Fundraiser marks retirement with challenge of a lifetime

Williams Denton, Sylvia

While retirement usually means time to take things easy, Sylvia Jones from Llandudno plans to mark her final day at work hurtling through the air at 70 mph with a high-flying fundraiser for Wales Air Ambulance.   Sylvia, who has worked with accountancy firm Williams Denton since 1970, is being sponsored to take flight on the Zip World Titan at Llechwedd Slate Cavern on March 27.   There’s just ... [More]

High-flying businessman jumps to fundraising aid

Securahome skydive

A brave Swansea business owner has been set a high-flying fundraising goal after being touched by an appeal on Facebook.   Jason Jenkins, who runs Gorseinon-based Securahome, asked the company’s Facebook and Twitter followers to nominate the charities they thought needed support in 2015. A number of charities were put forward, but the Go Felix campaign had the highest number of ... [More]

Remembrance Day cards create lasting memories


This 11th November, ex-service personnel are being encouraged to not only remember, but share their memories for future generations with a special set of cards launched to support this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.   A special pack of ‘Family Legacy’ cards, made of archive quality paper, has been created to help people with wartime or Forces memories capture their stories for ... [More]

Meridian completes work on Hemerdon Project


When Meridian Drilling took on its recent UK project at the Wolf Minerals tungsten and tin mine near Hemerdon in Devon, it drew on experience gained through projects in Europe and active mine sites in Africa. The contract, at the Drakelands Mine Project, saw Meridian drilling 1,200m comprising of six 200m holes, to conduct a geotechnical assessment of the pit wall stability. Jeremy Moore, MD ... [More]

Cornwall contract provides fresh challenge for Meridian Drilling


Working in extreme weather conditions is par for the course for Meridian Drilling, but when it came to starting a contract closer to home, the UK-headquartered company had to overcome a brand new set of environmental challenges. Meridian Drilling’s latest project is working with Treliver Minerals on a project near St Columb, Cornwall to explore for tin. The contract will see Meridian ... [More]

Colour is the name of the game with Kestrel’s latest catalogue

Kestrel 28

Building products manufacturer Kestrel has launched its 28th industry-leading catalogue, showcasing all of its colour options. The latest Kestrel Product Overview showcases the PVC-U and PVC-UE building products manufacturer’s commitment to understanding its customers’ needs and leading market trends, featuring an impressive array of colour options. The move comes as the customers continue ... [More]

Recipe: Bacon, leek and cheese rosti

Signatures rosti

The chef at the head of Wales’ ‘best large restaurant’ is sliding open the door on his kitchen secrets in a series of video tutorials. Jimmy Williams, executive chef at Signatures Restaurant at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, is launching an online, video recipe book, where he gives away some of the tips and tricks that have made his dishes award winners. This month’s recipe is an impressive ... [More]

Dumping office furniture costs businesses £9m a year

North Wales businesses are being urged to save money and reduce their carbon footprint by donating their unwanted office furniture in National Recycling Week (June 16-20). It’s estimated that approximately 1.2 million office desks and 1.8 million chairs end up in landfill each year in the UK. With up to 50 per cent of the furniture still in good condition it’s not only bad for the environment, ... [More]

Paving is natural progression for Peppard Building Supplies

Ru Butler

Reading-based Peppard Building Supplies is reporting an upsurge in interest in paving products after expanding its landscaping range. The independent builder’s merchant, based between Henley and Reading, has put a large investment into a range of paving product lines over the past 18 months, with a focus on natural products. The family firm also created some showcase paving displays to help ... [More]

Kestrel unveils new Scottish signing

Colin Tough (111)

Leading building products manufacturer Kestrel has scored a new signing in Scotland. The PVC-U and PVC-UE building products company has added newly expanded Colin Tough Joinery in Aberdeenshire to its team of distributors. The joinery, based in Kintore, Inveneurie, will now fit and distribute Kestrel products. With a new showroom and trade counter, the family business celebrated its ... [More]