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Time to get ready for Self Assessment

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return. The deadline for 2020/21 tax returns is 31 October 2021 for those completed on paper forms and 31 January 2022 for online returns. While the end of January is more […]

Business in Focus expands with an exciting new offering for West Wales

Wales’ leading business support organisation and commercial landlords have recently announced that they have secured premises to expand their current offering. This important move means that Business in Focus will now be able to offer start ups test trading and co-working space in West Wales.  Chief Executive, Katy Chamberlain said “as we have been emerging […]

Business support partnership reflects a welcome uptick for digital skills in the third sector

Article reposted with permission from Wales Co-operative Centre Paul Stepczak, Bids and Commercial Consultant, looks back at our fruitful collaboration with Business in Focus that has highlighted a pleasing keenness for digital skills-building within the third sector. Over the past three years, I have been involved in supporting Focus Carmarthen and Newtown Enterprise Hubs. Run […]

Andrew’s brewing success in wake of lockdown

Andrew Traynor’s obsession with brewing came after friends at university bought him his first home brewing kit. Quickly developing his skills, Andrew ordered more equipment, began listening to beer related podcasts and bought every book he could find to learn as much as possible. Clear that this was a career path for him, Andrew landed […]

Customs Declaration Service to become UK’s single customs platform

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today announced that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a system founded on world-leading technology, will serve as the UK’s single customs platform from 31 March 2023. HMRC will be closing its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. From this date, all businesses will […]

Head of Prince’s Trust Cymru to take the helm at Business in Focus

Philip Jones, Director of the Prince’s Trust Cymru is appointed as Chief Executive of Business in Focus, expert business support organisation and commercial landlords. Following the retirement of current Chief Executive, Katy Chamberlain, Phil will take on the task of guiding the pioneering social enterprise that is the premier provider of business support services in […]

Simon goes mobile with a taste of the Caribbean

Simon Turner has St Lucian roots and during lockdown came across a little notebook, full of his Grandfather’s own Caribbean recipes, hidden away in the attic that had been left when he had visited the UK. Whilst on Furlough and struggling with his mental health, Simon tried out a few of the recipes, realised how […]

Russell Heath Accountants celebrates 20 years of tenancy at Business in Focus

Russell Heath Accountants have recently reached a milestone as a tenant of Business in Focus. Currently based in the iconic Frazer Buildings in the Cardiff Bay premises, Russell Heath has now been a tenant for over 20 years. “My experience liaising with the Property Team as a tenant has always been excellent and over the […]

Katy Chamberlain steps down as CEO

Katy Chamberlain is retiring from her role as CEO of Business in Focus, after a nine-year tenure that has seen the pioneering social enterprise double in size, becoming one of the leading providers of business support services in Wales. Offering expert finance and business advice services as well as a wide range of flexible office, […]

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