RSP North Wales – Employer Survey

Are you able to recruit and retain staff with the right skills for your Business? Do you want to be part of the process of changing the skills landscape in the North Wales region? The North Wales Regional Skills Partnerships (RSP) wants to learn about the challenges and skills gaps facing businesses. Make your voice heard by completing the survey, which will be open until 12:00pm, 13 October 2021. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WH7WSJ2

Establishing a statutory registration or licensing scheme for holiday accommodation operators in Wales

Strategic Research & Insight (SRI), an independent Cardiff-based research agency has been commissioned by Welsh Government to interview stakeholders to explore establishing a statutory registration or licensing scheme for holiday accommodation operators in Wales. SRI will be speaking to stakeholders in Welsh Government, local authorities and trade associations in Wales, as well as researching best practice in other countries, to consider: Whether developing a registration scheme or licensing scheme would be appropriate in WalesThe options for how a scheme would be operated and delivered at national and/or local levelResources required for each of the best optionsHow a scheme would support wider areas of Welsh Government policy such as housing and […]

FOCUS Wales 2021 Industry Conference Announced

FOCUS Wales 2021 Industry Conference Announced

Schedule announced for FOCUS Wales 2021 Conference. 2021 will mark the 10th anniversary edition of the FOCUS Wales international showcase festival in Wrexham, winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards. FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event, with three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice, the festival will see over 200 music industry professionals descend upon Wrexham from around the world across 7th – 9th October. Don Letts Today FOCUS Wales are thrilled to reveal the schedule for this year’s conference, including keynote sessions with Catrin Finch and Don Letts. Internationally renowned, musician and composer Catrin Finch is one of the […]

What businesses need to know about the new allergen labelling for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food.

From 1 October 2021, the requirements for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling will change in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland. The new labelling will help protect your consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen information on the packaging. Any business that produces PPDS food will be required to label it with the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within the list.  Businesses need to check if their products require PPDS labelling and what they need to do to comply with the new rules. https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/introduction-to-allergen-labelling-changes-ppds

New dates for webinars to help tourism and hospitality business get digital

Superfast Business Wales have added new dates to their Tourism and Hospitality-tailored webinar series. Superfast Business Wales will show you how to make your business stand out online, engage new customers, make more of reviews, as well use digital tools like online booking platforms to run your business successfully. 6 October 2021 (1pm – 3pm) – Part 1: Social media for tourism and hospitality 7 October 2021 (1pm – 3pm) – Part 2: Running your tourism and hospitality business online Sign up for the webinars here and find out more about free one-to-one support.

Give your business a boost by winning £25,000!

Simply Business are giving away £25,000 to one lucky entrepreneur – to start, grow or revive their small business. To enter, you’ll need to complete an online form detailing why you think you deserve the grant. The Judges are looking for: your storya big dreampositive social impactinnovationa thought-out plan The closing date is 17 September 2021. https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/business-boost/

New chair welcomed after turbulent time for the tourism industry in Wales

A new chair has been appointed to lead the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA) which represents all sectors of tourism industry in Wales. Suzy Davies officially takes over from Professor Andrew Campbell, who has spent more than three years in the voluntary post, on September 9. Mrs Davies is a former Conservative Member of the National Assembly for Wales, now known as Senedd Cymru. Pembrokeshire-based Mr Campbell, a Professor of Practice in Tourism at the University of Wales Trinity St David and a tourism consultant, has helped steer the tourism industry through the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the most difficult periods in its history. “Whilst it is with some sadness that […]

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme

The Government has announced the launch of a new Live Events Reinsurance Scheme which will offer cost indemnification if an event has to be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to COVID-19. All live events including music festivals, conferences and business events are eligible to purchase that additional cover, which will be available alongside standard commercial events insurance. The key features of the scheme are: It will cover live events that are open to the general public and are physically located in the UK. This includes live music events, festivals, sports events, trade shows and business events. Private events such as weddings […]