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Snooker company pots match ball thanks to funding.

Swansea-based snooker table servicing and maintenance firm Absolute Snooker has hit the jackpot after receiving £31,000 in funding to help get started. It is run by Gareth Hayden and Tom Davies who bought the original business in August 2014 after working for the previous owner for a number of years. The pair contacted Business in […]

Giving wonky fruit a chance

A pair of young entrepreneurs in Cardiff have set up a natural juice business in order to tackle what they see as the growing problem of waste and inefficiency in food and drink production. The aptly named Get Wonky produce a variety of juices that are exclusively made from hand-picked fruit, regardless of its shape […]

Spring Budget Confirms More Funding For Wales

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has dedicated an additional £200m in funding to the Welsh Government. The funding includes £149m of additional revenue funding between 2017-18 and 2019-20 and an extra £52m of capital funding for Wales between 2017-18 and 2020-21. Phillip Hammond also announced measures designed to support companies affected by the business rates revaluation, […]

Tea room adds a touch of magic thanks to a Start Up Loan.

Treorchy-based business, Kim & Flo adds a touch of magic to Bute Street tea room and gift shop, thanks to a start up loan from. Kimberly Haddrell opened Kim & Flo a specialist tea room based on Bute Street, Treorchy earlier this year, after receiving a £5,000 loan via support from Business in Focus – […]

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement summary and reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a number of measures that will affect small firms in the Autumn Statement 2016. The key points from the Statement are: A new National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will provide £23 billion of investment in housing, transport, digital communications and science and innovation by 2021/22. Further steps have been announced for […]

If you concentrate on helping people, the money will follow

Cardiff based online marketing company, started with the support of Big Ideas Wales. A fantastic feature in the Western Mail on LaunchLocal – founded by Keenan Garvey and Kristian Harris, with support from Big Ideas Wales – the Welsh Government’s business advice service for young people. Business in Focus is delighted to be delivering the […]

Start Up Loan supporting businesses in Wales.

Cardiff-based company Food Adventures is one of 751 businesses in Wales to benefit from a loan through the Start Up Loans Company As of May 2015 the Government funded Start Up Loans Company had lent £4,621,621 to 757 individuals in Wales and South Wales, helping them turn their business ambitions into reality. This number is […]

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