‘Welsh funding gap’ as investments in Wales increase by 46%

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06/05/2015

Trojan Electronics continues to expand with move to single site in Swansea

An award-winning electronics company set up in 2002 with a loan from Finance Wales has consolidated its operations at a new, purpose-built 180,000 sq ft development at Kings Dock, Crymlyn Burrows in Swansea.

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30/04/2015

West Wales hotel owners serve up success at new restaurant backed by a loan from Finance Wales

A Saundersfoot restaurant is celebrating a successful first year having welcomed 25,000 diners, won numerous awards and achieved critical acclaim.

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08/04/2015

Barry Island Pleasure Park regeneration

Finance Wales and Barclays have invested in the multi-million pound regeneration of Barry Island Pleasure Park.

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07/04/2015

£120,000 loan from Finance Wales helps Wright’s Food Emporium find a new home and more than double turnover

A £120,000 loan from Finance Wales has helped transform the historic Golden Grove Arms in Llanarthne into the new home of Wright’s Food Emporium.

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01/04/2015

Noddlepod set to revolutionise community learning backed by a funding package from Finance Wales and 4 angel investors

A Caerphilly-based tech start-up has secured its first round of funding from Finance Wales and 4 angel investors.

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27/03/2015

SIPHON Networks set to accelerate growth with the backing of a substantial equity investment from Finance Wales

SIPHON, an award-winning, Cwmbran–based solutions provider of advanced voice and unified communications (UC) technology, has secured a substantial equity investment from Finance Wales.

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16/03/2015

Newport steel specialist eyes up record turnover after Olympic boost

A Newport-based steel specialist which was the first company to take advantage of an investment from the Wales Capital Growth Fund is on course for a record third year which will see its turnover rise by £8 million to almost £12 million.

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06/03/2015

Investment pays off for Diamond Centre Wales as turnover rises by 20% in last two years

Turnover has increased by 20% in the last 2 years at Diamond Centre Wales, the family owned diamond merchant based in Talbot Green near Cardiff.

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04/03/2015

Finance Wales boosts new investments team with key appointments

Finance Wales has boosted its new investments team with a number of key appointments.

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27/02/2015

Finance Wales sponsors key IoD Wales International Women’s Day Lunch on 6th March 2015

Finance Wales is sponsoring this year’s IoD Wales Annual United Nations International Women’s Day Lunch.

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25/02/2015

W2 Global Data Solutions secures investment from Finance Wales to bring new product to market

W2 Global Data Solutions (W2) has secured investment for its seed capital financing round from Finance Wales, a group of angel investors and its existing shareholders

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25/02/2015

Pontypool packaging manufacturer has growth wrapped up as turnover doubles following Finance Wales loan

Turnover has doubled at a Pontypool packaging manufacturer since it received a £50,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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17/02/2015

Finance Wales’ investment levels up 63% in first 3 quarters of 2014 -15 financial year, creating or safeguarding over 2,000 jobs

Finance Wales’ investment levels rose by 63% to £31.2 million in the first 3 quarters of the 2014-15 financial year compared to £19.1 million in same period in the last financial year.

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16/02/2015

Brecon luxury goods supplier set for expansion backed by a micro loan from Finance Wales

A Brecon-based company and sole distributor of the Italian luxury brand, Cosi Tabellini in the UK and Ireland is expanding thanks to a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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21/01/2015

Sian Lloyd Jones to leave Finance Wales

The Board of Finance Wales has announced that Sian Lloyd Jones is to step down from her role as Chief Executive at the end of September 2015.

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09/01/2015

Finance Wales backs Cardiff’s first boutique-style hostel with £30,000 micro loan

A unique boutique-style hostel situated in a prominent Victorian building in Cardiff city centre welcomes its first guests this month having received a £30,000 micro loan from Finance Wales.

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12/12/2014

Six figure succession funding package helps West Wales Bacon Supplies reach new heights

Husband and wife, Chris and Kim Isaac have bought into an established meat packaging and distribution company based in Cross Hands.

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25/11/2014

First-year visitor numbers beat target at BikePark Wales in Merthyr

The UK’s first full-scale mountain bike park is celebrating a successful first year, having welcomed over 66,000 visitors – 30,000 more than anticipated.

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20/11/2014

Dr Carol Bell joins the board of Finance Wales

Dr Carol Bell has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Finance Wales. She joins the company’s board which is chaired by Ian Johnson.

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11/11/2014

2014-15 financial year half year update

Finance Wales exceeded its investment target for the first half of the 2014 – 15 financial year, investing £19.8 million in Wales. These investments attracted £15.9 million additional investment to provide Welsh SMEs with a £35.7 million growth capital injection.

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29/10/2014

Online health advice start-up secures first investment

A young technology company headquartered in Caerphilly is the first to benefit from the Welsh Government’s Wales Technology Seed Fund, securing £125,000 from Finance Wales.

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21/10/2014

Finance Wales backs young Welsh fashion designers Sexy Mac

It’s practical enough for the wettest school run yet stylish enough for an evening out. Now, following its London launch on 18th September, a new mac designed by two friends is set to hit the high street thanks to a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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07/10/2014

Succeeding through succession

Starting up a business is not the only route to owning your own business. Acquiring an established business is another option and potentially a better choice for some.

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24/09/2014

Finance Wales investments help the next generation of Welsh business owners create or safeguard 1000 jobs

Loans and other investments from Finance Wales are providing the next generation of Welsh business managers with the backing they need to buy established small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

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23/09/2014

Trio of awards recognise the impact of Finance Wales’ investments on Welsh economy

Finance Wales won the Funder of the Year award at this year’s influential Wales Dealmakers Awards. Two companies which have received backing from Finance Wales, BioMonde and Vista Retail Support (Vista) also triumphed, winning the Venture Capital Deal and Deal of the Year awards.

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15/09/2014

‘Big Tick’ for the Wales JEREMIE Fund as Finance Wales launches its responsible business strategy

Finance Wales has been awarded a Big Tick for supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Wales through its largest fund, the Wales JEREMIE Fund.

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15/09/2014

Turnover up 80% since 2009 as award-winning HLN Group bucks industry trend to continue expanding

A string of strategic acquisitions has boosted turnover at the award-winning HLN Group (HLN) by 80% since 2009, strengthening its position as a leading UK multi-disciplinary design practice.

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05/09/2014

Newport data centre doubles workforce in 3 years with Finance Wales’ backing

Next Generation Data Limited (NGD) which provides highly secure data centre facilities, has gone from strength to strength after being backed by Finance Wales as part of a £5 million mezzanine and debt co-investment package with other investors including Lombard in 2011.

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13/08/2014

Micro loan from Finance Wales helps app developer secure seven-figure partnership deal

A young Cardiff-based app development company initially backed by Finance Wales has signed a partnership deal with a major European mobile programme solutions provider that will launch its smartphone technology in 120 countries world-wide.

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30/07/2014

Jobs boost as Wales Micro-business Loan Fund helps create 295 jobs

Eighty-seven Welsh businesses had taken out loans totalling £1.9 million from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund by the end of June 2014 helping to create 281 jobs and protect a further 264 jobs.

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17/07/2014

Newport steel firm secures £1m Finance Wales loan to reach Olympic-sized ambitions

A Newport-based steel specialist has secured a £1 million loan from Finance Wales to complete a high-profile project at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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01/07/2014

Landmark Newport building gets new lease of life thanks to investment

A £1.1 million property development loan from Finance Wales helped a well-known local property developer in South Wales renovate a 112 year old Edwardian building into 18 luxury residential apartments.

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16/06/2014

Local business breakfasts to showcase funding options available from Finance Wales

Finance Wales is hosting a series of local business breakfasts throughout Wales in July. Businesses can meet their local Finance Wales team and hear about new funding opportunities as well as book one-to-one meetings to discuss their detailed requirements.

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09/06/2014

Finance Wales roots for Cwmbran’s Centre for Young People

On Friday 13th June, a team of fourteen volunteers from Finance Wales will be leaving their desks for a day’s work in the local community. Finance Wales’ staff will be taking part in a project called ‘Mind Your Roots’, where volunteers will improve interior and exterior areas of the Cwmbran Centre for Young People (CCYP).

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09/06/2014

Swansea University and xénos partnership creates 18 spin-outs

Swansea University and xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network are celebrating the second anniversary of a pioneering joint initiative which is helping to create more new commercially viable businesses in the Swansea area.

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04/06/2014

Forklift company boosted by buy-in thanks to Finance Wales

A Flintshire-based forklift truck specialist has benefited from a recent management buy-in thanks to a loan from Finance Wales.

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04/06/2014

Powys fitness centre off to a Great start thanks to micro loan

A start-up health and fitness centre in Welshpool is celebrating its grand opening after receiving a micro loan of £25,000 from Finance Wales.

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28/05/2014

New facilities lift for North Wales engineering company

A successful North Wales lifting and engineering company is benefiting from a follow-on loan of £75,000 from Finance Wales as it develops its operational base in the Anglesey Enterprise Zone.

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20/05/2014

Record year sees Finance Wales Group increase its impact on the Welsh economy

Ian Johnson, Finance Wales’ Chairman welcomed Finance Wales’ and xénos’ increased impact on the Welsh economy.

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12/05/2014

Swansea care home expands with investment from Finance Wales

An award-winning care home for elderly and disabled adults in Swansea is expanding thanks to a £900,000 investment from the Wales SME Investment Fund managed by Finance Wales.

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30/04/2014

New £7.5 million fund to invest in up to 50 Welsh technology businesses of the future

A new £7.5 million Welsh Government fund announced today by Economy Minister Edwina Hart is set to invest in up to fifty new, fast-growth, early stage technology businesses, providing much needed finance.

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23/04/2014

North Wales property developer builds on reputation thanks to Finance Wales loan

A £500,000 loan from the Wales Property Development Fund is helping an award-winning family run property developer construct three new terraced properties in Caerwys, North Wales.

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02/04/2014

£20 million Wales Capital Growth Fund will help Welsh SMEs target larger contracts

A new £20 million fund that will provide Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with the backing they need to bid for larger contracts has been announced today by Economy Minister, Edwina Hart.

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19/03/2014

Welsh oak furniture company looks to craft further success

A highly promising Welsh furniture company that handcrafts furniture from its own designs is set to receive a £50,000 micro loan from Finance Wales as they look to build on an impressive and successful first financial year.

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18/03/2014

Substantial six-figure investment from Finance Wales provides the right environment for Total Flood Solutions expansion

A Llanelli-based company which designs, manufactures and maintains flood protection systems throughout the UK is continuing to expand thanks to a substantial six-figure investment from Finance Wales.

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17/03/2014

Young Welsh chef set to serve up success thanks to a Finance Wales micro loan

A talented young Welsh chef is making his mark on a popular North Wales bistro thanks to a £40,000 micro loan from Finance Wales.

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12/03/2014

Finance Wales offers greater support for Swansea-based technology ventures through new strategic agreement with Swansea University

Finance Wales and Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science (ILS) have signed a new agreement which will benefit local technology businesses as well as those wishing to locate to Swansea.

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04/03/2014

Pheasant shoot spreads its wings thanks to micro loan from Finance Wales

A £15,000 micro loan from Finance Wales is helping a family run Mid Wales start-up specialising in pheasant shoots get off the ground.

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27/01/2014

Syndicated equity Investment focuses Laser Wire Solutions’ ambitious growth plans

An Abertillery-based company whose high-tech products are based on technology originally developed for NASA’s Space Shuttle programme has secured a £275,000 equity investment package from Finance Wales and a group of business angels syndicated through xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network (xénos).

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20/12/2013

Three micro loans from Finance Wales help Elite Fitness get in good shape for the future and celebrate its tenth anniversary

A Cardiff gym which has received three loans totalling £90,000 from Finance Wales is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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13/12/2013

First Wales Property Development Fund investment helps Carmarthenshire property developer build new homes

A package of loans from Finance Wales, the first from the Wales Property Development Fund, is helping a well-known Carmarthenshire property developer construct ten new houses at Ffordd Gwyrdd in Gorslas, including two affordable homes.

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11/12/2013

Rhiannon Wilkinson joins Finance Wales’ Micro Loans Team

Rhiannon Wilkinson has joined Finance Wales’ micro loans team, covering South East Wales as a Senior Investment Executive.

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18/11/2013

A £25,000 loan from Finance Wales is a convenient choice for two Carmarthen retailers

Two successful Carmarthenshire convenience store owners have expanded their business by purchasing the former Spar store in Laugharne with the help of a £25,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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05/11/2013

New plant fuels Welsh recycling company’s growth ambitions

An established Welsh recycling company has received a second debt investment from Finance Wales which will provide the Flintshire-based company with the development capital it needed to install a state-of-the-art recycling plant and expand the range of services it provides.

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21/10/2013

Interest rate savings for SMEs in Welsh Enterprise Zones

From today, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) located in Welsh Enterprise Zones can benefit from a two per cent reduction in the interest rates charged on new loans from Finance Wales.

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08/10/2013

Finance Wales hears request for funding as Accountants listen to hearing company's growth plans

Finance Wales has invested £80,000 in Bridgend based Malmo Hearing Limited (Malmo) from the Wales SME Investment Fund as the privately owned, family run audiology company embarks on an expansion programme throughout South Wales.

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01/10/2013

Finance Wales wraps up fourth investment for leading packaging company Chevler

The UK’s leading manufacturers of baking cases and tulip muffin wraps is continuing to expand with the backing of a £75,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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27/09/2013

Intrepid Finance Wales employees raise over £5,500 for Welsh charity, Bobath

A team of thirteen Finance Wales employees has raised over £5,500 for Bobath, the Welsh charity that provides therapy and support for youngsters suffering from Cerebral Palsy.

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16/09/2013

Welsh digital agency ranks highly with online bank to win seven-figure contract backed by Finance Wales

A Cardiff-based digital marketing agency is celebrating winning a seven-figure contract with a leading online bank, after receiving a loan to provide working capital from Finance Wales.

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31/07/2013

New agreement will see more co-investment in Welsh university spin-outs

More high-tech Welsh university spin-outs are set to benefit from co-investment from Finance Wales and the university commercialisation company, Fusion IP plc (Fusion) thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies.

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03/07/2013

New Investment Executive boosts Finance Wales' North Wales team

Rhodri Evans, a former Relationship Manager at HSBC has joined Finance Wales as an Investment Executive in North Wales.

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12/06/2013

Investment levels up as Finance Wales invests more than £31 million in Welsh SMEs in 2012 - 13

Welsh SME's appetite for growth investment increased in the 2012 - 13 financial year.

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05/06/2013

Merthyr business shows real signs of growth

A Merthyr Tydfil signage company whose customer base includes Barratt Homes, Cadw, Darlows, Peter Alan and Taylor Wimpey as well as the NHS is expanding thanks to a six-figure loan from Finance Wales.

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04/06/2013

Micro loan from Finance Wales helps husband and wife partnership expand their business

A Rhyl-based healthcare provider run by a husband and wife partnership is expanding thanks to a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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29/05/2013

£10million Wales Property Development Fund announced

A new £10million Property Development Fund that will support smaller scale property ventures in Wales and provide a vital boost for the construction industry, was announced today by Economy Minister Edwina Hart.

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24/05/2013

Finance Wales’ employees brighten up school playground on Give & Gain Day 2013

The playground at Herbert Thompson Primary School in Ely, Cardiff is now a colourful and vibrant place to play following this year’s Give & Gain Day organised by Business in the Community (BITC).

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12/05/2013

Finance Wales invests £600,000 in management buy-in at specialist coatings company

A £600,000 loan from Finance Wales has helped finance a management buy-in at a specialist industrial coatings company based in Chirk.

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07/05/2013

Llanelli RFC coach, Louie Tonkin sets up CrossFit Carmarthen with the help of a micro loan from Finance Wales

A £6,000 micro loan has helped Llanelli RFC’s new conditioning coach, Louie Tonkin set up CrossFit Carmarthen.

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23/04/2013

New Fund Manager to spearhead investment in Welsh Micro-businesses

Finance Wales has appointed former Barclays Area Business Manager, Nicola Edwards as Micro Loans Fund Manager.

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19/03/2013

DecTek continues to expand with second investment from Finance Wales

A multi-award winning company which pioneered the digital manufacturing of polyurethane resin badges and labels has relocated to state-of-the-art premises on Treforest Industrial Estate to cope with increased demand.

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13/03/2013

Safety first as Safety Technology expands with backing from Finance Wales

Safety Technology, the leading safety training and equipment provider is planning further global expansion with the backing of a six figure loan from Finance Wales.

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05/03/2013

Alun Thomas joins Finance Wales

Finance Wales has appointed Alun Thomas, a former Director of Business Support at Barclays as its Senior Investment Executive in West Wales.

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04/03/2013

Finance Wales’ investment supplies Workplace-Worksafe with the capital to expand

Workplace-Worksafe (Workplace) outgrow its existing premises. Having secured suitable new premises, a six-figure loan from Finance Wales has provided the Ruthin-based company with the capital it needs to expand.

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01/03/2013

£1.36 million investment from Finance Wales helps Creo Medical develop new medical device to help prevent bowel cancer

A £3 million equity co-investment has spearheaded significant expansion at medical devices company, Creo Medical (Creo).

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26/02/2013

Demand for micro loans more than doubles as businesses take advantage of new Welsh Government fund

Small businesses all over Wales are taking advantage of micro loans from Finance Wales.

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14/09/2012

Triumph at Wales Dealmakers Awards

Finance Wales has scooped two awards at the 2012 Wales Dealmakers Awards which recognise the achievements of Wales’ dealmakers.

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05/09/2012

Finance Wales sells its stake in Unite Technologies

Finance Wales has sold its investment in Unite Technologies achieving a 2.4X return on its total investment in the Usk-based company

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29/08/2012

More capital for more businesses

Finance Wales can potentially invest in more SMEs from the £40 million Wales SME Investment Fund.

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13/08/2012

Manufacturing and technology leaders to discuss access to funding

Key SME investors, including Finance Wales, Lloyds TSB, Pera Technology and the Business Growth Fund will speak at an upcoming seminar about funding for growth.

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25/07/2012

Wales Environmental sees 65 per cent turnover growth and more than doubles staff numbers following 2011 management buy-out

Wales Environmental, one of the UK’s fastest-growing waste management companies, has seen its turnover grow by 65% in the last financial year (2011 -12).

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27/03/2012

£40million Wales SME Investment Fund opens for business

£40million Wales SME Investment Fund opens for business

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01/03/2012

Minister announces £6m fund for micro businesses

A new £6million loan fund to support the growth of micro-businesses in Wales has been announced today by Business Minister Edwina Hart.

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28/02/2012

Mike Owen and Rhian Elston to speak at Spotlight Mid Wales 2012

Experienced SME investors, Finance Wales’ Mike Owen and Rhian Elston will discuss growing your business in tough times at a major Mid Wales conference in March 2012.

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23/02/2012

£100,000 debt investment from Finance Wales puts SCS Group in control of its expansion

Saving energy costs is high on most companies’ agenda these days and a Caerphilly-based energy management specialist is set to expand.

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07/02/2012

Finance Wales appoints panel of legal advisers

Finance Wales has appointed a panel of legal advisers to support its growing corporate and investment operations until January, 2015

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31/01/2012

Finance Wales announces its largest investment this financial year in Viscose Closures

David Birch, Finance Wales' Senior Investment Executive; Gareth Rowlands, Viscose's new Managing Director and Keith Jordan, Viscose's new ChairmanBusinessman Gareth Rowlands has taken over as Managing Director of Swansea-based packaging manufacturer, Viscose Closures Limited (Viscose) thanks to a £5 million investment round. The round included a £2.3 million equity investment from Finance Wales, its largest this financial year, as well as angel investment from a group led by Philip Roberts.

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13/12/2011

Finance Wales' award-winning portfolio sweeps the board at MediWales Awards

Finance Wales’ portfolio companies won five of six industry awards at the 6th MediWales Awards hosted at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel.

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18/08/2011

Healthy investment as Wholebake's MBO is natural next step

A £750,000 debt and equity investment has helped finance MBO of successful Denbighshire-based food manufacturer, Wholebake Ltd.

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17/06/2011

Acuitas Medical on course for full commercialisation

Acuitas will use a further round of investment from Finance Wales to accelerate the development of its MRI technology.

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29/03/2011

Delyn wraps up expansion following investment

Delyn Packaging Ltd secured third-round investment of £295,000 from Finance Wales to help with future expansion.

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22/03/2011

Holyhead Boatyard on course for growth

Holyhead Boatyard Group set for expansion after securing £2.7 million in the largest investment to date from Finance Wales.

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20/12/2010

On with the show as Finance Wales investment finances MBO at Denbe Western

Denbe Western is pressing ahead with its expansion plans following a management buy-out (MBO) backed by a £140,000 debt investment from Finance Wales.

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14/09/2010

£1 million investment helps fund management buy-out at Forest Traffic Signals

Forest Traffic Signals Ltd is headed for renewed growth following a management buy-out (MBO) backed by a £1.05 million equity investment from Finance Wales and additional funding from Centric Commercial Finance.

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09/09/2010

Data centre solutions firm set to reduce big spender

Data centre solutions provider, Unite Technologies Ltd, is aiming to help businesses achieve substantial reductions in their energy consumption and carbon emissions following a further investment round from Finance Wales.

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22/07/2010

MRI software company, ACUITAS Medical, secures £700,000 investment and appoints Professor Sir Michael Brady as director

Swansea-based MRI software company Acuitas Medical Limited has secured a £700,000 co-investment from Finance Wales and Altima Global Special Opportunities Master Fund (Altima).

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20/07/2010

GeoVS gets £250k injection for 3D underwater technology in oil and gas markets

The University of Glamorgan spin-out company, GeoVS Ltd, has secured a £250,000 equity investment from Finance Wales to continue developing its interactive 3D visualisation and simulation software platform used in marine and geo-modelling applications

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25/06/2010

SGD secures Finance Wales investment for expansion

Independent security company, SGD Security Ltd, has its sights set firmly on UK expansion following the acquisition of Bedwas-based 1001 Fire and Security Ltd backed by an undisclosed debt investment from Finance Wales.

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07/06/2010

Finance Wales appoints Jerry Mobbs to strengthen its portfolio management team

Finance Wales has appointed Jerry Mobbs, a specialist in investing in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), as Deputy Portfolio Manager. He joins Finance Wales’ seven-strong portfolio management team.

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07/06/2010

Kauffman Fellowship chief visits Wales

The head of the Kauffman Fellows Program, an international initiative to identify and develop emerging global leaders in venture capital, has met with key figures involved in supporting and investing in early stage, technology-based businesses in Wales.

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01/06/2010

Altech Software secures £610,000 to grow Vision For Food

Altech Software Ltd has secured £610,000 investment as part of a strategy to market its Vision For Food software applications for the food manufacturing industry.

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24/05/2010

Office 24-7 expands “virtual” support to businesses with Finance Wales micro loan

A Monmouthshire-based business support enterprise providing “virtual” office services to companies globally is expanding after securing a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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30/03/2010

Chris Rowlands joins the Finance Wales board

Chris Rowlands, author and chairman of the UK Government’s ‘Rowlands Review’ into the availability of growth capital to small and medium-sized businesses, is to join the Board of Finance Wales.

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29/01/2010

Finance Wales invests in ‘cleantech’ business

Land Energy has started production of wood pellets as an alternative commercial fuel in a £2 million investment in Bridgend, South Wales, backed with £350,000 debt investment from Finance Wales.

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09/12/2009

Finance Wales invests in specialist engineering company

Finance Wales has invested £1.5million funding in specialist engineering company Jenkins and Davies as part of a management buy-in (MBI).

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17/11/2009

£1million investment supports expansion at Afonwen

One of the UK’s largest independently owned laundries is embarking on further expansion with £1million investment from Finance Wales.

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27/10/2009

Finance Wales makes successful exit from Abriox

Finance Wales has successfully exited from its investment in Abriox Ltd, a developer and manufacturer of remote monitoring instrumentation for gas and petro-chemical companies.

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23/09/2009

Follow-on investment supports Inscapes UK expansion

South Wales based Inscapes is expanding its sports ground contracting, landscaping and environmental business, with the assistance of follow-on funding from Finance Wales.

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15/06/2009

Laser company targets growth following MBO

The new owners of a South Wales company which has spent eight years developing a range of high performance and high reliability lasers are aiming to double its turnover within three years following a management buy-out.

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02/06/2009

£1million co-investment secures development of green communication technology in Wales

A Cardiff-based early stage company developing a revolutionary approach to helping the mobile communications industry design highly efficient communications systems has successfully raised £1million through its first equity funding round.

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26/05/2009

UK’s largest independent youth expedition firm sets sights on ethical expansion

The UK’s top independent youth expedition company, which has influenced the lives of thousands of young people, has successfully funded its latest expansion with investment from Finance Wales plc.

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24/04/2009

New £150m fund to create up to 15,000 jobs in Wales

A new £150m fund which will support the expansion of more than 800 businesses and create up to 15,000 jobs across Wales will be launched today.

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31/03/2009

£250k co-investment secures drug therapy development in Wales

An early stage company developing a novel approach to drug delivery to help patients suffering from a range of hormone conditions has secured more than £250,000 co-investment from Finance Wales plc, Fusion IP plc and the Viking Fund.

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10/03/2009

Specialist search and selection company secures co-investment for expansion

A South Wales-based specialist search and selection company has secured equity and debt co-investment from Finance Wales plc, HSBC and the Welsh Assembly Government as part of a £475,000 expansion.

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25/11/2008

Medical devices company secures £750k follow-on investment from Finance Wales and HSBC

Medical devices developer and manufacturer, Flexicare Medical Limited, has secured £750,000 investment from Finance Wales and HSBC as part of its expansion into new global markets.

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05/11/2008

Syndication takes a holographic view of company

A North Wales company at the forefront of animated holographic technology has received £500,000 investment from xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network, Finance Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government.

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29/10/2008

Finance Wales passes £100million milestone as it marks 2,000th investment

Finance Wales invested a record £20.8m in Wales-based businesses during 2007/08.

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11/08/2008

40 years in training and the company's bought by the staff

The employees of one of Wales’ longest-established training organisations are riding a wave of excitement after buying the company from its previous owners with investment from Finance Wales.

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22/07/2008

Leading EPoS support company undergoes management buy-out

One of the leading UK support and maintenance companies for Electronic Point of Sale (EpoS) systems has been bought-out by its long-established management.

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27/05/2008

Boulders aims high as work gets underway at Wales’ largest indoor climbing centre

Boulders aims high as work gets underway at Wales’ largest indoor climbing centre.

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22/04/2008

Finance Wales invests in global broadband benchmarking company Epitiro

One of the world’s leading authorities on broadband network performance is to step up its global expansion plans following investment from Finance Wales.

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26/03/2008

Accountis investment successfully realised

A £1.3million management buy-out (MBO) at a specialist South Wales metals supplier will ensure the company can forge ahead with expansion plans supported by Finance Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government.

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19/03/2008

New chairman appointed to Finance Wales board

Ian Johnson, the former CEO of Biotrace International Plc, has been appointed Chairman of Finance Wales, the provider of commercial funding to SMEs in Wales.

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18/03/2008

Quiet Revolution makes a big impact on micro energy regeneration

A revolutionary wind turbine capable of producing energy in urban areas is set to put Wales firmly on the global renewable energy map as a result of the Quiet Revolution Group choosing Pembroke Dock as the site of its manufacturing plant.

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05/02/2008

Manager completes MBO at Dipec with investment from Finance Wales

South Wales-based Dipec Plastics Ltd has been bought-out by its senior manager.

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22/01/2008

Specialist product innovation firm establishes R&D base in Cardiff with investment from Finance Wales

A US company specialising in new product innovation utilising their discoveries into the bacterial, microbial and anti microbial world has set up a state-of-the-art research and development facility in Wales with investment from Finance Wales.

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08/01/2008

Smart solution for remote monitoring of underground pipelines

A dynamic young company that has developed sophisticated technology to monitor the condition of underground pipelines remotely has won two new highly prestigious contracts and expanded into new premises.

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14/08/2007

Finance Wales and Biofusion partnership first investment

Finance Wales and AIM listed Biofusion have entered into their first partnership deal as part of a £2 million funding round for Cardiff-based Q Chip Ltd, a leading developer of microencapsulation solutions.

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22/06/2007

Enfis flotation seals successful exit for Finance Wales

Finance Wales has successfully sold its entire shareholding in the AIM listed Enfis Group Plc after two funding rounds totalling £600,000.

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19/06/2007

Innovantage 'recruits' Finance Wales for investment

Online job searching is providing rapid growth opportunities for a Cardiff based software company with support from Finance Wales.

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15/06/2007

Finance Wales helps "Conka" Design Solutions

Four ambitious graduates with an eye for innovative ideas are aiming to take the design world by storm with financial support from Finance Wales.

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12/06/2007

Finance Wales invests £500,000 into Mid Wales bioscience firm

The development of a new Integrated Sheep Breeding System is supported by a £500,000 equity investment from Finance Wales.

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06/06/2007

Record investment as xénos Business Angels celebrate 10th anniversary

xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network, has facilitated £2.1million of investments into Welsh SME’s over the past year - a record level in its 10 year history.

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29/04/2007

Conference to focus on global challenges facing early start investors

Wales’ ‘connected environment’ is ensuring early stage companies grow and achieve their share of the global market, a UK national conference to be held in Cardiff this summer will be told.

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04/04/2007

Alito acquisition secures successful exit for Finance Wales

The acquisition of strategic procurement solutions firm Alito UK Ltd of Bridgend, South Wales, by specialist spend control software company Proactis has resulted in a successful equity realisation for Finance Wales.

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27/03/2007

Funding will 'Trace' the way ahead for opto-electronics firm

A Welsh opto-electronics company is about to revolutionise the aerospace and defence sectors thanks to a £600,000 funding round.

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20/03/2007

xénos filters Fuelactive™ deal

Fuel contamination can be a costly business but a Cardiff-based firm has developed a unique solution to the problemwith the support of a syndicate of investors.

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13/03/2007

£2.4m printing firm expansion to create 41 new jobs

A £2.4million expansion by South Wales printing company Gardners will lead to 41 new jobs and new opportunities for the firm which counts numerous blue chip companies amongst its clients.

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20/12/2006

Finance Wales investment helps vehicle repairer BP Rolls achieve its expansion plans

A £240,000 investment by Finance Wales has enabled car and commercial vehicle repairer, BP Rolls (Newport) to expand its operations in Newport, Gwent.

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